The Beatles debuted album ‘Please Please Me’ is 50-years old this week. Producer George Martin said the album was made in one day.
“We started at 10 o’clock in the morning, finished at 11 at night, and that was the record made” recalled producer Sir George Martin in a statement.
The album was released on March 22, 1963.
According to Apple Records, “Ten of the album’s fourteen tracks were recorded on the 11th February, 1963 – performance favourites and “Lennon-McCartney originals”. In addition to Love Me Do, the B-side of their debut single and both sides of their second single made up the remaining tracks.”
The Beatles didn’t stray far for the album cover. It was taken at the then headquarters of EMI Limited at 20 Manchester Square in London’s West End in early 1963 by Angus McBean.
Please Please Me was the birth hit Number One in the chart in May 1963 and remained there for thirty weeks before being replaced by With The Beatles.
The tracklisting for Please Please Me is:
1. I Saw Her Standing There
3. Anna (Go To Him)
6. Ask Me Why
7. Please Please Me
8. Love Me Do
9. P.S. I Love You
10. Baby It’s You
11. Do You Want To Know A Secret
12. A Taste Of Honey
13. There’s A Place
14. Twist And Shout