The Beatles included Please Mister Postman (a cover of a song by the Marvelettes) as part of their live act in 1962, performing it regularly at the Cavern Club. By the time it was recorded for their second album, With The Beatles, it had been dropped from their set, and required some work in the studio to bring it up to an acceptable standard. Ian MacDonald criticised their version for having a "wall of sound" and for a "general airlessness." It has become a fan favourite and even considered the best version by many. Lennon wrote this song while in Germany because he wrote many love letters to Cynthia and wanted the Postman to rush.
John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney – backing vocal, bass
George Harrison – backing vocal, lead guitar
Ringo Starr – drums
George Martin – producer
Norman Smith – engineer
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