Crackle and Pop: The Beatles’ Hits (EP) mono

 

 

 

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This was the first record I ever bought from a tiny electrical store in the south wales village of Cwmbran. It was released in 1963, and I was 10 years old and becoming obsessed with pop music. My friend Roger bought the “Twist and Shout” EP at the same time and we mimed with tennis rackets in front of his radiogram as all kids did then.

 

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The covers are a bit battered after much taking and playing at parties. The vinyl is also a bit battered, and my scratched initials can be easily read for recovering after parties.

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Please Please Me and Thank You Girl are probably my favourites, especially the harmonica playing on the latter track. Apparently this had been slated as the next single until “From me To You” turned up.

The Beatles’ Hits EP Mono.

Released 6/09/1963

Side 1

1.”From Me to You”  1:56 (originally released as a single 11/04/1963)

2.”Thank You Girl” (Originally released as the B-side to “From Me to You”) 2:01

Side 2 (both songs appeared on the Please Please Me album)

1.”Please Please Me” (originally released as a single b/w “Ask Me Why”) 2:03

2.”Love Me Do” (originally released as a single b/w “P.S. I Love You”) 2:22

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