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« on: September 21, 2016, 09:11:00 PM »

Here we go. The Beatles sophomore album.

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With the Beatles is the second studio album by the English rock group the Beatles. It was released on 22 November 1963, on Parlophone, and was recorded four months after the band's debut Please Please Me. The album features eight original compositions (seven by Lennon–McCartney and "Don't Bother Me", George Harrison's first recorded solo composition and his first released on a Beatles album) and six covers (mostly of Motown, rock and roll, and R&B hits). The cover photograph was taken by the fashion photographer Robert Freeman, and it has been mimicked by several music groups over the years.


As usual vote for your least favorite track. The track with the most votes gets voted off.

Tally on September 26th.

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)

Following on the heels of the success of their first album, the Beatles were anxious to not rock the boat so they kept the general formula that seemed to work so well on Please Please Me. Though they took more time to record it.

My first pick is an easy one. Sort of. I think Hold Me Tight is probably the weakest Lennon/McCartney song in the entire Beatles oeuvre. However, George Harrison's first attempt at song writing isn't exactly a shining moment... But which to vote off?

Ultimately, Hold Me Tight is fun. The hand claps give it energy and I kind of dig that galloping rhythm. Whereas Don't Bother Me is heavy. It has some interesting guitar work. But Harrison's vocal and overdubs are pretty messy.

I'll vote Don't Bother Me.

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 09:25:42 PM »

Had to think what to shoo away 1st - "All I've got to do" & "You really got a hold". 2 songs that would rather not exist. Dilemma.

"You really got a hold".
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 11:44:54 PM »

oh Range! I really dig 'got a hold'.  I would axe half of these songs.  Almost my least favourite
album by the group. 
firstly, let's dump 'little child'.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 09:46:10 AM »

I listened to this album very closely last night and figured out my bottom five...well, there's no question who the leader of the group was at this stage, John. Paul sings less than he had on Please Please Me while George sings more. I hadn't noticed that before. I was probably too busy listening to You Really Got A Hold On Me Grin Anyway, all of my bottom five feature Paul, George, or Ringo on lead vocal. Starting with...

Till There Was You
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 01:09:11 PM »

This is such a good album.  But "Little Child" stands out as the weakest track.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 03:54:19 PM »

Lots of irrelevant tracks on here, but my least favorite is Little Child.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 04:28:26 PM »

The album cover is stylish, black & white & everything. It is weak song, "Little child", I like it because it's joyful & short. "Till there was you" is Paul's best lead in the album. & it's beautiful, kind of. "Don't bother me" is boring.
Top 3 imo "Mr. Postman", "Money"*, "Devil in her heart".

*superior version by The Rolling Stones.
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 05:15:51 PM »

As much as I like this album, there are quite a few weak tracks to choose from.... Guess I'll go with I Wanna Be Your Man, a version which was totally blown away by the Stones version (ditto Money)
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2016, 05:41:28 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2016, 06:50:55 PM »

Was it intentional for this thread to start on the 53rd anniversary of the album's release?
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2016, 07:16:17 PM »

Was it intentional for this thread to start on the 53rd anniversary of the album's release?

Wow. No. Just a bit of serendipity.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2016, 07:26:00 PM »

Was it intentional for this thread to start on the 53rd anniversary of the album's release?

Umm.... I'm pretty sure that the album was originally released on the same day that JFK was assassinated
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2016, 10:15:23 PM »

I'd never noticed how many of my least favorite Beatles songs are on this album. Probably because I don't listen to the early Beatles much and when I was young and did listen more to the early Beatles, I had the US albums.
I do really like a few songs here though.
I'm going to go with the growing consensus for worst: Little Child
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2016, 08:30:34 AM »

Was it intentional for this thread to start on the 53rd anniversary of the album's release?

Wow. No. Just a bit of serendipity.  Wink

Ok, it was released on NOVEMBER 22. Not September. Ah well.
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2016, 12:48:12 PM »

Was it intentional for this thread to start on the 53rd anniversary of the album's release?

Wow. No. Just a bit of serendipity.  Wink

Ok, it was released on NOVEMBER 22. Not September. Ah well.

pixletwin,  Guess not everybody is reading your intro quote box which clearly states the release date.  You fell for it too!  ouch!  Just any ol' 22 won't do. Razz

I love this album, but as with many of us here - grew up with Capitol's Meet The Beatles!.  I didn't hear the British counterpart until 1970, although I had read the track listing in 1964.  To this day I have a problem with "Money" placed as the last track.  I also believe Meet The Beatles! is a much stronger set of songs than The Beatles Second Album.  Most people do not agree with that.  "Money" was given no important place on the second Capitol Beatles album.  And, as BE pointed out, George's numbers were tossed to the second American album.  John had strong numbers on both albums, 'cause, well, John was just the best of the bunch.

I tend to play those first two volumes of the American albums when I listen to the early songs, but I have the big box Apple/UMe released using the mix of non-American versions of some songs.  Of those that have that box, has anybody taken the time to play The Beatles Story?  I haven't.  Not even once, and it's one of the very few Beatles albums I do not own on original vinyl, don't have the Rock'n'Roll comp either.  Yeah, 1964 was the last time I heard "the story"-

One of the things I do love about the way with the beatles was put together is opening with "It Won't Be Long" and "All I've Got To Do" - two of Lennon's strongest early songs.  Again, given no special place by Capitol on Meet The Beatles!. Wasn't that just their way? Wink   "Don't Bother Me" was my favorite George song until 1968, when it was finally equaled by his white album offerings, though I love "The Inner Light" and all of his songs from Yellow Submarine.  I'm going to guess the George and Ringo songs from every era will be under the wheels of the Magical Mystery Tour bus quickly.  I hope you do Past Masters or the Hey Jude comp in this game, pixletwin.  That's where you will find my favorite George track, ever.

Okay. let me vote.  My least favorite track on this album is "Till There Was You"  -I'll color-code my selections from now on, so as to be easily seen when you are scanning back thru doing the count.

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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2016, 12:54:29 PM »

Was it intentional for this thread to start on the 53rd anniversary of the album's release?

Umm.... I'm pretty sure that the album was originally released on the same day that JFK was assassinated

Good on ya.  Leave it to an Australian to correct us yanks!  I like your new avatar and user-name, too.

I also see a running argument developing...  "Money" -My favorite version is by The Beatles.
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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2016, 01:58:20 PM »

Of those that have that box, has anybody taken the time to play The Beatles Story?  I haven't.  Not even once, and it's one of the very few Beatles albums I do not own on original vinyl, don't have the Rock'n'Roll comp either.  Yeah, 1964 was the last time I heard "the story"-

I forgot all about The Beatles Story. That was re-released? Fun.

I hope you do Past Masters or the Hey Jude comp in this game, pixletwin.  That's where you will find my favorite George track, ever.


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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2016, 02:19:10 PM »

Hey Emily,  Yeah, when they released the big box of all the American albums they stuck that in there to be complete.  Has Hey Jude album, too.  The covers were done better than on the first two volumes as well, HELP! has a gate-fold cover.  Full of neat stuff, you get both of the Yesterday...and Today covers.  You can buy individual albums from this box.  Check it out.

Have a fun week-end, everybody.  -Will
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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2016, 02:59:41 PM »

Whoops, my mistake   Undecided
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2016, 06:04:53 PM »

Seems like "Little child" will go. It's 26th. Time for next round. police
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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2016, 11:51:51 AM »

Here we go. The Beatles sophomore album.

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With the Beatles is the second studio album by the English rock group the Beatles. It was released on 22 November 1963, on Parlophone, and was recorded four months after the band's debut Please Please Me. The album features eight original compositions (seven by Lennon–McCartney and "Don't Bother Me", George Harrison's first recorded solo composition and his first released on a Beatles album) and six covers (mostly of Motown, rock and roll, and R&B hits). The cover photograph was taken by the fashion photographer Robert Freeman, and it has been mimicked by several music groups over the years.


Voting was pretty evenly spread out. 3 smilers voted to put the Little Child out to the orphanage. 

As usual vote for your least favorite track. The track with the most votes gets voted off.

Tally on October 2.

It Won't Be Long
All I've Got To Do
All My Loving
Don't Bother Me
'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)

Following on the heels of the success of their first album, the Beatles were anxious to not rock the boat so they kept the general formula that seemed to work so well on Please Please Me. Though they took more time to record it.

Round#1 Little Child September 27


My first pick is an easy one. Sort of. I think Hold Me Tight is probably the weakest Lennon/McCartney song in the entire Beatles oeuvre. However, George Harrison's first attempt at song writing isn't exactly a shining moment... But which to vote off?

Ultimately, Hold Me Tight is fun. The hand claps give it energy and I kind of dig that galloping rhythm. Whereas Don't Bother Me is heavy. It has some interesting guitar work. But Harrison's vocal and overdubs are pretty messy.

I'll  STILL vote Don't Bother Me.

VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2016, 03:15:27 PM »

Devil In Her Heart - not a bad song, just one of the more forgettable covers the band did.
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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2016, 03:26:15 PM »

Till There Was You
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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2016, 08:54:37 PM »

'Til There Was You
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2016, 10:34:00 PM »

I Wanna Be Your Man

Till There Was You is one of my favourites off this album....
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