With four LPs already flying off the shelves, Capitol Records realized that it could probably print the word "Beatles" on just about anything and score a hit, and with 1964 drawing to a close, the label assembled probably the most curious (and weakest-selling) of all Fab Four-related releases, The Beatles Story, a two-disc audio documentary of sorts.
Unavailable on CD until now, The Beatles' story is comprised of voice-over segments spotlighting each band member along with bits about Brian Epstein ("Man Behind The Beatles") and George Martin ("Man Behind The Music").
Of special interest is the inclusion of a snippet of a live performance of Twist And Shout, recorded at the Hollywood Bowl on August 23, 1964, the full version of which would ultimately be heard on The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl in 1977.
1. On Stage With The Beatles
2. How Beatlemania Began
3. Beatlemania In Action
4. Man Behind The Beatles – Brian Epstein
5. John Lennon
6. Who's A Millionaire?
7. Beatles Will Be Beatles
8. Man Behind The Music – George Martin
9. George Harrison
10. A Hard Day's Night – Their First Movie
11. Paul McCartney
12. Sneaky Haircuts And More About Paul
13. The Beatles Look At Life
14. "Victims" Of Beatlemania
15. Beatle Medley
16. Ringo Starr
17. Liverpool And All The World!