The Early Beatles (stereo, rim text inside the colorband)

~ Release by The Beatles (see all versions of this release, 14 available)


12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Love Me Do
3.75 2:21
A2 Twist and Shout
A3 Anna
3 3:04
A4 Chains
A5 Boys
A6 Ask Me Why
B1 Please Please Me
B2 P.S. I Love You
3 2:05
B3 Baby It's You
B4 A Taste of Honey
3 2:07
B5 Do You Want to Know a Secret
5 1:58


12" Vinyl 1

acoustic guitar:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track B2)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A1, B2)
electric bass guitar:
Paul McCartney (tracks A1, A6–B2)
Ringo Starr (tracks A6–B1)
Ringo Starr (track A1)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A1, B1)
Ringo Starr (track B2)
electric guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A6–B1)
electric guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A6–B1)
assistant engineer:
Geoff Emerick (track A1)
assistant producer:
Ron Richards (track B2)
background vocals:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track B2)
Paul McCartney (track A6)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A6–B2)
Burt Bacharach (track B3)
Carole King (track A4)
Bobby Scott (US musician & producer) (track B4)
Arthur Alexander (country soul singer) (track A3)
Norman Smith (UK producer/engineer, performer as Hurricane Smith) (tracks A1, A6–B2)
guest drums:
Andy White (Scottish drummer) (track A1)
guest percussion:
Andy White (Scottish drummer) (track B2)
lead vocals:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Paul McCartney (tracks A1, B2)
lead vocals [double-tracked lead vocals]:
Paul McCartney (track B1)
Arthur Alexander (country soul singer) (track A3)
Mack David (track B3)
Barney Williams (track B3)
Gerry Goffin (track A4)
Ric Marlow (track B4)
George Martin (tracks A1, A6–B2)
Ron Richards (track A1)
Bert Russell (track A2)
Wes Farrell (track A5)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A1, A6–B2, B5)
Paul McCartney (tracks A1, A6–B2, B5)
Phil Medley (track A2)
Barney Williams (track A5)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1963) (tracks A1, B2)
EMI U Catalog Inc. (track B3)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track B3)
mixed at:
recorded at:
remixed at:
Ladies Do Love Me by dj BC (track A1)
remix of:
A Taste of Honey (original stereo studio mix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B4)
Anna (Go to Him) (original stereo studio mix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A3)
Ask Me Why (mono studio mix #2) by The Beatles (1965) (track A6)
Baby It’s You (original stereo studio mix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B3)
Boys (original stereo studio mix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A5)
Chains (original stereo studio mix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A4)
Do You Want to Know a Secret (original stereo studio mix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B5)
Please Please Me (original stereo studio mix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B1)
Twist and Shout (original stereo studio mix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A2)
Love Me Do by AKA Gelbart (track A1)
PS I Love You by AKA Gelbart (track B2)
cover recording of:
A Taste of Honey (1963-02-11) (track B4)
Anna (Go to Him) (1963-02-11) (track A3)
Boys (1963-02-11) (track A5)
Chains (1963-02-11) (track A4)
Twist and Shout (1963-02-11) (track A2)
Baby It’s You (1963-02-11 – 1963-02-20) (track B3)
later parody versions:
A Waste of Money (track B4)
Love the Jews (track A1)
Twins Came Out (track A2)
later translated parody versions:
Twist n'chat (track A2)
later translated versions:
Daraus mach ich kein Geheimnis (Do You Want to Know a Secret) (track B5)
En doft av honung (track B4)
Hunajainen (track B4)
Je crois mon cœur (track B4)
Jung wie Du (Love Me Do) (track A1)
Lyssna (track B5)
Please Please Me (Spanish translation) (track B1)
Salaisuuteni (track B5)
Susi (Please Please Me) (track B1)
Twist im Blut (Twist and Shout) (track A2)
Twist y gritos (track A2)
柔情蜜意 (track B4)
由你開始 (track B3)
later versions:
Chance (Sylvie Vartan song) (track A4)
Twiste et chante (track A2)
recording of:
Please Please Me (track B1)
Love Me Do (1962-09-11) (track A1)
P.S. I Love You (1962-09-11) (track B2)
Ask Me Why (1962-11-26) (track A6)
Do You Want to Know a Secret (1963-02-11) (track B5)
referred to in medleys:
Beatles Medley (Stars on 45) (tracks B1, B5)
Stars on 45 (Beatles Medley 7" Mix) (track B5)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track B5)

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Wikidata: Q1767418 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Early Beatles [info]