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Is the Anthology book any good?
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14 March 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I just got the Book. I'll give you a review when I'm done.

 

I really loved the John Lennon part at the beginning when he talks about himself and growing up. That was my favorite.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Mhh interesting question. Let's see what my friends Merrian and Webster says about a memoir.

 

http://www.merriam-webster.com.....ary/memoir

 

mem·oir

Definition of MEMOIR
2 a : a narrative composed from personal experience

 

Well, there you go. I guess the Anthology is a technically a memoir. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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I think the Anthology is a must have for any real Beatles fan, but I don't think its the definitive book to read if you only could read one.  It is great that everything is first hand, but it doesn't make it any more in depth or accurate than a book by a Beatles associate that was there every step of the way with them.  The problem with first hand recounting is that unless they are feeling particularly candid, they will only "remember" what they want to remember, which is the take I got from the Anthology a lot (but not all) of the time.  Of course the issue with 2nd hand accounts is 1) bias, and 2) inaccuracies about events that they weren't physically there for.

I am reading Tony Bramwell's book right now and I have enjoyed it so far.  I like how he mentions when he wasn't actually around for a certain event but gives his perspective of that event occuring.  For example, he didn't go on the Beatles first trip to America, and instead stayed back in London.  But he gives his account of what he saw and heard about the trip from the motherland and doesn't try to presume or go into second hand accounts of what happened.  Instead you get a new an interesting perspective of the event, an event I wasn't alive for.

 

So anyways, yeah this is a top 5 Beatles book, and I do think that any serious Beatles fan should read at least 3-5 different Beatles books and seeing multiple perspectives/biases of the Beatles history. 

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