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"The Beatles as Musicians" .........the Walter Everett books
22 January 2010
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I am just very passionate about Beatles music  and Abbey Road Studios and this comes accross  rather strong at times.


I enjoy your posts because you ARE very passionate, but like you say yourself, you sometimes forget others aren't quite into the real 'nitty-gritty' of the recordings and you give off the impression they are not worthy!

I look forward to some more discussions about Everett et all, so don't go too far away.  I've just finished reading about the recording of Revolver in Everett's second volume.  My, that was a lot different to anything before wasn't it? Talk about ADT overload! To be honest I think I need to read over it again whilst listening to the actual tracks.

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23 January 2010
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I enjoy your posts because you ARE very passionate, but like you say yourself, you sometimes forget others aren't quite into the real 'nitty-gritty' of the recordings and you give off the impression they are not worthy!

I look forward to some more discussions about Everett et all, so don't go too far away.  I've just finished reading about the recording of Revolver in Everett's second volume.  My, that was a lot different to anything before wasn't it? Talk about ADT overload! To be honest I think I need to read over it again whilst listening to the actual tracks.


Being  very passionate about something is great but overstepping your boundaries  can be annoying , I agree.


Something about the Beatles music going through those vacuum tubes in the recording console to me is pure magic. The thought of the electrons being amplified in those tubes  can not be described in any book. Just think of the orchestral  crescendo in " Day in the Life" going though those tubes, it just  amazes me. Those tubes should have been kept and displayed in a music museum with the caption " These vacuum tubes  amplified the Beatles  music , created their amazing  sound, and a took one hell of a beating"


You could  right a book  just of the recording consoles alone, and it would be highly fascinating.


Enough of my own  ADT overloading.  Vocal overdub  track 2, the light is one !!!


I need to check out  Everett's book maybe, I am missing some information that I should know about.


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23 January 2010
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I need to check out  Everett's book maybe, I am missing some information that I should know about.


John Senchak Beatlogist john@antihotmail.com


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25 January 2010
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You haven't got them Surprised Oh my goodness………….what are you missing out on! You'll need to take recluse in a darkened room after digesting those I tell you! You MUST invest and I await your findings with MUCH INTEREST Laugh



I will tell you this,  their is no other Beatles book better then  " Recording the Beatles" It is the defacto holy grail  of Beatles Books.


I am looking through pages of the book  "Beatles as Muscians" right now on the Barnes and Noble website.


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25 January 2010
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8tracktgdesk said:

I will tell you this,  their is no other Beatles book better then  " Recording the Beatles" It is the defacto holy grail  of Beatles Books.


I'd love to read that but the price tag is a little off-putting.  I'd find it quite hard to justify that purchase to Mrs MJB Laugh

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27 January 2010
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I'd love to read that but the price tag is a little off-putting.  I'd find it quite hard to justify that purchase to Mrs MJB Laugh



Trust me , the book is the  holy grail of all Beatles Books. It is worth the $100 asking price just for the sheer volume of knowledge that is contained.  When  I first opened up the book, it opened to the floor plan of Abbey Road Studios and  I was down right shocked in what I saw.  My thought  was always for years that Studio two was directly off the back of the house, and that that famous control room   window was a original second floor window ( it's actual now a door into a vocal booth for Studio three, or the original control room when the Beatles did Revolver). Studio  two  was actual   built  after the  original back addition was completed, which  was before  EMI  bought the next door building ( the same building that the Beatles are looking down on the Red and Blue  Albums Surprised)  to build  another addition  in the back.  The actual window (control room 2)  in Studio two actual  looked out into the next store property. Studio two  with (echo chamber two)  actual may  have  never   had   existed if EMI  didn't  obtained the neighboring property and building   But do you  get my point here,  you wouldn't know this unless you read the book, and most books don't include valuable   stuff  like this.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.


What more, the same  Steinway grand piano that McCartney  used in Hey Jude ( which was recorded at Trident) can be heard on David Bowie "Changes"  (song) and   Elton John's  "Good Bye  Yellow Brick Road"  (song) Oh it's true !!!!Cool  Hey Jude is  the same song that McCartney (according to Emerick)  says the "F word " right  around in the middle .  

I would  talk Mrs MJB  into  buying the book  when it comes available again. Keep in mind that it's rather technical , the some of the information that is contained within  is quite incredible .

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27 January 2010
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Both MJB and I are based in the UK. Although I'd gladly pay $100 for a copy of the book (someone I know has one, and it truly is great), the shipping costs overseas are pretty frightening. I think it just about doubles the price.

Incidentally, when I was at Studio Two back in November there was a Steinway grand. I don't know if it's the same one, but I did have a quick touch Laugh Pictures here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/20…..d-studios/

Hmm. Maybe we should have a rolling books thread. Feel free to start one, anyone.

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27 January 2010
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Joe said:

Both MJB and I are based in the UK. Although I'd gladly pay $100 for a copy of the book (someone I know has one, and it truly is great), the shipping costs overseas are pretty frightening. I think it just about doubles the price.

Incidentally, when I was at Studio Two back in November there was a Steinway grand. I don't know if it's the same one, but I did have a quick touch Laugh Pictures here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/20…..d-studios/

Hmm. Maybe we should have a rolling books thread. Feel free to start one, anyone.


I just looked at the link and noticed the google earth view of Abbey Road Studios. You can clearly see  Studio two coming off the center hallway.   I could not imagine standing any place  inside Abbey Road Studios.    The magic that occurred there, must have been  down right phenomenal  during the sixties. You just can't write about that magic, you can't put it into words, it's to abstract for most people to comprehend. Yes you can discuss lyrics , chords, rthmns,  charts, timing, music notes but it's just more then that. Clearly  it was a revolution bigger then anyone could have  have dreamed about when the four  walked into studio two for the first time in 1963. 


To define Beatles music, you must discuss how the recording equipment  at Abbey Road  Studios made their songs possible and the lenghts  it took to change their sound over a period of time.   You can get into some deep discussions about this and would be a better thread.


Don't  even get me going about Pet Sounds and the Wrecking CrewLaugh and how it relates to the Beatles and Abbey Road

Studios. 


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28 January 2010
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Joe said:

Both MJB and I are based in the UK. Although I'd gladly pay $100 for a copy of the book (someone I know has one, and it truly is great), the shipping costs overseas are pretty frightening. I think it just about doubles the price.

Hmm. Maybe we should have a rolling books thread. Feel free to start one, anyone.


I was thinking about starting a book thread, but how would it work? It seems like everyone would be typing over each other. Do you mean something like a recommendation thread?

Hypothetical: If someone in the US could get a copy (which I can't – sold out) with free shipping, and sent it to the UK, would the recipient be hit with a VAT? It would be impractical, and very likely a waste of money, but it seems like a shame that we can't set up some type exchange.

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28 January 2010
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Yeah, I'm not sure how that'd work either. Maybe it's better just to have a thread per book – ie people can join in if they've read it (or talk over each other anyway).

I did set up a fledgling books section on the site, but I have enough else to do without writing loads of book reviews (and I have loads of books!). It was really a place for me to write about review copies I got sent, but in time I'd like to expand it and discuss Anthology, In His Own Write etc.

Postage for Recording The Beatles is about $50 worldwide. Given the weight it's unlikely it'd be cheaper if people here set up an exchange – it's the postage that's the real expense. Plus, unless packages are marked as gifts, goods are often given an import levy by customs, which can be pretty high and fairly unpredictable.

Maybe I'll just bite the bullet and get it. I'll wait till the Christmas Visa bill is out of the way, then think about it Confused

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28 January 2010
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Yeah, I kind of figured as much. I've been told that they even tax gifts if they're valuable enough. I look forward to your future book reviews, but no rush.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled program, "The Beatles as Musicians" ………the Walter Everett books, already in progress.

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28 January 2010
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The easiest solution was for me to create a new books forum, in which anyone can start a thread for individual publications. So here it is: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo…..les-books/

As you'll see, I messed up royally trying to move over this thread into the books area. I don't think it can be done – only individual posts can be shifted as far as I can tell.

Anyway, feel free to use the books area for any discussions you may want to start.

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28 January 2010
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Postage for Recording The Beatles is about $50 worldwide. Given the weight it's unlikely it'd be cheaper if people here set up an exchange – it's the postage that's the real expense. Plus, unless packages are marked as gifts, goods are often given an import levy by customs, which can be pretty high and fairly unpredictable.


Huh, I only  paid about $8 (US) for shipping on the Recording The Beatles.  You would think that they would set up in the UK and sell the books direct due to the fact that their is a huge Beatles fan base in England


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30 January 2010
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Perhaps you could "have a word" Laugh

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30 January 2010
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skye said:

We now return you to our regularly scheduled program, "The Beatles as Musicians" ………the Walter Everett books, already in progress.


Ah, but it's MOVED!!!!

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