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Songs of The Beatles Volume 2

Songs of The Beatles' With The Beatles Period

1963 February 11 - September 12

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Period Overview

The Beatles' second Period, the With The Beatles Period, began on 1963 February 11 when the last note of 'Twist & Shout' was recorded for for their first LP, Please Please Me.

After the session the Beatles returned to touring with Helen Shapiro as headliner. Although their new single, 'Please Please Me'/'Ask Me Why' had been released and was working its way up the UK charts, it didn't hit #1 until a week later. Their popularity was now growing.

1963 March 05: Record songs for UK45-3, 'From Me To You'/ 'Thank You Girl'

The Beatles entered the studio to record songs for their third single. (Details are in the Songs of WTB book.) This 45 sat awaiting release along with their first LP as they went back on the road, now touring with Tommy Row and Chris Montez as headliners.

1963 March 22: Release UKLP-1, Please Please Me

The Beatles' first UK LP, Please Please Me, was released. It hit #1.

1963 April 11: Release UK45-3, 'From Me To You'/ 'Thank You Girl'

On 63Apr11 the Beatles' third UK 45 was released. It hit #1.

1963 June 26: 'She Loves You' started

John and Paul started writing 'She Loves You'. It was recorded on 63Jul01 along with 'I'll Get You'.

1963 July 01: Record songs for UK45-4, 'She Loves You'/ 'I'll Get You'

The Beatles entered the studio to record songs for their fourth single. (Details are in the Songs of WTB book.)

1963 July 18: Recording starts of UKLP-2, With The Beatles

The Beatles started recording songs for their second UK LP, With The Beatles.

1963 August 23: Release UK45-4, 'She Loves You'/'I'll Get You'

The Beatles' fourth UK 45 was released. It hit #1.

1963 September 12: Recording ends of UKLP-2, With The Beatles

The Beatles started recording the last of the songs for the new LP. A total of 15 songs were recorded when the sessions were over, 14 of which were released. Along with the four songs released on singles, this completed the 19 songs of the WTB Period.

1963 November 22: Release UKLP-2, With The Beatles

The Beatles' second UK LP, With The Beatles, was released. It hit #1.

Details on all 19 WTB Period songs are in the book Songs of The Beatles' With the Beatles Period, including origins, recording and mixing sessions, musicology, commercial activity, and what releases (official and bootleg) each song appears on.

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Book Overview

(for a detailed look at the overall book format, see the Series Overview )

The book starts with an overview of the Beatle Periods, showing where With The Beatles fits in their career. It then shows chronological lists of songs recorded and released during this Period.

The Releases section shows records that were released containing songs recorded during the WTB Period. Details are provided about the UK records. (Details about the US records are included in The Songs section.)

A Hearing The Music gives some orientation and history about the vinyl records and how they were intended to be heard.

The bulk of the book details the 19 songs of the With The Beatles Period:

The 19 Songs of the With The Beatles Period
Side A Side B
 3rd single  From Me To You  Thank You Girl
 4th single  She Loves You  I'll Get You
Side 1 Side 2
 2nd LP: With The Beatles  It Won't Be Long  Roll Over Beethoven
 All I've Got To Do  Hold Me Tight
 All My Loving  You Really Got A Hold On Me
 Don't Bother Me  I Wanna Be Your Man
 Little Child  Devil In Her Heart
 Till There Was You  Not A Second Time
 Please Mister Postman  Money (That's What I Want)
 unreleased:  One After 909

Songs of The Beatles' With The Beatles Period is a reference work designed much like a technical manual. It has tables, graphs, and figures, but no pictures. This book was written for serious students of the Beatles.

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Table of Contents

Songs of The Beatles' With The Beatles Period table of contents
Contents Page

Preface
    Book Format
Introduction
     Beatle Records
     Beatle Periods
Period Overview
Releases
     Release 3, LP-1: Please Please Me (63Mar22)
     Release 4, 45-3: From Me To You'/'Thank You Girl' (63Apr11)
     Release 5, EP-1: Twist And Shout (63Jul12)
     Release 6, 45-4: 'She Loves You'/'I'll Get You' (63Aug23)
     Release 7, EP-2: The Beatles' Hits (63Sep06)
     Release 8, EP-3: The Beatles (No. 1) (63Nov01)
     Release 9, LP-2: With The Beatles(63Nov22)
     Release 11, EP-4: All My Loving(64Feb07)
Hearing the Music: Album Analysis and Song Details
     Listening to the Album
     Speaker Placement - The Magic Triangle
     Tempos & Times Primer
     Playing The CD
The Songs
     Using This Section
     Single (UK-3)
        From Me To You
        Thank You Girl
     Single (UK-4)
        She Loves You
        I'll Get You
    With The Beatles (LP-2)
        It Won't Be Long
        All I've Got To Do
        All My Loving
        Don't Bother Me
        Little Child
        Till There Was You
        Please Mister Postman
        Roll Over Beethoven
        Hold Me Tight
        You Really Got A Hold On Me
        I Wanna Be Your Man
        Devil In Her Heart
        Not A Second Time
        Money (That's What I Want)
    Unreleased Song
        One After 909

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Appendix
Glossary
References
Index
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Front Cover

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Book Specifications
Pages Size Binding Price & Availability Notes
 about 214  8.5" x 11"  Paperback (perfect/glue) see current price list  1st edition, revised

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Copyright 2006-09 by Ken Westover at Cliff Canyon Publishing Co. All rights reserved.
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