Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties (Google eBook)

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Chicago Review Press, 2007 - Music - 515 pages
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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 theAnthologyseries 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.
  

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Contents

Fabled Foursome Disappearing Decade
1
THE BEATLES RECORDS
39
Note on the cataloguing system
41
Note to Chronology
385
THE SIXTIES
393
Recommended Further Reading
473
Select Bibliography
474
Glossary
478
Compact Discography
487
Index of Songs and Keys
493
Index to Main Text
499
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Ian MacDonald was a songwriter, a record producer, and the author of The Beatles at No. 1, The New Shostakovich, and The People's Music. He died in 2003.

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