Which Song is the Best and Why? Read it and see!
Organized by rank, from 1 to 100, this illustrated celebration of the best songs by the boys who revolutionized rock-and-roll includes expert commentary, historical context, interview material, and lots of great sidebars (including "best" lists from some of today's pop music powerhouses.) Like all "best of" lists, the book's opinionated stance generates animated discussion.
Here, There, and Everywhere is profusely illustrated with photos of the band at work and play, and all of the unforgettable album-cover art. Appendices include a complete song list, discography, videography, and bibliography, making it a one-stop source of Beatles facts and figures.
|Publisher:||Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Michael Lewis is the author/Co-author of seven books, including A Guy Walks into a Bar..., The Films of Harrison Ford, The Films of Tom Hanks, and The Cheapskate's Guide to Walt Disney World. He works as an editor, primarily of books about popular culture. He lives in New Jersey and his favorite Beatles song is "A Day in the Life."
Stephen J. Spignesi is the author of more than 30 books, including The Beatles Book of Lists and She Came in Through the Kitchen Window: Recipes Inspired by The Beatles and Their Music. He is the co-author (with Michael Lewis) of Pilgrim's landing, a screenplay about John Lennon. He lives in Connecticut and his favorite Beatles song is "Nowhere Man."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is very good. You cansee what they did in the studio, what the songs are about and many more things. I keep looking back at it when i listen to the songs on my computer, they do add awesome easter eggs about the songs and i can here the dog barking at the end of i feel fine, and the baby crying at exactly 2:22 on Revolution 9. Very good read if you are a true 'blue swade shoes' beatle fan. Now to go eat a savory truffle. BTW I rate this four and a half stars. :^)
Even if (or maybe especially if) you already know a lot about The Beatles, you'll find this book insightful and fun. As with any list/ranking, part of the fun is reading their justifications/reasoning for their choices and thinking about whether you agree or disagree. (Is Martha My Dear really better than Help!) The authors do a good job of explaining what elements of the songs they like. Will encourage you to get out your CDs (or Ipod) and re-listen to many of these songs.
Good job of explaing what the songs are about, but i wanted a little more in depth explanation. Also the book needed some more opinions than tose of Spignesi and Lewis
John lennon himself called 'good morning,good morning' garbage.He called 'sun king' a 'throwaway'.Both are included in this book.He called 'and your bird can sing' a 'horror' and it is also included here! good songs are left out,like 'yellow submarine',a song that was a #1 for the beatles! c'mon! Also, don't let the color pictures on the front fool you-ALL the pictures inside are in black and white!