The Paul McCartney Project

Please Please Me (Stereo)

By The BeatlesOfficial album• Part of the collection “The Beatles • The original UK LPs

Timeline See what happened in April 1963
UK release date:
Apr 26, 1963
Publisher:
Parlophone
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

I Saw Her Standing There

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:55 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Handclaps, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Handclaps, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Handclaps, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
A.B. Lincoln:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


2.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:49 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Second engineer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Stuart Eltham:
Engineer
A.B. Lincoln:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 20, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


3.

Anna (Go to Him)

Written by Arthur Alexander

2:55 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
A.B. Lincoln:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


4.

Chains

Written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King

2:23 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Harmonica, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
A.B. Lincoln:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


5.

Boys

Written by Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell

2:24 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Vocals
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
A.B. Lincoln:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


6.

Ask Me Why

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:24 • Studio versionC • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 26, 1962
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 30, 1962
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

Please Please Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:00 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Harmonica, Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 26, 1962
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


8.

Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:23 • Studio versionB1 • Mock stereo made from [b]

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Tambourine
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
George Harrison:
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Andy White:
Drums
Ron Richards:
Producer

Session Recording:
Sep 11, 1962
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


9.

P.S. I Love You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:04 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Lead vocals
Ringo Starr:
Maracas
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Andy White:
Percussion
Ron Richards:
Producer

Session Recording:
Sep 11, 1962
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Sep 11, 1962
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


10.

Baby It's You

Written by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney Williams

2:40 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Celesta, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Second engineer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Stuart Eltham:
Engineer
A.B. Lincoln:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 20, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


11.

Do You Want to Know a Secret

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:56 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Percussion
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


12.

A Taste of Honey

Written by Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow

2:03 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
A.B. Lincoln:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


13.

There's a Place

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:51 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Harmonica, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Richard Langham:
Second engineer
A.B. Lincoln:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


14.

Twist and Shout

Written by Phil Medley, Bert Russell

2:32 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
A.B. Lincoln:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


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