Released in UK on March, 22 1963

Parlophone PMC 1202 (mono), PCS 3042 (stereo)

and in the USA with the title "Introducing the Beatles" on July, 22 1963.

VeeJay VJLP 1062 (Mono), SR 1062 (stereo)


my personal RATING : κκκ½ (out of 5)


The first Beatles' album has the freshness of youth.

In addition of some classic songs (already played during the years in Hamburg), here we find the first compositions

by John and Paul .

The title-track Please Please me, the introduction I saw her standing there and the celebrated Twist

and shout, had been performed almost in all their concerts 'till 1966, when the tours stopped.


Here you'll find my personal rating for each song (out of 5 stars):                           


1. I saw her standing there κκκ

2. Misery κκκκ

3. Anna (go to him) κκκ

4. Chains κκ

5. Boys κκ

6. Ask me why κκ

7. Please please me κκκκ

8. Love me do κκκ

9. P.S. I love you κκκ

10.Baby it's you κκκ½

11.Do you want to know a secret? κκκ

12.A taste of honey κκ

13.There's a place κκκ

14. Twist and shout κκκκ


Recorded at Abbey Road studios from June 1962 to February 1963

Produced by George Martin.


Here are some takes from the recordings of their first 45 rounds, on September 4, 1962