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Favorite Vocal Performance on Please Please Me
5 February 2014
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Hello everybody.  After listening to Please Please Me since I first heard it last summer, I've really grown to appreciate the vocals on the album.  I love the Lennon's lead vocals on "Baby, It's You", along with Paul and George's backing vocals, and the rawness of John's voice on the final track, "Twist And Shout".  What are your favorite vocals from their debut album?

5 February 2014
11.13am
peterbell1
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Twist And Shout is obviously a great one. Actually, I like all of John's vocals on the songs recorded in that session – Baby It's You, Anna, Misery … all great. You can tell he has a head cold every time he opens his mouth, but it adds a bit of rawness to his voice.

I also love Paul's high harmony vocals on There's a Place – "… and it's my mi-ind… and there's no ti-ime …"

And even though I'm generally not a great fan of Ringo's songs, I think Boys is another one of my favourites on PPM. For me it's the best vocal he gives on any of his Beatles songs.

13 February 2014
2.57pm
OneCoolCat
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Paul on I Saw Her Standing There. Such a rockin' tune to open the album!

13 February 2014
3.02pm
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Apart from Twist And Shout, Baby It's You, Ask Me Why, and Anna have nice raw vocal from John. I also love the backing vocals from John and Paul on Do You Want To Know A Secret, and Boys. 

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13 February 2014
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I love Anna because of the beautiful way John sings it. He had this knack of getting emotion across that was just sublime sometimes, and this is a good early example.

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13 February 2014
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Anna and Ask Me Why are currently my fave tracks on this as John's vocals on both are so good, and as Emily said the emotion he injection.

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13 February 2014
7.36pm
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I would have to say "Twist And Shout" although I like most of the tracks.

23 February 2014
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Twist And Shout of course, but John's voice on "Anna" is amazing too. Oh! And I love the harmonies on "Please Please Me" and "Do You Want To Know A Secret".

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23 February 2014
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27 February 2014
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Can't decide between "Twist And Shout" and "Anna".

Really, there are times when I wish John recorded ALL his vocals with a terrible head cold/sore throat!

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27 February 2014
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Either I Saw Her Standing There, love Paul's vocals in it, but not favorite, or There's a place. Again I love how John and Paul sing harmony and also that little part with George, "Don't you know that it's so."

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27 February 2014
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Either Twist And Shout or P.S. I Love You.

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27 February 2014
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unknown said
Either Twist And Shout or P.S. I Love You.

My favorite part in P.S. I love you is when Paul sings, "You know I want you to remember…" then John comes in for a short while.

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27 February 2014
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When Im 64 said

unknown said
Either Twist And Shout or P.S. I Love You.

My favorite part in P.S. I love you is when Paul sings, "You know I want you to remember…" then John comes in for a short while.

 

Yeah, that's my favorite part too! I also really like John's "ohh".

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27 February 2014
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unknown said

When Im 64 said

unknown said
Either Twist And Shout or P.S. I Love You.

My favorite part in P.S. I love you is when Paul sings, "You know I want you to remember…" then John comes in for a short while.

 

Yeah, that's my favorite part too! I also really like John's "ohh".

It is just something about, to tell you the truth, I always lip sink that part when I listen to it.

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27 August 2014
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'Twist And Shout' is one of the greatest vocals ever recorded, so IGNORING the brilliance of that -- 'There's a Place' for me.  The harmonies, the overall delivery of the lyric is wonderful.

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