“Please Please Me” by The Beatles - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1963Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

8 originals and 6 covers were presented on The Beatles debut record, showcasing the group’s ability to put a pop spin on an R n B template and remain credible. “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me” had created such a buzz that the pressure for an album was intense. Both sides of the 2 singles were used, with an extra 10 tracks duly bashed out – all in a day’s work. It wasn’t a bad effort all considered, kinda like The Everly Brothers with an edge. The British record buying public thought it was even better than that, and proceeded to keep the album at Number One for an incredible 30 weeks…

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A1 [02:55] 6.7.png The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
A2 [01:50] 6.3.png The Beatles - Misery (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
A3 [02:57] 7.0.png The Beatles - Anna (Go To Him) (Arthur Alexander) Pop
A4 [02:26] 4.9.png The Beatles - Chains (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) Pop
A5 [02:27] 5.0.png The Beatles - Boys (Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell) Pop
A6 [02:27] 4.7.png The Beatles - Ask Me Why (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
A7 [02:04] 6.9.png The Beatles - Please Please Me (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
B1 [02:22] 5.9.png The Beatles - Love Me Do (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
B2 [02:05] 5.1.png The Beatles - P.S. I Love You (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
B3 [02:38] 6.4.png The Beatles - Baby It’s You (Burt Bacharach, Mack David, Barney Williams) Pop
B4 [01:59] 5.7.png The Beatles - Do You Want To Know A Secret (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
B5 [02:05] 6.0.png The Beatles - A Taste Of Honey (Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) Pop
B6 [01:52] 6.3.png The Beatles - There’s A Place (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
B7 [02:33] 9.3.png The Beatles - Twist And Shout (Phil Medley, Bert Russell) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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