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This page is mostly about the book Songs of The Beatles' With The Beatles Period and the Period it covers.
For information about the album, visit the Wikipedia With The Beatles page.
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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.
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.
The Beatles' first UK LP, Please Please Me, was released. It hit #1.
On 63Apr11 the Beatles' third UK 45 was released. It hit #1.
The Beatles entered the studio to record songs for their fourth single. (Details are in the Songs of WTB book.)
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.
(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:
|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.
|Pages||Size||Binding||Price & Availability||Notes|
|about 214||8.5" x 11"||Paperback (perfect/glue)||see current price list||1st edition, revised|