“With The Beatles” by The Beatles - album review

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TJR says

Calculatingly released in late November to coincide with the declining sales of “Please Please Me”, which was duly and predictably displaced at the top of the charts by “With The Beatles”. The tactical delay had created advance orders of 270,000 copies, and the LP topped a half–million albums sold in one week. The album would go on to spend 21 weeks at the top of the UK charts, meaning that the first 2 Beatles albums had kept the band at the top of the album charts uninterrupted just one week short of an entire year. As with the debut, there were 8 originals and 6 covers on the album – were they working to a set formula? Lennon’s take on Smokey Robinson’s “You Really Got A Hold On Me” is indicative of the bands strongest weapon at this time – John’s rasp!

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A1 [02:13] 6.4.png The Beatles - It Won’t Be Long (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
A2 [02:04] 6.0.png The Beatles - All I’ve Got To Do (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
A3 [02:09] 7.9.png The Beatles - All My Loving (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:29] 4.8.png The Beatles - Don’t Bother Me (George Harrison) Pop
A5 [01:48] 4.7.png The Beatles - Little Child (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [02:16] 4.2.png The Beatles - Till There Was You (Meredith Willson) Pop
A7 [02:36] 6.5.png The Beatles - Please Mister Postman (Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman) Pop
B1 [02:47] 6.2.png The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [02:32] 5.1.png The Beatles - Hold Me Tight (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [03:02] 8.1.png The Beatles - You Really Got A Hold On Me (William Robinson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [01:59] 5.4.png The Beatles - I Wanna Be Your Man (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B5 [02:27] 5.7.png The Beatles - Devil In Her Heart (Richard P. Drapkin) Pop
B6 [02:08] 4.8.png The Beatles - Not A Second Time (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
B7 [02:47] 6.6.png The Beatles - Money (That’s What I Want) (Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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