To say that the amount of information found within Beatles Deeper Undercover is staggering would be an understatement. Author Kristofer Engelhardt offers 375 pages worth of in-depth details regarding what would have to be every musical contribution made by any Beatles member over the years to other artists' recordings.
Michael Jackson, Elton John, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Simon, Carly Simon, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger -- the list of legendary artists (and the timeless music) referenced in this exhaustive guide reads like the guest list from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
From album and song titles to production and songwriting credits to who played what, when, and where, it's all here. And as an added plus, it's also packed with rare, behind-the-scenes photos.
The amount of research that went into this project is, in my mind, unparalleled and nearly indescribable. Engelhardt proves to be the ultimate Beatles authority and this one is certainly a must-have for any true diehard fan of The Fab Four.
Engelhardt says that certain things in the first book were also missed or overlooked. "For example," he wrote us, "For years no one documented that John Lennon joined in the encore playing tambourine on "The b**** Is Back" during his appearance with Elton John at MSG in 1974. There are photos documenting this."