Twist And Shout (DBM-052A/B)
Disc 1, Canadian mono (32:19): Anna (Go to Him), Chains, Boys, Ask Me Why, Please Please Me, Love Me Do, From Me To You, P.S. I Love You, Baby, It’s You, Do You Want to Know a Secret, A Taste of Honey, There’s a Place, Twist and Shout, She Loves You
Disc 2, Canadian stereo (32:49): Anna (Go to Him), Chains, Boys, Ask Me Why, Please Please Me, Love Me Do, From Me To You, P.S. I Love You, Baby, It’s You, Do You Want to Know a Secret, A Taste of Honey, There’s a Place, Twist and Shout, She Loves You
Twist and Shout was The Beatles’ second album released in Canada. It consists of songs mostly drawn from Please Please Me, the first LP released in the United Kingdom. This is a silver pressed copy of the Dr. Ebbett CDR release. Both the needle drop and copy are flawless and sound excellent. It was unnecessarily split over two discs. Although it’s understandable they want to have one album per disc, the running time of just over a half hour make for very short discs.
According to the BBC website:
Twist And Shout was essentially the Canadian equivalent of Please Please Me. All but two of the tracks, the more recent singles “From Me To You” and “She Loves You”, had been released on that album in the UK. These were presumably included to encourage sales of the album as they were more popular songs. The two songs they replaced on the Canadian version of the album, Paul’s splendid “I Saw Her Standing There” and John Lennon’s “Misery”, are hardly the weakest songs on the album, but following what would later be America’s Capitol Records standard practice, were held over until the next album. As a result, “Anna” is a poor opening replacement to “Please Please Me”‘s “I Saw Her Standing There.” The American branch of Capitol Records did not release a version of this album until The Early Beatles on the 22nd March 1965, although in America this album was re-released as Introducing The Beatles by Vee Jay two weeks later.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)