Annotation

This was the first time when all eight of The Beatles Hamburg recordings appeared together on a US album.

Annotation last modified on 2013-10-20 20:01 UTC.

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
A1 Ain't She Sweet
The Beatles 4 2:10
A2 Cry for a Shadow
The Beatles 3.5 2:22
A3 Let's Dance
Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers 2:32
A4 My Bonnie
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 3 2:04
A5 Take Some Insurance on Me, Baby
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 3 2:52
A6 What'd I Say
Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers 2:37
B1 Sweet Georgia Brown
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 4 2:03
B2 The Saints (When the Saints Go Marching In)
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 4 3:19
B3 Ruby Baby
Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers 2:48
B4 Why
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 3 2:55
B5 Nobody's Child
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 3 3:52
B6 Ya Ya
Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers 2:48

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

electric bass guitar:
Paul McCartney (track A2)
drumset:
Pete Best (original drummer in The Beatles) (track A2)
bass guitar:
Paul McCartney (tracks A1, A4–A5, B1–B2, B4–B5)
drums:
Pete Best (original drummer in The Beatles) (tracks A1, A4–A5, B1–B2, B4–B5)
guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A4)
Tony Sheridan (tracks A4, B5)
guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A1, B1–B2, B4)
Tony Sheridan (track A5)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A5)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A1, B1–B2, B4)
Tony Sheridan (tracks B2, B4)
electric guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A2)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A2)
piano:
Roy Young (track B1)
additional producer:
Paul Murphy (Polydor producer) (track B1)
additional sound engineer:
Gerhard Henjes (sound engineer and producer) (track B1)
background vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A4, B1, B4)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A4, B1, B4)
Paul McCartney (tracks A4, B1, B4)
composer:
Milton Ager (track A1)
Cy Coben (track B5)
Mel Foree (track B5)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A2)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A2)
Mike Stoller (track B3)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track A6)
Jim Lee ("Let's Dance" writer/producer) (track A3)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks A4, B2)
Ben Bernie (1925) (track B1)
Maceo Pinkard (1925) (track B1)
engineer:
Peter Klemt (track B5)
lead vocals:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A1)
Tony Sheridan (tracks A3–B6)
lyricist:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track A6)
Jim Lee ("Let's Dance" writer/producer) (track A3)
Jerry Leiber (track B3)
Jack Yellen (track A1)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks A4, B2)
Kenneth Casey (1925) (track B1)
other vocals [yell]:
Paul McCartney (track A2)
producer:
Bert Kaempfert (German easy listening and jazz-orientated orchestra leader, music producer, and songwriter, 1923-1980) (tracks A1–B5)
publisher:
Charles E. Pratt (1881) (track A4)
sound engineer:
Hans Falkenberg (sound engineer) (track B1)
Karl Hinze (tracks A1–A2, A4–A5, B2, B4–B5)
Peter Klemt (tracks A3, A6, B3)
writer:
Bill Crompton (track B4)
Lee Dorsey (track B6)
Waldense Hall (track A5)
Morris Levy (track B6)
Clarence Lewis (track B6)
Morgan Robinson (track B6)
Charles Singleton (Composer/lyricist) (track A5)
Tony Sheridan (track B4)
publisher:
Mijac Music (track A6)
Progressive Music (track A6)
Remick Music Corp. (track B1)
Warner Bros. Music (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23) (track B1)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track A1)
was commissioned by:
Fury Records (USA label active 50s to 70s) (track B6)
recorded at:
Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Hamburg, Germany (1961-06-22) (tracks A1–A2, A4–A5, B2)
Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Hamburg, Germany (1961-06-22 – 1961-06-23) (tracks B4–B5)
Studio Rahlstedt in Hamburg, Germany (1962-05-24) (track B1)
Studio Rahlstedt in Hamburg, Germany (1964-01-03) (track B1)
edits:
Cry for a Shadow (stereo medley mix ver.1) by The Beatles (track A2)
Cry for a Shadow (stereo medley mix ver.2) by The Beatles (track A2)
The Saints (stereo medley mix) by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles (track B2)
remix of:
My Bonnie (stereo mix, English intro) by Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers (1964) (track A4)
remixes:
The Saints (mono mix) by Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers (1961) (track B2)
Why (mono mix) by Tony Sheridan & The Beatles (1961) (track B4)
Cry for a Shadow (mono mix) by The Beatles (1962) (track A2)
Ain’t She Sweet (original mono mix) by The Beatles (1964) (track A1)
If You Love Me, Baby (original mono mix) by The Beatles with Tony Sheridan (1964) (track A5)
My Bonnie (mono mix, no intro) by Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers (1964) (track A4)
Nobody's Child (original mono mix) by The Beatles with Tony Sheridan (1964) (track B5)
Sweet Georgia Brown (revised lyrics, mono mix) by The Beatles with Tony Sheridan (1964) (track B1)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 13983) (track B2)
arrangements:
When the Saints Go Marching In (arrangement from “The Spiritual Medley”) (track B2)
cover recording of:
Let’s Dance (track A3)
Ruby Baby (track B3)
What’d I Say (track A6)
Ya, Ya (track B6)
Ain’t She Sweet (1961-06-22) (track A1)
Nobody’s Child (1961-06-22 – 1961-06-23) (track B5)
If You Love Me, Baby (1961-06-22 – 1961-06-24) (track A5)
Sweet Georgia Brown (1962-05-24 – 1964-01-03) (track B1)
is the basis for:
My Bonny (track A4)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Dansons (track A3)
My Bony (track A4)
Ruby Baby (french version) (track B3)
When the Saints Go Marching In (Bartholomew & Domino version) (track B2)
When the Saints Go Marching In (Rosetta Tharpe's version) (track B2)
When the Saints Go Marching In (Louis Armstrong's version) (track B2)
recording of:
Why? (track B4)
Cry for a Shadow (1961-06-22) (track A2)
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean (1961-06-22) (track A4)
When the Saints Go Marching In (1961-06-22) (track B2)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track B1)

Release

design/illustration: David Krieger
photography: Joel Brodsky
remastered versions: In the Beginning
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/2023725 [info]

Release Group

Wikidata: Q6011865 [info]
Wikipedia: en: In the Beginning (Circa 1960) [info]