Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Beatles - With the Beatles

The Beatles' second album in 1963 finds them opting to cover a few R&B classics in addition to the many fine originals on the album. During this era, record labels expected a whole lot of output from their bands, and this resulted in a good deal of filler (see: all The Beach Boys' early albums). While it would be easy to call "Roll Over Beethoven," "Please Mr. Postman" and "You Really Got a Hold on Me" filler, The Beatles can't help but make everything their own. The filler on this album doesn't sound like filler, and originals like "It Won't Be Long" and "All My Loving" show why Beatlemania was simply a public necessity in reaction to the band's music.

Baleeted? No. Because Beatles.

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