The Beatles Please Please Me album appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Beatles Fan 1999, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. stereoguy

    stereoguy Forum Resident

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    "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby".
     
  2. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

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    Astonishing to think that this album has 6 songs making the top 20 in the US----for the most part, a year or more after they were recorded (I Saw Her Standing There was just shy of a year old when it hit the chart).
     
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  3. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    Wow, I never knew that statistic before!

    Those young kids might go places! :)
     
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  4. ralph7109

    ralph7109 Forum Resident

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    Thank God!
     
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  5. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

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    I Saw Her Standing There No 14
    Please Please Me No 3
    PS I Love You No 10
    Love Me Do No 1
    Do You Want To Know a Secret No 2
    Twist and Shout No 2
     
  6. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Forum Resident

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    I prefer PPM to WTB
     
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  7. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    Those are some very clean numbers. :righton:

    Me too!
     
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  8. William Smart

    William Smart Forum Resident

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    I don't get the hate for Boys. It Rocks! And when you figure the finished it off in the back of a taxi do the Stones could use it, not a bad cab ride.

    This and For Sale are two great albums, in fact I got to listen to both full blast while the Mrs was shopping. Not a bad night at all...... Pax
     
  9. Colocally

    Colocally Forum Resident

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    Are you getting mixed up with I Wanna Be Your Man?
     
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  10. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos Forum Resident

    You can further mention "There's A Place" if you expand the boundaries to mention all of the Billboard Hot 100. TAP made it to #74 for one week. That's half the album on the Billboard Hot 100.
     
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  11. I must like it, I've got 3 copies

    2009 stereo CD
    2009 mono CD
    1963 mono LP

    Oh wait, I've got 3 copies of all their albums..... :doh:
     
  12. fogalu

    fogalu Forum Resident

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    Back in the early sixties, a friend of mine lent me his tape recorder (a rare item then) along with some commercial tapes he had bought, and one of them was "Please Please Me".

    So, I first heard this album on reel-to-reel tape and I had it for about three weeks and was blown away by the raw energy of those guys. I couldn't afford to buy my own vinyl copy until a couple of years later. I now own four copies, that vinyl, the 87 CD and the 2009 stereo and mono CDs.

    Oh - and I've also created a "live" version from the two volumes of BBC recordings!
    My favourite track?
    I think it has to be "Ask Me Why" (but don't ask me why.) ;)
     
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  13. William Smart

    William Smart Forum Resident

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    you know what I Am mixed up ain't I? But that's ok I'm crazy anyways and mixed up goes with the territory :goodie:. I love them both anyways. But yeah it was I Wanna Be Your Man. Mick & Kieth shared a ride with John & Paul and asked if they had a song or something like that. I can't remember where i heard that, but it sounds impressive. To me anyways. Polishing a song off in the back of a cab ride...... Yeah that's groovy. Pax
     
  14. William Smart

    William Smart Forum Resident

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    Nice kit! Oh yeah i agree. Taste Of Honey I have to be in the mood for, which doesn't happen often. That and Til There Was You oh yeah Revolution #9 O K I'm done. Everything else is great or greater, some even greatest. Peace
     
  15. steve_miller

    steve_miller Active Member

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    A great album for it's time. But after listening to all of the BBC material out there, I wish the cover songs could have been different.

    Some Other Guy should have been on this LP
     
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  16. GAW Jr.

    GAW Jr. Active Member

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    Great topic.

    The tracks I listed below are my most Fab songs/performances. To me, these always sound fresh.

    "The world is treating me bad", somehow jumps out of the speakers, with youthful energy.

    I am skipping the ground breaking Opening (17 - “We just about know it") and Closing Track (Twist - "Rattle Jewelry") and bypassing the first two A-Side Singles: (Love Me Do/Please Please Me).

    PS. Was thinking of “Rattle Jewelry" comment after recent good news: Queen Eliz looks amazing @ 91 and "Sir Richard”. With JL returning MBE to Her Majesty for Biafra thing, Vietnam and Cold Turkey slipping down charts in 1969, even if John had lived (and mellowed in 2018), I don’t believe the UK would bestow “Sir" John Winston Ono. Too much controversy: 'The Rutles' were bigger than Rod.

    Back to PPM (produced by ‘Sir' George M).

    I am always eager to hear these:
    Misery (John) w/ Sir George Martin piano
    Anna (John) Imaginary Session: I would have enjoyed hearing John attempt to sing Arthur Alexander’s: ‘You Better Move On'
    Ask Me Why (John) 1962 performance, a moving JL vocal
    PS I Love You (Sir Paul) But I love George’s 9th chord ending, only available on 'Live at BBC'
    Baby It's You (John) - w/ Sir George Martin on celesta !
    Do You Want To Know A Secret (George) John composition. “Doo-Dah-Doo"
    There's A Place (John). I like the Brian Wilson 'In My Room’ comparison, stated by 'Mr. Grieves’.
     
  17. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

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    The covers have aged well.

    The only track I can really do without is Do You Want to Know a Secret.....rare Lennon fluff.....
     
  18. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Forum Resident

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    No he didn’t. It was their standard repetoire by that point. Surviving setlists prove this.
     
  19. KayNicole

    KayNicole Member

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    Michigan, USA
    Ahh yes! Such a great album! So many gems, like Misery, P.S. I Love You, Anna, There's a Place, Ask Me Why... truly one of my favorite debut albums of all time! :)
     
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  20. marcb

    marcb Forum Resident

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    :crazy::crazy:
    Only three??? :confused: o_O :doh: :crazy:
     
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  21. PaulKTF

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    Yeah, what a piker! He needs to get 55 copies (on vinyl of course) to beat this guy! :)

     
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  22. marcb

    marcb Forum Resident

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    Got me beat. I probably only have about 20 copies or so.
     
  23. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    I believe his input if any was having them do so many originals. He definitely encouraged them writing more and including more in their regular sets.
     
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