The mono version with different vocals and no tambourine was included on the Beatles' Rarities LP and in The Beatles in Mono collection.
The American soundtrack album included a James Bond-type introduction to the song, followed by a caesura just before the opening lyric. No such introduction appeared on the British soundtrack album, nor was it included in the released single in either country. Although Lennon was proud of "Help!
Paul's echoing harmonies, Ringo's jaunty drums, the boom of George's guitar speak to the heart of Lennon's passion, and though they cannot cure the wound, at least they add a note of reassurance that he's not alone with his pain. The Beatles filmed the title performance for the movie Help! The same footage without the darts and credits seen in the film sequence was used as a clip to promote the release of the single. Directed by Joseph McGrath , the black-and-white clip shows the group miming to the song while sitting astride a workbench.
Starr holds an umbrella overhead throughout the song, which becomes useful as fake snow falls during the final verse. The Beatles performed "Help! The 15 August performance at Shea Stadium was seen in the documentary The Beatles at Shea Stadium , although the audio for the song was re-recorded prior to release. In February , "Help! The song reached number one in several other countries in according to charts listed in Billboard's "Hits of the World" feature at the time: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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