Editors’ Notes Just four whirlwind months after their 1963 debut, Please Please Me, The Beatles released their second album, With The Beatles. Known in the press at the time as "the lovable mop-tops," The Beatles generated unbridled excitement everywhere; in their concerts, radio and TV appearances, and in the entire pop scene both in the UK and abroad. With The Beatles is an instant rush, opening with John singing the first line of "It Won’t Be Long" and the group immediately responds with an enthusiastic "Yeah." This energy keeps pace throughout the entire album; songs seem to be played at double speed. The band's first album announced the band's arrival, their second album brought the sound to the world and changed the pop landscape.