By Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon

Every album and each track ever published via the Beatles?from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding Road" (U.S. 1970)?is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed through song historians during this vigorous and entirely illustrated work.

All the Songs delves deep into the historical past and origins of the Beatles and their tune. This first-of-its-kind ebook attracts upon a long time of analysis, as tune historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the conditions that ended in the composition of each track, the recording procedure, and the tools used.

Here, we examine that one in every of John Lennon's favourite guitars was once a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he acquired for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally research that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey highway Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it used to be one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors exhibit that after 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 in basic terms Paul singing.

The countless numbers of photos during the ebook contain infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, photographs of Beatles tools, and interesting pictures of the musicians in-studio.

All the Songs is the must-have Beatles publication for the any actual Beatles fan.

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The Beatles Anthology. 4. The Beatles Anthology. indd 55 55 27/05/13 15:28 The Beatles saluting the public at the Prince of Wales Theatre, including Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. FOR BEATLES FANATICS During the November 4, 1963 Royal Command Performance, in the presence of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, John dared to utter his famous line, “For our last number I’d like to ask your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap their hands, and the rest of you if you’d just rattle your jewelry.

In this second version, which was kept for the record, Paul was on bass and lead vocal, and John was in charge of vocal harmonies and harmonica. It seems that he did not play guitar in this piece. Only George Harrison performed on his acoustic guitar, apparently the Gibson J-160 E. Finally, Andy White, a session drummer hired by Martin to make sure it was a hit, was on drums to replace poor Ringo, who was relegated to tambourine. He was the only musician who ever replaced one of the Beatles in the studio!

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