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Revolution in the Head The Beatles' Records and the Sixties (Paperback)

Author:  Ian MacDonald
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1556527330
ISBN-13: 9781556527333
Sku: 204814526
Publish Date: 9/1/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 1T
Pages:  515
Edition Number:  3
Age Range:  NA
 
This "Bible of the Beatles" captures the iconic band's magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final "reunion" recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information from the "Anthology" series and recent interviews with Paul McCartney. This comprehensive guide offers fascinating details about the Beatles' lives, music, and era, never losing sight of what made the band so important, unique, and enjoyable.
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This “Bible of the Beatles” captures the iconic band’s magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final “reunion” recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information from the Anthology series and recent interviews with Paul McCartney. This comprehensive guide offers fascinating details about the Beatles’ lives, music, and era, never losing sight of what made the band so important, unique, and enjoyable.
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This book traces the development of the Beatles, song by song. The group's life and work is also discussed in relation to the popular culture of the 1960s. MacDonald explores the way each of their 187 songs was created, examines the lyrics, and describes their innovative and often unorthodox recording processes.
Author Bio
Ian MacDonald
Author of the noted REVOLUTION IN THE HEAD, one of the most authoritative critiques of the Beatles' recorded legacy, Ian MacDonald had been recognized as a noted music writer both during his 1970s years at the New Musical Express and for his later 1990 biography of the Russian composer, Shostakovich. Born Ian MacCormick in London in 1948, MacDonald came of age in the mid-1960s, absorbing many of the same musical influences as the people he would later write about. He attended Dulwich College in south London, after which he spent a year at King's College, Cambridge, where he met the gifted and tragic young songwriter, Nick Drake. After dropping out to involve himself in his brother's band (which also included a young, pre-Roxy Music Phil Manzanera, with whom MacDonald would later collaborate as a lyricist), he joined the New Musical Express in 1972. His eclectic interests, ranging from rock through jazz, folk, and experimental music, soon became a hallmark of his writing. On leaving the paper in the mid-'70s, he pursued a freelance journalistic career, also dabbling in record production and songwriting; however, he had begun to suffer bouts of increasingly debilitating depression. 1994's REVOLUTION IN THE HEAD, in which MacDonald deconstructed the entire Beatles publishing catalogue, was a milestone in both his own career and in rock criticism, highlighting his sometimes contentious opinions and his often breathtaking insights, as well as his ability to rekindle latent enthusiasms in his audience for the work of the Fab Four. Unfortunately, his depression was gradually getting the better of him; he had just published THE PEOPLE'S MUSIC, an anthology of music essays, when he committed suicide in August, 2003.
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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeEdition:   0003
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0515
Product attributePublisher:   Chicago Review Press
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