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20 January 2016
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Whose up for getting this one?  From what I heard on the SATB podcast, it's going to set bar on documenting their North American tours.

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Looks like a great book, but that price! I may have to ask for an advance on my allowance.

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It's had excellent reviews but the price ($160) is way out of my price bracket.

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parlance said

Examiner article on a whole bunch of books coming out with unseen photos. Besides the above-mentioned Taschen book, there's the crowdsourced Eight Arms to Hold You which Joe posted about. Also:

[snip] Amazon.co.uk is also listing a new biography of Paul McCartney by Philip Norman to come in 2016.

More at the link.

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The Philip Norman book is coming out in May.

The eyes of Beatles fans will again be on author Philip Norman when he turns his sights on Paul McCartney in his next book, “Paul McCartney : The Life,” which is coming out this May. It will be published in a U.S. edition May 3 by Little Brown & Co., while in the UK, it'll be out two days later on May 5 from W&N/Orion Publishing. Both countries will have hardcover, digital and audio versions.

Norman, who has previously written revealing books on The Beatles (“Shout!”) and John Lennon ("John Lennon : The Life"), says unlike the Lennon book which he said Yoko Ono refused to endorse because she felt it was mean to him, his McCartney book has the Beatle's full support. The publisher's description says it includes interviews with family members and close friends who have not spoken on the record previously. [snip]

In an interview with author Paul Du Noyer, he talked about getting McCartney to agree to cooperate with him. “He did and I was amazed. I thought with the post-John politics, if Yoko was helping me then McCartney would not. But he phoned me one day and he said, 'I can’t sit down and talk to you because you’ve written some things about me that were hard.' And they were. So I said, 'I know, but there are certain things you could tell me, that only you know. Would you do it by email?' He said yes, and he always answered generously, in lots of detail.” Beatles fans will want to pre-order this one to have it when it comes out.

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Review of Stan Soocheron's book 'Baby You’re a Rich Man: Suing The Beatles for Fun and Profit' by Martin James on timeshighereducation.com

He does make it sound like a very readable book.

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Examiner reports that a new Beatles book, 'The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night : A Private Archive', with contributions from Mark Lewisohn and Richard Lester, is due for publication in September.

Lewisohn wrote to Examiner

“It's a photographic book, drawn from the phenomenal collection of 'A Hard Day's Night ' production stills, black-and-white and colour, in the Walter Shenson archive, a significant percentage previously unpublished,” he said in an email. “There’s also ephemera. I wrote an introductory essay and the captions.”

As for the book;

The publisher says the new 284-page book will feature 325 color and black-and-white pictures taken on the set of the movie and between takes of the film and will also include other items related to the movie that will include the production budget, ticket stubs, fan letters, movie posters, script pages, lyrics, newspaper articles and magazine covers. The coffee table book will have four gatefold and eight tip-in sections.

What's a tip-in section?

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meanmistermustard said 

What's a tip-in section?  

Had to Google it.

http://gomakesomething.com/ht/.....b/tip-ins/

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Mojo report that a new book, 'Hello Goodbye : The Beatles in Tokyo' is to be released 

MARKING 50 YEARS since The Beatles’ history-making 1966 Tokyo concerts, Genesis Publications are releasing a book of rare photos of the trip. Hello Goodbye : The Beatles in Tokyo, 1966 features pictures, taken by Japanese photographer Shimpei Asai, that have never before been published outside Japan.

The signed, limited edition book is available from Genesis Publications from November.

Some of the photos are really nice.

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There's a new Hunter Davies publication on the way 1 September:

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An encyclopaedia-style book, divided into four sections - People, Songs, Places and Broadcast & Cinema, and with "Mop-Top" ratings awarded to various things (that bit sounds a bit corny), Hunter is aided by three other prominent writers on things Beatles - Spencer Leigh, Keith Badman and David Bedford (which has to offer some hope that this may prove the definitive attempt at a Beatles encyclopaedia to date, it's certain to be better than the Bill Harry ones!).

Hunter says that one of the main attractions to doing this volume is the inclusion of many of the personal artefacts and memorabilia he collected over the years (an archive which he has donated to the British Library).

As far as this style of book goes, the combination of the four writers and their combined knowledge, should mean this is well researched and accurate, while the promise of it exposing more of Hunter's personal archive related to the band will tempt those who cannot make it to the British Library with a research permit to access it. That's why I'll be getting it. Some of the most interesting things (like the original In My Life  draft) come from Hunter's archive. It'll be most interesting what parts of his archive that we're unfamiliar with will be revealed.

Hunter talks the book and The Beatles (including his view of them individually) with the Liverpool Echo here.

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There's a new Hunter Davies publication on the way 1 September:

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An encyclopaedia-style book, divided into four sections - People, Songs, Places and Broadcast & Cinema, and with "Mop-Top" ratings awarded to various things (that bit sounds a bit corny), Hunter is aided by three other prominent writers on things Beatles - Spencer Leigh, Keith Badman and David Bedford (which has to offer some hope that this may prove the definitive attempt at a Beatles encyclopaedia to date, it's certain to be better than the Bill Harry ones!).

Hunter says that one of the main attractions to doing this volume is the inclusion of many of the personal artefacts and memorabilia he collected over the years (an archive which he has donated to the British Library).

As far as this style of book goes, the combination of the four writers and their combined knowledge, should mean this is well researched and accurate, while the promise of it exposing more of Hunter's personal archive related to the band will tempt those who cannot make it to the British Library with a research permit to access it. That's why I'll be getting it. Some of the most interesting things (like the original In My Life  draft) come from Hunter's archive. It'll be most interesting what parts of his archive that we're unfamiliar with will be revealed.

Hunter talks the book and The Beatles (including his view of them individually) with the Liverpool Echo 

 

interestingly I can't find a listing for this on Amazon of Barnes and Noble and September 1st is just around the corner. 

 

Any news from Mark Lewisohn during Beatles week?

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It may not have a US publisher yet, @Bullion.

Here is the UK Amazon entry.

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It is also available here, @Bullion, with free delivery worldwide.

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I'll probably wait until the price comes down on this one (whatever it costs, I don't even really know). I always buy Beatles books at list price when they first come out and then find them in the bargain bin several months later.

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Well, I just had a look and it doesn't seem that expensive. I was expecting something costlier.

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Looks great. It'll be on my Christmas list. 

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Just heard about this book which is just released ..."The Beatles: I Was There: More Than 400 Fans Tell Their Stories by Richard Houghton" https://www.waterstones.com/bo.....1905959945 Apparently he did one on the Stones too. He's also doing a talk at The Islington pub in London on 28th Nov.

Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

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There's an interesting piece here about a new book on Tara Browne  I Read the News Today, Oh Boy by Paul Howard  
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/boo.....e-beatles/   

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Tom Murray's Mad Day Out With The Beatles by Paul Skellett & Simon Weitzman

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By retracing the locations that made the backdrop of the Mad Day photoshoot: The Docklands, Old Street Station (where Paul McCartney nearly fell off the roof), Regents Park, Paul McCartney 's house in St. John's Wood, St. Pancras Church Garden and Wapping Pier Head – the book depicts the playful and unexpected characters of each member of the band and makes the reader dive into the energy of those years.

Hum, do I need one of the copies?

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Looks great but expensive.  There is also this book from Don McCullin who was also there on the Mad Day Out. "A Day In The Life of The Beatles by Don McCullin"

One day in 1968 Don McCullin, then regarded as the world's most accomplished war photographer, received a commission from the Apple Corporation to spend a day photographing the Beatles. McCullin had just returned from covering the bitter fighting during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and was the most hardened photojournalist in the field. He was astonished by the invitation. On Sunday 28 September he met the Beatles at the Sunday Times studio and began to photograph them in colour for a Life magazine cover. The day that followed has become known in Beatles lore as 'The Mad Day Out'. McCullin shot twenty rolls of black-and-white film in various locations across London, from the banks of the Thames to Paul McCartney 's garden. Apart from the cover photograph and two pictures in McCullin's recent book In England, we believe the work to be otherwise unpublished.

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Tom Murray's Mad Day Out With The Beatles by Paul Skellett & Simon Weitzman

A snippet of the article

By retracing the locations that made the backdrop of the Mad Day photoshoot: The Docklands, Old Street Station (where Paul McCartney nearly fell off the roof), Regents Park, Paul McCartney 's house in St. John's Wood, St. Pancras Church Garden and Wapping Pier Head – the book depicts the playful and unexpected characters of each member of the band and makes the reader dive into the energy of those years.

Hum, do I need one of the copies?  

Ahhhhh! I want one! But eeek..... a hundred bucks? a-hard-days-night-paul-7
 

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Come Together : Lennon & McCartney in the Seventies by Richard White

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