On this day in music history: August 6, 1965 – “Help!”, the fifth UK and tenth US album by The Beatles is released (US release date is on August 13, 1965). Produced by George Martin, it is recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London from February – June 1965. Serving as the soundtrack to the bands second film, the first side of the album features all seven songs included in the film, while the second side features seven additional songs including the classics “Yesterday”, “It’s Only Love”, and “I’ve Just Seen A Face”. The US version of the album differs significantly from its British counterpart. Besides having different cover art, it contains only twelve tracks, which include the seven film songs, but with the remaining seven are replaced by five tracks of orchestral score by composer Ken Thorne. The other songs are parceled out as singles (“Yesterday” and “Act Naturally”), while the rest (“It’s Only Love”, “You Like Me Too Much”, “Tell Me What You See” and “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”) turn up on the US compilation “Beatles VI” and the US version of “Rubber Soul” (“I’ve Just Seen A Face”). The album spins off two singles including “Ticket To Ride” (#1 Pop) and the title track (#1 Pop). The UK version of the soundtrack is finally released in the US on CD in 1987, with Capitol deleting the US version. Producer George Martin prepares new stereo mixes for the CD release, when he feels that the original 1965 mixes sound muddy, and can be improved upon. However, some fans complain about Martin’s use of digital reverb on the analog recordings, making them not sound true to the original mixes. Though US release is remastered and reissued on CD in 2006 as part of “The Beatles – The Capitol Albums Vol. 2”, containing both the original mono and stereo mixes. The album is remastered and reissued yet again in 2009, using Martin’s stereo remixes. “The Beatles In Mono” box set uses the original UK mono mixes, with the original 1965 stereo mixes included as a bonus. The remixed stereo version “Help” is also reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP in 2012, with the UK mono version being released in 2014. “Help!” spend nine weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.