A Beatles' Recording Timeline: Off the Beatle Track

Please Please Me, etc.

Back to First '62|Ahead to With the Beatles '64


MOTHER WORKS: 
o PLEASE PLEASE ME  [UK MONO LP] 
o FROM ME TO YOU c/w THANK YOU GIRL [UK MONO 45] 

Long Canon: 
o Love Me Do [1st Ed. UK Mono 45 A-side] 
o Please Please Me c/w Ask Me Why [UK Mono 45]
o Please Please Me [UK Stereo LP]

Other Works:
o Introducing the Beatles [USA Mono LP]
o The Early Beatles [USA Stereo LP]
o 22 BBC/Radio Luxembourg performances for radio broadcast
o How Do You Do It
o One After 909 
o The 25DEC-28DEC-31DEC62 concerts at Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany

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OFF THE BEATLE TRACK - 
Recordings from August 18, 1962 - June 30, 1963 

18AUG62  Ringo Starr joins The Beatles.

22AUG62  CONCERT: CAVERN CLUB - "KNOW THE NORTH" [VIDEO]
Aired 06NOV63 on "Scene at 6:30". 1-hr kinescope? 
Audio portion lost immediately to distortion, see 05SEP62.
* Some Other Guy
* Kansas City 

04SEP62  EMI STUDIO: LOVE ME DO SINGLE SESSION
. Please Please Me "Rehearsal, slow Orbison-like"
. How Do You Do It "Rehearsal"
. Love Me Do "Rehearsal"
. 3 other songs rehearsed
o How Do You Do It 
   o "complete"
   o "ANTH1 edit"
% Love Me Do "OV mono - Starr on drums"

05SEP62  CONCERT: CAVERN CLUB
One hour audio-only re-recording for "Know The North", see 22AUG62
o Some Other Guy "Acetate"
o Some Other Guy "Soundtrack"
   o "Bootleg"
   o "Anthology video"
o Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
   o "Anthology video edit"
   _ "Complete"

11SEP62  STUDIO: LOVE ME DO SINGLE SESSION
Andy White (drums).
% P.S. I Love You "Mono OV"
% Love Me Do "Mono Andy White OV"
o Please Please Me "ANTH1"

05OCT62 RELEASE (LONG CANON): Love Me Do c/w P.S. I Love You - Parlophone 45-R 4949
o Love Me Do  [1st Ed. UK Mono 45] "w/Ringo-on-drums, 04SEP62 mix"
. P.S. I Love You appears on the PLEASE PLEASE ME mother LP .
MixNotes:  This mother is the basis for the Past Masters CD track.

17OCT62  [TV] Lost Granada TV show

25OCT62  BBC: HERE WE GO (#3)
Aired 26OCT62.
* Love Me Do
* A Taste Of Honey
* P.S. I Love You
* Sheila was not aired.

29OCT62  TV: ?People and Places? MANCHESTER, ENGLAND  [VIDEO]
o A Taste Of Honey

01NOV62-14NOV62  Fourth Hamburg gig.

26NOV62  EMI STUDIO: PLEASE PLEASE ME SINGLE SESSION
"Please Please Me" went to 18 takes from which one may hear:
% Please Please Me "OV mono 45 w/o mistake"
% Please Please Me "OV stereo LP w/mistake = Takes 16+17+18"
_ Please Please Me "other takes"
_ Ask Me Why "tks 1-5"
% Ask Me Why "OV = Take 6"
_ Tip Of My Tongue

27NOV62  BBC: THE TALENT SPOT
Aired 04DEC62
* Love Me Do
* P.S. I Love You
* Twist and Shout

09?DEC?62  RECORDING: CAVERN REHEARSAL TAPE
o I Saw Her Standing There
o One After 909
o One After 909
o Cat Call (aka Catswalk)
o Cat Call (aka Catswalk)

17DEC62  [TV] A lost Granada TV appearance.
18DEC62  Fifth Hamburg Trip begins.

25DEC-28DEC-31DEC62  CONCERTS: STAR-CLUB, HAMBURG, WEST GERMANY
Common versions available on e.g. Historic Sessions, Live At Star Club.
Bootleg versions on e.g. Mach Shau, Road Runner.
MIXNotes: Original recording in mono.  Common versions are heavily edited 
and processed.
((Set 1 & 2 - 25DEC62))
o Be Bop A Lula 
o I Saw Her Standing There "Common version"
o Hallelujah! I Love Her So
o Red Hot "ANTH vid snippet"
o Sheila
o I'm Talking About You "Common Version"
o Twist and Shout
o Mr. Moonlight
o Sweet Little Sixteen
o Besame Mucho
o Red Sails In the Sunset
o I Remember You
o I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) "Common edit, 1st 1:42 orig"
o Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
o Shimmy Like Kate
o Long Tall Sally
o Falling In Love Again
o Roll Over Beethoven "Common Version"
_ Ask Me Why 
_ I Saw Her Standing There  
_ A Taste Of Honey "A Waste Of Money"
_ To Know Him Is To Love Him 
_ Unknown title 1 of 3 ?Please Please Me?
_ Unknown title 2 of 3
_ Unknown title 3 of 3

(( Set 3 - Friday, 28DEC62 ))
Bootlegged on Third Reich & Mach Shau etc.
o A Taste Of Honey [2:35] "complete - boot only"
o Till There Was You [2:00]
o Where Have You Been  
   o "Common Version is shorter"
   o "Bootleg version w/2nd verse"
o Lend Me Your Comb [1:46]
o Your Feet's Too Big [2:19]
o I'm Talkin' Bout You [1:54] "bootleg version"
o To Know Him Is To Love Him [3:08]
o Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby [2:26]
o Matchbox [2:36]
o Little Queenie [3:55]
o Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves On the Trees) [1:15]
+ last call 'Das var Die Beatles' w/bars of "I Saw Her Standing There"
o Roll Over Beethoven [2:35] "bootleg version"

(( Set 4 - 31DEC62 - New Year's Eve ))
o Road Runner 
+ introducing the Beatles
o The Hippy Hippy Shake
o A Taste Of Honey "Common edit=1'09" of this performance + 28DEC62 tail"
o Money (That's What I Want) "voc. Tony Sheridan"
o Reminiscing "frequently mistitled 'Can't Help It/Blue Angel'"
o Ask Me Why
+ McCartney toasts the New Year
o I Saw Her Standing There "bootleg version"

01JAN63  Fifth Hamburg trip ends.

11JAN63  RELEASE (LONG CANON): UK 45 Please Please Me c/w Ask Me Why 
o Please Please Me [UK Mono 45] "orig. mastering w/less echo and compression"
o Ask Me Why [UK Mono 45] "orig. mastering w/less echo and compression"

16JAN63  BBC: HERE WE GO
Aired 25JAN63.
* Chains
* Please Please Me
* Ask Me Why
* Three Cool Cats was not aired.

22JAN63  BBC: SATURDAY CLUB
Aired 26JAN63.
o Some Other Guy
* Love Me Do
* Please Please Me
o Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
o Beautiful Dreamer

22JAN63  BBC: THE TALENT SPOT
Aired 29JAN63.
* Please Please Me
* Ask Me Why
* Some Other Guy

11FEB63  EMI STUDIO: PLEASE PLEASE ME LP SESSION
morning session
o There's a Place tk 1
o There's a Place tk 2
o There's a Place tk 3/false start
o There's a Place tk 4
o There's a Place tk 5/false start
o There's a Place tk 6
o There's a Place tk 7/false start
o There's a Place tk 8
o There's a Place tk 9
o There's a Place tk 10 -> OV  

o I Saw Her Standing There tk 1 Control booth announcement
% I Saw Her Standing There tk 1 "under w.t. of Seventeen -> tk 12 & OV"
o I Saw Her Standing There tk 2
o I Saw Her Standing There tk 3
o I Saw Her Standing There tk 4
o I Saw Her Standing There tk 5
o I Saw Her Standing There tk 6 "edit piece"
o I Saw Her Standing There tk 7 "edit piece"
o I Saw Her Standing There tk 8 "edit piece"
o I Saw Her Standing There tk 9 "FAAB, has reverb; count-in -> OV"

afternoon session
_ A Taste Of Honey "Take 1-4"
% A Taste Of Honey "Take 5 ( -> OV)"

_ Do You Want To Know a Secret "Take 1-5"
% Do You Want To Know a Secret "Take 6 ( -> OV)
o Do You Want To Know a Secret "Take 7 SI harmony percussion onto tk6"
o Do You Want To Know a Secret "Take 8 OV = harmony/percussion onto tk6"
o Do You Want To Know a Secret "Take 8 , bootleg same as OV (?)"

o A Taste of Honey "Take 6 vocal SI doubletracking tk 5"
o A Taste of Honey "Take 7 OV = this vocal SI doubletracking tk 5"
o A Taste of Honey "Take 7 bootleg same as OV (?)"

o There's a Place "tk 11/harmonica overdub to tk 10"
o There's a Place "tk 12/harmonica overdub to tk 10"
o There's a Place "OV = Take 13/harmonica overdub to tk 10"

o I Saw Her Standing There "Take 10 = mono mix and edit of tk 9"
o I Saw Her Standing There "Take 11 handclap SI to tk 1" 
o I Saw Her Standing There "Take 12 = handclap SI + tk 1 -> OV" 
% I Saw Her Standing There "OV = tk 9's count-in + tk 12 MIXED 25FEB63"

o Misery "Take 1
o Misery "Take 2 false start"
o Misery "Take 3 false start"
o Misery "Take 4 false start"
o Misery "Take 5 false start"
o Misery "Take 6
o Misery "Take 7
o Misery "Take 8 false start"
_ Misery "Take 9 false start"
_ Misery "Take 10
% Misery "Take 11 -> OV"

evening session
* Hold Me Tight tk 1-13

_ Anna (Go To Him) tk 1-2
% Anna (Go To Him) "Take 3 = OV"

% Boys tk 1 "OV"

% Chains tk 1 "OV"
* Chains tk 2-4

_ Baby It's You tk 1-2
% Baby It's You "Take 3 -> OV"

% Twist and Shout tk 1 "OV"
* Twist and Shout tk 2   

20FEB63  GEORGE MARTIN OVERDUB SESSION
_ Misery "Takes 12-15, OM SI session onto tk 11"
% Misery "OV = Take 16, OM piano SI to tk 11"
_ Baby It's You "Take 4, OM celeste SI onto tk 3"
% Baby It's You "OV = Take 5, OM celeste SI onto tk 3"
_ Baby It's You "Take 6, OM piano SI onto tk 3"

20FEB63  BBC: PARADE OF THE POPS
Aired live.
* Love Me Do
* Please Please Me

05MAR63  STUDIO: FROM ME TO YOU SINGLE SESSION
o From Me To You tk 1, breakdown
o From Me To You tk 2
o From Me To You tk 3
o From Me To You tk 4
o From Me To You tk 5
o From Me To You tk 6, false start 
o From Me To You tk 7
o From Me To You tk 8a/harmonica SI onto tk 7
o From Me To You tk 8b/edit piece
o From Me To You tk 9/edit piece
o From Me To You tk 10/edit piece
o From Me To You tk 11/edit piece vocal lead-off
o From Me To You tk 12/edit piece
o From Me To You tk 13/edit piece vocal lead-off
% From Me To You "OV mono 45"
% From Me To You "OV stereo mix"

o Thank You Girl tk 1 "under w.t. Thank You Little Girl"
o Thank You Girl tk 2
o Thank You Girl tk 3
o Thank You Girl tk 4
o Thank You Girl tk 5
o Thank You Girl tk 6 -> OV
o Thank You Girl tk 7/edit piece
o Thank You Girl tk 8/edit piece
o Thank You Girl tk 9/edit piece
o Thank You Girl tk 10/edit piece
o Thank You Girl tk 11/edit piece
o Thank You Girl tk 12/edit piece
o Thank You Girl tk 13/edit piece -> OV

o One After 909 "Tk 1, breakdown"
o One After 909 "Tk 2"
	o [stereo]
	o [mono] "Barrett mix"
o One After 909 "Tk 3, breakdown"
o One After 909 "Tk 4, long breakdown"
o One After 909 "Tk 5, edit piece"
o One After 909 (sequence) "ANTH1 edit/mono mix of tks 3-4-5"
o One After 909 (complete) "ANTH1 edit/mono mix of tks 4-5"

06MAR63  BBC: HERE WE GO
Aired 12APR63.
o Misery
o Do You Want To Know a Secret
o Please Please Me

13MAR63  RECORDING: EMI THANK YOU GIRL HARMONICA SESSION
_ Thank You Girl "Takes 14-28, harmonica SI onto 6+13, tks 17/20/21/23 -> OV"
% Thank You Girl "OV mono 45"
% Thank You Girl "OV stereo mix"

16MAR63  BBC: SATURDAY CLUB
Aired live.
o I Saw Her Standing There
o Misery
o Too Much Monkey Business
o I'm Talking About You
o Please Please Me
o The Hippy Hippy Shake

21MAR63  BBC: ON THE SCENE
Aired 28MAR63.
* Misery
* Do You Want To Know a Secret
* Please Please Me

21MAR63  Billy J Kramer records I'll Be On My Way.


22MAR63 =MOTHER RELEASE= PLEASE PLEASE ME  [UK MONO LP]
o PLEASE PLEASE ME  [UK MONO LP] .................... "PARLOPHONE PMC-1202"
     Side One
     o I SAW HER STANDING THERE  [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"
     o MISERY  [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"
     o ANNA (GO TO HIM) [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"
     o CHAINS [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"
     o BOYS [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"
     o ASK ME WHY [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"
     o PLEASE PLEASE ME [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"

     Side Two
     o LOVE ME DO [UK MONO LP track] "w/Andy White-drums+Ringo-tamb., 11SEP62 mix"
     o P.S. I LOVE YOU [UK MONO LP track] "11SEP62 mix"
     o BABY IT'S YOU [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"
     o DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"
     o A TASTE OF HONEY [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"
     o THERE'S A PLACE [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"
     o TWIST AND SHOUT [UK MONO LP track] "25FEB63 mix"

MixNotes: All tracks are in true mono.  The "P.S. I LOVE YOU" track on the LP first 
appeared on a UK 45 RPM single.  The PLEASE PLEASE ME and ASK ME WHY tracks, previously
released, were remixed to add similar eq, compression and echo to that on the tracks 
new to the LP.  Session tapes for Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You were already lost.
The 1987 CD Please Please Me was remastered from this mother. 
There is also a complete twin-track stereo version of this LP. 


== Alternate Mixes and Masters - PLEASE PLEASE ME LP ==
o Please Please Me (Mono 1987 CD and LP special edition)
Track listing same as LP.  This remaster approximates the chosen mother.

o Please Please Me [UK Stereo LP]
The twin-track stereo lp's mix is unnatural.  It does feature a vocal
performance of "Please Please Me" different from that on the mono lp.
     o I Saw Her Standing There "Stereo OV"
     o Misery "Stereo OV"
     o Anna (Go To Him)  "Stereo OV"
     o Chains  "Stereo OV"
     o Boys "Stereo OV"
     o Ask Me Why "Stereo OV"
    >o Please Please Me "Stereo LP version w/Lennon vocal mistake"
     X Love Me Do "Mock stereo Andy White OV"
     X P.S. I Love You "Mock stereo OV"
     o Baby It's You "Stereo OV"  
     o Do You Want To Know A Secret "Stereo OV" 
     o A Taste Of Honey  "Stereo OV" 
     o There's A Place "Stereo OV"
     o Twist And Shout "Stereo OV"
  
o Misery "Longer intro version" 
     o "Mono & stereo Vee Jay version with untrimmed intro"
     o "Stereo US Rarities approximation of Vee Jay version"

o There's A Place "Stereo US Rarities approximation"


01APR63  BBC: SIDE BY SIDE
Aired 22APR63.
* I Saw Her Standing There
* Do You Want To Know a Secret
* Baby It's You
* Please Please Me
* From Me To You
* Misery

01APR63  BBC: SIDE BY SIDE
Aired 13MAY63.
o Side By Side
* From Me To You
o Long Tall Sally
o A Taste Of Honey
o Chains
o Thank You Girl
o Boys

03APR63  BBC: EASY BEAT
Aired 07APR63
* Please Please Me
* Misery
o From Me To You

04APR63  BBC: SIDE BY SIDE
Aired 24JUN63
o Side By SIde
o Too Much Monkey Business
* Love Me Do
o Boys
o I'll Be On My Way
o From Me To You


12APR63 =MOTHER RELEASE= FROM ME TO YOU c/w THANK YOU GIRL [UK MONO 45]
o FROM ME TO YOU c/w THANK YOU GIRL [UK MONO 45] .... "MOTHER = PARLOPHONE R 5015"
     o FROM ME TO YOU [UK MONO 45] "14MAR63 mix"
     o THANK YOU GIRL [UK MONO 45] "13MAR63 mix
MixNotes: This mother is the basis for the Past Masters CD tracks.


==ALTERNATE MIXES AND MASTERS==
o From Me To You 
     o [stereo] "OV, less harmonica"
     o [stereo] "Barrett mix w/harmonica as in OV mono"
     o [stereo] "Barrett mix, less harmonica"
o Thank You Girl 
     o [stereo] "OV, more harmonica & echo"
     o [stereo] "Barrett mix w/less harmonica"
     o [stereo] "Barrett mix w/more harmonica, BUT ECHOLESS"


18APR63  BBC: SWINGING SOUND '63
Aired live.
o Twist and Shout
o From Me To You

21MAY63  BBC: SATURDAY CLUB
Aired 25MAY63.
o I Saw Her Standing There
o Do You Want To Know a Secret
o Boys
o Long Tall Sally
o From Me To You
o Money (That's What I Want)

21MAY63  BBC: STEPPIN' OUT
Aired 03JUN63.
o Please Please Me
o I Saw Her Standing There
* Roll Over Beethoven
* Thank You Girl
* From Me To You
* Twist and Shout was not broadcast
 
24MAY63  BBC: POP GO THE BEATLES
Aired 04JUN63.
* From Me To You
o Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
o Do You Want To Know a Secret
o You Really Got a Hold On Me
o Misery
o The Hippy Hippy Shake
o Pop Go the Beatles

May/Jun63  RECORDING: BAD TO ME LENNON DEMO
o Bad To Me
. I Call Your Name

01JUN63  BBC: POP GO THE BEATLES
Aired 11JUN63.
o Too Much Monkey Business
o I Got To Find My Baby
o Young Blood
o Baby It's You
o Till There Was You
o Love Me Do

01JUN63  BBC: POP GO THE BEATLES
Aired 18JUN63.
o A Shot Of Rhythm and Blues
o Memphis
o A Taste Of Honey
o Sure To Fall
o Money (That's What I Want)
o From Me To You

17JUN63  BBC: POP GO THE BEATLES
Aired 25JUN63.
o I Saw Her Standing There
o Anna (Go To Him)
o Boys
o Chains
o P.S. I Love You
o Twist and Shout

19JUN63  BBC: EASY BEAT
Aired 23JUN63.
o Some Other Guy
o A Taste Of Honey
o Thank You Girl
o From Me To You

24JUN63  BBC: SATURDAY CLUB
Aired 29JUN63.
o I Got To Find My Baby
o Memphis
o Money (That's What I Want)
o Till There Was You
o From Me To You
o Roll Over Beethoven 

27JUN63  Billy J Kramer records Bad To Me and I Call Your Name.
30JUN63  A series of UK concerts concludes in Great Yarmouth. 

KEY: RECORDING TYPES AND SESSION NOTES

Recording Types
o Collectable. _ Exists/Uncollectable. * Recorded/Lost.
% Collectable AS an embedded component of officially released track.
. Song title listed to provide context. No recording implied.
Session Notes
OM = Other Musicians for Beatles' product.
NTB = Not The Beatles.
Song title "version name" ... The quoted phrase is to indicate some distinctive characteristic of this recording version of the song.

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