Iconic 1st Gen Beatles (With The Beatles - the USA Ver.)
This is the album (3rd Beatles album overall) that put Beatlemania into high gear. The USA released version "Meet The Beatles" (same iconic b&w Robert Freeman photograph as the cover) was the Beatles first album released to the "Yanks", and first Beatles album under Capitol Records - "I Want to Hold Your Hand, I Saw Her Standing There, and This Boy added in the USA version).
EVERY song a gem - when I think of The Beatles albums, THIS is the album that comes to mind first.
Snapshot of social history and sets the standard for both the English invasion, pop music for the next 50+ years (still influencing), and frankly every boy band that has ever existed (not to place The Beatles in the Boy Band category, but they were in some ways, the poster boys [men] for The Monkees to The Back Street Boys).
Sonically, this version is solid, but either a mint original mono vinyl copy, or the later Japan-released (1980s) mono or "stereophonic" vinyl versions (ie. AR-8026) cannot be equaled in capturing that 1st Gen Beatles sound.
where's tracks 4 and 11?
Not the same.
I have this original vinyl LP from 1964. It contains Twelve songs. The other three on here are what I call fillers, I never heard of.
With The Beatles—A Decent Second Outing From the Fab Four
By The KKH
Featuring mostly covers and a few original pieces, With The Beatles is not too shabby for a second album. Perhaps the better tracks on With The Beatles are the original compositions, "It Won't Be Long", "All My Loving", and "Don't Bother Me" being my personal favorites. The Beatles' rendition of "Money (That's What I Want)", like their take on "Twist and Shout" from their previous effort, Please Please Me, is disturbing because of John Lennon's larynx-shredding delivery. I recommend this album to the hardcore Beatles fans, as it will keep them satisfied; people just getting into The Beatles are better off trying some of their later material, as With The Beatles will not give them a taste of how influential The Beatles were in the music industry.
This is a pretty great album. I still prefer Please Please Me a bit more but this is just great. The opener, it won't be long, is a great and upbeat track. All my loving is a downright classic. Little Child is a very catchy song. Till there was you and roll over Beethoven are great covers. Money is the twist and shout of THIS album. I recommend it.
Not Bad, Not Great..
The weakest Beatles album in my opinion. Even including Yellow Submarine.
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The Beatle' first
I was just 17, You know what I mean, when this album came out... And it changed my life and my friends lives too. The singles came first to Philly radio "I want to hold your hand" and "I saw her standing there" and I couldn't believe what I was hearing....I wasn't too crazy about rock and roll up until the Beatles came along....and then I became a music nut and have been ever since....there harmonies were and still are to this day positively the best melting of voices that ever were recorded, anywhere, anytime. Ask Elmer Burnstine.....He legitimized the Beatles after there Rubber Soul album by breaking down there genius on a tv show and there were lots of Beatles haters back then...but that fellow genius saw greatness in that "Fab Four".....and told the world so. When there first album was played at parties,there was a feeling that came over us teenagers...the boys could identify with the lyrics like John and Paul we're reading our minds and putting it to music... And the girls were easier to communicate with.... Which led to many a great make out session. The "Boys" had made our lives count.....I'll never be able to thank them enough for that.
Magnificience has been achieved!
Though this is arguably the worst beatles album, it is still a fantastic album with every song being fun and energetic, any beatles fan should have songs like, All My Loving, It Wont Be Long, and Money (Thats What I Want) I highly recommend this album.
The Beatles 💚
By Michael gilley
Such an amazing band!