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Mark Lewisohn: The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions
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'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

8 March 2013
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So, uh, has anyone noticed that (a possibly new edition of??) this legendary tome is due for publication on Amazon in October 2013, and available for pre-order now for a mere... £11.87?   :-D

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A straight reprint is possible, but I don't see it would make sense, even to Lewisohn. He made several changes to the recording information in The Complete Beatles Chronicle, some of quite important (like for Can't Buy Me Love). I think it has to be a revised edition, just how revised has to be the question.

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From a 2005 interview:

BH: You have written several books about the Beatles and your 1988 landmark volume, The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, is still in high demand, today. Is there any plan for EMI to publish a slightly revised version (with the Anthology additions) of this popular book? It would certainly be a top seller.

ML: I think that is unlikely to happen, for the simple reason that EMI can no longer produce Beatles-related projects without asking Apple's approval, and this was an EMI-authorised book, not an Apple- authorised book. Had it been so, then I expect Apple would have taken exception to some of the things I wrote, or people said, possibly with sound reason. I'm actually much more interested in republishing The Complete Beatles Chronicle, improving its format and embracing all the new information that has come to light since it was first published in 1992. Again though, now that I'm fully engaged on the biographical trilogy, that will have to wait, even if the publishers were to break with tradition and ask me.

Incidentally, I'm not even sure if EMI are aware that Hamlyn recently licensed the reprint of Recording Sessions that brought it back into the stores for the first time in more than a dozen years. I certainly didn't know it had been done until people said they'd seen it on sale. And I hate the cover. Hamlyn's corporate nonsense has been dogging me for years, and they never bother to invite the involvement of the person who created the work.

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Definitely a straight re-issue - at one point Lewisohn says, "...today, in the late 80s, Revolver is considered..." I suspect the interview might be from '88, then.

Still a lovely thing, mind you.

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