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

User Review  - Adam Crossley - Goodreads

If you ever wondered how the Beatles crafted their tunes, this is the book for you. I enjoyed its detail and some of the musical analysis. The author is sparing with his praise and blunt with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lotz - Goodreads

I first received this book as a birthday present from my Dad, three years ago. It was one of the best presents I've ever gotten. That summer, I devoured it. What a perfect excuse to go through The ... 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
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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