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Recording the Beatles book
1 January 2010
7.44pm
8tracktgdesk
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Has  anyone in this forum  read the book "Recording The Beatles"

http://www.recordingthebeatles.com/

I am  looking for people to discuss more in detail about the contents of this book.


I would highly  recommend this book to any hard core Beatles fan

John Senchak

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1 January 2010
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Joe
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I'd really like a copy of that – it looks like a fantastic book. Unfortunately shipping and exchange rates mean it's very expensive to buy and get it delivered to the UK, where I live. Maybe one day.

A work colleague of mine had a review copy a while ago (perhaps I should request one too). I had a flick through it and it looked very good, though perhaps slightly too technical for my needs (I don't really need to know loads about variations between different types of microphone or mixing consoles). For the more casual fan I recommend The Beatles' Gear by Andy Babiuk, though that's got a slightly different focus.

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2 January 2010
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Does this book go into any detail about how they recorded certain tracks by giving more detailed insights than Lewisohn did in his book?

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
2 January 2010
7.58pm
8tracktgdesk
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The book blows Mark Lewisohn book away  with  sheer detail.  It's  doesn't   go into detail on every song, only   key songs that evolved the development   of recording technology  at Abbey Road Studios. Most of the songs on the first two albums where  recorded  live  to either  mono or twin track with a minimal  of overdubbing As the recording  process grew  after the album Help,  the book goes into major detail.   What is awesome about this book, is the detail of all the equipment used at Abbey Road during the Beatles recording along with  other groups like the Zombies and Pink Floyd.  The first thing that  literal  blew me aways  was the 3D floor plan of Abbey Road studios and all of the important rooms


I will say this after reading this book, you will look at pictures of recording sessions  and your  then will be able to pick out Microphones, Recording consoles,  Compressors, Limiters, speakers,  patch-bays,  tape machines and other information and know exactly what it is and what was it's  direct purpose in the recording process.


I warn users, that this book is not for the beginner.  You must have  a background in audio, studio equipment, electronics  and the process of how music is recorded.   If you don't have this , you won't understand much of this book as it  is rather technical  in nature.


John Senchak

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17 May 2010
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I have an unopened copy of this book here in the UK if anyone would like to buy it, much cheaper than getting it from the US.

 

It is a fantastic book, fascinating and informative.

 

If anyone is interested, let me know

 

Thanks

Iain

18 May 2010
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Just sent you an email.

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21 May 2010
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Nice, I now have a copy of this. That's my weekend sorted a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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