Introducing… The Beatles (stereo, v1, oval logo, left justified titles)

~ Release by The Beatles (see all versions of this release, 26 available)

Annotation

This original Vee Jay pressing did not include Please Please Me and Ask Me Why. However, as Capitol Records, through its subsidiary Beechwood Music, controlled the publishing rights to Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You, Capitol threatened legal action against Vee Jay if it did not cease distributing the album. Vee Jay responded by replacing the two tracks in question with Ask Me Why and Please Please Me on subsequent pressings.
This variation has oval Vee Jay logo, left justified song titles and songwriters’ credits with “INTRODUCING the BEATLES” in small print. The words “Long Playing” and “Microgroove” do not appear on the label. The album number is VJLPS 1062 and word “STEREO” appears at 3 o’clock below the side number. The trail off areas have the hand etched matrix number 63-3402S and job number 5689 on Side 1 and matrix number 63-3403S and job number 5689-X on Side 2. Both sides have the hand etched date 6-28-63 and initials “RA” and “A” as well as the machine stamped Audio Matrix and “MR” logos. This variation was pressed by Monarch Records.

Annotation last modified on 2017-09-10 15:39 UTC.

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 I Saw Her Standing There
3.85 2:55
A2 Misery
3.65 1:50
A3 Anna
3.65 3:00
A4 Chains
3.25 2:29
A5 Boys
2.65 2:29
A6 Love Me Do
3.75 2:23
B1 P.S. I Love You
3 2:05
B2 Baby It’s You
2.75 2:40
B3 Do You Want to Know a Secret
3.25 1:59
B4 A Taste of Honey
3 2:05
B5 There’s a Place
2.75 1:55
B6 Twist and Shout
3.65 2:34

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

acoustic guitar:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track B1)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A6–B1)
acoustic guitar [acoustic rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A3)
electric bass guitar:
Paul McCartney (tracks A2–B6)
electric bass guitar and handclaps:
Paul McCartney (track A1)
drums:
Ringo Starr (tracks A2, A4–A5, B2, B4–B6)
drums and percussion:
Ringo Starr (track B3)
drums and handclaps:
Ringo Starr (track A1)
tambourine:
Ringo Starr (track A6)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track B6)
harmonica:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A6)
maracas:
Ringo Starr (track B1)
electric guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A2–A3, A5, B2–B6)
electric guitar [lead guitar] and handclaps:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A1)
electric guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A2, A5, B2–B4)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A4)
electric guitar [rhythm guitar] and harmonica:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A4, B5)
electric guitar [rhythm guitar] and handclaps:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A1)
celesta:
George Martin (track B2)
piano:
George Martin (track A2)
additional engineer:
Geoff Emerick (tracks A2, B2)
Richard Langham (tracks A1–A2, A4, B2–B6)
A. B. Lincoln (tracks A1–A5, B2–B6)
assistant engineer:
Geoff Emerick (track A6)
assistant producer:
Ron Richards (track B1)
background vocals:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A5, B1, B3–B4)
Paul McCartney (tracks A3, A5, B2–B3, B6)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A3, A5, B1–B2, B4–B6)
composer:
Burt Bacharach (track B2)
Carole King (track A4)
Bobby Scott (track B4)
Arthur Alexander (country soul singer) (track A3)
engineer:
Stuart Eltham (tracks A2, B2)
Norman Smith (UK producer/engineer, performer as Hurricane Smith) (tracks A1–A2, A4, A6–B6)
guest drums:
Andy White (Scottish drummer) (track A6)
guest percussion:
Andy White (Scottish drummer) (track B1)
lead vocals:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A2–A3, A6, B2, B5–B6)
Paul McCartney (tracks A1–A2, A6–B1, B4–B5)
Ringo Starr (track A5)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A4, B3)
lyricist:
Arthur Alexander (country soul singer) (track A3)
Mack David (track B2)
Barney Williams (track B2)
Gerry Goffin (track A4)
Ric Marlow (track B4)
other vocals [harmony vocals]:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A1, A4)
Paul McCartney (track A4)
producer:
George Martin (tracks A1–B6)
Ron Richards (track A6)
writer:
Bert Russell (track B6)
Wes Farrell (track A5)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A1–A2, A6–B1, B3, B5)
Paul McCartney (tracks A1–A2, A6–B1, B3, B5)
Phil Medley (track B6)
Barney Williams (track A5)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1963) (tracks A6–B1)
publisher:
EMI U Catalog Inc. (track B2)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track A1)
edited at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1963-02-25) (tracks A1–A5, B2–B6)
mixed at:
Abbey Road Studios in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1962-09-11) (tracks A6–B1)
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1963-02-25) (tracks A1–A5, B2–B6)
recorded at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 2 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1963-02-11) (tracks A1–A5, B2–B6)
remixed at:
mash-ups:
Ladies Do Love Me by dj BC (track A6)
remixes:
Baby It's You by AKA Gelbart (track B2)
Boys by AKA Gelbart (track A5)
Chains by AKA Gelbart (track A4)
Love Me Do by AKA Gelbart (track A6)
Misery by AKA Gelbart (track A2)
PS I Love You by AKA Gelbart (track B1)
I Saw Her Standing There (1963 Capitol mono remix) by The Beatles (1963) (track A1)
I Saw Her Standing There (1963 Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1963) (track A1)
A Taste of Honey (1965 Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B4)
A Taste of Honey (1965 Capitol mono remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B4)
Anna (1965 Capitol mono remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A3)
Anna (1965 Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A3)
Baby It’s You (1965 Capitol mono remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B2)
Baby It’s You (1965 Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B2)
Boys (1965 Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A5)
Boys (1965 Capitol mono remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A5)
Chains (1965 Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A4)
Chains (1965 Capitol mono remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A4)
Do You Want to Know a Secret (1965 Capitol mono remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B3)
Do You Want to Know a Secret (1965 Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B3)
Twist and Shout (1965 Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B6)
Twist and Shout (1965 Capitol mono remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track B6)
Boys (1976 stereo remix) by The Beatles (1976) (track A5)
I Saw Her Standing There (1976 stereo remix) by The Beatles (1976) (track A1)
Twist and Shout (1976 stereo remix) by The Beatles (1976) (track B6)
Misery (1980s Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1980) (track A2)
There’s a Place (1980s Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1980) (track B5)
Twist and Shout (1986 Capital stereo remix) by The Beatles (1986) (track B6)
part of:
cover recording of:
A Taste of Honey (1963-02-11) (track B4)
Anna (Go to Him) (1963-02-11) (track A3)
Boys (1963-02-11) (track A5)
Chains (1963-02-11) (track A4)
Twist and Shout (1963-02-11) (track B6)
Baby It’s You (1963-02-11 – 1963-02-20) (track B2)
later parody versions:
A Waste of Money (track B4)
Love the Jews (track A6)
Twins Came Out (track B6)
later translated parody versions:
Twist n'chat (track B6)
later translated versions:
Daraus mach ich kein Geheimnis (Do You Want to Know a Secret) (track B3)
Du bist schön (There’s a Place) (track B5)
En doft av honung (track B4)
Hunajainen (track B4)
Je crois mon cœur (track B4)
Jung wie Du (Love Me Do) (track A6)
Lyssna (track B3)
Salaisuuteni (track B3)
Twist im Blut (Twist and Shout) (track B6)
Twist y gritos (track B6)
一見鍾情 (track A1)
柔情蜜意 (track B4)
由你開始 (track B2)
later versions:
Chance (Sylvie Vartan song) (track A4)
Twiste et chante (track B6)
recording of:
Love Me Do (1962-09-11) (track A6)
P.S. I Love You (1962-09-11) (track B1)
Do You Want to Know a Secret (1963-02-11) (track B3)
I Saw Her Standing There (1963-02-11) (track A1)
There’s a Place (1963-02-11) (track B5)
Misery (1963-02-11 – 1963-02-20) (track A2)
referred to in medleys:
Beatles Medley (Stars on 45) (track B3)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track B3)

Release Group

Wikidata: Q1929603 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Introducing... The Beatles [info]