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Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 27 September Retrieved 29 September Pepper cover. Book Category. The Beatles album discography. Albums in the core catalogue are marked in bold. Rubber Soul Revolver Sgt. The Beatles Meet the Beatles! Naked Love Live at the Hollywood Bowl.
The Singles Collection Box. The Beatles compilation discography. Naked Albums The Japan Box Sgt. The Beatles singles discography. I Love You ". The famous hotch-potch of their early American catalogue was one result. The Beatles themselves were changing how the business worked, but Beatles For Sale , of all the British records, bears the stamp of these business realities. It's a mess.
But it's a really good mess. Taylor's sleevenotes are also interesting because they go out of the way to reassure listeners that everything they're hearing can be reproduced live. Studio experimentation was becoming more important to the band and producer George Martin, but clearly someone viewed it with a little nervousness.
You can understand why: The Lennon-McCartney originals on Beatles For Sale are often full of curious arrangements, drones, jagged transitions, and lashings of aggression.
Moonlight 7. Honey Don't 8. I'll Be Back 9. She's A Woman I Feel Fine With The Beatles off filming Help! Capitol made sure that no Fab Four fan had to jones for long with The Early Beatles, a spectacular collection of '62 and '63 tracks, most of which were previously available on Vee-Jay's Introducing The Beatles. By , both John Lennon and Paul McCartney were in full bloom as songwriters, with George Harrison, after a cautious toe or two in the water, soon to follow, albeit a few steps behind for the time being.
So confident were Lennon and McCartney as writers that they gave the tune to George to sing. Six of the 11 tracks are covers, and there's not one ho-hum apple in the bunch. McCartney wraps his mellifluous pipes around the easy-listening A Taste Of Honey, and at the other end of the spectrum there's Lennon's historic rendition of Twist And Shout, the first and last word in rock 'n' roll singing.
Love Me Do 2. Twist And Shout 3. Anna 4. Chains 5. Boys 6. Ask Me Why 7. Please Please Me 8. I Love You 9. Baby It's You A Taste Of Honey A fine stop-gap collection, figuring in before the brilliant soundtrack to Help! Two made-for-the US covers, Dizzy Miss Lizzie and Bad Boy, both written by Larry Williams and both sung to the max by Lennon, are stand-out attractions here, but there's also an advance preview of Help! Kansas City 2. Eight Days A Week 3. You Like Me Too Much 4.
Bad Boy 5. Words Of Love 7. What You're Doing 8. Yes It Is 9. Dizzy Miss Lizzie Tell Me What You See Every Little Thing. But a quartet of Ken Thorne-composed orchestral pieces performed by the George Martin Orchestra take up space that could otherwise have been occupied by as many Beatles gem, so that's four demerits.
The Night Before 3. From Me To You Fantasy instrumental 4. I Need You 6. In The Tyrol instrumental 7. Another Girl 8. Another Hard Day's Night instrumental 9. Ticket To Ride The Chase instrumental. Brimming with the sounds of acoustic guitars, it moved The Beatles into the pastoral elegance of folk rock, a genre spearheaded in the States by The Byrds who, themselves, were heavily influenced by The Beatles, right on down to their guitar choices and earlier in the year by Dylan, who had famously gone electric with his smash song Like A Rolling Stone and its accompanying album, Highway 61 Revisited.
Perhaps unwittingly, the powers that be at Capitol ratcheted the rock down a notch on the American counterpart of Rubber Soul, cutting the original British album from 14 down to 12, and removing the swinging Drive My Car a stone-cold classic album opener and replacing it with I've Just Seen A Face, a holdover from the Help!
The result is a softer listen, an abridged view of The Beatles during one of the most important development periods in their career. I've Just Seen A Face 2. I read this immediately following the John Lennon assassination back in I remember being just 17, a freshman in college, and living through the melancholy of that time.
This book was a real eye opener chocked with before unheard of information about the Beatles' history. Before this tome, the only other major biography was the H I read this immediately following the John Lennon assassination back in Before this tome, the only other major biography was the Hunter Davies' authorized biography. The Norman authored book had revelations about the pre-successful Beatles urinating on the heads of passerby nuns in Hamburg and tacking a condom on the wall of a Hamburg lodging, lighting it and starting a fire.
It was gripping reading for someone who loved The Beatles but never had known such a treasure trove of juicy details. Another big takeaway I had was all the little pieces that magically fell into place to foist this legendary talent from Liverpool on the world.
I had also just gone to my first Beatlefest around this time and was lucky enough to meet and speak to John Lennon's first wife Cynthia Lennon. I had drawn a portrait of John Lennon that was in the art contest and we shook hands and she said with a smile, "Keep painting! I had a college class freshman year in which I had to give a speech, which was my worst nightmare.
Armed with the newly gleaned information I received from this book, some of it salacious, I used it as the basis of my speech. In addition, I had created a board with various Beatles memorabilia I had collected over the years such as buttons and a Beatles Yellow Submarine watch to pass around the class. However, prior to the class I had a free period. I had secreted a bottle of wine into the ladies room and drank some of it to give me the needed courage to make the presentation. I can't believe I did that!
That's how desperate I was, I suppose. I also wore a black satin Beatles jacket with The Beatles logo embroidered on the back, not just on that day but most days. My teenage son resurrected it just a couple of years ago to wear at high school. Now he's performing with his own band at Beatlefest in the Battle of the Beatles Bands So heartwarming and nostalgic to relive the memory of reading this excellent book on The Beatles and all the little tangents it took me through.
Decades later I read in various places that Paul McCartney was unhappy with how Norman portrayed him in this book, in kind of a cynical and snarky way. I don't remember noticing that I when I read the book. However, Norman sort of apologized years later telling McCartney that if he did depict him in a bad light, it was out of envy; Paul envy!
Norman wanted to be Paul McCartney! Anyway, Paul forgave him and allowed an authorized biography of him which I do have on kindle but have not yet read.
Norman also reissued "Shout! I also have that on kindle So many books, so little time! View all 39 comments. With diminishing returns for Paul, then George and the aforementioned, poor Ringo, who bought a new car somewhere in this book.
Also, Norman never talked to the Beatles, so no interviews with them, which is like writing a book about the New Testament without the Jesus spoken words highlighted in red or italicized. Yoko wept. Any scholarly or in-depth study of the music sadly takes a back seat. Pepper was the Beatles best album?
Sure it was. First, they were screwed out of money made from the licensing of their images, especially in the U. Second, when they formed the Apple Corporation with dreams of funding the Age of Aquarius, it was Hippie idealism running smack into the brick wall that is basic Economics.
Was this book a Magical Misery Tour? Not quite. View all 11 comments. Shelves: biographies. Let me put it this way: If you're a John person, read and enjoy. If you're a George person, be prepared to feel a bit depressed.
If you're a Ringo person I raise my hand here , the little you'll see of him should not distress you overmuch, as he gets the last word and it's rather nice. If, however, you are a Paul person View 1 comment. Feb 24, Jim rated it it was ok. While it's an entertaining read, the veracity of the book is questionable. The book starts off well, from the early lives of the band members through their time in Hamburg and the Cavern Club, but starts a steady decline once Brian Epstein begins to manage the b "Now everybody seems to have their own opinion Who did this and who did that But as for me I don't see how they can remember When they weren't where it was at The book starts off well, from the early lives of the band members through their time in Hamburg and the Cavern Club, but starts a steady decline once Brian Epstein begins to manage the band.
There are a number of issues which keep this from being an excellent look at the Fab Four: Omniscient narrator - Norman frequently takes poetic license and spells out the private thoughts of people to further his narrative. Fine in a novel, but misleading and unethical in non-fiction. Exactly how does he know what the deceased Brian Epstein was thinking at any moment in time?
If he's willing to include this as a 'fact', how reliable are the juiciest bits of the book? Lennon, Lennon, Lennon - in the foreword, Norman says that he prefers Lennon Paul is a vain social climber; George is always the kid brother struggling to keep up; Ringo is largely a non-entity.
This even continues into the newly added material, where he focuses on the decline of George and Ringo's careers, and ignores Macca's success in favor of criticizing his solo albums. There are good bits - the details about the band's finances, their licensing agreements, and the structures of record companies were educational.
Overall, the book is ambitious, but ultimately unsatisfying. I'll just say this. I've been a fan of the Beatles for almost five full decades. Their first single, Love Me Do came out less than 24 hours before I was born.
I heard the Beatles from birth. My older brother and sister kept me current with each new song. I was struck dumb by the deaths of John and George. I've seen countless Beatles tribute bands, seen Beatlemania!
And, to top it off, I've read over 60 books on the Beatles, both as a band, and the four individuals. Through all of that, this is the singular best book I've ever read on the Beatles. Nov 03, W rated it liked it Shelves: music. I never liked the Beatles' music,but I enjoyed this book which details their rise from humble beginnings to the heights of Beatlemania worldwide. Eventually they split,and tragedy followed as John Lennon was assassinated. Interesting,and very readable.
This is the first book I read about The Beatles, and I appreciate Norman for his massive amount of research and interesting account of them. I learned a lot and I became ever more fascinated with The Beatles and their power and enigma in their generation. Because of this, I feel generous enough to give this book 3 stars.
Here is why giving 3 stars to this book is generous: There are a lot of information offered, but recently, I've learned that a massive portion of it is either deliberately wrong This is the first book I read about The Beatles, and I appreciate Norman for his massive amount of research and interesting account of them.
Here is why giving 3 stars to this book is generous: There are a lot of information offered, but recently, I've learned that a massive portion of it is either deliberately wrong or it's outdated. It's heavily and ridiculously opinionated.
Sometimes, having a voice and tone is necessary to keep the reader interested, but too much of it can be off-putting. Norman excessively favors John, and it oozes from his tone and language. This I found the most annoying, and at times even irritating, especially given that he's very harshly condescending towards the other three Beatles' misdemeanors while he describes John's much worse doings with a sense of glory and awe. Of course there are preferences, and it's not wrong to have them, but when Norman himself admits to this bias in the book!
So, with all that said, I'm only giving 3 stars to this book because it made me aware of The Beatles on a deeper level, and made me want to know more about them. However, in regards to recommendation, I wouldn't recommend this one; go with Mark Lewisohn's Tune In if you want to truly know The Beatles without any myths or favoritism!Night Flight. Inspired by political protests in earlyLennon's lyrics expressed sympathy with the need for social change but doubt in regard to the violent tactics espoused by members of the New Left. Doctor Robert 5. Paul McCartney IFPI Norway. I seem to recall that John Lennon's Shout (1964/April/28) - The Beatles - Revolution (CD) murder wasn't mentioned at all, it having happened after the book went to press. Paul is a vain social climber; George is always the kid brother struggling to keep up; Ringo is largely a non-entity. Retrieved 14 July Ball And Biscuit - The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights (CD, Album), Roadlife - James Williams (2) - Magical Trio 2 (Cassette, Album), I Melt With You - Natalie Imbruglia - Male (CD, Album), Apres Jengles A Toi (Thinking Of You) - Various - Cajun Vol. 1 Abbeville Breakdown 1929-1939 (Casset, The Ophelias - The Big O (CD, Album) Sitemap