The Beatles ‎– The Beatles' Second Album

Capitol Records ‎– ST 2080, Capitol Records ‎– ST-2080
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Scranton Pressing

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A1 Roll Over Beethoven
Written-By – Chuck Berry
A2 Thank You Girl 2:01
A3 You Really Got A Hold On Me
Written-By – W. Robinson*
A4 Devil In Her Heart
Written-By – Drapkin*
A5 Money (That's What I Want)
Written-By – Berry-Gordy*, Bradford*
A6 You Can't Do That 2:33
B1 Long Tall Sally
Written-By – Johnson*, Penniman*, Blackwell*
B2 I Call Your Name
B3 Please Mister Postman
Written-By – Holland*
B4 I'll Get You 2:04
B5 She Loves You 2:19

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The initial 1st run labels for this LP (which are most commonly found) do not have the running times for "Long Tall Sally" or "I Call Your Name" on Side 2, such as on this version. However, after Capitol received the tapes for these two tracks, the company revised the label copy by adding the times for the two songs.

This version has BMI rights for tracks A1 to A5, B1 and B3 and ASCAP for the other tracks. There are no timings for track A2 and B2, and the timing for "You Can't Do That" is the correct 2:33. The cover fabricator number, on the back of the sleeve, is 2, which is Imperial Paper Box Corp., Inc. of Brooklyn, NY

It differs from The Beatles - The Beatles' Second Album in that it has a "2" printed at the bottom of the rear sleeve.

"IAM" in triangle stamped in runouts denotes a Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): ST-X-1-2080
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): ST-X-2-2080
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): ST-1-2080-B4 [IAM in triangle]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): ST-2-2080-B4 #3 [IAM in triangle]
  • Matrix / Runout (Printer number on the sleeve): 2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ST 2080, ST-2080 The Beatles The Beatles' Second Album(LP, Album, Los) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2080, ST-2080 US 1964 Sell This Version
ST 2080, ST-2080 The Beatles The Beatles' Second Album(LP, Album, M/Print, Scr) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2080, ST-2080 US 1964 Sell This Version
ST 2080 The Beatles The Beatles' Second Album(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST 2080 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
AR-8027 The Beatles The Beatles' Second Album(LP, Album, RE, Red) Apple Records AR-8027 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
EAS-70101 The Beatles The Beatles' Second Album(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Apple Records EAS-70101 Japan 1976 Sell This Version


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November 16, 2019
Not sure about the main artist on these releases. It does not appear that "The Beatles" (non-possessive form) shows anywhere on any of these releases. These should correctly be added with ANV "Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison And Ringo Starr" as is shown on both the front cover and the labels. "The Beatles'" (possessive form) is simply part of the Title.


July 14, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
My stereo capitol copy had a 3 on the rear bottom right of the sleeve, and on the label there’s a misprint - “I call you name” and no timing for that track. All BMI. Any thought for which version this is?


December 3, 2018

I was twelve when The Beatles’ Second Album hit the streets ... just twelve, my birthday was on the eleventh, the record was released on the 10th of April, and I begged to my parents, “You don’t understand, I haaaave to have that record.” I was bouncing in the car on the way to Jerry's Record Store, a full five dollars of precious baby sitting money, all quarters, totally determined and prepared to spend it all, if that’s what it took to own this Beatles’ album.

Having skipped both the fourth and seventh grades, I forever felt awkward and under an awful lot of pressure with everyone in my classes being a full two years older than I was. They had the looks, or at least I thought they did, they had the clothes I wished for ... or perhaps the girls just filled them out better than I. Nevertheless, what I did have, for that entire year was The Beatles Second Album clutched before me, cover facing out, like a shield, fending off the glances, the remarks and the attitudes. I may have been a little kid to my classmates, but “I” had a Beatles album and I was more than willing to skip lunch, slip into the Music Room to give it a spin, mostly to impress my classmates, yet all the while I was actually being drawn into the magic that was The Beatles and what they were showing me. I remember finding the original 45 rpm versions for several of the songs that The Beatles covered here, then playing them for my mates, where no one had any idea that all of these songs were not original to the Fab Four, and though I loved the way The Beatles sang the numbers, I was drawn to the originals, I was discovering a parallel universe, where I was not only into The Beatles, I was into music.

But to this release ... there is nothing special here, the music is unsophisticated and shallow for the most part. What the music did have going for it, was that it was charged with an energy never felt on this planet before, it was fun, it belonged to the kids. There was a sea change happening that I couldn’t yet see, not to mention that the phrase “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” would morph its way into the lexicon of hipster language, symbolizing anything and everything that cast a shadow between our parents and ourselves. For us, at the time, this music was punk without the anger, but the power was there nonetheless and I felt stronger with John, Paul, George and Ringo at my side.

The record never pretends to be any more than it was, and at that moment in 1964 it was more than enough. The record itself was heavy and the cardboard sleeve was thick, all designed to support something tangible, understandable and real. I was very happy at this moment in time, and even when the album was stolen I wasn’t sad, because I had jumped light years into the grooves. For this young girl, this was the spot to which I can bite my lip half-laughing, point and say, “This for me is where it all went sideways.”

Review by Jenell Kesler


May 13, 2017
Is this official Beatles album ? For me, official second album is "With the Beatles". Can someone gives explanation ? If it's not official, it should go into Unofficial section.


July 20, 2015
Hi, i picked up an unopened copy - is there a way of identifying what colour label its likely to have inside without opening ?!? the rear cover has a '18' printed just to the left of the rear RIAA logo


May 19, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
anyone know where i can find the version i have?
also has a maroonish brownish label??
Please help!


February 3, 2015
My Cover is stamped "Property of Capital Records Inc." This album is on loan for PROMOTIONAL USES ONLY. Holder agrees to return it on demand. Attempted sales are void and in violation of law.


June 24, 2010

"The Beatles' Second Album" is a great mix of some wonderful Lennon-McCartney songs and excellent covers of some of their favorite american tunes.

"Thank You Girl", "I Call Your Name" are the minor Lennon-McCartney songs on this lp. Otherwise, you have the classic "She Loves You", the underplayed lovely "I'll Get You", and Lennon's bitter rock "You Can't Do That".

The cover songs are exemplary. McCartney almost steals Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally". Lennon's vocal on "Money" is almost insane, as George Martin's piano beats madly, and McCartney's backing vocals mimic Motown girl groups uncannily well. I much prefer this remake to Barrett Strong's original.

Their great love of the Motown sound is reinforced in a spirited remake of the Marvelette's "Please Mr. Postman" and a sincere, commited version of Smokey Robinson's "You Really Got A Hold On Me".

"Roll Over Beethoven" is an inspired cover version of Chuck Berry's classic. Harrison's vocals never have the presence of John or Paul's, but his guitar work, especially in the manic break, is inventive.

The less said about the fab four's cover of the Donay's "Devil In Her Heart", the better. Like their later cover of "Mr. Moonlight", these songs must have sounded dated when they were first released.

I suppose I prefer the group's previous "Meet the Beatles" in that it had such a wealth of Lennon-McCartney compositions. But "The Beatles' Second Album" holds up pretty well after all of these years.