Classic Album Review: ‘Please Please Me,’ By the Beatles

There’s nothing new that can be said about this band or their debut album. But strip away all that you know about the Beatles and just listen to this as a debut by a ‘great Little Rock n Roll band’ (as Paul McCartney himself saw the Beatles), and you can appreciate how tight they were as a unit from the off.

It still launches through the speakers with such an exciting urgency and a sound that forces you to sit up and pay attention. ‘We..are..here;’ hitting you with every note.

The Beatles combined the raw power of rock n roll with the lush harmonies of soul girl groups to create an irresistible mixture of their own; creating the foundations of ‘pop’ songwriting as we know it today.

And even in this formative stage, the signs are clearly there to see.

Love it.

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