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Works: 7,419 works in 17,071 publications in 11 languages and 270,981 library holdings
Genres: Rock music  Drama  Musical films  Popular music  Comedy films  Rock films  Biography  Animated films  History  Biographies 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Actor, Originator, Musician, Composer, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Singer, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Contributor
Classifications: ML421.B4, 782.42166
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Beatles
A Hard Day's Night by Richard Lester( Visual )

155 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day's Night, in which the bandmates play slapstick versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, uncluding the title track, "Can't Buy Me Love," "I Should Have Known Better," and "If I Fell," A Hard Day's Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time."--Back cover
Across the Universe by Julie Taymor( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude is a dock worker from Liverpool who travels to the United States in the 1960s to find his estranged father. There, he falls in love with sheltered American teenager Lucy. When her brother, Max, is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, they become involved in peace activism
Yellow submarine by Beatles( Visual )

100 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated feature with the Beatles trying to save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies
Magical mystery tour by Beatles( Recording )

125 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beatles went on their own kind of long strange trip with their 1967 album Magical Mystery Tour. The music on the album was featured in the group's British TV special and includes the songs I Am The Walrus, Hello Goodbye, and Penny Lane
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Beatles( Recording )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an all-encompassing embrace of music, this is an undeniable work of art which remains, after 40 years, one of the most influential albums of all time. Setting the tone for the album were unabashed melodies and deviously clever arrangements
Abbey Road by Beatles( Recording )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last album recorded by the Beatles in the summer of 1969. The superb performance makes the album an artistic high point for all members of the group
One by Beatles( Recording )

87 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With their extensive career and unparalleled dominance of pop music in the '60s, this concise and generous album contains the group's number one hits
Help! by Beatles( Visual )

69 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ringo possesses a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, the Beatles are chased from London to the Austrian Alps to the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientists and the London police
Revolver by Beatles( Recording )

156 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beatles moved away from the image of mop tops and matching suits with this album. The band experimented with new sounds on songs like Eleanor Rigby and Good Day Sunshine. For a limited time this reissue includes a mini documentary
Rubber soul by Beatles( Recording )

152 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular songs, sung and played by the Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Beatles( Recording )

175 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extensive collection gives an unprecedented insight into how the Beatles made their ground-breaking album. The box set features a new stereo mix by Giles Martin and 33 tracks from the Sgt. Pepper sessions that place you in the studio as the group develop the songs
The Beatles, 1962-1966 by Beatles( Recording )

75 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hits from the first half of the Fab Four's career make up this two-disc collection. Included are such classics as Love Me Do; She Loves You; Yellow Submarine; and more
The Beatles illustrated lyrics by Beatles( Book )

49 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of song lyrics by the Beatles, both as a group and as individual artists; with quotes from the band members, and clarification of controversial lyrics
Let it be by Beatles( Recording )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A departure from the Beatles' previous albums with their sometimes raw sound and Phil Spector production. The album includes the songs Across the Universe; Long and Winding Road; Get Back; and the title track
The Beatles by Beatles( Recording )

218 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1968, millions of double LPs were shipped to record stores worldwide ahead of that tumultuous year's most anticipated music event: the November 22nd release of The BEATLES (soon to be better known as 'The White Album'). With their ninth studio album, The Beatles took the world on a whole new trip, side one blasting off with the exhilarating rush of a screaming jet escorting Paul McCartney's punchy, exuberant vocals on "Back In The U.S.S.R." "Dear Prudence" came next, John Lennon warmly beckoning his friend and all of us to "look around". George Harrison imparted timeless wisdom in "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," singing, "With every mistake, we must surely be learning." For 50 years, 'The White Album' has invited its listeners to venture forth and explore the breadth and ambition of its music, delighting and inspiring each new generation in turn. On November 9, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented 'White Album' packages (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe). The album's 30 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio, joined by 27 early acoustic demos and 50 session takes, most of which are previously unreleased in any form. This is the first time The BEATLES ('White Album') has been remixed and presented with additional demos and session recordings. The album's sweeping new edition follows 2017's universally acclaimed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition releases. To create the new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes for 'The White Album,' Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. The new 'White Album' releases include Martin's new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original four-track and eight-track session tapes. Martin's new mix is guided by the album's original stereo mix produced by his father, George Martin. The minimalist artwork for 'The White Album' was created by artist Richard Hamilton, one of Britain's leading figures in the creation and rise of pop art. The top-loading gatefold sleeve's stark white exterior had 'The BEATLES' embossed on the front and printed on the spine with the album's catalogue number. Early copies of 'The White Album' were also individually numbered on the front, which has also been done for the new edition's Super Deluxe package. The set's six CDs and Blu-ray disc are housed in a slipsleeved 164-page hardbound book, with pull-out reproductions of the original album's four glossy color portrait photographs of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, as well as the album's large fold-out poster with a photo collage on one side and lyrics on the other. The beautiful book is illustrated with rare photographs, reproductions of handwritten and notated lyrics, previously unpublished photos of recording sheets and tape boxes, and reproduced original 'White Album' print ads. The book's comprehensive written pieces include new introductions by Paul McCartney and Giles Martin, and in-depth chapters covering track-by-track details and session notes reflecting The Beatles' year between the release of 'Sgt. Pepper' and recording sessions for 'The White Album,' the band's July 28 1968 "Mad Day Out" photo shoot in locations around London, the album artwork, the lead-up and execution of the album's blockbuster release, and its far-ranging influence, written by Beatles historian, author and radio producer Kevin Howlett; journalist and author John Harris; and Tate Britain's Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Andrew Wilson. The Deluxe 3CD is presented in an embossed digipak with the fold-out poster and portrait photos, plus a 24-page booklet abridged from the Super Deluxe book. Much of the initial songwriting for 'The White Album' was done in Rishikesh, India between February and April 1968, when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr joined a course at the Maharishi's Academy of Transcendental Meditation. In a postcard to Ringo, who had returned to England before the others, John wrote, "we've got about two L.P.s worth of songs now so get your drums out." During the last week of May, The Beatles gathered at George's house in Esher, Surrey, where they recorded acoustic demos for 27 songs. Known as the Esher Demos, all 27 recordings are included in the new edition's Deluxe and Super Deluxe packages, sourced from the original four-track tapes. Twenty-one of the demoed songs were recorded during the subsequent studio sessions, and 19 were ultimately finished and included on 'The White Album.' The Beatles' studio sessions for The BEATLES ('White Album') began on May 30, 1968, at Abbey Road Studios. In the 20 weeks that followed, The Beatles devoted most of their time to sessions there for the new album, with some recording also done at Trident Studios. The final session for the album took place at Abbey Road on October 16, a 24-hour marathon with producer George Martin to sequence the double album's four sides and to complete edits and cross-fades between its songs. The Beatles' approach to recording for 'The White Album' was quite different from what they had done for 'Sgt. Pepper.' Rather than layering individually overdubbed parts on a multi-track tape, many of the 'White Album' session takes were recorded to four-track and eight-track tape as group performances with a live lead vocal. The Beatles often recorded take after take for a song, as evidenced by the Super Deluxe set's Take 102 for "Not Guilty," a song that was not included on the album. This live-take recording style resulted in a less intricately structured, more unbridled album that would shift the course of rock music and cut a path for punk and indie rock. The Beatles' newly adopted method of recording all through the night was time-consuming and exhausting for their producer, George Martin. Martin had other duties, including his management of AIR (Associated Independent Recording), and he had also composed the orchestral score for The Beatles' animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, released in July 1968. After the first three months of 'White Album' sessions, Martin took a three-week holiday from the studio, entrusting the control room to his young assistant Chris Thomas and balance engineer Ken Scott. Scott had taken the place of engineer Geoff Emerick, who left the sessions in mid-July. On August 22, Ringo Starr also left the sessions, returning 11 days later to find his drum kit adorned with flowers from his bandmates. While the sessions' four and a half months of long hours and many takes did spark occasional friction in the studio, the session recordings reveal the closeness, camaraderie, and collaborative strengths within the band, as well as with George Martin
Love by Beatles( Recording )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remix and mash-up album composed of material originally recorded by the band
Rubber soul by Beatles( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beatles begin to show signs of change, experimenting with new sounds and influences, including the sounds of India and the folk of Bob Dylan. The album includes the songs Michelle; Drive My Car; and more
Revolver by Beatles( Recording )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beatles moved away from the image of mop tops and matching suits with this album. The band experimented with new sounds on songs like Eleanor Rigby and Good Day Sunshine
The Beatles by Beatles( Recording )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Beatles by Beatles( Recording )

113 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'album contient huit compositions originales (incluant la première composition de George Harrison) et six reprises, la plupart de succès de Rhythm & Blues de Motown
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