Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Recording With the Beatles began in the summer of 1963. The recording sessions spanned a three-month period (July 18 to October 23), during which the Beatles maintained a rigorous touring schedule and appeared on BBC radio and various television shows. The album was released in the UK on November 22, 1963. With the Baetles is the equivalent of Capital's Meet the Beatles and The Beatles Second Album. McCartney and Lennon used their Hofner and Rickenbacker guitars respectively, while George upgraded to a Gretsch Country Gentleman (Model PX6122). Double-tracking was used extensively for the first time for the LP.

Using the same photographic technique that Astrid Kercherr had used with Stu Sutcliffe, photographer Robert Freeman shot the cover photo, with the Beatles wearing black turtlenecks and standing against a black backdrop.

The songs on the album included:

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

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