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Is the Anthology book any good?
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Sivon
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30 June 2010 - 3.20pm

I'm a HUGE Beatles fan, and my friend has the Anthology book. She said it was pretty good, but very long. I'm willing to read through the whole thing, but I wanted to get some opinions before I spend so much money on such a big book!!a-hard-days-night-george-5

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30 June 2010 - 3.34pm

Welcome aboard, Sivon.

I really enjoyed it. It was worth the money to me. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down - even after watching all of the Anthology DVD's.

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skye
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30 June 2010 - 8.59pm

Yes, completely worth it. You can always buy it used if price is an issue - it will read the same. My only complaint is the size. It's a bit awkward to hold.

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Joe
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30 June 2010 - 9.04pm

I'd say it's one of the top five Beatles books out there (and trust me, I've read a few!).

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30 June 2010 - 9.21pm

Joe said:

I'd say it's one of the top five Beatles books out there (and trust me, I've read a few!).


If you read a few than you haven't read five! 

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30 June 2010 - 11.43pm

MrBig said:

Joe said:

I'd say it's one of the top five Beatles books out there (and trust me, I've read a few!).


If you read a few than you haven't read five! 
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Gustavo
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14 July 2010 - 10.01pm

I think there´s nothing new or interesting on the Anthology book.

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MeanMrsMustard
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14 July 2010 - 10.19pm

You could see if your local library system has it.

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GniknuS
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14 July 2010 - 10.47pm

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

You could see if your local library system has it.


Yeah I just got it today from my local library, which fortunately I work at, and it is MASSIVE!

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MeanMrsMustard
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14 July 2010 - 10.57pm

You work at a LIBRARY? 

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GniknuS
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14 July 2010 - 11.03pm

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

You work at a LIBRARY? 

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Yeah and unfortunately I have too much time on my hands there, so I spend it on this website.apple01

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A Fiendish Thingy
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14 July 2010 - 11.17pm

I've never heard of this "Anthology book" a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 Is it like an encyclopedia in story form or something?a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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skye
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15 July 2010 - 12.08am

You're not serious are you? a-hard-days-night-paul-4

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A Fiendish Thingy
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15 July 2010 - 12.26am

I'M SORRY! a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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skye
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15 July 2010 - 12.45am

Ok, it just hard to tell sometimes. Especially with posts about this great new Beatles site they found.

Basically, it's a book telling the Beatles story from The Beatles point of view - so all quotes from JPG&R plus others directly involved. There's also a documentary, and cds of outtakes and unreleased material.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

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15 July 2010 - 2.56am

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

You work at a LIBRARY? 

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Hey, I work at a library, I'm a professional librarian, and a busy one, in fact.

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15 July 2010 - 9.45am

I do have one whinge about the book: It has lots of fantastic photos taken by The Beatles themselves but not all are captioned, so you end up thinking "where and when was THAT taken?".

There are a few black & white photos in there (taken in 1964) and The Beatles are actually in MY TOWN. I would have been 5 1/2 years old at the time and about 1/2 mile away at school yet this was NEVER reported in the local press! I even asked in the local paper after Anthology came out, but no one replied.  They actually stopped off at a local hotel and had lunch - how the hell did this go unmentioned in a town with, a then, population of about 20,00 people????

But.........it's a 'must have' for any Beatle nut 🙂

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15 July 2010 - 11.32pm

skye said:

Ok, it just hard to tell sometimes. Especially with posts about this great new Beatles site they found.

Basically, it's a book telling the Beatles story from The Beatles point of view - so all quotes from JPG&R plus others directly involved. There's also a documentary, and cds of outtakes and unreleased material.


 

So it's not unlike the actual Anthology series thingy? Is that the documentary you're talking about? 'Cause I know I've heard of that . I've seen it... is the book just the Anthology series in... book... form?
I'm so confused! a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

Hold on... is it this?

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GniknuS
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15 July 2010 - 11.42pm

A Fiendish Thingy said:

skye said:

Ok, it just hard to tell sometimes. Especially with posts about this great new Beatles site they found.

Basically, it's a book telling the Beatles story from The Beatles point of view - so all quotes from JPG&R plus others directly involved. There's also a documentary, and cds of outtakes and unreleased material.


 

So it's not unlike the actual Anthology series thingy? Is that the documentary you're talking about? 'Cause I know I've heard of that . I've seen it... is the book just the Anthology series in... book... form?

I'm so confused! a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

Hold on... is it this?


Yep that's it and it is as big as it looks.

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MeanMrsMustard
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16 July 2010 - 1.13am

skye said:

Ok, it just hard to tell sometimes. Especially with posts about this great new Beatles site they found.


I always fall for that. 

Marcelo said:

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

You work at a LIBRARY? 

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Hey, I work at a library, I'm a professional librarian, and a busy one, in fact.


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If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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