August 1966 US & UK
#1 US & UK
Considered by many to be the band's best album, it was the last to have different US and UK versions. In 2002, Rolling Stone readers voted it the greatest album of all time.
Album Cover Notes:
Created by artist Klaus Voormann, with whom the band became friends when they were playing clubs in Hamburg, Germany in the early 60s.
Track List & Song Info:
1. "Taxman" (Harrison)
Inspired by the fact that The Beatles made so much money, their tax rate was about 95%
2. "Eleanor Rigby" (Lennon-McCartney)
A McCartney classic about growing old
3. "Love You To" (Harrison)
George and Ringo are the only Beatles on this intensely Indian song
4. "Here, There and Everywhere" (Lennon-McCartney)
This was Lennon's favorite song written by McCartney
5. "Yellow Submarine" (Lennon-McCartney)
Many thought it was about drugs, but McCartney maintains it was a children's song
6. "She Said She Said" (Lennon-McCartney)
Inspired by one of Lennon's first LSD "trips"
1. "Good Day Sunshine" (Lennon-McCartney)
A typically "happy" McCartney tune
2. "For No One" (Lennon-McCartney)
McCartney says he wrote this song about a failed love affair while sitting in a restroom at a ski resort
3. "I Want to Tell You" (Harrison)
A song, Harrison said, about confusion
6. "Got to Get You into My Life" (Lennon-McCartney)
Assumed by most to be a love song, McCartney later revealed that it was about smoking marijuana
7. "Tomorrow Never Knows" (Lennon-McCartney)
Another Lennon composition inspired by his LSD use
The UK version also included "I'm Only Sleeping," "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Doctor Robert" -- all of which had appeared on the US release, Yesterday and Today.