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The Beatles: All These Years by Mark Lewisohn
28 June 2013
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Thanks so much for sharing this. I've just got to the end of the first part, and my appetite for this book is greater than it's ever been. It's when he casually drops in "Even The Beatles don't know how they got their first recording contract. They'll find out when they read the book..."

I. Cannot. Wait.

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28 June 2013
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Thanks guitarman. Just listened to the whole interview and it's fascinating. Roll on November!

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Thanks for posting. Saw his site being posted elsewhere on this forum, so I had heard most of the bits already, but your post made me realize I hadn't heard all of them yet. 

A lot of interesting things. Ken Michaels asks interesting questions too. Can't friggin' wait.

6 July 2013
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Just by of an update, more interviews with Mark have been added by Ken Michaels. There's stuff on people he's interviewed (apparently, he has interviewed Paul about 15 times over the years and very little of that material has seen the light of day but will be featured in the book), Brian's role, the reasons for the break-up (apparently, they were about to break up in late '61 just before Brian came on the scene) etc etc. Some interesting stuff on his interview technique, getting people to unlock their memory.

I think this book is going to be amazing. 

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8 July 2013
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Thanks so much for sharing this. I've just got to the end of the first part, and my appetite for this book is greater than it's ever been. It's when he casually drops in "Even The Beatles don't know how they got their first recording contract. They'll find out when they read the book..." I. Cannot. Wait.

 

Agreed, it's gonna be tremendous!

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18 July 2013
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Cheapest I can get the extended edition is €118/$151/£102 with free P&P. I guess I'm getting the normal version for now until years into the future when I can (hopefully) get it for €30. I can get the regular edition for €26.41, phew there's going to be a lot on my Christmas list this year...

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18 July 2013
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I remember reading somewhere that after Paul and Pete had been deported for setting the condom on fire, George had been kicked out of Germany for being too young, Stu stayed with Astrid (I think), and John returned home broke there were a couple of weeks where they didn't meet up, maybe that was the point where they could have split and went off in different directions. Its dramatized in the Birth of the Beatles, eventually Paul and George turn up at Mendips in the pouring rain, shout up to John who eventually lets them in (somehow Pete appears from nowhere despite not arriving with Paul and George), they have a chat, and then kick on from there.

Im waiting for around the beginning of October and then suggesting to my family they get me it for Christmas (I have a large family), its the same way I got the mono, stereo and vinyl box sets.

 

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19 July 2013
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Well I have a very small family, and half of them don't like Christmas so don't really do presents, so I dunno what I'm gonna do. I suppose I could save up the money I earn selling Avon but that's supposed to be going towards volunteering in India next year... Why does everything have to be so expensive? :( Glad I don't have to pay bills and things like that as well.

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19 July 2013
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I'd happily ditch the whole Christmas present thing (i'd happily ditch Christmas entirely, a horrid time followed by the misery of New Year) and asked if we could do so for a number of years but got outcries in reply. So might as well use it sensibly and avoid clothes that wont get worn, books that will never be read and dvds  that will not be watched.

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This is the lesser-known Beatles story—the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg—and in many respects the most absorbing and incredible period of them all. Here is the complete and true account of their family lives, childhoods, teenage years and their infatuation with American music, here is the riveting narrative of their unforgettable days and nights in the Cavern Club, their laughs, larks and adventures when they could move about freely, before fame closed in.  

Me want now.

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20 July 2013
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Zig said

This is the lesser-known Beatles story—the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg—and in many respects the most absorbing and incredible period of them all. Here is the complete and true account of their family lives, childhoods, teenage years and their infatuation with American music, here is the riveting narrative of their unforgettable days and nights in the Cavern Club, their laughs, larks and adventures when they could move about freely, before fame closed in.  

Me want now.

Me want yesterday!

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20 July 2013
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This certainly sounds amazing. Its going to be bloody huge (the deluxe edition), how on earth am I meant to read it on the move?

 

 

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meanmistermustard said
I'd happily ditch the whole Christmas present thing (i'd happily ditch Christmas entirely, a horrid time followed by the misery of New Year) and asked if we could do so for a number of years but got outcries in reply. So might as well use it sensibly and avoid clothes that wont get worn, books that will never be read and dvds  that will not be watched.

 

How can you not like Christmas? I love it, I love it so much people in my family even start calling me ''Little Christmas Lady'' around that time every year. I love the decorations and the music and the food and just the whole feeling around that period. I like New Years Eve a whole lot less though. 

I might ask it for Sinterklaas but I don't think I'll get a present that expensive so I might as well just save up some money and buy it myself.

Can't wait though. Can't remember the last time I was this excited for a bloody book!

21 July 2013
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You're also expected to be happy and full of the joys of Christmas and being a non-social person (im not a talker in the slightest) and disliking family gatherings its just not my thing so im not. I say let people get on with it and enjoy themselves and I'll treat it as any other day.

 

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21 July 2013
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How could you not like family gatherings? I love seeing my family. I guess I could almost understand if your family is really small, because I've been to parties for small families that don't talk much, and those families are major drags. 

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21 July 2013
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Every day gets us closer to the release date of this book...I cannot wait! I've been re-reading all of my Beatles books because of all of my work travel, but also to refresh my mind with as much knowledge as possible before Lewisohn's book is released.

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21 July 2013
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unknown said
How could you not like family gatherings? I love seeing my family. I guess I could almost understand if your family is really small, because I've been to parties for small families that don't talk much, and those families are major drags. 

I dislike social gatherings and there are tons of us (I grew up in a large family). Im not a talker, despise small talk so have little to say, and like the peace and quiet. I like seeing them in very small numbers and would do anything for them and they know that but after that i'd rather stay away and let them have their fun. I have many memories of being bored senseless for hours at family birthdays. This is my family deciding what to do on days out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....GTWmrnPdgk

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22 July 2013
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unknown said
How could you not like family gatherings? I love seeing my family. I guess I could almost understand if your family is really small, because I've been to parties for small families that don't talk much, and those families are major drags. 

And it depends on the family. If your family's like something out of Arrested Development or COPS, maybe you're not so keen on spending time with them. :-P

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meanmistermustard said
This certainly sounds amazing. Its going to be bloody huge (the deluxe edition), how on earth am I meant to read it on the move?

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the deluxe edition? I've pre-ordered the hardcover, but is there supposed to be something bigger, better, stronger, faster?

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I only want to have to order this once.

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, Zig. There are in fact three versions. The standard UK edition. The US edition (which is a couple of hundred pages or so longer than the standard UK). Then there is the "Deluxe" edition, around 2,000 pages, costing around £120 at the moment, and only available via the UK at the moment.

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