"Mach Schau, Beatles!": Spencer Leigh's 'The Beatles in Hamburg' | Fab Forum

Please consider registering
Guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —





— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
"Mach Schau, Beatles!": Spencer Leigh's 'The Beatles in Hamburg'
No permission to create posts
3 October 2011
2.15am
peregrine9
California
Royal Command Performance
Forum Posts: 125
Member Since:
10 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Pop Matter
September 28, 2011
"Mach Schau, Beatles!": Spencer Leigh's 'The Beatles in Hamburg'

In the book of transcribed in-studio chatter that accompanied the British box-set release of the Beatles’ ill-fated Dear-John letter, Let It Be, our lads squabble a lot about how the songs they are recording in a post-Pepper desire to return to their stripped-down roots should be debuted. Such venues as the Roman Coliseum and a luxury liner get tantalizingly tossed about, revealing the band still has a sense of occasion, if not grandiosity.

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/r.....cer-leigh/

Life is what happens when your busy making other plans.  John Lennon
4 October 2011
3.32pm
minime
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 515
Member Since:
16 February 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

It sounds interesting, but then again, I have read about their Hamburg times to the point of exhaustion a-hard-days-night-ringo-12 I would be very surprised if something entirely new should appear in the book.

10 October 2011
5.37pm
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 4057
Member Since:
31 March 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Spencer Leigh's book on the Cavern was very good, and did contain quite a lot of info that's not available anywhere else (not even Lewisohn's Chronicle). I'll be getting this, I think. He knows his stuff.

Spencer was also able to confirm for me that Ray Jones, who got in touch claiming he was Raymond Jones, was actually Raymond Jones. If you see what I mean. Helpful and knowledgeable.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

10 October 2011
7.11pm
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator



Forum Posts: 6723
Member Since:
14 April 2010
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

I've added this one to my wish list as well.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

7 November 2011
8.29pm
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator



Forum Posts: 6723
Member Since:
14 April 2010
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

Winter is coming and my reading list is growing!

Just got this one yesterday along with the book he did on the Cavern (thanks for the recommendation, Joe) and the Living In The Material World book.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

8 November 2011
1.17pm
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 4057
Member Since:
31 March 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm reading the Hamburg book at the moment. I think it's very good - lots of little details I hadn't heard before. Full review to follow.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

17 November 2011
4.29pm
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator



Forum Posts: 6723
Member Since:
14 April 2010
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

I just finished it and enjoyed it. It was a quick read after I started ignoring all the little factoid sections that were interjected throughout the book. After I read all of the proper text, I went back and read all of those factoid sections separately. I enjoy his writing style and am just starting his book on the Cavern.

I'll leave the full review to our resident expert reviewer. As Ringo would say, "Awwww rock on Joe for Zig, one time!".a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: Zig, Into the Sky with Diamonds, Merch, Silly Girl, Domino, adam, Living in A yellow submarine
66 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 14991

Ahhh Girl: 9324

Annadog40: 8134

parlance: 7095

mr. Sun king coming together: 6975

Zig: 6721

Mr. Kite: 6004

mithveaen: 4633

Ron Nasty: 4353

trcanberra: 4352

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 88

Members: 3077

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 34

Topics: 3517

Posts: 183206

Newest Members: Living in A yellow submarine, Things We Said Today, WhenWeWasFab, ClaireIsYolk, The_Walrus_1234

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 9324, meanmistermustard: 14991, Zig: 6721, Joe: 4057

Administrators: Joe: 4057, Ellie: 1

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today: None
Upcoming: Amber1965