In the Beginning (Circa 1960)

In the Beginning (Circa 1960)

Infobox Album
Name = In the Beginning (Circa 1960)
Type = compilation
Artist = The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan

Released = 4 May 1970
Recorded = Hamburg March–September 1961
Genre = Rock and roll
Length = 36:35
Label = Polydor

Producer = Bert Kaempfert
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|1.5|5 [ link]
Last album = "Ain't She Sweet"
This album = "In the Beginning (Circa 1960)"
Next album =

"In the Beginning (Circa 1960)" is the first consolidated American packaging of the 1962 German album by Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers (also known as The Beatles) called "My Bonnie". It was recorded at Hamburg in 1961. This album was originally released as "The Beatles' First" in Germany in 1964 and in the United Kingdom in 1967. Previous American releases of this material in LP form was split in 1964 between MGM Records and Atco Records. Polydor Records established its United States branch in 1969 which explains why this package was released much later in The Beatles' history. Most of the tracks feature vocals by Sheridan. All subsequent releases of Sheridan/Beatles/Beat Brothers material are simply repackages of the same tracks. This album is available in a slightly altered CD by Polydor without the inaccurate "(Circa 1960)" subtitle and with both parts of "Ya Ya". Only part one of that track was released on this LP. "In the Beginning (Circa 1960)" is also the only Beatles album available for download on the iTunes Store.

Track listing

All vocals by Tony Sheridan unless otherwise indicated.

ide one

#"Ain't She Sweet" (Ager/Yellen) (vocal: John Lennon) – 2:10
#"Cry for a Shadow" (George Harrison/John Lennon) (instrumental) – 2:22
#"Let's Dance" (Lee) (by Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers) – 2:32
#"My Bonnie" (traditional) – 2:06
#"Take Some Insurance On Me, Baby" (Hall/Singleton) – 2:52
#"What'd I Say" (Ray Charles) (by Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers) – 2:37

ide two

#"Sweet Georgia Brown" (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard) – 2:03
#"When the Saints Go Marching In" (traditional) – 3:19
#"Ruby Baby" (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) (by Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers) – 2:48
#"Why" (Compton/Sheridan) – 2:55
#"Nobody's Child" (traditional) – 3:52
#"Ya Ya" (Dorsey/Robinson) (by Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers) – 2:48

CD Tracklisting

#"Ain't She Sweet" - 2:14
#"Cry for a Shadow" - 2:25
#"Let's Dance" - 2:36
#"My Bonnie" - 2:44
#"If You Love Me Baby" - 2:55
#"What'd I Say" - 2:43
#"Sweet Georgia Brown (First version)" - 2:32
#"When the Saints Go Marching In" - 3:22
#"Ruby Baby" - 2:56
#"Why" - 3:01
#"Nobody's Child" - 3:57
#"Ya Ya, Pts. 1 & 2" - 5:10

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