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 (2013-04-21)
Recorded 22 June 1961 – 11 November 1962
Genre Rock and roll
Length 125:22
Label Rock Melon

I Saw Her Standing There is a bootleg 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 audition 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.

Track listing[edit]

CD version[edit]

Disc 1
1."My Bonnie"Traditional, arranged by Tony Sheridan2:41
2."Skinny Minnie"Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rust Keefer, Catherine Cafra3:07
3."Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"Dave "Curlee" Williams, James Faye "Roy" Hall2:10
4."I Know Baby"Tony Sheridan2:57
5."You Are My Sunshine"Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell2:27
6."Ready Teddy"John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell2:01
7."The Saints"Traditional3:19
8."Hallelujah, I Love Her So"Ray Charles2:09
9."Let's Twist Again"Kal Mann, Dave Appell2:40
10."Sweet Georgia Brown"Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey2:28
11."Swanee River"Stephen Foster2:54
12."Top Ten Twist"Homsen, Ad Bones, Sheridan, Tobby Lueth2:53
13."My Bonnie" (German intro)Traditional2:42
14."Ich Lieb' Dich So"Doc Pomus, Phil Spector, Lueth2:45
15."Der Kiss-Me Song"Warren, Schwabach, Wallnau2:33
16."Madison Kid"C. Thomas2:47
17."Let's Dance"Tony Sheridan, Jim Lee2:34
18."Ya-Ya" (parts 1 & 2)Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy5:11
19."Sweet Georgia Brown" (new lyrics)Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey2:05
20."Cry for a Shadow"George Harrison, John Lennon2:24
21."Why"Tony Sheridan, Bill Crompton3:01
22."Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)"Cindy Walker2:01
23."Memphis, Tennessee"Chuck Berry2:25
24."Please Mister Postman"Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman2:21
25."Ask Me Why"John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:26
26."Besame Mucho"Consuelo Velazquez, Sunny Skylar2:42
27."A Picture of You"Johnny Beveridge, Pete Oakman2:38
28."What'd I Say"Ray Charles1:31
Disc 2
1."Money (That's What I Want)"Berry Gordy Jr., Janie Bradford2:18
2."Till There Was You"Meredith Willson2:52
3."To Know Her Is To Love Her"Phil Spector2:30
4."Take Good Care of My Baby"Gerry Goffin, Carole King2:21
5."Memphis, Tennessee"Chuck Berry2:15
6."Sure to Fall (in Love with You)"Carl Perkins, Quinton Claunch, William Cantrell1:58
7."Crying, Waiting, Hoping"Buddy Holly1:57
8."Love of the Loved"John Lennon, Paul McCartney1:47
9."September in the Rain"Al Dubin, Harry Warren1:51
10."Besame Mucho"Consuelo Velazquez, Sunny Skylar2:32
11."Some Other Guy"Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Richie Barrett2:02
12."Some Other Guy"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Richie Barrett2:16
13."Kansas City"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller0:59
14."Radio Interview" 7:18
15."I Saw Her Standing There"John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:10
16."One After 909"John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:13
17."One After 909" (alternate version)John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:19
18."Catswalk"John Lennon, Paul McCartney1:24
19."Catswalk" (alternate version)John Lennon, Paul McCartney1:25
20."Love Me Do" (original version)John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:22
21."P.S. I Love You"John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:02

Adapted from the album liner notes:

Disc 1

  • Tracks 1–21: Tony Sheridan and the Beatles
  • Tracks 22–24: Teenagers Turn, 7 March 1962
  • Tracks 25–27: Here We Go, 11 June 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 September 1962
  • Track 14: first radio interview, 27 October 1962
  • Tracks 15–19: Cavern Club, October 1962
  • Track 20: recorded 4 September 1962 (Ringo Starr on drums)
  • Track 21: recorded 11 September 1962 (Andy White on drums)

LP version[edit]

Side 1
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
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
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
7."I Saw Her Standing There"3:10
8."One After 909"3:13
9."One After 909" (alternate version)3:19
11."Catswalk" (alternate version)1:25
12."Love Me Do" (original version)2:22
13."P.S. I Love You"2:02


  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.