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"Please Please Me" album session #2

Feb 20, 1963 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Please Please Me (Mono) Official album.
Timeline See what happened in 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

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Songs recorded


1.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12

Unreleased track


2.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13

Unreleased track


3.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 14

Unreleased track


4.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 15

Unreleased track


5.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 16

Unreleased track


6.

Baby It's You

Written by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney Williams

Recording • Take 4

Unreleased track


7.

Baby It's You

Written by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney Williams

Recording • Take 5

Unreleased track


8.

Baby It's You

Written by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney Williams

Recording • Take 6

Unreleased track

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn

The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.

We owe a lot to Mark Lewisohn for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - the number of takes for each song, who contributed what, a description of the context and how each session went, various photographies... And an introductory interview with Paul McCartney!

Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Second Engineer
Stuart Eltham:
Engineer

About

From Beatles Bible:

The Beatles did not attend this overdub session for the Please Please Me album, as they were in London for a live radio session before travelling to Doncaster, Yorkshire, for an evening concert.

The group’s producer George Martin recorded overdubs for two songs between 10.30am and 1pm. The first was a piano part for Misery, followed by piano and celeste parts for Baby It’s You. The piano piece for the latter song was never used.

The tape operator on this session was Geoff Emerick, whose contributions as an engineer on The Beatles’ recordings from 1966 onwards would prove crucial to their developing sound.

Last updated on February 7, 2016


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