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30 September 2012
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SatanHimself
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Having never read any of them, I will just send you here for their expertise:

 

http://www.pinkfloydz.com/books.htm

E is for 'Ergent'.
20 October 2012
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TheBeatles101
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Which books would you suggest for a new fan?

I'm considering purchasing 'Revolution in the head', 'Many years from now', & 'John'

Right now, I'm more interested in analysis/background of their music and their life leading up to The Beatles. 

Size isn't a problem as I'm a fast reader and am particularly thirsty for information.

20 October 2012
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For a good all-round biog, try Jonathan Gould's Can't Buy Me Love. Revolution In The Head is great for analysis of the songs (there are more musicological books but that's the most detailed and accessible). Many Years From Now you can't go wrong with; John by Cynthia Lennon is OK, but nothing too special.

Others will recommend Philip Norman's Shout!, but I'm not a fan. Gould's book is better.

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20 October 2012
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TheBeatles101
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Joe said
For a good all-round biog, try Jonathan Gould's
Can't Buy Me Love. Revolution In The Head is great for analysis of the songs (there are more musicological books but that's the most detailed and accessible). Many Years From Now you can't go wrong with; John by Cynthia Lennon is OK, but nothing too special.

Others will recommend Philip Norman's Shout!, but I'm not a fan. Gould's book is better.

And your thoughts on 'The Beatles: The Authorised Biography'?

I'm reading it at the moment and enjoying it...

Thank you.

22 October 2012
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Seconding the wholehearted recommendations of "Can't
Buy Me Love" (which I just finished), notwithstanding my continued skepticism about the supposed "
And Your Bird Can Sing" interpretation, and one or two minor, inexplicable errors. (10,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire??) Gould's musical analysis is excellent (I'll never listen to "Penny Lane" the same way again) and he's got a flair for musically descriptive language. He makes a strong case for SPLHCB to be RE-re-evaluated as the Beatles' greatest achievement, the way it used to be. And his take on the sociological aspects of the '60s in America and England is pretty interesting too. This book's a good one!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
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