Track Listing. This Boy [Mono]. It Won't Be Long [Mono]. All I've Got to Do [Mono]. All My Loving [Mono]. Don't Bother Me [Mono]. George Harrison. Little Child [Mono]. Till There Was You [Mono]. Meredith Willson. Hold Me Tight [Mono]. Not a Second Time [Mono]. This Boy [Stereo]. It Won't Be Long [Stereo]. All I've Got to Do [Stereo].
With the Beatles is the second studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 22 November on Parlophone , exactly eight months after the band's debut Please Please Me. The cover photograph was taken by the fashion photographer Robert Freeman and has since been mimicked by several music groups over the years. A different cover was used for the Australian release of the album, which the Beatles were displeased with.
In the United States, the album's tracks were unevenly split over the group's first two albums released on Capitol Records : Meet the Beatles! It was also released in Canada under the name Beatlemania! With the Beatles. This book "canvassed a panel of experts in seven countries" to determine the greatest albums.
Unlike Please Please Me , the bulk of whose tracks 10 of the 14, excluding previously issued singles were recorded in one day,  With the Beatles was recorded over seven sessions across three months, from 18 July to 23 October. None of its 14 tracks were issued as singles in the UK. In between sessions, as Beatlemania took off across the UK, the group were busy with radio, TV, and live performances.
Impressed with Robert Freeman 's black-and-white pictures of John Coltrane , Brian Epstein invited the photographer to create the cover image.
He was also the shortest". But it was an hour. He sat down, took a couple of rolls, and he had it. The first album to carry an edge-to-edge cover was the Rolling Stones ' self-titled debut , released five months later.
Music critic John Harris finds the cover most reminiscent of the photos Kirchherr took in Hamburg of Lennon, Harrison and Stuart Sutcliffe using the "half-lit technique" and says that, together with songs such as "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Money That's What I Want ", With the Beatles thereby represents "a canny repackaging of their early '60s incarnation: Hamburg shorn of Prellies and leather, and sold to their public as a mixture of accomplished rock 'n' roll and art-house cool".
Harris also sees the LP cover as a "watershed" design that encouraged other acts to eschew "the more cartoonish aspects of pop photography" and continued to exert an influence in the s on covers such as those for Lou Reed 's Transformer , Patti Smith 's Horses and various punk rock albums.
EMI Australia did not receive the cover art, and used different shots of the band in a similar style to the black-and-white photograph on other releases. The Beatles were unaware of this until fans showed them the cover during their only Australian tour, and informed the EMI publicity staff that they were not pleased with the substitution.
The album became the first Beatles album released in North America when it was released in Canada on 25 November under the augmented title Beatlemania! With the Beatles , with additional text on the album cover, and issued only in mono at the time, catalogue number T a stereo Canadian release would come in , catalogue number ST For the United States release, the original running order of With the Beatles was unevenly split over the group's first two Capitol albums: nine tracks were issued on Meet the Beatles!
The LP had advance orders of a half million and sold another half million by September , making it the second album to sell a million copies in the United Kingdom, after the soundtrack to the film South Pacific.
It even reached number 11 in the "singles charts" because at the time UK charts counted all records sold, regardless of format. No other group or singer has achieved 51 consecutive weeks at number 1 in the album charts.
However, the soundtrack for the South Pacific movie did achieve 70 consecutive weeks at number one in the album charts. On 26 February , With the Beatles was officially released on compact disc in mono only, catalogue number CDP 7 2. Having been available only as an import in the US in the past, the album was also issued domestically in the US on LP and cassette on 21 July Along with the rest of the Beatles' canon, it was re-released on CD in newly re-mastered stereo and mono versions on 9 September All tracks are written by Lennon—McCartney , except where noted.
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Peter Owen Limited. Archived from the original on 30 May Retrieved 5 January With the Beatles CD historical notes. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 18 November Retrieved 19 November ISBN All Time Top Albums 3rd ed. Virgin Books. It was the group's first American album to be issued by Capitol Records , on 20 January in both mono and stereo formats. It topped the popular album chart on 15 February and remained at number one for eleven weeks before being replaced by The Beatles' Second Album.
The cover featured Robert Freeman's iconic portrait of the Beatles used in the United Kingdom for With the Beatles , with a blue tint added to the original stark black-and-white photograph.
Despite the "first album" claim on its cover, ten days prior to its release, Vee-Jay Records of Chicago beat Capitol to the punch with the release of the Beatles' American debut album Introducing The Beatles , which had been delayed for release for various reasons since the previous summer. In , Meet the Beatles! Albums , wherein although following the running order for Meet the Beatles! While the Beatles' first two British albums each contained 14 tracks, in the American market albums were typically limited to 12 tracks and it was expected for albums to include the current hit single.
The other nine tracks on Meet the Beatles! Those were Beatles original songs and not cover versions of songs done by other artists with exception of " Till There Was You ". The remaining five tracks from With the Beatles were songs originally recorded by other artists. Capitol determined that for their first album they would only include original and fresh material.
There was fear that the remakes would turn Americans off of the Beatles. In the U. Two weeks later, it peaked at 1 where it remained eleven consecutive weeks, eventually replaced by The Beatles' Second Album. It sold 4,, copies by 31 December , and 4,, copies by the end of the decade.
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