'Beatles VI is the The Beatles' sixth American release on Capitol Records (seventh, counting The Beatles' Story.) It was the eighth album released into that market in less than one and a half years (Vee-Jay Records and United Artists Records also released one album each during that period). The LP was released in both mono and stereo versions.
Beatles VI includes two tracks recorded specifically for the North American market: "Bad Boy" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy", both covers of Larry Williams songs,and both recorded on Williams' birthday (10 May 1965) marking perhaps the only time that the Beatles recorded material especially for the US market. "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" was eventually included on the British release of the Help! album, but "Bad Boy" was not released in the UK until the 1966 A Collection of Beatles Oldies.
Beatles VI also included:
- the remaining six tracks left off Beatles '65 from Beatles for Sale
- "Yes It Is", the B-side to the single "Ticket to Ride". This is a "duophonic" stereo remix from the original mono track, with additional echo and reverb.
- two tracks from the forthcoming British release of Help!: "You Like Me Too Much" and "Tell Me What You See"
As on Beatles for Sale, the "Kansas City"/"Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey" medley was originally listed only as "Kansas City". After attorneys for Venice Music notified Capitol of its error, the record label was corrected, although the album cover was not.
All songs by Lennon/McCartney, except where noted
- Side one
- Medley: "Kansas City"/"Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller/Richard Penniman)
- "Eight Days a Week"
- "You Like Me Too Much" (George Harrison)
- "Bad Boy" (Larry Williams)
- "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party"
- "Words of Love" (Buddy Holly)
- Side two
- "What You're Doing"
- "Yes It Is"
- "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" (Williams)
- "Tell Me What You See"
- "Every Little Thing"