All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon

By Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon

Each album and each track ever published through the Beatles—from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding Road" (U.S. 1970)—is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed via tune historians during this energetic and completely illustrated work.

All the Songs delves deep into the historical past and origins of the Beatles and their track. This first-of-its-kind booklet attracts upon a long time of study, as tune historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the conditions that resulted in the composition of each music, the recording strategy, and the tools used.

Here, we study that one in all John Lennon's favourite guitars used to be a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he received for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally study that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey highway Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it used to be one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors show that after the Beatles played "I are looking to carry Your Hand" at the Ed Sullivan exhibit in 1964, John's microphone wasn't grew to become on, so audience heard merely Paul singing.

All the Songs is the must-have Beatles ebook for the any actual Beatles fan.

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