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

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 9/1/2007
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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This "Bible of the Beatles" captures the iconic band's magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final "reunion" recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information from theAnthologyseries and recent interviews with Paul McCartney. This comprehensive guide offers fascinating details about the Beatles' lives, music, and era, never losing sight of what made the band so important, unique, and enjoyable.

Author Biography

Ian MacDonald was a songwriter, a record producer, and the author of The Beatles at No. 1, The New Shostakovich, and The People’s Music. He died in 2003.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Revised Editionp. ix
Preface to the First Revised Editionp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xxiv
Introduction: Fabled Foursome, Disappearing Decadep. 1
The Beatles' Records
Note on the cataloguing systemp. 41
Going Upp. 43
The Topp. 183
Coming Downp. 251
Looking Backp. 369
Note to Chronologyp. 385
Chronology: The Sixtiesp. 393
Recommended Further Readingp. 473
Select Bibliographyp. 474
Glossaryp. 478
Compact Discographyp. 487
Index of Songs and Keysp. 493
Index to Main Textp. 499
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