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WITH THE BEATLES

The Beatles

 

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2.89 | 365 ratings

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3 stars With the Beatles is the second full-length studio album by British pop/ rock act The Beatles. With the Beatles was recorded only four months after The Beatles debut album Please Please Me (1963) and it was released in the UK on the 22nd of November 1963. Most of the songs saw an American release on the album Meet The Beatles! on the 20th of January 1964 and the rest appeared on the US only release The Beatles' Second Album on the 25th of April 1964.

The music on With the Beatles is very much in the same style as on the debut album by the band. The songs are simple and vocal oriented, melodic and memorable pop tracks. The vocals are a real treat. Great vocal harmonies and strong lead vocals too. There are eight songs written by the band members and the rest are cover songs of rīnīb tracks like Roll Over Beethoven.

The musicianship and sound quality on the album has increased a bit since the debut but this is still an early sixties production and itīs audible.

I enjoyed myself a bit more than I had expected with this album and while this is not an album I put on very often itīs pretty good and deserves a small 3 star rating. Thereīs just something special about The Beatles and their sense for melody that already showed this early in their career. Not a fantastic album but certainly a charming one.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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