Saturday, November 01, 2014

Record #0594: I'll Cry Instead / I'm Happy Just To Dance With You – THE BEATLES

Capitol 5234 (original) USA, Jul. 20, 1964
Words & Music bySide AJohn Lennon, Paul McCartney; Side B – Lennon, McCartney
Musicians: John Lennon (lead vocals on side A, backing vocal on side B, rhythm guitar, tambourine on side A), George Harrison (lead guitar, lead vocal on side B), Paul McCartney (bass, backing vocal on side B), Ringo Starr (drums, African drum on side B)
Recording sessions: Produced by George Martin at EMI Studios (Abbey Road), London, UK; Side 1 - Jun. 1, 1964; Side B - Mar. 1, 1964
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #25; Side B - US #95

These songs were not released on a single in the UK.

Both tracks were included in The Beatles' 1964 album "A Hard Day's Night" and their debut movie of the same name.

I'd regard "I'll Cry Instead" one of the best rockabilly tracks The Beatles ever recorded.

Lennon & McCartney wrote the flip specifically for George Harrison to sing.

List price:  Very Good+ is $20, Near Mint is $40

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