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Essential Reference for a Beatles Fan
on 10 July 2007
Did we really need another Beatles book? Yes!
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.