Parlophone publish ‘Please Please Me,’ The Beatles’ debut album featuring ‘Love Me Do’ (1963)

The Beatles’ ‘Please Please Me’ is their debut studio album produced by George Martin and released on March 22, 1963 by Parlophone.

Track Listing : 1.I Saw Her Standing There (Mccartney–Lennon) – 02:55 . 2.Misery (Mccartney–Lennon) – 01:49 . 3.Anna (Go To Him) (Arthur Alexander) – 02:55 . 4.Chains (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 02:23 . 5.Boys (Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell) – 02:24 . 6.Ask Me Why (Mccartney–Lennon) – 02:24 . 7.Please Please Me (Mccartney–Lennon) – 02:00 . 8.Love Me Do (Mccartney–Lennon) – 02:23 . 9.P.S. I Love You (Mccartney–Lennon) – 02:04 . 10.Baby It’S You (Mack David, Barney Williams, Burt Bacharach) – 02:40 . 11.Do You Want To Know A Secret? (Mccartney–Lennon) – 01:56 . 12.A Taste Of Honey (Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) – 02:03 . 13.There’S A Place (Mccartney–Lennon) – 01:51 . 14.Twist And Shout (Phil Medley, Bert Russell) – 02:32


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  • Musicians : John Lennon – Lead Vocals On (2 – 3 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 10 – 13 – 14), Background Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Hand Claps . Paul Mccartney – Lead Vocals On (1 – 2 – 7 – 8- 9 – 12 – 13), Background Vocals, Bass Guitar, Hand Claps . George Harrison – Background Vocals, Lead Vocals On (4 – 11), Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Hand Claps . Ringo Starr – Drums, Tambourine, Maracas, Hand Claps, Lead Vocals On (5) . George Martin – Piano On (2), Celesta On (10) . Andy White – Drums On (8), Percussion On (9)

    Production : Produced By George Martin . George Martin . George Martin – Mixing . Norman Smith – Engineer, Mixing

    Arrangements : George Martin

    Package : Tony Barrow – Liner Notes . Angus McBean asterisques RVM – Photography

    Recorded On September, 11, November, 26 1962, February 11 & 20 , 1963 At Emi Studios, London.

    Released On March 22, 1963 By Parlophone.

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    Pitchfork
    Rather than an accurate document of an evening with the pre-fame Beatles, Please Please Me works more like a DJ mix album– a truncated, idealized teaser for their early live shows. More than any other of their records, Please Please Me is a dance music album. […]

    The Telegraph
    After everything that has been said about the band, imbuing them with an almost supernatural hue, it is always amazing to hear them on their debut, just a sharp, fresh, rock and roll band, the savage young Beatles. […]

    BBC
    But the grandest oak begins as the tiniest acorn, and Please Please Me is just that: perfectly formed for what it is, and ready to split when promise is realised. […]

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