The Complete Beatles Songs

The Stories Behind Every Track Written by the Fab Four

Author: Steven Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780733635021

Category:

Page: 352

View: 5950

Who was 'just seventeen' and made Paul's heart go 'boom'? Who was 'Lady Madonna'? Was there really an Eleanor Rigby? Why was Paul the 'walrus' and what inspired the lyrics to Ringo's 'Octopus's Garden'? The Complete Beatles Songs shatters many well-worn myths and adds a new dimension to the Fab Four's rich legacy by investigating the events immortalised in The Beatles' music and now occupying a special niche in popular culture's collective imagination. This beautifully packaged - and first-of-its-kind - 2015 edition has been fully revised with a complete set of printed lyrics to accompany each song. Every Beatles-penned song is discussed and the inspiration behind it is examined, including all of their studio albums and later official releases.

All The Songs

The Story Behind Every Beatles Release

Author: Philippe Margotin,Jean-Michel Guesdon

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1603763716

Category: Music

Page: 672

View: 2636

**NOTE: EBOOK DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY IMAGES** Every album and every song ever released by the Beatles?from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The Long and Winding Road" (U.S. 1970)?is dissected, discussed, and analyzed by two music historians in this lively and fully illustrated work. All the Songs delves deep into the history and origins of the Beatles and their music. This first-of-its-kind book draws upon decades of research, as music historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the circumstances that led to the composition of every song, the recording process, and the instruments used. Here, we learn that one of John Lennon's favorite guitars was a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he bought for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We also learn that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey Road Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get right, even though it was one of the first songs John and Paul ever wrote together. And the authors reveal that when the Beatles performed "I Want to Hold Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't turned on, so viewers heard only Paul singing. All the Songs is the must-have Beatles book for the any true Beatles fan.

The Beatles Lyrics

Author: The Beatles

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857123475

Category: Music

Page: 260

View: 9884

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.

Beatlesongs

Author: William J. Dowlding

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147191

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 9127

A complete and fascinating chronicle of Beatles music and history, Beatlesongs details the growth, evolution, and dissolution of the most influential group of out time. Drawing together information from sources that include interviews, insider accounts, magazines, and news wire services, this is a complete profile of every Beatles song ever written -- from recording details such as who played which instruments and sang what harmonies to how each song fared on the charts and how other musicians and critics felt about it. Chronologically arranged by U.K. release date, Beatlesongs nails down dates, places, participants, and other intriguing facts in a truly remarkable portrait of the Liverpudlian legends. Behind each song is a story -- like Paul's criticism of George's guitar playing during the Rubber Soul sessions, John's acid trip during the Sgt. Pepper's session, and the selection process for the Revolver album cover. And carefully examined along the way are the Beatles' evolving musical talents, their stormy private lives, and their successful -- and unsuccessful -- collaborations. Beatlesongs is truly an inside look at the Fab Four and a treasure for all their fans.

The Beatles Lyrics

The Songs of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr

Author: The Beatles

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458492664

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 9142

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). A must-own souvenir for all Beatles fans and songwriters! The Beatles Lyrics is an amazing tribute to the most influential band in pop history. For the first time ever together in print, it publishes the lyrics to 192 songs by the Fab Four. Also includes a complete discography, lots of great full-page photos throughout the book, and a song title index.

Revolution in the Head

The Beatles' Records and the Sixties

Author: Ian MacDonald

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556527330

Category: Music

Page: 515

View: 849

Assessment of the Beatles artistic achievement providing biographical, musical, and historical detail through a chronology of their songs.

Beatles '66

The Revolutionary Year

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062475592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 4832

A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture. They started off as hysteria-inducing pop stars playing to audiences of screaming teenage fans and ended up as musical sages considered responsible for ushering in a new era. The year that changed everything for the Beatles was 1966—the year of their last concert and their first album, Revolver, that was created to be listened to rather than performed. This was the year the Beatles risked their popularity by retiring from live performances, recording songs that explored alternative states of consciousness, experimenting with avant-garde ideas, and speaking their minds on issues of politics, war, and religion. It was the year their records were burned in America after John’s explosive claim that the group was "more popular than Jesus," the year they were hounded out of the Philippines for "snubbing" its First Lady, the year John met Yoko Ono, and the year Paul conceived the idea for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. On the fiftieth anniversary of this seminal year, music journalist and Beatles expert Steve Turner slows down the action to investigate in detail the enormous changes that took place in the Beatles’ lives and work during 1966. He looks at the historical events that had an impact on the group, the music they made that in turn profoundly affected the culture around them, and the vision that allowed four young men from Liverpool to transform popular music and serve as pioneers for artists from Coldplay to David Bowie, Jay-Z to U2. By talking to those close to the group and by drawing on his past interviews with key figures such as George Martin, Timothy Leary, and Ravi Shankar—and the Beatles themselves—Turner gives us the compelling, definitive account of the twelve months that contained everything the Beatles had been and anticipated everything they would still become.

The Beatles

Day-By-Day, Song-By-Song, Record-By-Record

Author: Craig Cross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780595346639

Category: Music

Page: 634

View: 1788

The Beatles: Day-by-Day, Song-by-Song, Record-by-Record is a comprehensive diary of the legendary band's entire career, including the recording history and story behind every single song, and a complete UK and US discography--in one volume!

A Hard Day's Write

The Stories Behind Every Beatles' Song

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781780970967

Category: Rock music

Page: 256

View: 5158

A new edition of the best-selling guide to the stories behind all the Beatles' songs.

Here, There and Everywhere

Author: Geoff Emerick

Publisher: Novo Século

ISBN: 8542801555

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

View: 6857

“A experiência diária de trabalhar com o mais famoso grupo de rock do mundo.” — The Washington Post “O adolescente que moldou os Beatles” — CNN Geoff Emerick conta detalhes de como foi trabalhar com os famosos garotos de Liverpool durante o auge da banda. Desde o início, como assistente, até assumir a engenharia de som nas gravações dos álbuns Revolver, Sgt. Peppers e Abbey Road, Geoff nos mostra o processo criativo da banda em estúdio, detalhes das gravações de cada música e revelações sobre a personalidade e relacionamentos entre os integrantes, desde a implacável competição entre Lennon e McCartney à rivalidade e frustração que trouxe um amargo fim para a maior banda de rock que o mundo já conheceu.

In Their Lives

Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs

Author: Andrew Blauner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735210713

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 1973

For readers who loved Tune In and Nick Hornby’s Songbook, an anthology of essays from a chorus of twenty-nine luminaries singing the praises of their favorite Beatles songs. The Beatles’ influence—on their contemporaries, on our cultural consciousness, and on the music industry ever after—is difficult to overstate. We all have a favorite song from the band that made us want to fall in love, tune in, and follow our dreams. Arranged chronologically by the date of the song’s release, these essays highlight both the Beatles’ evolution as well as the span of generations their music affected. From Beatlemaniacs who grew up listening to the iconic albums on vinyl to new fans who download the songs on iTunes, each contributor explores a poignant intersection between Beatles history and personal history. With contributions from twenty-nine authors and musicians—Roz Chast on “She Loves You,” Jane Smiley on “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Rosanne Cash on “No Reply,” Gerald Early on “I’m a Loser,” Rick Moody on “The End,” Maria Popova on “Yellow Submarine,” David Duchovny on “Dear Prudence,” Chuck Klosterman on “Helter Skelter,” David Hadju on “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number),” and more—the breadth of the band’s impact is clear. From musings on young love and family strife to explorations of racial boundaries and identity, these essays pay tribute to a band that ran the gamut of human experience in a way no musical group has done before or since. Timed for the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, this anthology captures the full spectrum of reasons fans still love the Fab Four after all these years.

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

Author: Alan Aldridge

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857128809

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 9350

The Beatles: Illustrated Lyrics is the only major collection of illustrated The Beatles: Illustrated Lyrics is the only major collection of illustrated The Beatles lyrics available. Originally published in 1969, this book has become a symbol of an era, a must-have for Beatles fans and a brilliant tribute to the band that changed a generation. Quotes from John, Paul, George and Ringo provide candid, witty, insightful commentary on the songs and their origins. Clarification of controversial lyrics is offered by the only true authorities, The Beatles themselves. All the famous songs are included – from Can’t Buy Me Love and A Hard Day’s Night to Rocky Raccoon, Revolver and Yellow Submarine. Lavish full colour illustrations by internationally famous artists and specially commissioned photographs reflect the psychedelic world The Beatles lived in and the whole generation and pop culture they influenced.

Bob Dylan All the Songs

The Story Behind Every Track

Author: Philippe Margotin,Jean-Michel Guesdon

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316353531

Category: Music

Page: 704

View: 7348

Get the story behind every recording session, album, and single released during Bob Dylan's illustrious-and now Nobel Prize-winning-career. Bob Dylan: All the Songs is the New York Times bestselling, definitive book that captures Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. It is the only book to tell the stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent fans, behind all the 492 songs he released. Organized chronologically by album, Margotin and Guesdon recount the details that led to the composition of Dylan's recorded songs, what went on in the recording studio, what instruments he used, and behind-the-scenes account of the great artists who worked with Dylan. Lyrics and accounts of the recording sessions are accompanied by classic photos, both in and out of the studio, to create a true Dylan treasury. Bob Dylan: All the Songs is the comprehensive record of the music career which defined an era, delighted fans for more than 50 years and has now won the world's most prestigious prize. Please note that the ebook does not contain images.

Rolling Stones All the Songs

The Story Behind Every Track

Author: Philippe Margotin,Jean-Michel Guesdon

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 031631773X

Category: Music

Page: 704

View: 5263

Comprehensive visual history of the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" as told through the recording of their monumental catalog, including 29 studio and 24 compilation albums, and more than a hundred singles. Since 1963, The Rolling Stones have been recording and touring, selling more than 200 million records worldwide. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history of their time in the studio. In The Rolling Stones All the Songs, authors Margotin and Guesdon describe the origin of their 340 released songs, details from the recording studio, what instruments were used, and behind-the-scenes stories of the great artists who contributed to their tracks. Organized chronologically by album, this massive, 704-page hardcover begins with their 1963 eponymous debut album recorded over five days at the Regent Studio in London; through their collaboration with legendary producer Jimmy Miller in the ground-breaking albums from 1968 to 1973; to their later work with Don Was, who has produced every album since Voodoo Lounge. Packed with more than 500 photos, All the Songs is also filled with stories fans treasure, such as how the mobile studio they pioneered was featured in Deep Purple's classic song "Smoke on the Water" or how Keith Richards used a cassette recording of an acoustic guitar to get the unique riff on "Street Fighting Man." Please note that the ebook does not contain images.

The Beatles

The Biography

Author: Bob Spitz

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316031674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 992

View: 8986

As soon as The Beatles became famous, the spin machine began to construct a myth--one that has continued to this day. But the truth is much more interesting, much more exciting, and much more moving. In this bestselling book, Bob Spitz has written the biography for which Beatles fans have long waited. 32 pages of b/w photos.

The Beatles

Stories Behind the Songs

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742484860

Category: Rock groups

Page: 383

View: 7013

Based on Steve Turner's highly acclaimed A Hard Day's Write, which has sold over 300,000 copies around the world, this Stories Behind the Songs Volume covers the Beatles' entire recording career. Who was 'just seventeen' and made Paul's heart go 'boom'? Was there really an Eleanor Rigby? What was the inspiration for 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'? Turner shatters many well-worn myths and adds a new dimension to the Fab Four's rich legacy by investigating the events immortalised in the songs that took four boys from Liverpool to the top of the charts around the world. From their first hit, 'Love Me Do' and first album, Please Please Me, this is the story behind every Beatles song, including the Live At The BBC and Anthology 1-3 albums, providing a comprehensive and hugely entertaining insight into the music of the world's most influential band.

Visualizing The Beatles

A Complete Graphic History of the World’s Favorite Band

Author: John Pring,Rob Thomas

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062749943

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 9702

Foreword by Rob Sheffield Filled with stunning full-color infographics, a unique, album-by-album visual history of the evolution of the Beatles that examines how their style, their sound, their instruments, their songs, their tours, and the world they inhabited transformed over the course of a decade. Combining data, colorful artwork, interactive charts, graphs, and timelines, Visualizing the Beatles is a fresh and imaginative look at the world’s most popular band. Meticulously examining the songs on every Beatles’ album from Please Please Me to Let It Be, UK-based graphic artists John Pring and Rob Thomas deconstruct: lyrical content songwriting credits inspiration for the songs instruments used cover designs chart position and more . . . . They also break down the success of Beatles’ singles across the world, their tour dates, venues, and cities, their hairstyles, fashion choices and favorite guitars, and a wealth of other Beatles’ minutiae. Visualizing the Beatles also includes illustrations involving the conspiracy theories of the "Paul is dead" hoax as well as A-to-Z lists of every artist or performer who has ever covered a Beatles’ song. Comprehensive, entertaining, and packed with fun facts, Visualizing the Beatles is a wonderful introduction for new fans and a must-have for devotees, offering a new way to think about this extraordinary band whose influence continues to shape music.

Beatles Gear

Author: Andy Babiuk

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879306625

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 4132

Chronicles the Beatles' use of instruments from 1956 through 1970, including photographs and discussion about Paul's 1963 Hofner 500/1 violin bass, John's Rickenbacker 325 12-string, and George's Gibson Les Paul.

Shout!

The Beatles in Their Generation

Author: Philip Norman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743253789

Category: Music

Page: 496

View: 4314

Updated to include Paul McCartney’s knighting and the deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison. Philip Norman’s biography of the Beatles is the definitive work on the world's most influential band—a beautifully written account of their lives, their music, and their times. Now brought completely up to date, this epic tale charts the rise of four scruffy Liverpool lads from their wild, often comical early days to the astonishing heights of Beatlemania, from the chaos of Apple and the collapse of hippy idealism to the band's acrimonious split. It also describes their struggle to escape the smothering Beatles’ legacy and the tragic deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison. Witty, insightful, and moving, Shout! is essential reading not just for Beatles fans but for anyone with an interest in pop music.

Fab Four Friends

The Boys Who Became the Beatles

Author: Susanna Reich

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627798269

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5713

In 1957 in Liverpool, England, a young lad named John Lennon and his band played music at a local church fair. In the audience was Paul McCartney, who liked what he heard and soon joined the group. Paul's friend George Harrison kept showing up at rehearsals until the older boys finally let him in. Eventually they found the perfect drummer, Ringo Starr, and the perfect name: The Beatles. Told through a lyrical text and stunning paintings, this book spotlights four ordinary boys growing up amid the rubble of postwar England who found music to be a powerful, even life-saving, force.