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The Beatles Please Please Me To With The Beatles

Preorders start April 21, 2023

The anticipated publication date is October 17, 2023.

The next installment in Bruce Spizer’s Beatles Album Series. 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!

Those pre-ordering the book directly from 498 Productions will receive their copies in advance of the publication date.



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.

Bruce Spizer and 498 Productions wish to thank those who order in advance and/or purchase directly from us, with special appreciation for our customers who purchase our Collector’s Editions. It is all of your support (be it standard, digital or Collector’s Edition) that makes it possible for us to provide the highest possible quality book. The proceeds from our direct sales enable us to use a heavy stock high quality paper for our interior pages and a thick cardboard center for our cover. We obtain the best photographs available for the book regardless of the licensing fees.  We put in the time necessary with our graphic designer to made the book as attractive as it is informative.

We know you have other purchase options. But by buying direct from us at our website, you always get your book signed by Bruce and have the option to have the book personalized. We also pack our books in bubble wrap and package them in sturdy cardboard boxes for shipment to ensure that your book arrives in perfect condition without any dented corners. PLUS those pre-ordering this book will receive their copy well in advance of the publication date provided our printer stays on schedule.

Please let others know about the advantages and perks from ordering directly from beatle.net. And as always, thank you for past and future support.

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The Collector's Edition will include exclusive goodies as usual.

Product Details

Final specs to be determined.

1st edition, 2023

____ pages
9″ x 9″

Over 150 images, in either spectacular color of original black and white.

ISBN: 979-8-9863190-3-2