ACME Beatles first release
"Ladies and Gentleman, THE BEATLES!"
- Each card case set is packaged in mini album covers
- Limited Edition of 1000
- Part of a series of 13 limited edition pen and card case sets; one for each of all their 13 United Kingdom albums
With The Beatles is The Beatles' second UK album, recorded four months after the band's first album and released on 22 November 1963 on Parlophone in mono (catalogue number PMC 1206) and stereo (PCS 3045.) The album features eight original compositions (including the first by George Harrison) and six covers, mostly of Motown and R&B hits. Most of the songs from the album were released in the United States as Meet The Beatles!The Beatles' Second Album. The LP had advance orders of a half million and sold another half million by September 1965 — making it the second album to sell a million copies in the UK (the first being the South Pacific soundtrack). It stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that the Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks. It even reached number eleven in the "singles charts" (because at the time UK charts counted all records sold, regardless of format). In 2003, the album was ranked number 420 on Rolling Stone With The Beatles was officially released on Compact disc (in mono only, catalogue number CDP 7 46436 2), as were three other of the Beatles' albums, Please Please Me, A Hard Day's Night, and Beatles for Sale. Having been available only as an import in the US in the past, the album was also issued domestically in the US on LP and cassette on 21 July 1987. Along with all the other original UK studio albums, it will be re released on CD in newly remastered versions on September 9, 2009 in stereo and mono
Did you know?
- None of the tracks from With The Beatles was released as a single in the UK and the distinctive black and white cover shot by Robert Freeman also broke new ground for a pop album
- Friday, November 22, 1963 is still remembered by many, who lived through it as the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Earlier on that eventful day, Parlophone had released the Beatles’ second album
As seen on USA Today, the Beatles turn fifty! Celebrate their anniversary with the Acme Beatles Pen collection today.
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