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Re: Beatle Books
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2008, 07:33:54 PM »


Anthology.

If you've already read that one, I'd suggest Many Years from Now (Barry Miles) and Can't Buy Me Love (Jonathan Gould).

If you love recording stores as much as I do, I highly recommend Recording the Beatles and the Complete Beatles Recording Sessions (in spite of the latter's occasional mistakes...Lewisohn isn't quite the "expert" he's known as, and needs to sharpen up his grammar. But it's still a fascinating book).

Books to avoid: Shout (grumpy and dreary), the Illustrated Record (disgraceful errors abound), and Revolution in the Head (critical of many Beatles songs...the author hardly even seems to like the group. The book's popularity still confounds me). If you like "analysis" of any sort, Tell Me Why by Tim Riley is much better.

An interesting glance at how the Beatles were perceived by ex-hippies in 1977 is provided in the Beatles Forever (Nicholas Schaffer), while the Long and Winding Road by Neville Stannard is still the most interesting discography (in terms of reading entertainment), even if it's not the most complete. What I'm really looking forward to is the upcoming Beatles book by Kevin Courrier, the best Zappa author to date.
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Re: Beatle Books
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2008, 07:57:04 PM »

Thanks, I am going to go pick some of those up!! Can't wait to read them. I am probably going to try to read all of them at once and get them confused, but I will be twice as informed.
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Re: Beatle Books
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2008, 04:28:41 AM »

i actaully like 'magical mystery tours'
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Re: Beatle Books
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2008, 06:48:16 PM »

I'm reading Anthology. If I have that one out (which will take a long time :) ) I will see what they have more in the library of the books you've recommended.
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Re: Beatle Books
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2008, 10:17:27 AM »

I have about 5 books
The Beatles - Hunter Davies
THe Big Beatles Book
Ticket to Ride - Larry Kane ( includes a cd with beatles interviews)
Shout-Philip Norman
With The Beatles Historic Photographs of Dezo Hoffman- Dezo Hoffman
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Re: Beatle Books
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2008, 10:25:06 PM »

The Anthology, John and Geoff Emerick's book to name a few.
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