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23 April 2014
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Yip. Unless he access to something no one in the history of Beatledom knows about.

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26 April 2014
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Von Bontee said
Ah ok, thanks. So "footage" was just an silly word choice on the writer's part.

Actually, audio footage is an acceptable term.  It's just that the term is more commonly used with video.

 

EDIT: But, on topic, Hold Me Tight is actually one of my favorite songs on With The Beatles .

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26 April 2014
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Hold Me Tight was one of the first songs I heard of them, and despite the questionable ''Making love to only you'' lyric, some out-of-tune and therefore rushed, along with constant clashing of vocals (while Paul says: ''It feels so right now'', John & George say: ''It feels so right so'', and that's on every time they sing this!) and almost inaudible bass, it has a special place for me, and it's pretty catchy. I just wonder how the Please Please Me version sounded; it could have sounded even better, but only if EMI hadn't destroyed the tapes...

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27 April 2014
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Doesn't Paul say that in all his songs???? a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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I'm not sure I would add Hold Me Tight , because I like it where it is, but I do think A Taste Of Honey is out of place. They should have replaced it with a track from Live At The BBC . Like the honey moon song. 

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I see how Hold Me Tight would fit on PPM , but I agree with what Zig said a year ago. Although VB did make a good point Revolver is (probably [you all know I hate saying favorite]) my favorite album and I love Rain SOOO much, so that would've been nice. But they're perfect the way they are!

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8 May 2014
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Would definitely prefer to hear "Hold Me Tight " over "Love Me Do ", and maybe also "Ask Me Why " and "Do You Want To Know A Secret " as well.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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Ron Nasty said
The problem with leaving Hold Me Tight  on Please Please Me  is what would you leave off. Proper full-length tracks, they never exceeded 14 tracks on an album. So, to have HMT you'd need to drop a track. What track would you drop from PPM  to include HMT?

  

The good (bad) thing about forums is that you can answer somebody's question from six years ago. If they'd managed to complete Hold Me Tight on 11th February 1963 they'd have no need to record one of the following covers - Anna (Go To Him), Boys , Chains , Baby It's You or Twist And Shout . Remember, A Taste Of Honey was recorded between I Saw Her Standing There and Do You Want To Know A Secret ?

Now, it's difficult to know which song they'd have left off for a number of reasons. 1. None of the covers that remained to be recorded are sung by Paul, so it can't be a straight swap and 2. The last song recorded was Twist And Shout , which I guess was always going to be left until last because of the demands it had on John's voice.

Now we can assume that Boys would've been recorded still as Ringo 'needed' his own lead spot on the album, so that leaves either Chains , Anna or Baby It's You . Chains was released in November 1962, so it had only been in the band's set for three/four months at most. George already had his vocal spot with Do You Want To Know A Secret ? so there's every chance they could've decided not to record Chains . However, perhaps there was always an intention to give him two songs on the record - after all, he did his fair share of singing between 1960 - 1962.

Anna (Go To Him) was released in September 1962, so had probably been in the Beatles' set for around six months by the time it was recorded. It has been described as a 'personal favourite' of John's so we can presume the band always intended to record this too. Which leaves Baby It's You .

Baby It's You was the penultimate track recorded for the album. It had been in their sit for longer than the previous two songs (Chains and Anna (Go To Him)) so the band were most likely to be more comfortable recording this track. That being said, they had already covered The Shirelles (Boys ) on the album, so why would they choose to cover two songs by the same artist unless they felt they needed to?

Of course, all of this is conjecture and there's no way of actually knowing the answer.

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Another bad thing about forums is that they preserve your outdated 6-year old opinions! (Always in motion, the future is) Today, I would never trade AMW for HMT, much as I still appreciate the choogling forward-motion of the latter.

Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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vonbontee said
Another bad thing about forums is that they preserve your outdated 6-year old opinions! (Always in motion, the future is) Today, I would never trade AMW for HMT, much as I still appreciate the choogling forward-motion of the latter.

  

That's true about the internet as a whole, as any number of 'celebrities' are finding their 'outdated' thoughts being resurrected on Twitter etc...

Anyway, I actually came on this thread to ask a general question about takes following something I read during this song on RitH.

In this song's entry, Ian MacDonald writes: 'Junking the first version, they recommenced at take twenty (skipping the intervening seven for luck)...' . I take this to mean there was never a take 13-19 of Hold Me Tight , but why would this be?

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