Twist and Shout (album)

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Twist and Shout
Studio album by
Released3 February 1964
Recorded4 September 1962-1 July 1963
StudioEMI Studios, London
GenreRock and roll
LabelCapitol Canada
ProducerGeorge Martin
The Beatles North American chronology
Meet the Beatles!
Twist and Shout
The Beatles' Second Album
The Beatles Canadian chronology
Beatlemania! With the Beatles
Twist and Shout
The Beatles' Long Tall Sally

Twist and Shout was the Beatles' second album released in Canada, in mono by Capitol Records (catalogue number T-6054) on February 3, 1964.[1] It consists of songs mostly drawn from Please Please Me, their first LP released in the United Kingdom. This album, like its parent album, contains both original Beatles songs, as well as covers (including its namesake, Twist and Shout), denoted in the track listing.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Anna (Go to Him)"Arthur AlexanderJohn Lennon3:00
2."Chains"Gerry Goffin, Carole KingGeorge Harrison2:25
3."Boys"Luther Dixon, Wes FarrellRingo Starr2:28
4."Ask Me Why"McCartney/LennonLennon2:28
5."Please Please Me"McCartney/LennonLennon and McCartney2:00
6."Love Me Do"Lennon/McCartneyMcCartney and Lennon2:22
7."From Me to You"McCartney/LennonLennon and McCartney1:56
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."P.S. I Love You"McCartney/LennonMcCartney2:06
2."Baby It's You"Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney WilliamsLennon2:40
3."Do You Want to Know a Secret"McCartney/LennonHarrison1:59
4."A Taste of Honey"Ric Marlow, Bobby ScottMcCartney2:05
5."There's a Place"McCartney/LennonLennon and McCartney1:53
6."Twist and Shout"Phil Medley, Bert RussellLennon2:33
7."She Loves You"McCartney/LennonLennon and McCartney2:19



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[4] 3× Platinum 300,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Differences from Please Please Me[edit]

  • "I Saw Her Standing There" (the opening track of Please Please Me) and "Misery" were omitted from Twist and Shout. They both appear on the next Canadian LP release, The Beatles' Long Tall Sally.
  • "From Me to You" and "She Loves You" were added to Twist and Shout. They were issued as the A-sides of singles in the UK.
  • The two albums' front and back covers differ significantly.


Twist and Shout received miscellaneous reissues since the initial release date. The initial release was exclusively mono audio, because stereo record players were not popular in Canada at the time of release and therefore not profitable.[1] Early copies of the record were manufactured with a limited edition 8x10 inch poster of the Beatles. The subsequent reissues attributed Parr's, the printer commissioned by Capitol to create the cardboard record jackets as well as other minor variations in the label, font size, and catalogue numbers.[3]Twist and Shout was eventually reissued in stereo in the 1970's, bearing catalogue number ST-6054 to denote stereo audio; all tracks were in stereo except for "Love Me Do", "P.S. I Love You", and "She Loves You", which remained mono. The stereo reissue is considered to be the definitive version.[5]


  1. ^ a b "The Capitol 6000 website - The Beatles' First Stereo LP". (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  2. ^ "The Capitol 6000 website - Beatles Cover Versions /// Found on the album Twist And Shout". (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  3. ^ a b "The Beatles Canadian LP: Original Released". Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  4. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Beatles – Twist and Shout". Music Canada. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  5. ^ "The Capitol 6000 Website - F.A.V.E. - A Stereo Review by Fred Young". (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-09.

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