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UK vinyl album With The Beatles

‘With The Beatles’ UK album – front cover
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‘With The Beatles’ UK album – back cover
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‘With The Beatles’ UK album – Parlophone record label
Record label
  • Label: Parlophone PMC 1206 MONO / PCS 3045 STEREO
  • Released: 22nd November 1963
  • Peak position:
    Disc Weekly – #1;
    Melody Maker – #1;
    NME – #1;
    Record Retailer – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 21 – from 7th December 1963
  • Weeks in chart: 51 – from 30th November 1963

Side A: 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
Side B: 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 / Money (That’s What I Want)

Produced by George Martin

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (4) Harrison, (6) Willson, (7) Holland/Bateman/Gorman, (8) Berry, (10) Robinson, (12) Drapkin and (14) Bradford/Gordy

Total running time: 32.44

This had advance orders of half a million and sold another half by September 1965 – making it the second album in history to shift a million copies inside the UK (the first being the ‘South Pacific’ soundtrack). It stayed top of the charts for 21 weeks, and if you chuck in the ‘Please Please Me’ LP as well, then that means The Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks!

The cover was shot by Robert Freeman on the 22nd August 1963. He was already famous for working on the first Pirelli calendar (with all the pretty women) and he also shot Khrushchev in the Kremlin (with a camera, not a gun). But it was his smokey photos of the jazz-legend John Coltrane that brought him to The Beatles’ attention.

Paul remembered that he arranged them in a hotel corridor. …

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UK tape cassette album (Re-release) With The Beatles

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‘With The Beatles’ UK album – EMI tape cassette label
Cassette label
  • Label: EMI TC PCS 3045
  • Released: 1970

Side 1: All My Loving / Little Child / Devil In Her Heart / Not A Second Time / Please Mister Postman / Hold Me Tight / You Really Got A Hold On Me

Side 2: It Won’t Be Long / All I’ve Got To Do / Till There Was You / I Wanna Be Your Man / Don’t Bother Me / Roll Over Beethoven / Money (That’s What I Want)

Produced by George Martin

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (3) Drapkin, (5) Holland/Bateman/Gorman, (7) Robinson, (10) Willson, (12) Harrison, (13) Berry and (14) Bradford/Gordy

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UK tape cassette album (Re-release) With The Beatles

‘With The Beatles’ UK album – outside cover, folded-out
Outside cover, folded-out
  • Label: EMI TC PCS 3045
  • Released: 1972

Side 1: All My Loving / Little Child / Devil In Her Heart / Not A Second Time / Please Mister Postman / Hold Me Tight / You Really Got A Hold On Me

Side 2: It Won’t Be Long / All I’ve Got To Do / Till There Was You / I Wanna Be Your Man / Don’t Bother Me / Roll Over Beethoven / Money (That’s What I Want)

Produced by George Martin

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (3) Drapkin, (5) Holland/Bateman/Gorman, (7) Robinson, (10) Willson, (12) Harrison, (13) Berry and (14) Bradford/Gordy

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UK CD album (Re-release) With The Beatles

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‘With The Beatles’ UK album – Parlophone CD label
CD label
  • Label: Parlophone CDP 7 46436 2
  • Released: 26th February 1987
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #40
  • Weeks in chart: 3 – two weeks from 7th March 1987, and one week from 22nd March 1997

CD: 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 / Money (That’s What I Want)

Produced by George Martin

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (4) Harrison, (6) Willson, (7) Holland/Bateman/Gorman, (8) Berry, (10) Robinson, (12) Drapkin and (14) Bradford/Gordy

Total running time: 33.24

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UK remastered CD album (Re-release) With The Beatles

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‘With The Beatles’ UK album – Apple CD label
CD label
  • Label: Apple/EMI
  • Released: 9th September 2009
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #51
  • Weeks in chart: 2 – from 13th September 2009

CD: 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 / Money (That’s What I Want) / With The Beatles Mini-Documentary

Produced by George Martin. Remastered by Sam Okell, Steve Rooke and Guy Massey

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (4) Harrison, (6) Willson, (7) Holland/Bateman/Gorman, (8) Berry, (10) Robinson, (12) Drapkin and (14) Bradford/Gordy

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