US release: Help!
The American version of Help! was released on August 13th 1965. Unlike the UK album, this was a soundtrack LP featuring several songs and instrumentals from the film.
- John Lennon – lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm guitar; electric piano
- Paul McCartney – lead, harmony and background vocals; lead and bass guitars; electric and acoustic pianos; güiro
- George Harrison – harmony and background vocals; lead and rhythm guitars; lead vocals on "I Need You"
- Ringo Starr – drums and miscellaneous percussion; lead vocals on "Act Naturally"