|A very light and very blue photo of a "Help!" album cover.|
|Ringo gets ready to be photographed for the album cover, Victor Spinetti, in costume, watches.|
Over the years, different pressings of the U.K. "Help!" LP have had various degrees of the blue colour of The Beatles' costumes. The photo of the album cover found on the TheBeatles.com site is probably the lightest and bluest of them all.
Judging by the photos of George's and Ringo's capes that were sold at an auction in Liverpool in 2014, The Beatles' costumes worn for the shooting of the "Help!" album cover weren't nearly as light or blue as the cover depicts them. They were almost black.
|The above rendition of George and Ringo on the "Help! cover, with 2014 photos of their capes inserted.|
|George's and Ringo's capes, with a probably current "Help!" album cover.|
|A more stern look is what this seems to be.|
|A somewhat dark photo, but not so blue, initially.|
And here is the remastered mono edition of the album from 2014, which looks very good indeed, picturewise:
|2014 mono remaster|