The Paul McCartney Project

"Please Please Me" album session #3

Feb 25, 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 February 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

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Songs recorded


1.

I Saw Her Standing There

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Editing of takes 9 and 12

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Mono)


2.

Anna (Go to Him)

Written by Arthur Alexander

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 3

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Mono)


3.

Boys

Written by Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 1

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Mono)


4.

Chains

Written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 1

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Mono)


5.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 6

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Mono)


6.

Do You Want To Know A Secret

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 8

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Mono)


7.

There's A Place

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 13

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Mono)


8.

I Saw Her Standing There

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from edit of takes 9 and 12

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Mono)


9.

Twist and Shout

Written by Phil Medley, Bert Russell

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 1

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Mono)


10.

A Taste of Honey

Written by Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 7

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Mono)


11.

Anna (Go to Him)

Written by Arthur Alexander

Recording • Stero mixing from take 3

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Stereo)


12.

Boys

Written by Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell

Recording • Stero mixing from take 1

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Stereo)


13.

Chains

Written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King

Recording • Stero mixing from take 1

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Stereo)


14.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Stero mixing from take 16

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Stereo)


15.

Baby It's You

Written by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney Williams

Recording • Stero mixing from take 5

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Stereo)


16.

Do You Want To Know A Secret

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Stero mixing from take 8

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Stereo)


17.

There's A Place

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Stero mixing from take 13

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Stereo)


18.

I Saw Her Standing There

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Stero mixing from edit of takes 9 and 12

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Stereo)


19.

Twist and Shout

Written by Phil Medley, Bert Russell

Recording • Stero mixing from take 1

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Stereo)


20.

A Taste of Honey

Written by Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow

Recording • Stero mixing from take 7

Album Officially appears on Please Please Me (Stereo)


21.

Please Please Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Editing • Editing of takes 16,17 and 18


22.

Ask Me Why

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 6


23.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 16


24.

Baby It's You

Written by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney Williams

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 5


25.

Ask Me Why

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing from take 6


26.

Please Please Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing from edit of takes 16,17 and 18


27.

Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing from September 11th 1962 mono remix


28.

P.S. I Love You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing from September 11th 1962 mono remix


29.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing from take 16

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
Norman Smith:
Engineer
A.B. Lincoln:
Second Engineer

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