Post by beatlesfansunite1 on Sept 11, 2013 13:36:40 GMT
With Please Please Me still making waves, the follow-up album With the Beatles was recorded only four months later. Stylistically the sound was close to the bone of their first studio album. The musical development of the band was yet to really take hold as it did in later albums. With the Beatles seemed to be a simple continuation of the Lennon McCartney songwriting practice. This was also the period when they were branching out to write for other artists; most notably The Rolling Stones, Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas.
The fab 4 were still reeling from the shock of overnight success, I guess it was a dangerous time in their early career to be taking chances and as Please Please Me had in fact pleased the world over – it seemed less risky to stick to a winning formula.
Sure, With the Beatles may have been a record built upon quick turnaround and cash money but that doesn’t take away from its integrity. There’s still that rough n tumble energy leftover from the late city nights in Hamburg, there’s still the unabashed naïve personality of four youths having a good time and there’s still a love of making noise.
Yet again the fans were utterly satiated with this latest Beatles offering and the record shot to top spot selling a million copies and sitting at number one in the charts for a consecutive 21 weeks.
Friend: My favorite Beatles song is Band On The Run.
Me: It's not a Beatles song.
Friend: Wot! That guy, that guy, Paul McCartney sings it right?
Friend: Alright! That one is my favorite Beatle song.