The first mono pressing has black label with gold print.
“Dick James Mus. Co” incorrect publishing credit for “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Misery”, “Do You Want To Know A Secret” and “There’s A Place”.
Matrix numbers: Side 1: XEX 421-1N; Side 2: XEX 422-1N.

Annotation last modified on 2016-11-13 17:50 UTC.


12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 I Saw Her Standing There 3.35 2:58
A2 Misery 3 1:52
A3 Anna (Go to Him) 2.65 3:00
A4 Chains 3 2:29
A5 Boys 3 2:30
A6 Ask Me Why 3 2:30
A7 Please Please Me 4.65 2:06
B1 Love Me Do 3.75 2:25
B2 P.S. I Love You 3.35 2:08
B3 Baby It’s You 2.65 2:40
B4 Do You Want to Know a Secret 4.5 2:02
B5 A Taste of Honey 2.75 2:07
B6 There’s a Place 2.35 1:55
B7 Twist and Shout 3.75 2:33


12" Vinyl 1

acoustic guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks B1–B2)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track B2)
acoustic guitar [acoustic rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track A3)
electric bass guitar:
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (tracks A1–B7)
drums (drum set):
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (tracks A1–A7, B3–B7)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (track B1)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A4, A7–B1, B6)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (track B2)
electric guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track B6)
electric guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A1–A7, B3–B5, B7)
electric guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A1–A2, A4–A7, B3–B7)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (track B4)
George Martin (track B3)
George Martin (track A2)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (track A1)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A1)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track A1)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track A1)
additional engineer:
Geoff Emerick (British recording engineer) (tracks A2, B3)
Richard Langham (tracks A1–A5, B3–B7)
A. B. Lincoln (tracks A1–A6, B3–B7)
assistant engineer:
Geoff Emerick (British recording engineer) (track B1)
assistant producer:
Ron Richards (track B2)
background vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A3, A5–A7, B2–B3, B5–B7)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A5, B2, B4–B5)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (tracks A3, A5–A6, B3–B4, B7)
Burt Bacharach (track B3)
Carole King (track A4)
Bobby Scott (US musician & producer) (track B5)
Arthur Alexander (country soul singer) (track A3)
Stuart Eltham (engineer) (tracks A2, B3)
Norman Smith (UK producer/engineer, performed as Hurricane Smith) (tracks A1–B7)
guest drums (drum set):
Andy White (Scottish drummer) (track B1)
guest percussion:
Andy White (Scottish drummer) (track B2)
lead vocals:
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (track A5)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A4, B4)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A2–A3, A6–B1, B3, B6–B7)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (tracks A1–A2, B1–B2, B5–B6)
lead vocals [double-tracked lead vocals]:
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track A7)
Arthur Alexander (country soul singer) (track A3)
Mack David (track B3)
Barney Williams (track B3)
Gerry Goffin (track A4)
Ric Marlow (track B5)
other vocals [harmony vocals]:
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A1, A4)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track A4)
George Martin (tracks A1–B7)
Ron Richards (track B1)
Bert Russell (track B7)
Wes Farrell (track A5)
Phil Medley (track B7)
Barney Williams (track A5)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A1–A2, A6–B2, B4, B6)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (tracks A1–A2, A6–B2, B4, B6)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1963) (tracks A1–B7)
EMI U Catalog Inc. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track B3)
MPL Communications Ltd. (not for release label use! Paul McCartney-related, London-based company) (track B1)
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) (track A4)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track A1)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track B3)
Yamaha Music Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (holding company - do not use as release label) (track B3)
edited at:
mixed at:
recorded at:
remixed at:
has remixes:
Love Me Do by AKA Gelbart (track B1)
PS I Love You by AKA Gelbart (track B2)
Ask Me Why (1965 Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A6)
Ladies Do Love Me by dj BC (track B1)
cover recording of:
A Taste of Honey (1963-02-11) (track B5)
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 B7)
Baby It’s You (1963-02-11 – 1963-02-20) (track B3)
later parody versions:
A Waste of Money (track B5)
Love the Jews (track B1)
Twins Came Out (track B7)
later translated parody versions:
Twist n'chat (track B7)
later translated versions:
Baby, c'est vous (track B3)
Daraus mach ich kein Geheimnis (Do You Want to Know a Secret) (track B4)
Du bist schön (There’s a Place) (track B6)
En doft av honung (track B5)
Hunajainen (track B5)
Je crois mon cœur (track B5)
Jung wie Du (Love Me Do) (track B1)
Lyssna (track B4)
Please Please Me (Spanish translation) (track A7)
Salaisuuteni (track B4)
Susi (Please Please Me) (track A7)
Tu perds ton temps (Please Please Me) (track A7)
Twist im Blut (Twist and Shout) (track B7)
Twist y gritos (track B7)
一見鍾情 (track A1)
柔情蜜意 (track B5)
由你開始 (track B3)
later versions:
Chance (Sylvie Vartan song) (track A4)
Twiste et chante (track B7)
part of:
Baby It’s You! (jukebox musical, book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott) (tracks B3, B7)
recording of:
Love Me Do (1962-09-11) (track B1)
P.S. I Love You (1962-09-11) (track B2)
Ask Me Why (1962-11-26) (track A6)
Please Please Me (1962-11-26) (track A7)
Do You Want to Know a Secret (1963-02-11) (track B4)
I Saw Her Standing There (1963-02-11) (track A1)
There’s a Place (1963-02-11) (track B6)
Misery (1963-02-11 – 1963-02-20) (track A2)
referred to in medleys:
Beatles Medley (Stars on 45) (tracks A7, B4)
Stars on 45 (Beatles Medley 7″ Mix) (track B4)
Stars on 45 (12″ single) (track B4)


photography:Angus McBean (photographer)
liner notes:Tony Barrow (press officer)
remastered versions:The Beatles in Mono
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