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"Help!" Radio Spots (UA-Help-A/B)
(Update: 22th. October 2022)

In addition to the soundtrack album, United Artists prepared a series of records to promote the film. These records are extremely rare for two reasons. First, they were pressed in very limited numbers and distributed only to selected radio stations and movie theaters. Second, because the records were solely intended to promote the motion picture, most disc jockeys and theater managers did not save these unique records after the film had run its course.
The first of these records issued by United Artists was a Open-End interview disc.
Open-end interview records enabled a disc jockey to give the impression that he was personally conducting an exclusive interview with the group. The illusion was created by combining a script of statements and questions to ask the group with a record containing gaps of silence to insert the disc jockeyfs reading of the script along with the pre-recorded responses of the boys. Record companies prepared these records hoping that radio personalities would be anxious to air a "personal" interview with the Beatles to impress listeners.
Stations were also sent an album of Radio Spot Announcements promoting the film.



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#1 "Help!" Radio Spots (Promotional Record: UA-Help-A/B)
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TITLE "HELP!" RADIO SPOTS
CATALOG NUMBER UA-Help-A/B
RELEASE DATE 1965 / Promotional Use Only
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Cut 1: 0:60 (Teenage)
Cut 1: 0:30 (Teenage)
Cut 2: 0:60 (Adult)
Cut 2: 0:30 (Adult)
Cut 3: 0:60 (Teenage) Cut 3: 0:30 (Teenage)
Cut 4: 0:60 (Adult) Cut 4: 0:20 (Teenage)
Cut 5: 0:60 (Teenage) Cut 5: 0:20 (Adult)
Cut 6: 0:60 (Adult) Cut 6: 0:10 (Regular)
Cut 7: 0:60 (Teenage)  
Cut 8: 0:60 (Adult)  
SLEEVE FRONT SLEEVE BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
Plain White Sleeve (maybe)
(Sorry, I don't have it.)
Plain White Sleeve (maybe)
(Sorry, I don't have it.)
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
label This is a radio spot album created by United Artists for distribution to radio stations to promote the group's 2nd. film.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 The spots are marked by the Beatles music and by their zany sense of humor. Side 1 has eight 60-second plugs, four geared to an adult audience and four to teenagers. Side 2 has three 30-second, two 20-second, and one 10-second spots.
label label
OTHER ITEM
Includes original mailing envelope.
(Sorry, I don't have it.)


LABEL United Artists Promo Red label
MIX MONO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PRESS FACTORY
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MATRIX No. SIDE 1 UA-HELP "A" (hand etched)
SIDE 2 UA-HELP "B" (hand etched)
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME United Artists
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Plain white sleeve (maybe)
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
PRODUCER -
COMMENTS
Beatles - Help (United Artists) Rare 1965 promo only red label LP of radio commercials for Beatles second film. Includes original mailing envelope.

United Artists went all-out with this promotional LP, cramming 12 "Help!" radio spots to promote the Fab Four's second feature length film.
Most of such promos sent to radio stations were disposed of in short time, making a copy this quite rare.
The spots are marked by the Beatles music and by their zany sense of humor. Side 1 has eight 60-second plugs, four geared to an adult audience and four to teenagers. Side 2 has three 30-second, two 20-second, and one 10-second spots.



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