Of course the most famous band of all time, is never obscure or ignored. But relatively speaking, compared to the other 12 studio albums. I can only think of the Yellow Submarine album with it's paltry 4 new songs. As being competitive with Beatles For Sale. As least known, least regarded, or talked about. There are a few untrue tales said about Beatles For Sale, that it's mostly a covers album, with few originals. There are 8 Len-Mac originals & 6 covers actually. On my personal copy I add the single I Feel Fine/ She's A Woman to the LP which makes 10 Len-Mac originals on BFS. I also add the one outtake song Leave My Kitten Alone, a great cover rivaling Twist & Shout for ferocity. I love this album, better than Hard Days Night, very similar but for me better. Like all Beatles studio albums it zoomed to #1 but in the USA it was never released until 1987 when CDs started. BFS has no huge classic like Hard Day's Night or Can't Buy Me Love, but unlike Hard Day's Night, no clunkers every track is good. Especially every original. In the USA we received 3 different compilation albums on Capitol instead. Between them they had all the tracks. Another fake story about Beatles For Sale is that the 6 covers weren't good. Mostly they are the best studio recording covers they ever did. Had they wanted to, in order to Increase the number of Beatles originals beyond the 10 they recorded, they had Beatles studio demos of McCartney's " It's For You" & Harrison's You Know What To Do. Both done in June 64 when Ringo had tonsillitis. They also did Lennon's No Reply, the only one they used. So just 5 months after releasing Hard Day's Night, & then Touring Australia, New Zealand & Northern Europe, they still managed to write & demo at least 12 new songs, use 8 on the LP, 2 more for the single, gave Cilla Black the 11th one " It's For You " & dropped the 12th Harrison's " You Know What To Do" They also had 3 more mid 1964 Len-Mac songs they gave away but certainly could have used instead, "From A Window", "Nobody I Know" "I Don't Want To See You Again" All 3 big hits. So yeah I love Beatles For Sale, I love all 10 originals including non LP single, & the 4 mid 64 McCartney tunes they gave away. The 6 covers actually 7 are great. My favorite early Beatles album, their 4th studio album, & my favorite until their 6th album Rubber Soul in late 65. Comments, opinions, rankings, favorites, please talk about Beatles for sale now, here on Steve Hoffman's forum.