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900 Page Beatle Book!
« on: October 31, 2005, 12:40:28 AM »

Just thought you all might want to look into this stunning Beatle book! Traces the lads heritage back through a couple of generations and is written more as a "History book" than a musical one! It's being released with a $39.99 price point! Goes into explicit detail about recording of numerous Beatle songs that in itself is worth the price. Just look on some book sites for the name of it lost the article about it!!!!!!
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2005, 12:47:23 AM »

It's called the Beatle's Biography author Bob Spitz and is reviewd on Amazon books! A very worth while purchase!
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2005, 10:55:28 AM »

On the Xmas list i think...Cheers. ;)
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2005, 06:08:59 PM »

This Book has many mistakes not buy for now when you ask me...
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2005, 06:23:52 PM »

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This Book has many mistakes not buy for now when you ask me...

Nobody cares about your opinions here Dirk.
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2005, 11:35:29 PM »

"Mistakes" from a "date" point I can deal with there were over 600 people interviewed fror this book with in depth descriptions of studio recordings that in itself would make it a good read for me!
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2005, 11:36:19 PM »

OH my!! I just spelt "for" wrong! See mistakes?
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2005, 11:13:25 PM »

Quote from: Carry_Anne
This Book has many mistakes not buy for now when you ask me...


Apparently daytrippin.com has found some interesting nitpicks.  

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/gossip/story/371630p-316189c.html
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2005, 01:00:33 PM »

No nitpicking mistakes I have read about on Amazon.com, instead basic historic clunkers a "101" fan would make out from the sky. Stuff that makes you go "how can I trust the rest?" (...900 pages, small types!)
I don't remember the examples, but go read some of the negative reviews: those sure cool you off a bit!
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2005, 02:22:08 PM »

I probably shouldn't have used the word nitpicks--corrections would be more correct.  Don't these publishing houses have editors and factcheckers anymore?
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2005, 03:39:14 PM »

lots of heated discussion on the spitz book here:

http://www.beatlelinks.net/forums/showthread.php?t=24247
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2005, 01:01:53 AM »

The more that's written? The less that's true.....I wonder how this legacy will change Beatle history after reading the posts here.

When's the point that too many facts blind you? I often wonder. lol
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2006, 02:50:20 AM »

I just started this book and I'm around page 50. It seems pretty good, but so far it seems like the author is a big John fan.
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2006, 06:16:45 AM »

Am always very sceptical if someone comes out with a new book about them guys. You can't believe anything, no matter who the author is. IMHO it's just another book written by  another person with a different point of view. Same as Goldman, Cynthia, Peter Brown, Hunter Davies.....ad infinitum.

There are certainly books I enjoy reading but in the end it's always up to the readers rationality and comprehension to choose from all given information whether they might be true or not.
The only ones who could tell how it really was are the guys themselves. And I don't even think they would always tell the truth about certain things - they're only human as anybody else

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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2006, 11:37:08 AM »

When I was young(ish) - a long time ago! - I went into a bookshop and tore up a load of pages in a certain author's book!!!!

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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2006, 11:53:45 AM »

You have to tell us who. I need to understand.
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2006, 02:40:01 AM »

I know Goldman's one-sided, but it is an excellent read in terms of cast of characters.  He does tend to reduce the players to caricatures from a 1930s MGM Musical, but it's fun in a perverse way that the hagiographic bios aren't.  

Spitz seems to be covering alot of old ground without adding that much more new or exciting.  Lewisohn, A Day in the Life and Revolution in the Head seem alot more worthwhile even though they're not bios.  As sources they all give Paul his due, which I don't think any of the Beatles bios tend to do.  Maybe with the exception of Davies, but it's more publicity than bio.
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2006, 11:37:28 AM »

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Have a listen to God II by U2 - the clue is in there somewhere! ;D

By the way, instant karma, or so it appears, DID indeed get him!!!

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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2007, 02:34:19 PM »

Sorry to dredge up a year-plus old topic, but just wondering if anyone ever decided to read it and what your opinions ending up being.  I read it in the paperback version.  
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Re: 900 Page Beatle Book!
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2007, 06:17:15 AM »

It is full of errors. There is even a list on the internet somewhere summing all the mistakes up. I thought that the author went very into irrelevant details. No wonder it was 900 pages!
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