Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. After The Beatles’ made history by recording their entire 14-track debut LP Please Please Me in one day on February 11, 1963 (save the 4 singles tracks), things were to be handled differently. The incredible success of The Beatles in 1963 kept the band very busy. With a plethora of BBC radio and television appearances and live shows occupying so much of their time, it was more practical to fit studio time in on a “few hours here/few hours there” basis between other commitments. This is why the follow up LP, With The Beatles, was recorded a few tracks at a time whenever studio time fit into their schedule. The album was recorded between July 18 and October 23, 1963 and, within that date range, The Beatles also managed to record the single tracks “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “This Boy” as well as their first Christmas message disc sent to their fan club members.