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Please Please Me book open for Preorders

April 21, 2023 - August 22, 2023

498 Productions will begin taking advance orders for the new book. The anticipated publication date is October 17, 2023.

Our anticipated shipping date is August 22, nearly two months ahead of the book’s street date .


Free PREVIEW PDF available for immediate download! (Go to book page to request)


Those pre-ordering the book directly from 498 Productions will receive their copies of The Beatles Please Please Me to With The Beatles in advance of the official publication date.

We will keep you posted on the publication and ordering dates for future books in Bruce Spizer’s Beatles Album Series (make sure you are subscribed to our email list).

The next installment in Bruce Spizer’s Beatles Album Series will be The Beatles Please Please Me to With The Beatles. As the name implies, the book covers the albums Please Please Me and With The Beatles, as well as their associated singles and the American albums Introducing The Beatles and Meet The Beatles!

Please Please Me and With The Beatles, along with their associated singles, introduced the Beatles first to England and then to several countries across the world, including Canada and the United States. Although often overlooked due to the excellence of the group’s later albums, these early albums contain the exciting songs that fueled Beatlemania. These albums showcased the songwriting talents of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, as well as incredible cover versions of songs from the group’s stage show. Had the Beatles not evolved and matured, the group would still be well respected for the quality of the recordings on these two albums.

In addition to the usual chapters on the British, American and Canadian perspectives, the book contains chapters on the Decca audition and the EMI artists test session. There are also chapters on the recording sessions and album covers, as well as on the news, music and films of the era to place these albums in their proper context. And, of course, fan recollections.


April 21, 2023
August 22, 2023
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