By Jean-Michel Guesdon
Every album and each music ever published via the Beatles—from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding street" (U.S. 1970)—is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed via track historians during this full of life and entirely illustrated work.
All the Songs delves deep into the background and origins of the Beatles and their tune. This first-of-its-kind booklet attracts upon many years of study, as tune historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the conditions that resulted in the composition of each tune, the recording strategy, and the tools used.
Here, we examine that one among John Lennon's favourite guitars was once a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he acquired for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally examine that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey highway Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it was once one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors exhibit that once the Beatles played "I are looking to carry Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't grew to become on, so audience heard simply Paul singing.
The 1000s of photos in the course of the ebook contain infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, photos of Beatles tools, and interesting pictures of the musicians in-studio.
All the Songs is the must-have Beatles e-book for the any precise Beatles fan.
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Extra resources for All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release
3 The album was almost called Off the Beatles Track, an idea of George Martin’s. For the cover, he recruited Angus McBean, a photographer with whom he worked regularly, who took the photo in which the four Beatles posed in the stairway of the Manchester Square Building, the headquarters of EMI (since then demolished). McBean would re-create the pose for the abandoned “Get Back” project. The two photos would appear on the covers of the Red and Blue albums, respectively. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M.
We felt them. ” In between lies an arc only few are gifted-to embody the generational shift from adolescence into maturity. To grow and serve within one’s words, one’s music, one’s art. Patti Smith FOREWORD Between June 6, 1962, the date of the first audition of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios, and May 8, 1970, the date of the release of their last album, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr wrote an exceptional page in the history of popular music and changed the musical panorama of the sixties.
They only performed one song—“Please Please Me”: for most of the public, it was the revelation. Beatlemania was born. Technical Details On February 25, when George Martin joined Norman Smith to do the mix of the whole album, they produced a mono and a stereo version of each of the songs. However, for “Please Please Me,” they only had one mono mix available, dated November 30. Since they could not find the original tapes, they had to create different takes on November 26. They chose the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth takes to complete the new stereo mix.