The Beatles Anthology

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Chronicle Books, Sep 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 367 pages
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This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book. Together with Yoko Ono Lennon, they have also made available the full transcripts (including all the outtakes) of the television and video series The Beatles Anthology. Through painstaking compilation of sources worldwide, John Lennon's words are equally represented in this remarkable volume. Furthermore, The Beatles have opened their personal and management archives specifically for this project, allowing the unprecedented release of photographs which they took along their ride to fame, as well as fascinating documents and memorabilia from their homes and offices.

What a book The Beatles Anthology is! Each page is brimming with personal stories and rare vintage images. Snapshots from their family collections take us back to the days when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey were just boys growing up in Liverpool. They talk in turn about those early years and how they came to join the band that would make them known around the world as John, Paul, George and Ringo. Then, weaving back and forth, they tell the astonishing story of life as The Beatles: the first rough gigs, the phenomenon of their rise to fame, the musical and social change of their heyday, all the way through to their breakup. From the time Ringo tried to take this drum kit home on the bus to their much anticipated audience with Elvis, from the making of the Sgt. Pepper album to their last photo session together at John's house, The Beatles Anthology is a once-in-a-lifetime collection of The Beatles' own memories.

Interwoven with these are the recollections of such associates as road manager Neil Aspinall, producer George Martin and spokesman Derek Taylor. And included in the vast array of photographs are materials from both Apple and EMI, who also opened their archives for this project. This, indeed, is the inside story, providing a wealth of previously unpublished material in both word and image.

Created with their full cooperation, The Beatles Anthology is, in effect, The Beatles' autobiography. Like their music has been a part of so many of our lives, it's warm, frank, funny, poignant and bold. At last, here is The Beatles' own story.

 

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Really Great pictures,vocab and etc. great book - Goodreads
great insight by the right people. - Goodreads
Let's be honest, this book exists for the pictures. - Goodreads
Great pictures and wonderful stories. - Goodreads
I also loved all the pictures. - Goodreads
Tons of beautiful pictures and rarities included. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Tim Pafundi - Goodreads

Even though this is essentially a coffee table book, I read this cover to cover. This is a fascinating read about the history of one of the most influential groups in recorded music history. Great pictures and wonderful stories. A must read for any Beatles fan and music historian. Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Quintana Jr. - Goodreads

A great companion piece to the documentary. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
47
Section 2
55
Section 3
60
Section 4
65
Section 5
71
Section 6
87
Section 7
102
Section 8
106
Section 17
213
Section 18
221
Section 19
224
Section 20
228
Section 21
240
Section 22
251
Section 23
262
Section 24
269

Section 9
113
Section 10
126
Section 11
135
Section 12
144
Section 13
171
Section 14
174
Section 15
192
Section 16
202
Section 25
285
Section 26
288
Section 27
291
Section 28
314
Section 29
322
Section 30
331
Section 31
353
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Inspired by the song "Yellow Submarine" from the Beatles' Revolver album, the film YELLOW SUBMARINE was released in 1968 and was quickly hailed as a visionary masterpiece. This extraordinary collaboration of talent -- Heinz Edelmann's art wedded with Beatles music -- was brought to life in celluloid with groundbreaking animation techniques. More than thirty-five years later, the film continues to beguile adults and children alike.

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