The story began in Harold Macmillans never had it so good 50s Britain. It should be fiction: four teenagers with no more than eight OLevels between them, running and biking and busing and busking all over Liverpool in search of new chords and old guitars and half-decent drum kits and any gig at all.
They were determined to amount to something in Georges words we just had this amazing inner feeling of: Were going to do it. I dont know why... we were just cocky and make a record (in Ringos words youd kill for that bit of plastic and make some money and have a laugh and shout. That would do to be going on with.)
Six years later, they were the four most famous and musical men on earth, the best dressed and on a good day the most captivating people anyone can remember. The narrative that began where Paul met John and clicked at a garden fete in leafy Liverpool, and ended in high dudgeon in high-end London, is so far fetched that it needs the power of a song punctuating every page to remind you with a joyous jolt that it was all true.
We didnt dream it... though it came out of Johns dream of the man on a flaming pie who said You are Beatles with an A. It did all happen. The whole wonderful thing did happen, a long time ago, on the Mersey, on the Elbe, by the Thames and the Hudson River.
Amazing and marvelous and, nearly forty years on, forever young.
180 Gram Vinyl
Direct Metal Master
Made in the E.U.
1. Love Me Do (The Beatles)
2. P.S. I Love You (The Beatles)
3. Please, Mr. Postman (The Marvelettes)
4. Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
5. Boys (The Shirelles)
6. Money (That's What I Want) (Barrett Strong)
7. You've Really Got A Hold On Me (The Miracles)
1. Twist And Shout (The Isley Brothers)
2. Chains (The Cookies)
3. Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
4. Words Of Love (Buddy Holly)
5. Baby It's You (The Shirelles)
6. Love Me Do (The Beatles)
7. P.S. I Love You (The Beatles)