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1[[quoteright:350:]]˛[[caption-width-right:350:''"Close your eyes and I'll kiss you; tomorrow, I'll miss you..."'']]˛[[quoteright:350:]]˛[[caption-width-right:350:The alternate album cover for ''With the Beatles'', used in Australia.]]˛˛''With the Beatles'' is the second studio album by Music/TheBeatles, released in 1963. It is generally seen as their first real masterpiece. It's best known for its iconic cover photograph by Robert Freeman, which has become a veritable StockParody, and the hit song "All My Loving". Other songs that have become fan favourites are: "It Won't Be Long", "Please Mister Postman" and "Money (That's What I Want)". ˛˛Coincidentally, it was first released on the 22nd of November 1963, the same day UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy was assassinated. ˛˛The album was listed at nr. #53 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]]. Music/KurtCobain placed ''Meet the Beatles'', as the American release of this album was called, on #37 of his personal 50 favorite albums of all time. Cobain wrote the song "About a Girl" from his debut ''Music/{{Bleach}}'' (1989) after listening three hours non-stop to "Meet the Beatles".˛˛----˛!! Tracklist:˛˛[[AC: Side One]]˛˛# "It Won't Be Long"˛# "All I've Got to Do"˛# "All My Loving"˛# "Don't Bother Me"˛# "Little Child"˛# "Till There Was You"˛# "Please Mister Postman"˛˛[[AC: Side Two]]˛˛# "Roll Over Beethoven"˛# "Hold Me Tight"˛# "You Really Got a Hold on Me"˛# "I Wanna Be Your Man"˛# "Devil in Her Heart"˛# "Not a Second Time"˛# "Money (That's What I Want)"˛˛----˛!!Principal Members:˛˛* Music/GeorgeHarrison - guitar, backing and lead vocals˛* Music/JohnLennon - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ, tambourine˛* Music/PaulMcCartney - lead vocals, bass, piano, claves˛* Music/RingoStarr - drums, percussion, lead vocals, tambourine, maracas, bongo˛˛----˛!! All My Troping:˛˛* AllLowerCaseLetters: The lettering on the album cover.˛* BreakUpSong: "Not A Second Time", where the protagonist swears he won't give his former partner a second chance. ˛* TheCoverChangesTheGender: The original 1961 song by The Donays was "Devil in His Heart".˛* CoverVersion: "Till There Was You" from ''Film/TheMusicMan'', "Please Mister Postman" by The Marvelettes, "Roll Over Beethoven" by Music/ChuckBerry, "You Really Got A Hold On Me" by Music/SmokeyRobinson and The Miracles, "Devil in Her Heart" by The Donays (written by Richard Drapkin) and "Money (That's What I Want)" by Barrett Strong (written by Janie Bradford and Berry Gordy). ˛* DancingIsSeriousBusiness: "Little Child"˛--> ''Little child, little child won't you dance with me?''˛* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The album cover is shot in black-and-white.˛* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The iconic album cover photographed by Robert Freeman, which has been imitated and copied by many other pop bands ever since. It's a masterpiece of simple, yet eye-catching design, making the band appear both glamorous and mysterious. The photographic composition of the four faces, illuminated by the light, also makes them stand out against the shadowy background.˛* FaceFramedInShadow: The iconic album cover shows each of the Beatles' faces half in shadow.˛* FloatingHeadSyndrome: The Beatles' heads on the album cover.˛* IWantSong: "I Wanna Be Your Man".˛* LeaveMeAlone: "Don't Bother Me" is about someone who wants his former partner to leave him alone. ˛--> ''So go away, leave me alone, don't bother me''˛* LoveLetter: Both "All My Loving" ("and then while I'm away, I'll write home every day") and "Please Mr. Postman" mention love letters.˛* MoneySong: "Money (That's What I Want)"˛--> ''Now give me money... that's... what I want''˛* NonAppearingTitle: The album title.˛* ShoutOut: "Roll Over Beethoven" to Music/LudwigVanBeethoven.˛* SillyLoveSongs: Virtually all songs, except for "Money (That's What I Want)". ˛* StepUpToTheMicrophone: George Harrison sings lead vocals on "Don't Bother Me" (the first song he wrote to appear on an album) and "Roll Over Beethoven", as well as co-lead vocals on "Please Mister Postman", "You Really Got A Hold On Me" and "Money (That's What I Want)". Ringo Starr sings lead vocals on "I Wanna Be Your Man". "Don't Bother Me" was George Harrison's first solo composition.˛----


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