12 Hours To Please Me - Recreating The Beatles Please Please Me - BBC Radio 2 2013-02-11 (11 Feb) DVB-192kbps

BBC Radio 2 in the UK, on 11 February 2013, dedicated the day to the 50th anniversary of the making of Please Please Me, if anyone doesn't know, The Beatles' first offically released album. Various British artistes were invited to perform one of the songs from the album that were recorded by The Beatles in the one day session (some of the songs from the album were recorded at different sessions on different days). They also tried to recreate each song at the same time in the day that The Beatles laid down their tracks. As well as the music there were various interviews during the day with many musical folk, including the artistes who performed (I haven't included these).

Being a big Beatles head (being from Liverpool, it's in the blood!) I wasn't sure about this project. However, personally, without exception, I think every interpretation is excellent, with each artiste really putting their personality into their chosen song and not recreating the same tempo or style of The Beatles. I have always loved Twist and Shout, thought Stereophonics would be best for this, not sure about Beverley Knight, but her interpretation is both rocky and soulful and bluesy and what a voice! A blinding way to finish the day. I recorded some of the songs during various shows on Radio 2 in the last week.

The BBC did a one hour TV special as well. However, there are little snippets of some of the original songs, most less than 30 seconds, mostly reduced sound behind talking. Not sure if would be allowed on Dime, but could edit if anyone wants.

Recorded via PCTV nanoStick T2 at 192kbps. Then edited and saved via Audacity, FLAC files at 44.1KHz

01 Gabrielle Aplin - There's A Place (1m 53s)
02 Stereophonics - I Saw Her Standing There (DJ outro) (2m 45s)
03 Joss Stone - A Taste Of Honey (DJ talk over at end) (2m 17s)
04 Ian Broudie - Do You Want To Know A Secret (2m 30s)
05 Paul Carrack - Misery (DJ outro) (2m 45s)
06 Chris Difford Glen Tilbrook Paul Jones - Please Please Me (1m 57s)
07 Mick Hucknall - Anna (DJ outro) (2m 47s)
08 The Merseybeats - Boys (2m 46s)
09 I Am Kloot - Chains (DJ intro and outro) (2m 28s)
10 Graham Coxon - Baby It's You (2m 30s)
11 Beverley Knight - Twist & Shout (DJ outro) (3m 37s)