An epic on an unprecedented scale . . . Lewisohn has no serious rival (Irish Times
This is the story told in Proustian detail . . . The first edited-down volume, is largely a delight, and the story is told so definitively that, after this, that really should be it. Secondary sources are comprehensively mined; letters, public records and business documents have been found in places no one else ever thought to look . . . Lewisohn is a Beatles oracle (Guardian
Lewisohn has done an astonishing job. I can't wait for volume two (Independent
A beautifully produced, special edition of the first part of the definitive three-volume biography of the Beatles, featuring extra and exclusive material.