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"The Complete Pop Goes The Weasel" collects all existing recordings of the "Pop Go The Beatles" show, produced and aired on BBC Radio frequencies from May to September 1963 for a total of 15 episodes. An rare opportunity to hear the quartet from Liverpool in a brand new dress, since the repertory here goes far beyond the songs from their first album, "Please Please Me", which had been released in March.
After all, the Beatles had reached the coveted milestone of the first recording contract following a grueling "Hamburg period", during which they used to entertain the audience of the German city venues for several hours each night, up to 6/7 days week. A tour de force from which they returned to Liverpool and the Mersey scene stronger than ever, in musical technique and stage persence, finally ready to debut in early '63.
There are many cover songs here from artists such as Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Ray Charles and Arthur Alexander. The songs were played on demand: in fact, before every performance, the Beatles used to talk with the program host, reading and jokingly commenting the letters and dedications sent by the listeners to the transmission.
For these reasons, "Pop Goes The Weasel" represents a unique opportunity to witness a special moment in the history of the English group, when the doors of success had just open wide.