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Twist and Shout
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Twist and Shout

First released: 1963, July 12

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Tracks
  1. Twist and Shout (2:33)
    Recorded: February 11, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  2. A Taste of Honey (2:05)
    Recorded: February 11, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  3. Do You Want to Know a Secret? (2:00)
    Recorded: February 11, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  4. There's a Place (1:53)
    Recorded: February 11, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
Releases
1963, July 12 Parlophone GEP 8882 (UK)
Reviews & comments
jeremy (2009, December 20)
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Dominic (2009, September 13)
The first "official" Beatles EP release in the UK and a classic! The fact that all 4 of these tracks were already available on the Beatles debut album Plaese Plaese Me didn't stop this release racing to the top of the official UK singles chart as listed at that time by the BBC! The only resaon its not included in the Guinness Book of Singles Records is because they drew their listing form the Music Week publication which listed EP's in their own chart and not as part of the singles chart. Interestingly this release had direct competition from the group that Decca Records signed in preference to the Beatles; Brian Poole & The Tremeloes who released their own version of Twist & Shout at the same time. It was the last time a another group or record label went into such direct competition against the Beatles. I'm sure you can guess why!

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