With the Beatles is the second studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 22 November 1963, on Parlophone, and was recorded four months after the bands debut Please Please Me, the album features eight original compositions and six covers. The cover photograph was taken by the fashion photographer Robert Freeman, the album became the first Beatles album released in North America when it was released in Canada on 25 November under the augmented title Beatlemania. With the Beatles, with text on the album cover. With the Beatles remained at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me and it even reached number 11 in the singles charts. EMI Australia did not receive the art, and used different shots of the band in a similar style to the black-and-white photograph on other releases. The Beatles were unaware of this until fans showed them the cover during their only Australian tour, on 26 February 1987, With the Beatles was officially released on compact disc. Having been available only as an import in the US in the past, along with the rest of the Beatles canon, it was re-released on CD in newly re-mastered stereo and mono versions on 9 September 2009. The album was ranked number 420 on Rolling Stone magazines list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, and was included in Robert Dimerys 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Unlike Please Please Me, whose tracks not previously issued on singles were recorded in one day, none of its 14 tracks were issued as singles in the UK. In between sessions, as Beatlemania took off across the UK, the group were busy with radio, TV, the sessions featured,18 July, You Really Got a Hold on Me, Money, Devil in Her Heart and Till There Was You. 30 July, Please Mister Postman, It Wont Be Long, Money, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, and All My Loving. 11 September, I Wanna Be Your Man, Little Child, All Ive Got to Do, Not a Second Time and Dont Bother Me.12 September, Hold Me Tight Dont Bother Me, Little Child,3 October, I Wanna Be Your Man and Little Child. 17 October, I Want to Hold Your Hand, This Boy and this was the Beatles first session to use four-track recording. I Want to Hold Your Hand and This Boy were the A-side and B-side of the Beatles next single,23 October, I Wanna Be Your Man. Impressed with Robert Freemans black and white pictures of John Coltrane, the Beatles requested him to take inspiration from the pictures Astrid Kirchherr took of the Beatles back in Hamburg, featuring the band in half-shadow and not smiling. To achieve this result, on 22 August 1963 Freeman photographed the band in a corridor of the Palace Court Hotel, Bournemouth. To fit the format of the cover, he put Ringo Starr in the bottom right corner
With the Beatles (side 1) – Parlophone yellow and black label.