Stars spend 12 hours in studio to record Beatles' 'Please Please Me' album
London, Feb. 12 : Modern musicians paid tribute to the Beatles on Monday, by attempting to emulate the 12 hours that the iconic band spent in the studio to record their entire 'Please Please Me' album.
The Beatles had written their entire album in a 12-hour-long stint in the studio on February 11, 1963.
Modern songwriters, bands and singers took to Abbey Road studio in celebration of the record's 50th anniversary, to try and emulate the band's success by re-recording the work in the same time frame, the Telegraph reported.
Musicians including Joss Stone, Graham Coxon, Mick Hucknall, Stereophonics, Gabrielle Aplin and I Am Kloot spent the entire day in the studio "putting their own spin" on the Beatles' original tracks.
Their performances are being broadcast throughout the day on Radio 2, as part of anniversary celebration '12 Hours to Please Me.'
The project is also going to be captured in BBC4 programme 'The Beatles' Please Please Me - Re-making A Classic' on Friday.
So far, Radio 2 performances have included Aplin singing 'There's A Place' and Stereophonics playing 'I Saw Her Standing There' on the Chris Evans breakfast show.
Soul singer Joss Stone performed 'A Taste of Honey,' accompanied by a full string section, while Ian Broudie of The Lightning Seeds sang 'Do You Want to Know a Secret?'
The Beatles are known to have spent just 585 minutes recording ten songs for their LP, even having one track to spare for their next album. The entire production is said to have cost 400 pounds.