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9780521689762

The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521689762

  • ISBN10:

    0521689767

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-14
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, this collection of essays tells the fascinating story of the Beatles - the creation of the band, their musical influences, and their cultural significance, with emphasis on their genesis and practices as musicians, songwriters, and recording artists. Through detailed biographical and album analyses, the book uncovers the background of each band member and provides expansive readings of the band's music. · Traces the group's creative output from their earliest recordings through their career · Pays particular attention to the social and historical factors which contributed to the creation of the band · Investigates the Beatles' unique enduring musical legacy and cultural power · Clearly organized into three sections, covering Background, Works, and History and Influence, the Companion is ideal for course usage, and is also a must-read for all Beatles fans

Table of Contents

Foreword
Chronology of the Beatles' lives and works
Introducing the Beatles Kenneth Womack
Background
Six boys, six Beatles: the formative years, 1950-1962
Appendix: the repertoire, 1957-1962
The Beatles as recording artists
Works
Rock and roll music
'Try thinking more': Rubber Soul and the Beatles' transformation of pop
Magical mystery tours, and other trips: yellow submarines, newspaper taxis, and the Beatles' psychedelic years
Revolution
On their way home: the Beatles in 1969 and 1970
Apple records
The solo years
Any time at all: the Beatles' free phrase rhythms
Appendix: the Beatles' canon on compact disc
History and Influence
The Beatles as zeitgeist
Beatles news: product line extensions and the rock canon
'An abstraction, like Christmas': the Beatles for sale and for keeps
General discography
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