Album cover: Meet The Beatles

Meet The Beatles

I was young, but for me, this is where it all start­ed. When asked if I am a Stones or Beatles man I have always respond­ed “Beatles.”

Album Information

Released    January 20, 1964
Recorded   February 11 – 23 October 23, 1963
Studio         EMI, London
Length        26:43
Label           Capitol
Producer    George Martin

All tracks were writ­ten by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

Side 1

No.   Title                                                 Lead vocals                         Length

1.      “I Want to Hold Your Hand”       Lennon and McCartney     2:24
2.      “I Saw Her Standing There”       McCartney                           2:50
3.      “This Boy”                      Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison 2:11
4.      “It Won’t Be Long”                       Lennon with McCartney    2:11
5.      “All I’ve Got to Do”                       Lennon                                 2:05
6.      “All My Loving”                             McCartney                           2:04

Total length:      13:45

Side two

1.      “Don’t Bother Me”                        Harrison                               2:28
2.      “Little Child”                                  Lennon                                 1:46
3.      “Till There Was You” (Meredith Willson)    McCartney         2:12
4.      “Hold Me Tight”                            McCartney                           2:30
5.      “I Wanna Be Your Man”              Starr                                      1:59
6.      “Not a Second Time”                   Lennon                                 2:03

Total length:      12:58

John Lennon – vocals, rhythm gui­tar, har­mon­i­ca, acoustic gui­tar, tam­bourine on “Don’t Bother Me“
Paul McCartney – vocals, bass gui­tar, piano on “Little Child”, claves on “Don’t Bother Me“
George Harrison – back­ing vocals, lead gui­tar, acoustic gui­tar, lead vocals on “Don’t Bother Me“
Ringo Starr – drums, per­cus­sion, lead vocals on “I Wanna Be Your Man“
George Martin – pro­duc­er, piano on “Not a Second Time”, Hammond organ on “I Wanna Be Your Man”

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to col­lege at UK a cou­ple of times. He retired in 2016 and is cur­rent­ly amass­ing his music col­lec­tion. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.