The Beatles as Musicians : Revolver through the Anthology

The Beatles as Musicians : Revolver through the Anthology
Title The Beatles as Musicians : Revolver through the Anthology PDF eBook
Author Walter Everett Associate Professor of Music in Music Theory University of Michigan
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 486
Release 1999-03-31
Genre Music
ISBN 0198029608

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Given the phenomenal fame and commercial success that the Beatles knew for the entire course of their familiar career, their music per se has received surprisingly little detailed attention. Not all of their cultural influence can be traced to long hair and flashy clothing; the Beatles had numerous fresh ideas about melody, harmony, counterpoint, rhythm, form, colors, and textures. Or consider how much new ground was broken by their lyrics alone--both the themes and imagery of the Beatles' poetry are key parts of what made (and still makes) this group so important, so popular, and so imitated. This book is a comprehensive chronological study of every aspect of the Fab Four's musical life--including full examinations of composition, performance practice, recording, and historical context--during their transcendent late period (1966-1970). Rich, authoritative interpretations are interwoven through a documentary study of many thousands of audio, print, and other sources.

The Beatles Literary Anthology

The Beatles Literary Anthology
Title The Beatles Literary Anthology PDF eBook
Author Mike Evans
Publisher Plexus Publishing
Pages 456
Release 2004
Genre Biography & Autobiography

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"The Battles Literary Anthology is a unique volume containing over 40 years of interviews, articles, reviews and essays, on subjects ranging from the Fab Four's origins in Liverpool, to their influence on the counterculture of the late 1960s, and beyond to the post-Beatle paths followed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr."--BOOK JACKET.

The Beatles

The Beatles
Title The Beatles PDF eBook
Author Hunter Davies
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 548
Release 1996
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780393315714

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The worldwide bestseller that defines the band that defined an era.

Still the Greatest

Still the Greatest
Title Still the Greatest PDF eBook
Author Andrew Grant Jackson
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Pages 355
Release 2012-07-20
Genre Music
ISBN 081088223X

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As recommended by USA Today and excerpted on Rolling! More than forty years after breaking up, The Beatles remain the biggest-selling and most influential group in the history of popular music. Fans endlessly replay their songs, craving more, while thousands of cover versions of their songs have been recorded and performed. Band biographies, pop music histories, song books, and academic titles on the Fab Four clutter shelves. But never has there been a definitive guide to the finest songs of The Beatles after they called it quits. Still the Greatest is a love song to the songwriting and recording achievements of Paul, John, George, and Ringo after each struck out on his own. In this creative history, Jackson selects the best songs in each solo career and organizes them into fantasy albums they might have formed had the legendary group stayed together. This romp through the post–Beatles history of each artist delves into the circumstances behind the composition, recording, and reception of each work, offering a refreshing take on how spectacular much of The Beatles’ second act truly is. Jackson assesses the more than seventy albums and nine hundred songs the four collectively released, selecting the crème de la crème of their output. Still the Greatest brims with facts (release dates, writing and performing credits, and information about production techniques) and insightful analyses of the music and lyrics. In telling the stories behind the songs, Jackson recounts the remarkable influence the Post Fab Four continued to have long after the big split. Both a handy reference and an engrossing cover-to-cover read, Still the Greatest is an invaluable companion for those who thought it all ended with the 1970 album Let It Be.

The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles Anthology
Title The Beatles Anthology PDF eBook
Author The Beatles
Publisher Chronicle Books
Pages 385
Release 2000-09
Genre Music
ISBN 0811826848

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Includes primary source material in the form of photographs, transcripts, etc.

The Beatles from A to Zed

The Beatles from A to Zed
Title The Beatles from A to Zed PDF eBook
Author Peter Asher
Publisher Macmillan + ORM
Pages 189
Release 2019-10-29
Genre Music
ISBN 1250209587

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A legendary record producer and performer takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles and individual reminiscences of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Peter Asher met the Beatles in the spring of 1963, the start of a lifelong association with the band and its members. He had a front-row seat as they elevated pop music into an art form, and he was present at the creation of some of the most iconic music of our times. Asher is also a talented musician in his own right, with a great ear for what was new and fresh. Once, when Paul McCartney wrote a song that John Lennon didn’t think was right for the Beatles, Asher asked if he could record it. “A World Without Love” became a global No. 1 hit for his duo, Peter & Gordon. A few years later Asher was asked by Paul McCartney to help start Apple Records; the first artist Asher discovered and signed up was a young American singer-songwriter named James Taylor. Before long he would be not only managing and producing Taylor but also (having left Apple and moved to Los Angeles) working with Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Robin Williams, Joni Mitchell, and Cher, among others. The Beatles from A to Zed grows out of his popular radio program “From Me to You” on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel, where he shares memories and insights about the Fab Four and their music. Here he weaves his reflections into a whimsical alphabetical journey that focuses not only on songs whose titles start with each letter, but also on recurrent themes in the Beatles’ music, the instruments they played, the innovations they pioneered, the artists who influenced them, the key people in their lives, and the cultural events of the time. Few can match Peter Asher for his fresh and personal perspective on the Beatles. And no one is a more congenial and entertaining guide to their music.

The Beatles Lyrics

The Beatles Lyrics
Title The Beatles Lyrics PDF eBook
Author The Beatles
Publisher Omnibus Press
Pages 260
Release 2010-05-25
Genre Music
ISBN 0857123475

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The lyrics to all the Beatles' best loved songs. Complete with a full discography, detailing singles, EP's and albums, recording dates and lead singer credits.