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11 November 2014
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Ask Me Why single - United Kingdom

Written by: Lennon-McCartney

Recorded: 6 June, 26 November 1962

Producer: George Martin

Engineer: Norman Smith

Released: 11 January 1963 (UK), 25 February 1963 (US)

John Lennon: vocals, rhythm guitar

Paul McCartney: backing vocals, bass

George Harrison: lead guitar, backing vocals

Ringo Starr: drums

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10 April 2022
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This is such a beautiful song (imho). One of my favourite numbers in “Please Please Me “. Just the isolated vocals alone sound gorgeous:

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I find it inexplicable how George Martin really felt that “Love Me Do ” was the best of the handful of originals they had to offer for that June audition, when this one seems like a much more substantial song to me. (Maybe he just really liked that harmonica?)

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Yeah, i think a lot about that lately. Maybe George Martin wanted to play safe with a nice simple melodic song but even so… i find Love Me Do really monotonous and unispiring compared with Ask Me Why

anyway, it sounds good even with Pete Best drumming  pete-best

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Love this song, and the whole Please Please Me album is an awesome showcase of John’s vocals. He’s at his youngest and is full of energy and soul. 

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Von Bontee said
I find it inexplicable how George Martin really felt that “Love Me Do ” was the best of the handful of originals they had to offer for that June audition, when this one seems like a much more substantial song to me. (Maybe he just really liked that harmonica?)

  

‘LMD’ was the song needed to get them on the radio and out there, it stuck around the charts floating for a bit. It has a very simple quality to it admittedly and compared to a lot of their material in the coming months it does sound very basic. Listen back to charts of the time and you see how ‘LMD’ stood out from much of what was in the charts; it gave them an opened door which they then barged thru with ‘PPM ‘.

As for ‘AMW’, the Star Club performance is fabulously tight.

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Hard to believe they’d found such confidence in their songwriting on this debut album. Aside from the legendary hits, Do You Want To Know A Secret and Ask Me Why sound like they could be Rodgers/Hammerstein tunes from a 40s Broadway Musical. Lyrically and Melodically they are an example of masters of their craft on top of their game before even entering their peak. The most impressive feat on the album is the constantly harmonic function of the G and D chords in P.S I Love You. 

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