Mixing "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"

Friday, November 30, 1962 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Please Please Me / Ask Me Why 7" Single.
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Master release


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Songs recorded


1.

Please Please Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixed (from an unknown take)

Album Officially released on Please Please Me / Ask Me Why


2.

Ask Me Why

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixed from Take 6

Album Officially released on Please Please Me / Ask Me Why

Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

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The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn

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The Beatles Recording Reference Manual: Volume 1: My Bonnie through Beatles For Sale (1961-1964)

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Through extensive, fully-documented research, these books fill an important gap left by all other Beatles books published to date and provide a unique view into the recordings of the world's most successful pop music act.

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