On 11 February 1963, The Beatles entered E.M.I.'s Abbey Road Studios for
an all-day session which would produce ten songs for their first full length
album, Please Please Me released 22 March 1963.

10:00am-1:00pm
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There's A Place (takes 1-10)
I Saw Her Standing There (takes 1-9)

2:30pm-6:00pm
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A Taste Of Honey (takes 1-5)
Do You Want To Know A Secret (takes 1-6)

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Do You Want To Know A Secret (takes 7-8)
A Taste Of Honey (takes 6-7)
There's A Place (takes 11-13)
I Saw Her Standing There (takes 10-12)
Misery (takes 1-9)

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Misery (takes 10-11)

7:30pm-10:45pm
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Hold Me Tight (takes 1-13)
Anna (Go To Him) (takes 1-3)
Boys (take 1)
Chains (take 1)
Baby It's You (takes 1-3)

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Twist And Shout (takes 1-2)

Only two of these original reels have survived...


Apparently, no photos of this session have surfaced.
This photo is London 10 February 1963.

Prototype cover used for an early advertisement in the early 1963 tour with Chris Montez/Tommy Roe concert program.


Paul's proposed album title and cover design for the first album (circa late 1962 - early 1963).

For full details of this session, see Mark Lewisohn's The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions and John C. Winn's Way Beyond Compare.