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MrBig
Rapture, Atlantic Ocean
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30 May 2010 - 9.30pm

I own "Being John Lennon" and "I Me Mine".

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."

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Addie_1899
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8 June 2010 - 9.01pm

My Beatles books:

Eight Days A Week (Pictures of the last tour)

John Lennon: The Life by Phillip Norman

A Hard Day's Write

The Beatles Diary

John Lennon (a little book of pictures).

In His Own Write by John Lennon

George Harrison by Allan Clayson

The Beatles (big biography)

The Beatles Comic Book (its amazing!!!!)

Beatleology by Roger Jaquette

The Beatles Unseen Archives

John Lennon (another book of pictures).

 

It seems small now compared to everyone else's! Looks like I gotta get mpre.a-hard-days-night-paul-2I have to say I loved In His Own Write and John Lennon: The Life by Phillip Norman was amazing. I thought it was very well-written and gave me quite some insight on John.

 

 

kadikas
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23 June 2010 - 1.06pm

Well only one book i've read about FabFour was by James Woodall and it's called simple as it can be - John Lennon/Yoko ono

I'm looking forward to buy some The Beatles books,unfortunately there's no book about Fab Four in my country /Lithuania/

 

By the way - Addie_1899 nice collection :))) 

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Joe
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23 June 2010 - 1.58pm

Hi kadikas - welcome to the forum. I think you could be our first Lithuanian!

I have one new book in my collection: Way Beyond Compare by John C Winn, which came before That Magic Feeling. Both are good reference books but probably only for the hardcore fan.

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mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
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11 October 2010 - 3.22am

My library consists of A Rough Guide To the Beatles with a million Typos in Track Listings (no point in buying it other than as a reference for a trip)
The Love You Make By Peter Brown (good don't know why Paul Hated it)
And Albert Goldman's The Lives of John Lennon (gossipy but worth the $7 price)

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Zig
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11 October 2010 - 2.26pm

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mr. Sun king coming together
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11 March 2011 - 10.37pm

Since My Last post, I have Read/acquired many more books. Here Is the revised list:

The Love You Make – Peter Brown

Anthology – The Beatles

Lives of Lennon – Albert Goldman

Paul McCartney – A Life – Peter Ames Carlin

Chronicle – Mark Lewisohn

A Photographic History Of The Beatles – (Can't Remember)

Many years From Now – Barry Miles*

The Beatles - Bob Spitz*

Here, There And Everywhere – Geoff Emerick*

*indicates I don't own the book.

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Nothing Is Real
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13 March 2011 - 12.17am

The Beatles Anthology
The Beatles - Bob Spitz
John Paul George and Ringo - don't remember
Here, There And Everywhere - Geoff Emerick
Ticket To Ride - Larry Kane
The Love You Make - Peter Brown
Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn
Paul McCartney A Life - Peter Ames Carlin
Fab - Howard Sounes
Many Years From Now - Barry Miles
John Lennon the Life - Philip Norman
John - Cynthia Lennon
I Me Mine

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mr. Sun king coming together
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13 March 2011 - 12.41am

Oh, I forgot the Spitz book. Nice list

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Nepomuceno
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13 March 2011 - 1.25am

I'm really surprised by how many Beatles books you all have (read) ! a-hard-days-night-george-2

I have:

 

Anthology (actually, my father got it as a present when it came out)

In His Own Write (stole it from my school)

 

I feel like a really bad Beatles fan now a-hard-days-night-ringo-14


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mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
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13 March 2011 - 3.22am

Dont feel bad. I just got Anthology and Chronicle recently.

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StrawberryLakiesha
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13 March 2011 - 4.50am

Nepomuceno, you forgot Shout! by Philip Norman

ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!

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MotherNaturesDaughter
On the Hill with the Fool
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13 March 2011 - 5.27am

I only have the giant Anthology book personally, but I've read a couple others.

"I am definitely a mad man with a box."- Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor of Doctor Who (Episode 1 Season 5: The Eleventh Hour)

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Nepomuceno
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13 March 2011 - 11.55am

StrawberryLakiesha said:

Nepomuceno, you forgot Shout! by Philip Norman

 

Why?  I don't have that one.


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mr. Sun king coming together
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13 March 2011 - 12.09pm

I hate how big Anthology is. It seems so indimitating. But I love the book. And I'm only on 1963!

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Von Bontee
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14 March 2011 - 5.51am

I bought that "Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones" thing (that Joe reviewed elsewhere) by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot over the Christmas holidays. It's pretty good, but a bit disappointing in a couple of ways. First, for some reason (and this is entirely my own fault, obv) I confused DeRogatis with Richie Unterberger, an older writer for whom I have more respect. And second, more importantly, I assumed that since there were two writers, one of them would be championing the Beatles, and the other the Stones, and that they'd fight it out. (Fun!) Instead, their ultimate conclusion - which they state in the preface, before the book proper even begins - is that both bands are great in their own way, so deciding "best" and "worst" is pointless, since musically they're equal. And that the Stones were, for what it's worth, "cooler" than the Beatles. (Surly, rebellious ugly dudes vs. handsome grinning moptops in suits, etc.) An opinion I probably agree with much of the time. (As if "coolness" has any bearing on musical greatness whatsoever.)

But once it's established that their shared (non-)answer to the question "Beatles or Stones?" is "Both!", they begin to move to the minute details and individual comparisons, and on these they don't always share opinions, so that's good.

*nein*

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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mr. Sun king coming together
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14 March 2011 - 12.04pm

Really, Von? Really?

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mr. Sun king coming together
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14 March 2011 - 1.14pm

Joe, a question. Is All You Need Is Ears any good?

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Joe
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14 March 2011 - 5.55pm

It's OK, I've not read it cover to cover, just dipped into it. It was written before The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions came out, so although the anecdotes are true, some of the details (such as which song they referred to) aren't.

It's not just about The Beatles either - it's a general autobiography written (I think) in the early 80s. George Martin wrote another book, Summer Of Love, about the making of Sgt Pepper, though I haven't read that one.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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14 March 2011 - 6.04pm

Thanks. It came out in 1980, and thanks for the warning.

The 1992 documentary "The Making Of Sgt. Pepper" has a lot of his interviews regarding Pepper, Along with Anthology era interviews with the Threetles. 

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