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The Beatles: All These Years by Mark Lewisohn
16 December 2013
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fabfouremily said
I've begun to read this and oh how I love it! About 100 pages in and I haven't even got to their births yet – fantastic! The detail is so mind-boggling if it were anyone but Lewisohn I wouldn't trust it! I'm very happy I went with this one over the standard edition :)

You took the words right out of my head.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

I'd like them back please.a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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

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16 December 2013
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I've read about 500 pages in the Extended Edition. What a fantastic journey it is. It's so well written and so full of detail. Truly a masterpiece! 

"Life is just a bowl of All-Brann. You wake up every morning and it's there."

22 December 2013
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As the Amazon price continues hovering near 120 pounds, I just wanted to let you know that you can actually order from The Hive even without a British credit card.

It's possible to order book tokens online from Voucherexpress and have them delivered within Europe with no additional charge compared to an UK order.

The Hive order including delivery totals £72.98, and £75 worth of Book Tokens cost a total of £77.95.

As far as I can see, the following caveats apply:

  • The price on The Hive might change after ordering the book tokens, in which case you'd have to order an additional token to cover the new price.
  • They only deliver within the EU, so it's still no option for anybody living overseas.
  • Even if you don't pay with a credit card, they still require a British billing address.a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

However, for me the savings were worth the risk and even though the article page continues claiming that the "Title is reprinting", the order was dispatched last Monday - about a week after ordering – and has arrived yesterday. As it's a Christmas present, I haven't seen it yet, but my parents report that the slipcase was nicely cushioned within the package and has arrived undamaged. On a side note, when they first saw the parcel, they were quite astonished what kind of book would require such an enormous package – however most of it was the cushioning.

Now only two more days of waiting…

22 December 2013
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Sadly, as I live behind the moon, it is impossible for me to purchase this. I did, however, just download an epub version and I'm looking forward to reading it! I just hope it's the real, whole thing.

22 December 2013
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How do I get to the extended edition? On the US Amazon, only the normal edition comes up, for $40.

Edit: Woah, I have no idea why it looks like that.

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22 December 2013
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^^ Were you originally copying and pasting from Amazon? If you copy and paste from another source, the text will often keep the formatting unless you put it through the "T" text icon above first, which converts it to plain formatting.

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22 December 2013
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

How do I get to the extended edition? On the US Amazon, only the normal edition comes up, for $40.

Edit: Woah, I have no idea why it looks like that.

The extended isn't available in the US yet, you have to import it or find a seller who already has.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
22 December 2013
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meanmistermustard said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said

How do I get to the extended edition? On the US Amazon, only the normal edition comes up, for $40.

Edit: Woah, I have no idea why it looks like that.

The extended isn't available in the US yet, you have to import it or find a seller who already has.

I'm in the US. I ordered my copy from amazon.co.uk

Which reminds me, we just ordered a watch for hubby's uncle in Germany from amazon.de. Our combined German language skills being what the are, I ended up signing up for a free trial of Amazon Prime in Germany. I think I got it cancelled correctly.

 

22 December 2013
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Just got my extended edition today, Merry (early) Christmas to me! :D Of course I have to wait until Wednesday to open it, but still, super excited. I've already read the standard edition but I am looking forward to the extended as if it's a completely new book, which in a way I guess it is.

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22 December 2013
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DrBeatle said
Just got my extended edition today, Merry (early) Christmas to me! :D Of course I have to wait until Wednesday to open it, but still, super excited. I've already read the standard edition but I am looking forward to the extended as if it's a completely new book, which in a way I guess it is.

I also got the extended edition for christmas. I waited not a second and it was opened that day. Don't buy into the whole 'waiting for the day' thing – my approach is open whenever you want, who cares. a-hard-days-night-john-5

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
23 December 2013
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I was (half-seriously) asked to wait until the 25th to begin reading the book but, too late! – I'm 200 pages in so far :D You don't ask a Beatles fan to wait over three weeks to read the bible of Beatles! As if I didn't wait long enough to get it in the first place! My mom should know me better.

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23 December 2013
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Images from the extended edition at Beatles Blog.

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Got the standard as a prezzie and the extended one from the library – have to say the standard is actually BETTER! You see, for example, this is generally the satisfying level of detail in the standard, eg

"Bob had dinner at around 6 PM He usually ate pizza and potatoes."

The extended edition goes over the top - 

"Bob, sitting 3.4 cm away from the edge of the table on a swivel chair, usually held his fork in his left hand, perpendicular to his nose. He eat the pizza with slow chews."
That is the best way to illustrate the difference. Standard is perfectly fine for me.

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27 December 2013
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LikeASir said
Got the standard as a prezzie and the extended one from the library – have to say the standard is actually BETTER! You see, for example, this is generally the satisfying level of detail in the standard, eg

"Bob had dinner at around 6 PM He usually ate pizza and potatoes."

The extended edition goes over the top - 

"Bob, sitting 3.4 cm away from the edge of the table on a swivel chair, usually held his fork in his left hand, perpendicular to his nose. He eat the pizza with slow chews."
That is the best way to illustrate the difference. Standard is perfectly fine for me.

 

haven't read the standard edition but – although I'm not even halfway the extended edition – I dó want to know how far from the table Bob was sitting while eating his pizza!!!

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27 December 2013
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Gerrit said

LikeASir said
Got the standard as a prezzie and the extended one from the library – have to say the standard is actually BETTER! You see, for example, this is generally the satisfying level of detail in the standard, eg

"Bob had dinner at around 6 PM He usually ate pizza and potatoes."

The extended edition goes over the top - 

"Bob, sitting 3.4 cm away from the edge of the table on a swivel chair, usually held his fork in his left hand, perpendicular to his nose. He eat the pizza with slow chews."
That is the best way to illustrate the difference. Standard is perfectly fine for me.

 

haven't read the standard edition but – although I'm not even halfway the extended edition – I dó want to know how far from the table Bob was sitting while eating his pizza!!!

I'm not interested in Bob at all. Who is Bob and why is he in Tune In anyway? Bob Wooler, Bob Whitaker, Bob Freeman? And were they eating pizza in the 50's/60's?

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28 December 2013
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LikeASir said
Got the standard as a prezzie and the extended one from the library – have to say the standard is actually BETTER! You see, for example, this is generally the satisfying level of detail in the standard, eg

"Bob had dinner at around 6 PM He usually ate pizza and potatoes."

The extended edition goes over the top - 

"Bob, sitting 3.4 cm away from the edge of the table on a swivel chair, usually held his fork in his left hand, perpendicular to his nose. He eat the pizza with slow chews."
That is the best way to illustrate the difference. Standard is perfectly fine for me.

That just dependds on the level of detail you want. If you're happy with the basics, and there's nothing wrong with that btw, then the standard is fine I guess. If you want to know everything there is to know, then the extended version is better. I can definitely say that having begun to read the deluxe one, I couldn't take it back and swap it for the normal one if I could.

 

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28 December 2013
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I seem to be the only one that doesn't have this book yet a-hard-days-night-john-7 I'm going to Dublin with my school to see Wicked on the 16th of January so might pop into Eason's bookstore along the way but they are frightfully expensive and I do want to go to HMV to buy both of the BBC session CDs…decisions, decisions.

 

Anyhoo looks like I won't be getting my hands on the book 'til Christmas of 2014/my birthday in 2015 (and even then I won't be able to read it 'til July 2015 because of my exams) a-hard-days-night-paul-11

 

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29 December 2013
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I finally bought it last Friday. I haven't read a lot yet, but so far I like it, as I expected to.

30 December 2013
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I received the deluxe expanded edition for Christmas…what a handsome volume! (apart from that hideous font…Mark will never get kudos for that, haha!). I can't wait to delve into this soon!

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If Lewisohn ever does edit this tome, will we have a "Revised Standard Version" alongside the Revised Extended Version? If you are into the Christian Bible, you will get the gag.

Impregnating women before marriage. John and Paul were just the next generation in a long line that found themselves in this situation. It's a "family tradition." Nope, I haven't read any further than the John and Paul family backgrounds. I may have v. 1 read by the time v. 2 is published.

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