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Revolution in the head : the Beatles' records and the Sixties

Author: Ian MacDonald
Publisher: Chicago, Ill : Chicago Review Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This "bible" of the Beatles captures the iconic band's magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final reunion recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information from the Anthology series and recent interviews with Paul McCartney.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Chronologies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Discographies
History
Discography
Chronology
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacDonald, Ian, 1948-2003.
Revolution in the head.
Chicago, Ill : Chicago Review Press, 2007
(OCoLC)777946161
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian MacDonald
ISBN: 9781556527333 1556527330
OCLC Number: 173619631
Notes: "An A cappella book."
Originally published: London : Pimlico, 2005.
Description: xxiii, 515 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface to the second revised edition --
Preface to the first revised edition --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction. Fabled foursome, disappearing decade --
The Beatles' records : Note on the cataloguing system ; pt. 1. Going up ; pt. 2. The top ; pt. 3. Coming down ; pt. 4. Looking back --
Note to chronology --
Chronology : the sixties --
Recommended further reading --
Select bibliography --
Glossary --
Compact discography --
Index of songs and keys --
Index to main text.
Other Titles: Beatles' records and the Sixties
Responsibility: Ian MacDonald.

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This "bible" of the Beatles captures the iconic band's magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final reunion recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information from the Anthology series and recent interviews with Paul McCartney. This comprehensive guide offers fascinating details about the Beatles' lives, music, and era, never losing sight of what made the band so important, unique, and enjoyable.

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