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volume 3
july 2000

John LennonThe twelve recording projects
of the Beatles

 





  A list of all 212 Beatles' official recorded songs (1962-1970)
by Tuomas Eerola
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  The Beatles consciously developed their compositions as recordings. To study the development of their style Tuomas Eerola ordened all 187 songs and 25 covers chronologically in twelve succesive "recording projects." Each project spans a time unit of about seven months. All links point to Alan W. Pollack's renown Notes ... On Series.
   
  Early period
  Recording project 1: Please Please Me (4.9.1962 - 28.4.63)
   
001 04.09.62: Love Me Do
002 04.09.62: P.S. I Love You
003 11.09.62: Please Please Me
004 26.11.62: Ask Me Why
005 11.02.63: I Saw Her Standing There
006 11.02.63: Misery
C01 11.02.63: Anna (Go To Him)
C02 11.02.63: Chains
C03 11.02.63: Boys
C04 11.02.63: Baby It's You
007 11.02.63: Do You Want To Know A Secret
C05 11.02.63: A Taste of Honey
008 11.02.63: There's A Place
C06 11.02.63: Twist and Shout
009 05.03.63: From Me To You
010 05.03.63: Thank You Girl
   
  Recording project 2: With The Beatles (1.5.1963 - 30.11.63)
   
011 01.07.63: She Loves You
012 01.07.63: I'll Get You
C07 18.07.63: You Really Got A Hold On Me
C08 18.07.63: Devil In Her Heart
C09 18.07.63: Money (That's What I Want)
C10 18.07.63: Till There Was You
013 30.07.63: It Won't Be Long
014 30.07.63: All My Loving
C11 30.07.63: Please Mister Postman
C12 30.07.63: Roll Over Beethoven
015 11.09.63: All I've Got To Do
016 11.09.63: Don't Bother Me
017 11.09.63: Little Child
018 11.09.63: I Wanna Be Your Man
019 11.09.63: Not A Second Time
020 12.09.63: Hold Me Tight
021 17.10.63: I Want To Hold Your Hand
022 17.10.63: This Boy
   
  Recording project 3: A Hard Day's Night (1.12.1963 - 30.6.64)
   
023 29.01.64: Can't Buy Me Love
024 25.02.64: I Should Have Known Better
025 25.02.64: And I Love Her
026 25.02.64: You Can't Do That
027 27.02.64: If I Fell
028 27.02.64: Tell Me Why
C13 01.03.64: Long Tall Sally
029 01.03.64: I Call Your Name
030 01.03.64: I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
031 16.04.64: A Hard Day's Night
C14 01.06.64: Slow Down
C15 01.06.64: Matchbox
032 01.06.64: I'll Cry Instead
033 01.06.64: I'll Be Back
034 02.06.64: Any Time At All
035 02.06.64: Things We Said Today
036 02.06.64: When I Get Home
   
  Recording project 4: Beatles For Sale (1.7.1964 - 31.1.65)
   
037 11.08.64: Baby's In Black
038 14.08.64: I'm A Loser
039 29.09.64: Every Little Thing
040 29.09.64: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
041 29.09.64: What You're Doing
042 30.09.64: No Reply
043 06.10.64: Eight Days A Week
044 08.10.64: She's A Woman
045 18.10.64: I Feel Fine
C16 18.10.64: Rock And Roll Music
046 18.10.64: I'll Follow The Sun
C17 18.10.64: Mr. Moonlight
C18 18.10.64: Kansas City - Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
C19 18.10.64: Words Of Love
C20 18.10.64: Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
C21 26.10.64: Honey Don't
   
  Recording project 5: Help! (1.2.1965 - 30.8.65)
   
047 15.02.65: I Need You
048 15.02.65: Another Girl
049 15.02.65: Ticket To Ride
050 16.02.65: Yes It Is
051 17.02.65: The Night Before
052 17.02.65: You Like Me Too Much
053 18.02.65: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
054 18.02.65: Tell Me What You See
055 19.02.65: You're Going To Lose That Girl
056 13.04.65: Help!
C22 10.05.65: Bad Boy
C23 10.05.65: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
057 14.06.65: I'm Down
058 14.06.65: I've Just Seen A Face
059 14.06.65: Yesterday
060 15.06.65: It's Only Love
C24 17.06.65: Act Naturally
061 17.06.65: Wait
   
  Experimental period
  Recording project 6: Rubber Soul (1.9.1965 - 31.3.66)
   
062 12.10.65: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
063 12.10.65: Run For Your Life
064 13.10.65: Drive My Car
065 16.10.65: Day Tripper
066 16.10.65: If I Needed Someone
067 18.10.65: In My Life
068 20.10.65: We Can Work It Out
069 03.11.65: Michelle
070 04.11.65: What Goes On
071 06.11.65: I'm Looking Through You
072 08.11.65: Think For Yourself
073 10.11.65: The Word
074 11.11.65: You Won't See Me
075 11.11.65: Girl
076 21.11.65: Nowhere Man
   
  Recording project 7: Revolver (1.4.1966 - 31.10.66)
   
077 07.04.66: Got To Get You Into My Life
078 11.04.66: Love You To
079 13.04.66: Paperback Writer
080 14.04.66: Rain
081 17.04.66: Doctor Robert
082 20.04.66: Taxman
083 20.04.66: And Your Bird Can Sing
084 22.04.66: Tomorrow Never Knows
085 27.04.66: I'm Only Sleeping
086 29.04.66: Eleanor Rigby
087 09.05.66: For No One
088 26.05.66: Yellow Submarine
089 02.06.66: I Want To Tell You
090 07.06.66: Good Day Sunshine
091 14.06.66: Here, There, And Everywhere
092 21.06.66: She Said She Said
   
  Recording project 8: Sgt. Pepper's (1.11.1966 - 30.4.67)
   
093 24.11.66: Strawberry Fields Forever
094 06.12.66: When I'm Sixty-Four
095 29.12.66: Penny Lane
096 19.01.67: A Day In The Life
097 01.02.67: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
098 08.02.67: Good Morning, Good Morning
099 09.02.67: Fixing A Hole
100 13.02.67: Only A Northern Song
101 17.02.67: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
102 23.02.67: Lovely Rita
103 01.03.67: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
104 09.03.67: Getting Better
105 15.03.67: Within You Without You
106 17.03.67: She's Leaving Home
107 29.03.67: With A Little Help From My Friends
108 01.04.67: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
109 25.04.67: Magical Mystery Tour
   
  Recording project 9: Magical Mystery Tour (1.5.1967 - 31.3.68)
   
110 11.05.67: Baby You're A Rich Man
111 12.05.67: All Together Now
112 17.05.67: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
113 25.05.67: It's All Too Much
114 14.06.67: All You Need Is Love
115 22.08.67: Your Mother Should Know
116 05.09.67: I Am The Walrus
117 06.09.67: Blue Jay Way
118 08.09.67: Flying
119 25.09.67: The Fool On The Hill
120 02.10.67: Hello Goodbye
121 12.01.68: The Inner Light
122 03.02.68: Lady Madonna
123 04.02.68: Across The Universe
124 11.02.68: Hey Bulldog
   
  Recording project 10: White Album (1.4.1968 - 31.10.68)
   
125 30.05.68: Revolution
126 30.05.68: Revolution (1)
127 30.05.68: Revolution #9
128 05.06.68: Don't Pass Me By
129 11.06.68: Blackbird
130 27.06.68: Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
131 28.06.68: Good Night
132 03.07.68: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
133 16.07.68: Cry Baby Cry
134 18.07.68: Helter Skelter
135 19.07.68: Sexy Sadie
136 25.07.68: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
137 29.07.68: Hey Jude
138 09.08.68: Mother Nature's Son
139 13.08.68: Yer Blues
140 15.08.68: Rocky Raccoon
141 20.08.68: Wild Honey Pie
142 22.08.68: Back In The USSR
143 28.08.68: Dear Prudence
144 11.09.68: Glass Onion
145 16.09.68: Can You Take Me Back
146 16.09.68: I Will
147 18.09.68: Birthday
148 19.09.68: Piggies
149 23.09.68: Happiness Is A Warm Gun
150 01.10.68: Honey Pie
151 03.10.68: Savoy Truffle
152 04.10.68: Martha My Dear
153 07.10.68: Long, Long, Long
154 08.10.68: I'm So Tired
155 09.10.68: The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
156 09.10.68: Why Don't We Do It In the Road
157 13.10.68: Julia
   
  Late period
  Recording project 11: Let It Be (1.11.1968 - 31.1.1969)
   
C25 24.01.69: Maggie Mae
158 25.01.69: For You Blue
159 25.01.69: Let It Be
160 26.01.69: Dig It
161 27.01.69: Get Back
162 28.01.69: Don't Let Me Down
163 30.01.69: Dig A Pony
164 30.01.69: I've Got A Feeling
165 30.01.69: One After 909
166 31.01.69: Two Of Us
167 31.01.69: The Long And Winding Road
   
  Recording project 12: Abbey Road (1.2.1969 - 3.1.1970)
   
168 22.02.69: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
169 25.02.69: Old Brown Shoe
170 25.02.69: Something
171 14.04.69: The Ballad Of John And Yoko
172 20.04.69: Oh! Darling
173 26.04.69: Octopus's Garden
174 06.05.69: You Never Give Me Your Money
175 02.07.69: Golden Slumbers
176 02.07.69: Carry That Weight
177 02.07.69: Her Majesty
178 07.07.69: Here Comes The Sun
179 09.07.69: Maxwell's Silver Hammer
180 21.07.69: Come Together
181 23.07.69: The End
182 24.07.69: Sun King
183 24.07.69: Mean Mr Mustard
184 25.07.69: Polythene Pam
185 25.07.69: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
186 01.08.69: Because
187 03.01.70: I Me Mine
   
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This page was published as Appendix 2 (pp. 28-32) of: Heinonen, Yrjö, and Tuomas Eerola (1998), "Songwriting, recording, and style change. Problems in the chronology and periodization of the musical style of the Beatles." In: Yrjö Heinonen, Tuomas Eerola, Jouni Koskimäki, Terhi Nurmesjärvi and John Richardson (Eds.), Beatlesstudies 1. Songwriting, recording, and style change. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä (Department of Music, Research Reports 19), 1998, 3-32.