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The Beatles: All These Years by Mark Lewisohn
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21 September 2013
Ron Nasty
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Just to let people know, this is now a more general discussion thread about the series of books.

Discussion of Volume One/Tune In has moved to this thread

This is especially important for those posts that contain spoilers which some of the forum members are trying to avoid until they have got the book, or read to that point in the book.

Your help in this would be appreciated.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

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It has finally appeared on some Dutch websites like (the Dutch equivalent of Amazon I guess). 

The extended version is like I had sorta calculated, a 145 euros. The other versions are 31 and 25 (it was 35 but it has a discount). Is it just me or is that a huuuuuge difference? Like, I almost can't believe that.

You Never Give Me Your Money is on it too, for only 11.99, and I haven't read that one either...hmm..I know what else I'll order next week besides my schoolbooks!a-hard-days-night-george-10

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I've asked the publisher for some information regarding precise differences between the two versions. If I hear anything back I'll pass it on.

The price difference does seem staggering. Here in the UK the hardback copies are, on Amazon, £18 (reduced from £30), versus £75 (£120) for the deluxe.

The deluxe Kindle version is being sold in two parts, for £20 each (the single-volume standard Kindle edition can be had for just £15).

The ebook of the extended special edition comes in two parts, mirroring the two hardbacks that make up the deluxe print edition. Each part is sold separately and this is Part One, taking the story from the very beginning to their first, famous trip to Hamburg in 1960. Readers wishing to buy the whole extended special edition of Tune In in ebook should be sure to buy Part One and Part Two. 

£18 is good value for the standard hardback version, but £75 for more detail and photos, that were presumably not considered important enough to make it to the basic version, seems incredibly steep. Double the price would probably be more sensible, maybe a round £50. It feels a little like those lavish (overpriced) Genesis books that are rather cynically aimed at the affluent Beatles fan with money to burn, but we're not all like that.

I may retract all that when my (paid for) deluxe edition arrives. Perhaps it'll come with some cool extras. At the very least I'd like it numbered and signed.

In other news, the Daily Telegraph newspaper has what they call an interview with Mark Lewisohn, though it doesn't seem to have many direct quotes. Right at the end it says: "Lewisohn, who is now 55, and busy with book two, fully expects to be in his seventies before completion". So we're facing, at the very least, a 15-year wait before Drop Out is published.

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