The Unreleased Beatles Paperback – 22 Nov 2006
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About the Author
Richie Unterberger is the author of Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' Roll; Urban Spacemen; Turn! Turn! Turn!: The '60s Folk-Rock Revolution; and Eight Miles High (Backbeat Books). He has written numerous CD reissue liner notes, and he co-edited the All Music Guide to Rock.
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This tome makes an excellent companion to the Mark Lewisohn book about The Beatles's recordings, whose name escapes me but was something like 'Complete Recording Sessions'. The book takes a chronological approach to recordings, films and even has a section on bootlegs. It discusses every song, as well as songs they either gave away to other artists or didn't record.
The writing and layout are very good, the amount of information incredible, and the interest quotient high throughout. There are quite a few unreleased photos and new (to me, anyway) anecdotes to keep your interest as you make your way through the book. It's a great read.
I can't find any glaring errors or glitches, although that may not be saying much. One of the dozen or so essential books about the best band and songwriters of the past 50 years.
A must for the Beatles fanatic.
This publication gives a complete chronological overview of everything outside the 'official' Beatles canon (in the narrowest sense of the word, if you like), and discusses its aesthetical values and historical significance. It also adds quite a few very informative chapters on the history of Beatles bootlegs (in general) and how the Beatles legacy has been dealt with by Apple.
On several occasions the author points out to those tending that legacy what material is definitely worth of release. It should be a reference work for their future release schedule.
Luckily, this author does an excellent job of providing a time line for the Beatles' otherwise "unknown" the the main population works. Each work is listed chronologically; each work is described in full.
Readers get to travel down the Long & Winding Road that the Beatles paved by listening to obscure BBC recordings from 1962-1965 and unreleased work from the Anthology collection. Rare pictures from films that had yet to see the light of day are included in this book.
Inveterate Beatle fans will want this book. It appeals to the Beatle scholar as well as those who are interested in the World's Greatest Band and want to acquire more information about the Beatles. Regardless of where on the Beatle spectrum you are, this book is for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like most things this man writes complete tosh, this should have been called i love Paul.Published 8 months ago by JW
This is a valuable addition to related books such as Mark Lewisohn's Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, Ian MacDonald's Revolution in the head and Geoff Emerick's Here, there and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Rob de Smidt
about time someone wrote a book like this with all the unreleased tracks listed so you do not have to guess what songs are out therePublished on 28 Aug. 2013 by ringo
Just another Beatles book. Not This. If you're interested in where all the out takes are or were recorded this is a very interesting read. Read morePublished on 24 Dec. 2012 by alan mcphail
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