Tuesday, 4 January 2011

'Please Please Me' by The Beatles

Your Favourite Featured Album for
Tuesday 4th January 2011, 1.30 - 3.30 pm (NSW time) was :

"Please Please Me", by The Beatles (1963)
* Where were you when you first heard songs from this album?
* What does this album remind you of?
* Who were you with when you first heard music from this album?
* Why does this albums' music sound special to you?
* What w
ere you doing when you first heard music from this album?
* How does hearing songs from this album make you feel?

  • Please Please Me hit the top of the UK album charts in May 1963 and remained there for thirty weeks before being replaced by 'With The Beatles'. This was surprising because the UK album charts at the time tended to be dominated by film soundtracks and easy listening vocalists.
  • In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album number 39 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It was ranked first among The Beatles' early albums, and sixth of all of The Beatles' albums, with 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Revolver,' 'Rubber Soul', 'The Beatles' (The White Album) and 'Abbey Road' ranked higher.
  • Rolling Stone also placed two songs from the album on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: number 139, "I Saw Her Standing There", and number 184, "Please Please Me".
  • "Decades after its release, the album still sounds fresh", the covers are "impressive" and the originals "astonishing". (Source)

On next week's program, your featured album will be : "Graceland" by Paul Simon.

2mceThe Pram's Album Show - Tuesdays 1.30 - 3.30 pm (NSW time)
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