Die Beatles (German Stereo LP – Horzu)
DBM-041 Original Master Recording
1. I Saw Her Standing There (Lennon/McCartney) 2:56
2. Misery (Lennon/McCartney) 1:52
3. Anna (Go To Him) (Alexander) 2:58
4. Chains (Goffin/King) 2:28
5. Boys (Dixon/Farrell) 2:28
6. Ask Me Why (Lennon/McCartney) 2:29
7. Please Please Me (Lennon/McCartney) 2:04
8. Love Me Do (Lennon/McCartney) 2:24
9. P.S. I Love You (Lennon/McCartney) 2:06
10. Baby It’s You (David/Bacharach/Williams) 2:44
11. Do You Want To Know A Secret (Lennon/McCartney) 2:01
12. A Taste Of Honey (Marlow/Scott) 2:06
13. There’s A Place (Lennon/McCartney) 1:53
14. Twist And Shout (Russell/Medley) 2:34
Die Beatles (German Stereo LP – Horzu) was released by Dr. Ebbetts in excellent stereo [SHZE 117] in 2004 with much fanfare. The Beatles first LP was released way back in 1963. The Beatles sounded fresh, invigorated and tight as a band belting out originals and covers. These melodic tracks exhibited primarily simple chord structures augmented with exquisite harmonies and tight aggressive instrumentation.
DBM-041 is another fine flawless natural sounding transfer boasting tremendous separation and gain. This release is light years ahead of the “domestic” product out for public consumption and makes the latter simply obsolete.
The energy and brashness of “I Saw Her Standing There” introduces the album at break-neck speed. The outstanding separation becomes even more pronounced and apparent on “Anna”. The Beatles sound raw and uninhibited with these performances. Lennon’s vocals literally jump right out of the speakers at you on “Baby It’s You”.
DBM-041 represents a marvelous listen for this first Beatles LP that has aged well over time. I’ve heard a good many of the countless other formatted releases of this album and this flawless stereo transfer in particular shines ever so brightly!If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)