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The Beatles' Second Album
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The Beatles' Second Album

First released: 1964, April 10

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Tracks
  1. Roll Over Beethoven (2:47)
    Recorded: July 30, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar, hand-claps
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, hand-claps
    George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar, hand-claps
    Ringo Starr - drums, hand-claps
  2. Thank You Girl (2:05)
    Recorded: March 5, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England with harmonica overdubbed on March 13, 1963
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  3. You Really Got a Hold on Me (3:03)
    Recorded: July 18, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    George Martin - piano
  4. Devil in Her Heart (2:24)
    Recorded: July 18, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums, maracas
  5. Money (That's What I Want) (2:46)
    Recorded: July 18, 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
    George Martin - piano
  6. You Can't Do That (2:37)
    Recorded: February 25, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - 12-string guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, cowbells, bongos
  7. Long Tall Sally (2:04)
    Recorded: March 1, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  8. I Call Your Name (2:09)
    Recorded: March 1, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  9. Please Mister Postman (2:37)
    Recorded: July 30, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  10. I'll Get You (2:06)
    Recorded: July 1, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  11. She Loves You (2:21)
    Recorded: July 1, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
Credits
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
Cover Photos by: Joe Covello, Black Star

George Harrison: Vocals, Guitar
John Lennon: Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar, Hammond organ
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass Guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums, Vocals, Maracas, Tambourine, Bongos, Cowbells

George Martin: Piano (You Really Got a Hold on Me, Money)
Releases
1964, April 10 Capitol ST-2080 (US)
Reviews & comments
Benjamin Burch (2005, July 12)
This album is the one that shows the only US release (until 1976) of "I Call Your Name" and "Long Tall Sally" both of which aren't that bad. It also includes their 1963 hit "She Loves You" which unfortunantly is the dead-last one on the album, you have the songs cut out from With the Beatles "Please Mister Posteman" "Money (that's what I want" "Devil in her heart" and "You really got a hold on me" only the first two are worth listening to, the other two, you can just skip them as you go a long. It also features the outstanding "You Can't Do That" and the 1-year old "Thank You Girl" not bad. Overall, this album is definently reccomended and it has recently just been re-released on "The First Four Capitol Albums V
? (2003, May 18)
The five remaining songs from With the Beatles (all covers), the megahit She Loves You, You Can't Do That (From the upcoming A Hard Day's Night) and four Non UK album cuts (Thank You Girl, I Call Your Name, Long Tall Sally, I'll Get You) make up this set. It's definitely a great listen, but I'm sure it was a slight disappointment to some of the band's fanbase since there's so much cover material. Still, it's nearly perfect music wise.
All Music Guide (2002, March 9)
The other five tracks from With the Beatles, the B-sides of three singles, "She Loves You," and two newly recorded songs (one a raucous version of Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally") make up the cobbled-together contents of Capitol's second U.S. Beatles album. The shuffling doesn't matter a bit, since the overall quality of the Beatles' output is so high. — William Ruhlmann

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