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Complete "Beatles" Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years [Paperback]

Mark Lewisohn
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23 Mar 1990
One of the most important and successful rock 'n' roll books ever published is now available in paperback. This is the definitive guide to every recording session done by the Beatles at EMI's Abbey Road recording studio. 150 full-color, 100 duotone, and 100 black-and-white photographs.
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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn; New edition edition (23 Mar 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600557847
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600557845
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 28.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,354,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Essential. Buy it now. 30 Jan 2007
I'm overjoyed to see this book back in print.

If you don't have it and you are a Beatles fan, buy it NOW before you finish reading this review.

It lists every recording session of every song throughout the Beatles recording career with session info, how they got the sounds they did, take information. It's a goldmine of information and the next best thing to having a Beatles album. I bought mine 2nd hand from a previous printing and it's very well thumbed.

Mark Lewisohn is a renowned expert on the Beatles and is very accurate and thorough so you are getting top notch reference material. If you've ever wondered how the Beatles being the best band in the known universe, buy this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beatles "encyplopedia" 13 May 2013
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This is a sensation to read! I have always been a huge fan, albeit lately I have taken a step further and taken a deep dive into the material available. This book contains all recording sessions the group has done and Mark Levinsohn has a good grip on the details. I espescially love reading about the "tape loops" which were made for "Tomorrow never knows", an innovative way of creating the sounds and sound they craved for.

I love listening to Beatles recordings while reading the book. The best book of The Beatles in my opinion!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Available again at last 14 Jun 2004
By Xtopher
This excellent guide to the Beatles recording sessions has been out of print for a while. It's a must-have for anyone with an interest in the Beatles, hence the high price for used copies.
The good news is that hamlyn have re-printed the book. Better yet Borders have it in stock at the incredible bargain price of 4.99!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Turn the page 7 May 2013
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A superbly researched book that covers the Beatles recordings.A 'must have' for die-hard fans of the fab four.Absorbing and educational.
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