Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties

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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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Review: Revolution In The Head: The Beatles Records and the Sixties

User Review  - Gerry - Goodreads

The best part of this book is the attempt, largely successful, to avoid fatuous idolatry in favor of analysis and first class history & sociology. Of all the Beatle books I've read, this is the one I'll keep and go back to as a reference and as an example of real musical criticism. Read full review

Review: Revolution In The Head: The Beatles Records and the Sixties

User Review  - Leftjab - Goodreads

Make no bones about it, this book goes through every Beatles song ever recorded in chronological order, so it is a jackpot for Beatles fans. Might also exclude those not willing to go the distance ... Read full review

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
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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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