April 08, 2013 12:00 PM


They don’t make bands like the Beatles anymore—and they don’t make albums the way the Fab Four made their debut, Please Please Me. The disc was rush-released on March 22, 1963, in the U.K. to capitalize on the success of the singles “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me.” With only those two hits and their B sides recorded, the Beatles took one day to lay down 10 other songs in less than 10 hours! The result whips and crackles by in no more than 33 minutes with eight Lennon-McCartney originals (including “I Saw Her Standing There”) and covers like “Twist and Shout.” Shake it up, baby? They sure did.

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