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Opinions on The Beatles Songbooks
« on: November 23, 2005, 05:03:46 AM »

I'm looking to purchase a Beatles songbook but I want some opinions on these two selections:

The Beatles Fake Book (Fake Books)
- Apparently includes the cover songs as well which is a plus.
- What does Fake Book mean?
- How accurate is it?

The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook (Paperback)
- Doesn't contain cover songs and has many inaccuracies judging by some of the reviews.

So what would you recommend?
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Re: Opinions on The Beatles Songbooks
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2005, 10:17:27 AM »

Depends what instrument you play. I have both  The Beatles Complete guitar/vocal edition and I also have another Beatles complete which is not quite as good....I will have to dig it up.

There are many 'Beatles complete' out there.

I think this is the best one I have come across so far.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0860019152/qid=1132740959/sr=1-6/ref=sr_1_11_6/202-7481068-7895012

I use it the most when my ears fail me.
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Re: Opinions on The Beatles Songbooks
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2005, 10:34:34 AM »

Damn your ears! :)
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Re: Opinions on The Beatles Songbooks
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2005, 04:26:36 PM »

Ah sorry. It's for guitar
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Re: Opinions on The Beatles Songbooks
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2005, 04:33:25 PM »



Does this feature the tablature? as well as the proper sheet music?
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Re: Opinions on The Beatles Songbooks
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2005, 05:03:44 PM »

I couldn't tell you...Looks good though. I'm sticking to my Beatles Complete. ;) lol
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Re: Opinions on The Beatles Songbooks
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2005, 05:53:43 PM »

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I couldn't tell you...Looks good though. I'm sticking to my Beatles Complete. ;) lol

hmmm ok.

How accurate is the book you recommended? Does it feature cover songs as well?

Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Opinions on The Beatles Songbooks
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2005, 10:45:14 AM »

Yes it does. very accurate. ;) Inevitably there are always the odd mistakes...This book has the fewest that I have come across so far.
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Re: Opinions on The Beatles Songbooks
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2005, 07:54:11 AM »

Does The Beatles the complete scores not have cover songs?
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Re: Opinions on The Beatles Songbooks
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2005, 12:08:29 PM »

I'm not sure about that book. The Beatles Complete has EVERY song recorded and composed by Lennon/McCartney.

The other book I have is The Concise Beatles Complete which I do not rate as highly. Still good but no chord diagrams though.
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