Beatles VI - Capitol 1965
Vocally Lennon once again is on top. His two cover songs "Bad Boy" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy". Are delivered with an energetic force that surely must surprise people who know him best from his solo era and songs like "Imagine" and "Woman". McCartney's handling of "Kansas City" is almost as convincing. The last cover song is Buddy Holly's "Words of Love", performed beautifully sounding almost like a Beatles song.
"Eight Days a Week" is the album's only true hitsong with great vocal collaboration between Lennon and McCartney.
Two relatively lesser-known Beatles songs are "Ever Little Thing" and "What You're Doing" - both among my personal favorites from this period.
The two ”new” "Help" songs "Tell Me What You See" and "You Like Me Too Much" are on the ”Help” album hardly among those you would bring forward first on that amazing album, but here at "Beatles VI" they are better off and, to a lesser extent, stand in the shadow of other, and better songs. Always fun listening to Beatles songs in new contexts. And as a European, it's especially nice to hear "Bad Boy" and "Yes it is" as album tracks.
Also interesting that the American audience was given the opportunity to hear and buy the songs of Beatles that were not yet released in Europe.