Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties

Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties

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by Ian MacDonald
     
 

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Based on the hard facts of composition and recording, Ian MacDonald here offers a fresh assessment of all 241 Beatles tracks chronologically. This fully updated edition incorporates new information from the Anthology series and recent interviews with Paul McCartney. See more details below

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Based on the hard facts of composition and recording, Ian MacDonald here offers a fresh assessment of all 241 Beatles tracks chronologically. This fully updated edition incorporates new information from the Anthology series and recent interviews with Paul McCartney.

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newsblaze.com
A valuable resource.
newscritics.com
I have worn out three-yes three-copies.
Booknews
MacDonald, popular and classical music critic, chronicles the influences that bound the Beatles to the '60s, placing them in the context of the cultural meltdown that took place. An extensive introduction is followed by a history and analysis of their 186 recorded songs organized chronologically by album. A 62-page chronology follows, listing Beatles history alongside UK pop music history, current affairs, and cultural history. Includes a glossary but no subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Anthony DeCurtis
...revel in Mac Donald's wry humor, cutural range, and unsentimental fondness for the lads.

Rolling Stone

From the Publisher
“MacDonald’s inspired critique has become the work against which all other Beatles books are measured.”
Observer

“Arguably the most indispensable Beatles book ever published has just become more indispensable.”
Uncut

“A triumph — compelling, seductive, delightful.”
—Nick Hornby

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805042450
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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