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Oh, yeah of course. It comes back to mind now you mention it maj that it went down really well with everyone including the band themselves. 

I wonder if this is it having done a bit of snooping on the net (ie some dodgy guessing and a look on his blog): Black Book: The Live History of Blur. I love how generous Amazon are with that book, 1 whole percent off (i know it has nothing to do with the author).

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Just realized I never shared this link out! My review of Tony Bramwell's "Magical Mystery Tours"

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
I see that there's now a different cover. This was the original cover of Magical Mystery Tours.

I have no idea why McCartney's picture would be from a different era. Anyone have any thoughts?

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Someone said we need a picture of Paul for the cover and that was the first one they came across?

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
I see that there's now a different cover. This was the original cover of Magical Mystery Tours.

I have no idea why McCartney's picture would be from a different era. Anyone have any thoughts?

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The pic you show is the US version, I've got the UK version of the book. Still, I agree it's weird they slapped in older Paul with younger J, G, and R!

 

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Here's my review of the new book "Paul McCartney Recording Sessions 1969-2013." An excellent book!

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Totally agree with your review Doc. The book has made me go back and listen to Ram, which i now like more than before, and Red Rose Speedway (not got that far tho in the book), which i still find to be almost total fluff - the love folks have for Little Lamb Dragonfly i will never understand. Am even willing to re-listen to Press To Play.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Am reading "Man on the Run: Paul in the 70's" as well which fills in a lot of the information that "Paul McCartney Recording Sessions 1969-2013." skims over so. Just need someone to write a book about Paul from the 80's onwards now.

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^Man on the Run is another fab book (have you read my review of that? It's on my site, too :) ). I'm with you, every time I read about songs in the Paul sessions book, it made me want to dig out the album to play. For me, I am least familiar with his stuff from Pipes Of Peace to Off The Ground...I've heard it all but apart from the songs I REALLY like, I usually don't pay too much attention, but it's made me go back and reappraise it, which is great.  Glad you're digging the book, I think Luca did a great job with it.

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DrBeatle said
^Man on the Run is another fab book (have you read my review of that? It's on my site, too :) ). I'm with you, every time I read about songs in the Paul sessions book, it made me want to dig out the album to play. For me, I am least familiar with his stuff from
Pipes Of Peace to Off The Ground...I've heard it all but apart from the songs I REALLY like, I usually don't pay too much attention, but it's made me go back and reappraise it, which is great.  Glad you're digging the book, I think Luca did a great job with it.

Yip. Read your review of that too, I have your blog saved as one of my favourites. It's nice to have a review where you know the person is a fan and being honest instead of a somebody who could, for all i know, have other reasons for either liking or disliking the book. 

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Here's my review of the new book "
Paul McCartney Recording Sessions 1969-2013." An excellent book!

http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com.....rding.html

 

Thanks so much Drew and keep up the great work you're doing with your blog. In depth analysis of books are always fascinating to read.

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The solo McCartney recording sessions finally in a book!

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And here it is, my review of The Beatle Who Vanished: http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com.....ed_27.html

 

I *really* enjoyed this book! I highly recommend it. Anyone else here read it? What did you think?

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Great title for a book.

Too bad he didn't keep a diary or provide the world with insights into rehearsals, a peak into song writing, etc...

Paul's semi- autobiography was good. George's "I Me Mine" wasn't terribly insightful. There's still time for Ringo...

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