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With the Beatles
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Released 22 November 1963
Recorded July–October 1963
Studio EMI Studios, London
Genre Rock and roll • pop • Merseybeat
Length 33:07
Label Parlophone
Producer George Martin
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With the Beatles (released in Canada under the augmented title Beatlemania! With the Beatles) is the second studio album by English rock band The Beatles, released on 22 November 1963 by Parlophone. Recorded four months after the release of their debut album Please Please Me, it features eight original compositions (seven written by Lennon–McCartney and George Harrison's first recorded solo composition "Don't Bother Me") and six covers, mostly of Motown, rock and roll, and R&B hits. The cover photo was taken by fashion photographer Robert Freeman, and has been mimicked by many subsequent acts over the years.

With the Beatles had advance orders of half a million, and had sold another half million by September 1965, making it the second album to sell over a million copies in the United Kingdom. It remained at the top of the charts there for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me and placing the Beatles at the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks. The album was placed at number 420 on Rolling Stone'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.

TracksEdit

All songs written by Lennon/McCartney except where noted.

Side oneEdit

No. Tittle Songwriter(s) Lead Vocal(s) Time
1 It Won't Be Long Lennon with McCartney Lennon 2:13
2 All I've Got to Do Lennon Lennon 2:04
3 All My Loving McCartney McCartney 2:09
4 Don't Bother Me Harrison Harrison 2:29
5 Little Child Lennon and McCartney Lennon and McCartney 1:48
6 Till There Was You Meredith Wilson McCartney 2:16
7 Please Mr. Postman Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman Lennon 2:36

Side twoEdit

No. Tittle Songwriter(s) Lead Vocal(s) Time
1 Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry Harrison 2:47
2 Hold Me Tight McCartney with Lennon McCartney 2:32
3 You Really Got a Hold on Me Smokey Robinson Lennon and Harrison 3:02
4 I Wanna Be Your Man McCartney with Lennon Starr 1:59
5 Devil in Her Heart Richard P. Drapkin Harrison 2:27
6 Not a Second Time Lennon Lennon 2:08
7 Money (That's What I Want) Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy Lennon 2:47

PersonnelEdit

The Beatles

  • John Lennon: lead vocals, harmony vocals, background vocals, rhythm guitar (1958 Rickenbacker 325) acoustic guitar (1962 Gibson J-160E), harmonica, hand claps; tambourine on "Don't Bother Me", nylon-string acoustic guitar on "Till There Was You", Hammond organ on "I Wanna Be Your Man"
  • Paul McCartney: lead vocals, harmony vocals, background vocals, bass guitar (1961 Hofner 500/1), hand claps; claves on "Don't Bother Me", piano on "Little Child"
  • Ringo Starr: drums, tambourine, maracas, hand claps; lead vocals on "I Wanna Be Your Man", Arabian loose-skin bongo on "Till There Was You" and Don't Bother Me"

Production

  • Robert Freeman: cover photograph
  • George Martin: arrangements, production, and mixing; piano on "You Really Got a Hold on Me", "Not a Second Time" and "Money (That's What I Want")
  • Norman Smith: engineering and mixing

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