Introducing… The Beatles (mono, v2, all black labels, oval logo)

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Annotation

This record variation has all black label with silver print featuring an oval logo, with left justified titles and credits, “Side 1” and “Side 2” all in small print. Its trail off areas include the matrix number followed by “-4”, indicating that this is a later pressing of the record. This record was possibly pressed by Columbia Records in Bridgeport. This pressing is one of the rarer variations of the album.

Annotation last modified on 2017-09-10 17:51 UTC.

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 I Saw Her Standing There
3 2:55
A2 Misery
1:47
A3 Anna
2.5 2:56
A4 Chains
2.5 2:23
A5 Boys
2.5 2:25
A6 Ask Me Why
3 2:24
B1 Please Please Me
5 2:01
B2 Baby It’s You
2.5 2:33
B3 Do You Want to Know a Secret?
5 1:57
B4 A Taste of Honey
2.65 2:02
B5 There’s a Place
2.5 1:50
B6 Twist and Shout
3.65 2:38

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

acoustic guitar [acoustic rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A3)
electric bass guitar:
Paul McCartney (tracks A1, A3–B6)
drums:
Ringo Starr (tracks A1–B6)
guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A2)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A2)
harmonica:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A4, B1, B5)
bass:
Paul McCartney (track A2)
electric guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track B5)
electric guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A1, A3–B4, B6)
electric guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A1, A4–B6)
percussion:
Ringo Starr (track B3)
celesta:
George Martin (track B2)
piano:
George Martin (track A2)
handclaps:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A1)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A1)
Paul McCartney (track A1)
Ringo Starr (track A1)
additional engineer:
Geoff Emerick (tracks A2, B2)
Richard Langham (tracks A1–A5, B2–B6)
A. B. Lincoln (tracks A1, A3–A6, B2–B6)
background vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A3, A5–B2, B4–B6)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A5, B3–B4)
Paul McCartney (tracks A3, A5–A6, B2–B3, 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–B6)
lead vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A4, B3)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A2–A3, A6–B2, B5–B6)
Paul McCartney (tracks A1–A2, B4–B5)
Ringo Starr (track A5)
lead vocals [double-tracked lead vocals]:
Paul McCartney (track B1)
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)
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 A1, A3–B6)
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: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1963-02-25) (tracks A1–A6, 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)
remixes:
Ask Me Why (1965 Capitol stereo remix) by The Beatles (1965) (track A6)
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)
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)
Lyssna (track B3)
Please Please Me (Spanish translation) (track B1)
Salaisuuteni (track B3)
Susi (Please Please Me) (track B1)
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:
Ask Me Why (1962-11-26) (track A6)
Please Please Me (1962-11-26) (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) (tracks B1, B3)
Stars on 45 (Beatles Medley 7" Mix) (track B3)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track B3)

Release Group

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