How John Lennon's confessional song became the title for a silly James Bond spoof I really don't know. The funny thing is, it works both ways--as a young man's personal statement about learning to open up to others, and as the frantic theme for an exotic … see full wiki
"Help!" is their best since "With the Beatles." Like "A Hard Day's Night," it's pointed; also like that album, it's a little too thin. But this is more exciting than "A Hard Day's Night," thanks to a couple good Harrison compositions, "Ticket to Ride," and the most covered song in history, "Yesterday," which is the best of these fourteen tracks. And then there's "Dizzy Miss Lizzy," an explosive finish which promises great things to come. It's even better now that we know they kept their promise.
'Help' is easily a pleasing, yet less substantial classic in their repertoire. The hits are formidable, including the title track (another Lennon confessional that proves he wasn't just satisfied with being the top of the pops) and also "Ticket to Ride," and "Yesterday". The overall effect is mellower than some of their other offerings, but even with the folk influences that came from Dylan and others in 1965, they manage to keep the electricity pumping. The fun of the film and the spirit of this … more
An excellent early Beatles recording. Many many great songs on this puppy especially The Night Before. Love the rhythm guitar on that number and the vocals lead and harmony are surely first rate.Act Naturally, I Need You, Dizzy Miss Lizzie, Yesterday, and Help are other stand out tunes. Its the varied tones and pleasing vocals of John, Paul, George and Ringo that captivate my soul.Its hard for any recording to approach the greatness of White Album and Abbey Road. However, this early collection comes … more