The Early Beatles is the The Beatles' fifth release on Capitol Records, and their eighth album for the American market. The album resembles more of an early compilation because most of the tracks were featured on the early 1964 Vee-Jay release Introducing... The Beatles. The front cover photo for this album is the same as the back cover photo for the British LP Beatles for Sale.
This album is available on CD as part of The Capitol Albums, Volume 2 box set.
The album includes eleven of the fourteen tracks from the group's first British LP Please Please Me
. Tracks not included are: "I Saw Her Standing There
" (included on Meet the Beatles!
", and "There's a Place
". The latter two tracks would finally get a Capitol LP release in 1980 in the American version of the Rarities
Even though Vee Jay had made four Beatles albums from these sessions (all of which had charted), when released on Capitol the album still sold and charted inside the top 50.
- "Love Me Do" (Lennon-McCartney)
- "Twist and Shout" (Medley-Russell)
- "Anna (Go to Him)" (Alexander)
- "Chains" (Goffin-King)
- "Boys" (Dixon-Farrell)
- "Ask Me Why" (Lennon-McCartney)
- "Please Please Me" (Lennon-McCartney)
- "P.S. I Love You" (Lennon-McCartney)
- "Baby It's You" (Bacharach-David-Williams)
- "A Taste of Honey" (Marlow-Scott)
- "Do You Want to Know a Secret" (Lennon-McCartney)