Long time lurker, first time poster. Hullo everyone...
I'm just curious:does ANYONE here have the Recording The Beatles book? I am amazed at how there is no discussion of it around here. I recently got it, and I truly feel this is one of THE most important books ever written on the group. I guess I can't believe everyone's not talking about it.
The website on the book is http://www.recordingthebeatles.com
, but I don't think it really does it justice. Judging from the website, you might think it will be all about microphones and speakers and stuff, and there definitely is a lot of technical equipment talk (which is a bit over my head at times). But what the site doesn't really tell you about is the last half
of the book, which is all about their songs and how they were recorded. There is so much new information here it's hard to believe. So many new stories and insights from the people that were there
and worked with the Beatles. An amazing amount of detail about the songs and sessions and many photos of the group I've never seen anywhere. It feels like every page answers some question I've wondered about for decades. I can't say enough about it.
I think one of the most important things about it is this is one of the few books on the group that presents completely new information, rather than recycling the same old stuff. Yes, it's expensive, but I would encourage everyone here to save up and buy it (there's supposed to be a cheaper version coming some time this year too). It comes in an old tape box with extra goodies, and the whole thing feels like it should cost a few hundred bucks. This book definitely belongs on every Beatles fan's shelf next to the Mark Lewisohn book. It's the perfect companion.
Just curious if anyone else here has it...