With the Beatles (Mono)

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

Timeline See what happened in November 1963
UK release date:
Nov 22, 1963
Publisher:
Parlophone
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

It Won't Be Long

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:13 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Second engineer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Richard Langham:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Jul 30, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 21, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


2.

All I've Got To Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:03 • Studio versionA • Mono

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:
Sep 11, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Sep 30, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

All My Loving

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:08 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

Session Recording:
Jul 30, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 21, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


4.

Don't Bother Me

Written by George Harrison

2:28 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

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

Session Recording:
Sep 12, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Sep 30, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


5.

Little Child

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:46 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

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

Session Recording:
Sep 12, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 03, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 23, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


6.

Till There Was You

Written by Meredith Willson

2:14 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Bongos
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Acoustic lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jul 18, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Jul 30, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 21, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


7.

Please Mister Postman

Written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman

2:34 • Studio versionA • Mono

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:
Jul 30, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 21, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


8.

Roll Over Beethoven

Written by Chuck Berry

2:46 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

Session Recording:
Jul 30, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 21, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


9.

Hold Me Tight

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:32 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

Session Recording:
Sep 12, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Sep 30, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 23, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


10.

You Really Got A Hold On Me

Written by Smokey Robinson

3:01 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

Session Recording:
Jul 18, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 21, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


11.

I Wanna Be Your Man

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:00 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

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

Session Recording:
Sep 12, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 03, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 23, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


12.

Devil In Her Heart

Written by Richard Drapkin

2:26 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

Session Recording:
Jul 18, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 21, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


13.

Not A Second Time

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:07 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Martin:
Piano, Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

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

Session Mixing:
Sep 30, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


14.

Money (That's What I Want)

Written by Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy

2:50 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

Session Recording:
Jul 18, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Jul 30, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 21, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

With the Beatles is the second studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 22 November 1963, on Parlophone, and was recorded four months after the band’s debut Please Please Me. The album features eight original compositions (seven by Lennon–McCartney and “Don’t Bother Me“, George Harrison’s first recorded solo composition and his first released on a Beatles album) and six covers (mostly of Motown, rock and roll, and R&B hits). The cover photograph was taken by the fashion photographer Robert Freeman, and it has been mimicked by several music groups over the years.

The album became the first Beatles album released in North America when it was released in Canada on 25 November under the augmented title Beatlemania! With the Beatles, with additional text on the album cover, and issued only in mono at the time, catalogue number T 6051 (a stereo Canadian release would come in 1968, catalogue number ST 6051). With The Beatles was unevenly “split” over the group’s first two Capitol albums in the United States; nine tracks were issued on Meet the Beatles! (the eight original compositions plus “Till There Was You“), and the remaining five, all “covers”, were placed on The Beatles’ Second Album.

The LP had advance orders of a half million and sold another half million by September 1965, making it the second album to sell a million copies in the United Kingdom, after the soundtrack to the 1958 film South Pacific. With the Beatles remained at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that the Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks. It even reached number 11 in the “singles charts” (because at the time UK charts counted all records sold, regardless of format). EMI Australia did not receive the cover art, and used different shots of the band in a similar style to the black-and-white photograph on other releases. The Beatles were unaware of this until fans showed them the cover during their only Australian tour, and informed the EMI publicity staff that they were not pleased with the substitution.

On 26 February 1987, With the Beatles was officially released on compact disc (in mono only, catalogue number CDP 7 46436 2). Having been available only as an import in the US in the past, the album was also issued domestically in the US on LP and cassette on 21 July 1987. Along with the rest of the Beatles’ canon, it was re-released on CD in newly re-mastered stereo and mono versions on 9 September 2009.

The album was ranked number 420 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, and was included in Robert Dimery’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Recording

Unlike Please Please Me, whose tracks not previously issued on singles (10 of the 14) were recorded in one day (11 February 1963), With The Beatles was recorded over seven sessions across three months, from 18 July to 23 October. None of its 14 tracks were issued as singles in the UK. In between sessions, as Beatlemania took off across the UK, the group were busy with radio, TV, and live performances. The sessions featured:

Packaging

Impressed with Robert Freeman’s black and white pictures of John Coltrane, Brian Epstein invited the photographer to do the cover image. The Beatles requested him to take inspiration from the pictures Astrid Kirchherr took of the Beatles back in Hamburg, featuring the band in half-shadow and not smiling. To achieve this result, on 22 August 1963 Freeman photographed the band in a dark corridor of the Palace Court Hotel, Bournemouth, England. To fit the square format of the cover, he put Ringo Starr in the bottom right corner, “since he was the last to join the group. He was also the shortest”. The original idea was to paint the picture from edge to edge, with no bleeding or title, but the studio vetoed it, on the grounds that the Beatles were not yet famous enough to carry a nameless cover. (The first album to carry an edge-to-edge cover was the Rolling Stones’ self-titled debut, released a few months later.) The studio also tried to pull the cover because the Beatles were not smiling, and it was only after George Martin intervened that they won the day. Freeman was paid £75 for his work (three times the normal fee).

Track listing

All tracks written by Lennon–McCartney, except where noted.

Personnel

According to Mark Lewisohn:

Charts and certifications

Charts

Certifications

^shipments figures based on certification alone

BPI certification awarded only for sales since 1994.

Release history

References

Other sources

External links

Last updated on May 9th, 2017

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