Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

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by Tim Riley
     
 

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A unique combination of musical analysis and cultural history, Tell Me Why stands alone among Beatles books with its single-minded focus on the most important aspect of the band: its music. Riley offers a new, deeper understanding of the Beatles by closely considering each song and album they recorded in an exploration as rigorous as it is soulful. He…  See more details below

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A unique combination of musical analysis and cultural history, Tell Me Why stands alone among Beatles books with its single-minded focus on the most important aspect of the band: its music. Riley offers a new, deeper understanding of the Beatles by closely considering each song and album they recorded in an exploration as rigorous as it is soulful. He tirelessly sifts through the Beatles discography, making clear that the legendary four were more than mere teen idols: They were brilliant innovators who mastered an extremely detailed art. Since the first publication of Tell Me Why in 1988, much new primary source material has appeared—Paul McCartney's authorized biography, the Anthology CDs and videos, the complete Parlophone-sequenced albums on CD, the Live at the BBCsessions, and the global smash 1. Riley incorporates all the new material in an update that makes this a crucial book for Beatles fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306811203
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/09/2002
Edition description:
First Da Capo Press Edition
Pages:
484
Sales rank:
790,087
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Tim Riley is a web producer, campus speaker, and pianist. His music criticism has appeared in the Washington Post, in Boston magazine, and on National Public Radio. He is also a music commentator for NPR's "Here and Now." He lives in Boston.

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Tell Me Why 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SNDforlife More than 1 year ago
It is a comprensive look at each song and is well written. Really helped me understand the song writing process with each song and helped me achieve an A in my online class at Arizona State University called The Beatles.