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The Beatles: All These Years by Mark Lewisohn
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4 October 2013
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Joe said
My review of Tune In (ignore if you're determined to avoid all spoilers).

Thanks for the spoiler alert, my friend. I want so badly to read your review (I enjoy all of your articles), but...

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I've finished the book and posted my full review on my site:


Hope you enjoy reading my review and then the book.


MOD NOTE: Should have done this earlier, only just struck me reading Joe's warning on his. SPOILER ALERT! mja6758

Please remember, there is also the spoiler thread. I'm not sure you've mentioned your review there, DrBeatle

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Mojo review with rare photos.




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God dammit I really want this book now... time to revise Christmas list

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Joe said

DrBeatle said
There was a lot of talk on the Steve Hoffman forums that the book is pro-Lennon and anti-Paul (and Joe can chime in on this since he posts over there) but I didn't find that to be the case, I found it to be very balanced. It just can't be denied that John was the "leader of the gang" in the early days, the one they all looked up to (and maybe even slightly feared crossing), and Paul did rub some people the wrong way (Stu in particular). However, if anyone comes out looking worse than before, I say it's Pete, although I don't feel bad about this. I think it's been UNDERSTATED how shitty a drummer and personality he was during his time in the Beatles. Especially as I've been listening to Pete-era, was he lousy!

The talk on SH was really by someone who worried that it would be too pro/anti L/M, but they hadn't actually seen the book. I think the worry was caused by the Mojo review. I didn't really detect any bias - Lewisohn's too good at his job for that. If someone was behaving badly or doing something particularly good, it'd get mentioned regardless of who it was.

Nice review btw.

Thanks, Joe. Likewise...I really enjoyed reading yours.

I agree, I think the Mojo review was typical in taking a dump on Paul and worshipping John, but Lewisohn himself in the book didn't do that. And as much a Paul fan as I am, I can readily admit and accept he probably was a pain in the ass to many people in those days, as was John, George, all of them. It's just a fact and Lewisohn is honest and impartial. To compare him to Philip Norman, for example, as some on there have done, is ludicrous.

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