They still had plenty of covers to fill out the running time, but the Lennon-McCartney writing team was gathering steam and beginning to knock out pop classics as if they were pulling them out of thin air. "All My Loving" and "I Wanna … see full wiki
"With the Beatles" finds the boys a little streamlined and thus a little less ravishing, but hardly less attractive. Again, fourteen tracks of classic rock 'n' roll, which equal fourteen tracks of rollicking fun. I especially like their cover of "Please Mr. Postman" and George Harrison's "Don't Bother Me." They get points for fun, points for consistency, and points for rocking and rolling--even if it is a little too refined.
'With the Beatles' is the British version of the American LP 'Meet the Beatles,' the first real album to "make it" on the Western shores. It is a remarkable album that contains all the energy of 'Please, Please Me,' yet the polish needed to create a classic listening experience. There are many great songs that even less casual Beatles' fans haven't encountered. The songs are often fresh, sometimes dated, but, subjectively, there isn't a bad one in the bunch. The remakes are as consistent overall … more
This is a real early Beatles recording. Half covers, half originals and half great and half nothing special. I guess some the lyrics are too basic for me. Songs like Hold Me Tight and I Wanna Be Your Man are oh so redundant. Little Child and All I've Got To Do don't add much either. However, there are great moments. All My Loving with the steady rhythm guitar, Devil In Her Heart, Money(great John vocals), and Till There Was You. Whereas its hard to find really bad beatle music, … more