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1[[quoteright:350:]]²[[caption-width-right:350:''"Close your eyes and I'll kiss you; tomorrow, I'll miss you..."'']]²[[quoteright:350:]]²[[caption-width-right:350:The alternate album cover for ''With the Beatles'', used in Australia.]]²²''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)". ²²Coincidentally, it was first released on the 22nd of November 1963, the same day UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy was assassinated. ²²The 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".²²----²!! Tracklist:²²[[AC: Side One]]²²# "It Won't Be Long"²# "All I've Got to Do"²# "All My Loving"²# "Don't Bother Me"²# "Little Child"²# "Till There Was You"²# "Please Mister Postman"²²[[AC: Side Two]]²²# "Roll Over Beethoven"²# "Hold Me Tight"²# "You Really Got a Hold on Me"²# "I Wanna Be Your Man"²# "Devil in Her Heart"²# "Not a Second Time"²# "Money (That's What I Want)"²²----²!!Principal Members:²²* Music/GeorgeHarrison - guitar, backing and lead vocals²* Music/JohnLennon - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ, tambourine²* Music/PaulMcCartney - lead vocals, bass, piano, claves²* Music/RingoStarr - drums, percussion, lead vocals, tambourine, maracas, bongo²²----²!! All My Troping:²²* AllLowerCaseLetters: The lettering on the album cover.²* BreakUpSong: "Not A Second Time", where the protagonist swears he won't give his former partner a second chance. ²* TheCoverChangesTheGender: The original 1961 song by The Donays was "Devil in His Heart".²* 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). ²* DancingIsSeriousBusiness: "Little Child"²--> ''Little child, little child won't you dance with me?''²* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The album cover is shot in black-and-white.²* 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.²* FaceFramedInShadow: The iconic album cover shows each of the Beatles' faces half in shadow.²* FloatingHeadSyndrome: The Beatles' heads on the album cover.²* IWantSong: "I Wanna Be Your Man".²* LeaveMeAlone: "Don't Bother Me" is about someone who wants his former partner to leave him alone. ²--> ''So go away, leave me alone, don't bother me''²* LoveLetter: Both "All My Loving" ("and then while I'm away, I'll write home every day") and "Please Mr. Postman" mention love letters.²* MoneySong: "Money (That's What I Want)"²--> ''Now give me money... that's... what I want''²* NonAppearingTitle: The album title.²* ShoutOut: "Roll Over Beethoven" to Music/LudwigVanBeethoven.²* SillyLoveSongs: Virtually all songs, except for "Money (That's What I Want)". ²* 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.²----


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