I Saw Her Standing There (album)

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I Saw Her Standing There
A mock wood-grain cover with a golden plaque displaying the artist name and album title
Compilation album by The Beatles
Released 21 April 2013 (CD version)
11 November 2013 (LP version)
Recorded 7 March – 4 September 1962
Genre Rock and roll
Length 125:22
Label Rock Melon
The Beatles chronology
Tomorrow Never Knows
(2012)
I Saw Her Standing There
(2013)
On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2
(2013)

I Saw Her Standing There is a compilation album by the English rock band The Beatles. Available as both a 2-CD and a 2-LP set, it is a collection of their early recordings, featuring songs from the band's Decca Auditions and performances from the Cavern Club, as well as their first ever radio interview. The album also includes the instrumental track "Cry for a Shadow", the only Beatles composition to be credited to "Harrison/Lennon".

CD version[edit]

The CD version of the album contains 49 songs, 29 of which are previously unreleased on any official Beatles album.[1]

Disc 1 is mainly compiled from recordings credited to rock and roll singer Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers, the name the Beatles used for their early Hamburg recordings as Sheridan's backing group. However, other Sheridan backing groups in the early 1960s also used the Beat Brothers name,[2] and Beatles participation can only be positively confirmed for tracks 1, 7, 10, 12, 13, and 19-21 from that group of recordings as presented on the first CD.[3]

Ringo Starr appears only on the last two tracks on disc 2.

LP version[edit]

Due to the limited amount of music that can fit on a vinyl record, the 2-LP version compiles only the highlights of the original CD, and contains 27 songs.

Tracklist[edit]

CD version[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Bonnie"   Traditional, arranged by Tony Sheridan 2:41
2. "Skinny Minnie *"   Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rust Keefer, Catherine Cafra 3:07
3. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On*"   Dave "Curlee" Williams, James Faye "Roy" Hall 2:10
4. "I Know Baby *"   Tony Sheridan 2:57
5. "You Are My Sunshine *"   Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell 2:27
6. "Ready Teddy *"   John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell 2:01
7. "The Saints"   Traditional 3:19
8. "Hallelujah, I Love Her So *"   Ray Charles 2:09
9. "Let's Twist Again *"   Kal Mann, Dave Appell 2:40
10. "Sweet Georgia Brown"   Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey 2:28
11. "Swanee River *"   Stephen Foster 2:54
12. "Top Ten Twist *"   Homsen, Ad Bones, Sheridan, Tobby Lueth 2:53
13. "My Bonnie (German intro)"   Traditional 2:42
14. "Ich Lieb' Dich So *"   Doc Pomus, Phil Spector, Lueth 2:45
15. "Der Kiss-Me Song *"   Warren, Schwabach, Wallnau 2:33
16. "Madison Kid *"   C. Thomas 2:47
17. "Let's Dance *"   Tony Sheridan, Jim Lee 2:34
18. "Ya-Ya (Parts 1 & 2) *"   Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy 5:11
19. "Sweet Georgia Brown (New lyrics)"   Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey 2:05
20. "Cry for a Shadow (No Tony Sheridan involvement)"   George Harrison, John Lennon 2:24
21. "Why"   Tony Sheridan, Bill Crompton 3:01
22. "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)"   Cindy Walker 2:01
23. "Memphis, Tennessee"   Chuck Berry 2:25
24. "Please Mister Postman"   Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman 2:21
25. "Ask Me Why"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 2:26
26. "Besame Mucho"   Consuelo Velazquez, Sunny Skylar 2:42
27. "A Picture of You"   Johnny Beveridge, Pete Oakman 2:38
28. "What'd I Say"   Ray Charles 1:31
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Money (That's What I Want)"   Berry Gordy Jr., Janie Bradford 2:18
2. "Till There Was You"   Meredith Willson 2:52
3. "To Know Her Is To Love Her"   Phil Spector 2:30
4. "Take Good Care of My Baby"   Gerry Goffin, Carole King 2:21
5. "Memphis, Tennessee"   Chuck Berry 2:15
6. "Sure to Fall (in Love with You)"   Carl Perkins, Quinton Claunch, William Cantrell 1:58
7. "Crying, Waiting, Hoping"   Buddy Holly 1:57
8. "Love of the Loved"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 1:47
9. "September in the Rain"   Al Dubin, Harry Warren 1:51
10. "Besame Mucho"   Consuelo Velazquez, Sunny Skylar 2:32
11. "Some Other Guy"   Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Richie Barrett 2:02
12. "Some Other Guy"   Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Richie Barrett 2:16
13. "Kansas City"   Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 0:59
14. "Radio Interview"     7:18
15. "I Saw Her Standing There"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 3:10
16. "One After 909"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 3:13
17. "One After 909 (Alternate version)"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 3:19
18. "Catswalk"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 1:24
19. "Catswalk (Alternate version)"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 1:25
20. "Love Me Do (Original version)"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 2:22
21. "P.S. I Love You"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 2:02

From the album liner notes:

Disc 1
  • Tracks 1–21: Tony Sheridan & The Beatles
  • Tracks 22–24: Teenagers Turn, 7.3.1962
  • Tracks 25–27: Here We Go, 11.6.1962
  • Track 28: Cavern Club Summer 1962
Disc 2
  • Tracks 1–10: Decca Demos, Recorded 1 January 1962
  • Track 11: Cavern Club, 22 August 1962
  • Tracks 12–13: Cavern Club 5.9.1962
  • Track 14: The Beatles First Radio Interview, 27 October 1962
  • Tracks 15–19: Cavern Club, October 1962
  • Track 20: Recorded 4.9.1962 (Ringo Starr, Drums)
  • Track 21: Recorded 11.9.1962 (Andy White, Drums)

LP version[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Length
1. "Money (That's What I Want)"   2:18
2. "Till There Was You"   2:52
3. "To Know Her Is To Love Her"   2:30
4. "Take Good Care Of My Baby"   2:21
5. "Memphis Tennessee"   2:15
6. "Sure To Fall (In Love With You)"   1:58
7. "Crying, Waiting, Hoping"   1:57
Side 2
No. Title Length
8. "Love Of The Loved"   1:47
9. "September In The Rain"   1:51
10. "Besame Mucho"   2:33
11. "My Bonnie"   2:42
12. "The Saints"   3:19
13. "Sweet Georgia Brown"   2:28
14. "Cry For A Shadow"   2:24
Side 3
No. Title Length
1. "Dream Baby"   2:01
2. "Memphis Tennessee"   2:25
3. "Please Mister Postman"   2:21
4. "Ask Me Why"   2:26
5. "Besame Mucho"   2:42
6. "A Picture Of You"   2:38
Side 4
No. Title Length
7. "I Saw Her Standing There"   3:10
8. "One After 909"   3:13
9. "One After 909 (Alternate version)"   3:19
10. "Catswalk"   1:24
11. "Catswalk (Alternate version)"   1:25
12. "Love Me Do (Original version)"   2:22
13. "P.S. I Love You"   2:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I Saw Her Standing There (2CD) by The Beatles". Spin CDs. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Tony Sheridan: Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "The Beatles' Hamburg Recordings on Record". The Usenet Guide to Beatles Recording Variations. Retrieved 31 July 2014.