Revolution in the head : the Beatles' records and the sixties

by MacDonald, Ian, 1948-2003.

Format: Print Book 2007
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Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
This "Bible of the Beatles" captures the iconic band's magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final "reunion" recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information from the Anthology series and recent interviews with Paul McCartney. This comprehensive guide offers fascinating details about the Beatles' lives, music, and era, never losing sight of what made the band so important, unique, and enjoyable.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There's certainly no shortage of books on the Beatles. In this latest one, MacDonald--musician, composer, and former New Musical Express editor--purports to do something different by putting the group in the cultural context of its decade. His observations on the 1960s, fortunately confined largely to an introductory section, are, however, too often distressingly obvious. He's far more successful when he focuses on the music with a song-by-song chronicle of the group's career. Other Beatles books have taken the same approach, but MacDonald's incorporates session information from Mark Lewisohn's Complete Beatles Recording Sessions (1988), and it details the group's musical development and growing reliance on the recording studio and then makes some cogent observations on both the culture and the music. He makes the tie-in to 1960s culture most effectively through a month-by-month time line that follows the song-by-song main text and places the Beatles' history next to developments in world affairs and pop culture. Even if your Beatles shelf is groaning, MacDonald's work will be a useful addition. ~--Gordon Flagg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Beatles -- Discography.
Beatles -- History -- Chronology.
Music -- Social aspects.
Publisher Chicago, Ill :Chicago Review Press,2007
Edition 3rd ed.
Language English
Notes "An A Cappella book."
Description xxiii, 515 pages ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [474]-477) and indexes.
ISBN 9781556527333
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