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Interesting readings ...
« on: November 12, 2006, 09:57:55 PM »

I've recently discovered this site (I think they're good readings ... what do you think? :)):

http://www.wingspan.ru/books.html


It includes:
Paul Gambaccini. "Paul McCartney. In His Own Words" 1976
Jeremy Pascall. "Paul McCartney and Wings" 1977
Ray Coleman. "McCartney. Yesterday and today" 1995
Barry Miles. "Paul McCartney. Many years from now" 1997
Geoffrey Giuliano. "Blackbird. The Life And Times Of Paul McCartney" 1997
"The Beatles Anthology" 2000
Danny Fields "Linda McCartney. The Biography" 2000
Barry Miles. "The Beatles Diary Volume 1: The Beatles Years" 2001
Keith Badman. "The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After The Break-Up 1970-2001" 2001
Bill Harry. "The Paul McCartney Encyclopedia" 2002
"Wingspan: Paul McCartney's Band on the Run" 2002

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006, 12:59:51 AM »

Some more can be found here:

http://www.recmusicbeatles.com/public/files/saki/saki.html


It includes:
1964
Two of Us
A Day In the Life
A Hard Day's Night
Even more on AHDN
AHDN AND UA
Age and Beatles fans
The artistic nature of the Beatles
Thoughts on the film "BackBeat"
The legend of the pre-fame Beatles
That love is all, and love is everyone...
A bit of brandy for the cold night?
...and in this corner, the Broadway stage!
Predictions and forethought from '63
Beatlemania
The Beatles on British Television
And even more on the Tube
Were they really bigger than Rod?
What is the legality of those bootlegs?
A short treatise on the Beatles on stage
John Lennon on religion
The Beatles as a religion
Beatlemania, and PID as a religion
The charts, and what they *really* mean
The copyright battles
It was 30 years ago today...
Some undefinable magic
Thoughts on George Martin
The Goon Show!
I Am the Walrus
I'll Get You
John and Paul
John F. Kennedy, and the Beatles (yeah, yeah, yeah)
...and then Stig accidentally sued himself.
The Beatles as literary figures
...and even more about their literariness
Thoughts on the Beatles lyrics through the ages
Were Paul's lyrics *really* that bad?
Saki's vision of the New World Tour
The river Mersey for beginners
The Liverpool Oratorio
Who is that Paul McCartney guy anyway?
Even more about the cute bass player
Why Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?
Why Not SPLHCB?
Sgt. Pepper? Concept? What Concept?
Paul is Dead?
Where did the rumor begin?
Why does it continue? to be so pervasive?
Most importantly, is that rose really black?
What made them musicians anyway?
The simple joys of 'Please Please Me'
Please Please Me and For No One, together again
Westwood One's 'Rarities on CD'
How long were they Beatles?
That first really big shew!"
...Got my face on Ed Sullivan...
Thoughts on John Lennon from 1994
Not really religion, but spirituality
Should the Beatles be digitally enhanced?
Several thoughts on several things
The one after 909
So you're thinking of Beatling to England?
Some specifics on sights in the mother country
Some Various Thoughts on various Things
I am the walrus
Thoughts on the unpredictable Yoko Ono
...I believe in Yesterday..
So, what does it all mean?
Saki reviews the book reviews
Saki on Ian MacDonald's "Revolution in the Head"
As I'm sitting here, doing nothing but aging
Knowledge is love, and love is power
Why did the Beatle cross the road?
The reunion that couldn't happen...yet, did
Critical analysis in this ever changing world
A Few Memories of Derek Taylor
Because they're on, they're on, they're on 'American Bandstand'
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Re: Interesting readings ...
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006, 09:04:40 PM »

Boy you've been sitting up late!!!
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Re: Interesting readings ...
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006, 09:23:21 PM »

Somehow ... yep!  ;D
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006, 02:34:38 AM »

One letter to The Crickets ... From Us To You?  ;D
http://www.buddyhollyonline.com/letter.html

and ...

John answering [size=9](Jim Dawson's (?) )[/size] questions about The Crickets ... in 1974!
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 11:03:45 PM »

Some more can be found here:

http://home.earthlink.net/~casaburi/decal/lecturenotes.html


It includes:
Lecture 1 - Feb 11/12, 2002 - Rock and Roll through 1960
Lecture 2 - Feb 25/26, 2002 - Prehistory of the Beatles through 1962
Lecture 3 - Mar 4/5, 2002 - The Beatles Take the World, 1963-mid-1964
Lecture 4 - Mar 11/12, 2002 - The Toppermost of the Poppermost, mid-1964-1965
Lecture 5 - Mar 18/19, 2002 - Outside the Beatles, 1962-1967
Lecture 6 - Apr 8/9, 2002 - All You Need Is Love, 1966-mid-1967
Lecture 7 - Apr 15/16, 2002 - Revolution mid-1967-1968
Lecture 8 - Apr 22/23, 2002 - And In The End 1969-early 1970
Lecture 9 - Apr 29/30, 2002 - The Dream Is Over early 1970-1980
Lecture 10 - May 6/7, 2002 - All Those Years Ago 1980-2002
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Re: Interesting readings ...
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007, 12:17:16 AM »

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I've recently discovered this site (I think they're good readings ... what do you think? :)):

http://www.wingspan.ru/books.html


It includes:
Paul Gambaccini. "Paul McCartney. In His Own Words" 1976
Jeremy Pascall. "Paul McCartney and Wings" 1977
Ray Coleman. "McCartney. Yesterday and today" 1995
Barry Miles. "Paul McCartney. Many years from now" 1997
Geoffrey Giuliano. "Blackbird. The Life And Times Of Paul McCartney" 1997
"The Beatles Anthology" 2000
Danny Fields "Linda McCartney. The Biography" 2000
Barry Miles. "The Beatles Diary Volume 1: The Beatles Years" 2001
Keith Badman. "The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After The Break-Up 1970-2001" 2001
Bill Harry. "The Paul McCartney Encyclopedia" 2002
"Wingspan: Paul McCartney's Band on the Run" 2002




Most amazing reading source I have ever seen on line. FWIW, Raxo, this is an 11 out of 10 in my book!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2007, 08:49:24 AM »

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Most amazing reading source I have ever seen on line. FWIW, Raxo, this is an 11 out of 10 in my book!
Very glad you like it, alexis!!!  ;D

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Re: Interesting readings ...
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007, 09:57:43 AM »

Thanks for the info raxo  ;D

I've only read a little bit, but one day, I will read it all... one day...
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2007, 10:13:15 AM »

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Thanks for the info raxo  ;D

I've only read a little bit, but one day, I will read it all... one day...
One weak, better!  ;D

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Re: Interesting readings ...
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2007, 02:38:28 PM »

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Most amazing reading source I have ever seen on line. FWIW, Raxo, this is an 11 out of 10 in my book!

Is this one the site that Raxo posted and you mentioned a few days ago, Alexis???
It has to be heheheh: 'this is an 11 out of 10 in my book!'
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2007, 04:02:29 PM »

Yup, this is it!
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2007, 02:18:18 AM »

Does anybody want to download this book?  8)


Mark Lewisohn
THE BEATLES
RECORDING SESSIONS



Contents
Preface
The Paul McCartney Interview
1962 Recording sessions for: 'Love Me Do', 'Please Please Me'
1963 Recording sessions for: Please Please Me, 'From Me To You', 'She Loves You', With The Beatles, 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'
1964 Recording sessions for: 'Can't Buy Me Love', A Hard Days Night, Beatles For Sale, 'I Feel Fine'
1965 Recording sessions for: 'Ticket To Ride', Help!, 'We Can Work It Out'/'Day Tripper', Rubber Soul
1966 Recording sessions for: 'Paperback Writer', Revolver, 'Eleanor Rigby'/'Yellow Submarine', 'Strawberry Fields Forever', Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1967 Recording sessions for: 'Penny Lane', Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Yellow Submarine, 'All You Need Is Love', Magical Mystery Tour, 'Hello, Goodbye'
1968 Recording sessions for: 'Lady Madonna', The Beatles, 'Hey Jude'
1969 Recording sessions for: Get Back/Let It Be, 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', Abbey Road, 'Something'
1970 Mixing: Let It Be
Discography
Index
Glossary




Go here: http://wingspan.ru/bookseng/recording/contents.html

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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2007, 02:27:08 AM »

"The Complete BEATLES Recording Sessions
     by Mark Lewisohn

One of the most important documentaries on rock music ever published, this is EMI Records' official diary-format history of every Beatles recording session.
Introduced by a rare and exclusive interview with Paul McCartney.

Researched from hundreds of unreleased Abbey Road archive tapes, thousands of previously unpublished studio documents and interviews with scores of the key recording personnel.

Over 350 colour and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, including rare photos by Linda McCartney and the first facsimile reproductions of Abbey Road recording sheets, tape boxes, album sleeve roughs, memos, contracts, press releases and much more.

"A staggeringly detailed document of the Beatles at work." Creative Review

"The ultimate word on the subject ... one of the most important rock books of all time. Absolutely essential purchase for everyone interested in the Beatles" Record Collector



Review :
Simply my favourite book about The Beatles, and of all aspects it has to be, because it simply describes the music.
Not in any flowery prose, dissecting the "hidden meanings" ... but instead, concentrates in detail in the recording process of every Beatle studio session at Abbey Road.
I must confess, I have read through it fully at least three times, and referred to it on countless times .... it is the one book I would take with me on a desert island.
If you only have even a passing interest in the lads, then I guarantee you will enjoy this truly remarkable historical document.
"

from here: http://www.jpgr.co.uk/lewisohn.html
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2007, 02:39:04 AM »

Does anybody want to download this book?


BEATLES GEAR
by Andy Babiuk




Info
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Footnotes
Asknowledgements



Go here: http://wingspan.ru/bookseng/babiuk/contents.html
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2007, 02:46:10 AM »

"This book is the first to tell the full story of how the Beatles made their music.

It details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers and keyboards the Beatles used at the key points of their relatively brief but entirely revolutionary career...from the formation of the Quarry Men skiffle group in the 1950s to the dissolution of the Beatles in 1970.

It provides a fascinating fresh insight into Beatle history from an entirely new viewpoint, and along the way many myths are exploded and dozens of stories told for the first time.

John, Paul, George and Ringo's moves from cheap early instruments to the pick of 1960s technology is carefully and entertainingly documented in an easy to read narrative, fully illustrated with many unseen photographs, a cache of rare memorabilia, and a unique collection of specially photographed actual Beatle instruments.

This landmark book is perfect for the fan absorbed by music rather than hairstyles, for the tribute band member with an eye for detail, and for any reader with an abiding interest in the 1960s.

At last, Beatles Gear gets right inside the music.

More than this, the book paints a vivid picture of the times, presenting new interviews with the people who made, sold and looked after the band's gear. With Beatles albums still selling at the rate of thousands a day throughout the world, and renewed industry interest in the value of the band's published portfolio, Beatles Gear arrives on the market with perfect timing.

Hundreds of photographs, many never before seen, will be a revelation to even the most informed Beatles enthusiast. Also shown in luscious quality throughout the book are 26 of the group's original instruments, still owned by ex-members of The Beatles or their heirs ...from George's psychedelic Strat to John's Bed In Gibson, and Ringo's roof top Ludwig kit to Paul's Hofner violin bass.

And while many other items used by the group have been lost, broken or damaged, exhaustive research has allowed the presentation here of 43 virtually exact duplicates of otherwise defunct Beatle instruments and gear. Prime advertising and publicity material provide an extra flavour of the period and complete this unique examination of the sound of the fab four.

The Beatles have had an unparalleled influence on the music of the past 40 years. And still today much rock music lends a retro ear to the group's distinctive sounds and unique orchestrations not to mention the many tribute bands around the world who keep the flame burning. This fascinating documentary will become required reading for anyone keen to gain an expert's inside knowledge of The Beatles sound."



from here: http://www.beatlesfabgear.com/
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2007, 02:14:41 PM »

Already got the book & it's a fantastic book!! :)
I've read it 2 or 3 times, it's that good! :)
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2007, 02:17:30 PM »

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Already got the book & it's a fantastic book!! :)
I've read it 2 or 3 times, it's that good! :)
Yep, I'm not a fan of Mark but it's a good book ... but, so good, Andy Smith?  ;D

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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2007, 03:30:23 PM »

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Yep, I'm not a fan of Mark but it's a good book ... but, so good, Andy Smith?  ;D


You're not a fan of Mark Lewisohn?
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2007, 03:36:59 PM »

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You're not a fan of Mark Lewisohn?
Not a fan of him, not ... he's right most of the times and what? He had to correct his own mistakes and now he's working in his own "bible" with tons of volumes and ready to be out in 8 years or so ... what a thing to do! If he is the main source or reference for almost everyone (not for me) he should have done a better job the first time ...
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