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Thanks @Leppo - I'm reading the book now. The podcast should be interesting.

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...Genesis Publications will publish Revolver 50: Grammy Anniversary Edition, a signed, limited-edition, “enhanced version” of its book Revolver 50. The book celebrates Klaus Voormann’s award-winning artwork for the Beatles’ album cover. The publication is limited to just 500 copies. The book and original drawing boxed set will be available on March 2.

The 156-page book tells the story of the making of the collage, and each copy will come with a signed original drawing by the artist, a one-of-a-kind artwork, from a selection Voormann has curated exclusively for this anniversary edition.

In 1966, when the Beatles released Revolver, Voormann’s black-and-white cover artwork became instantly iconic. It went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Cover—Graphic Arts on March 2, 1967, the first time for a rock and pop album.

In Revolver 50, the story of the album cover is recounted in the style of a graphic novel, starting with Voormann meeting the Beatles in the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, visiting them at Abbey Road to listen to Revolver during the album’s production, and the ultimate reaction of the band to his finished design. The book offers insight into the making of the cover with new artwork and photos, a foreword by Paul McCartney, an introductory letter from Ringo Starr and contributions from Mike D’Abo of Manfred Mann and Professor Lawrence Zeegen, Dean of the School of Design at Ravensbourne.

Revolver 50: Grammy Anniversary Edition will be released as 67 deluxe copies and 433 collector copies. Deluxe copies will come with an original artwork in an 18.5 x 18.5” frame, while the Collector copies will contain drawings of varying sizes, placed within a 12 x 12” record-sized mount, suitable for framing. All 500 copies will include a signed, limited edition version of the Revolver 50 book, with gold foil blocking, gilt page edges and encased in presentation boxes, along with a special Grammy Anniversary 12-page commemorative booklet.

In addition to Revolver, Voormann has designed album sleeves for many artists, including the Bee Gees, Ringo Starr and Sonny Rollins, and has played on many of the Beatles’ solo projects. He took part in the Concert for Bangladesh, was a member of the Manfred Mann band and was a founding member of Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band, as well as contributing to numerous recordings, including Randy Newman, Lou Reed, Ravi Shankar and Carly Simon. In 2009, Voormann celebrated his 70th birthday by releasing his own album, A Sideman’s Journey, featuring various musicians he has collaborated with over the years, such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Dr. John and Joe Walsh.

About the Revolver book, Voormann says, “I opened my graphical ‘treasure box’ and made 500 original drawings available for the Grammy Anniversary edition of my book. Each collector and deluxe copy is unique and makes you the owner of an original Klaus Voormann artwork.”

The book is sold exclusively via revolver-book.com.

x-posted to the Klaus Voormann Revolver album art thread

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Rob Sheffield (contributing editor at Rolling Stone) has a new book coming out named Dreaming the Beatles. Rolling Stone published the chapter on the 70s in the latest issue. His writing managed to evoke all sorts of emotions in me (one portion had me angry and laughing out loud at the same time). I thought the final premise of the piece was an interesting one to ponder...

http://www.rollingstone.com/mu.....=042417_10

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For anybody interested in Dreaming The Beatles this interview with Rob gives you a sense of how it's different from the hundreds of other Beatles books that came before it http://www.mtv.com/news/301374.....terview/ 

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I wasn't gifted a copy of Dreaming The Beatles recently. I'm about 60 pages in...full report to follow.

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Pablo Ramon said
I wasn't gifted a copy of Dreaming The Beatles recently. I'm about 60 pages in...full report to follow.  

You weren't gifted a copy?

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You weren't gifted a copy?  

Jeez, I should know better than to post from a phone. That's a typo.

I wasn't gifted a copy and am currently imagining myself reading the book, which will be followed by an imaginary post about it with imaginary typos I will make on the phone I never bought.

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That sure was one interesting typo.

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More of an "autocorrect" than a "typo" I guess...

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You have to love a book with a chapter like "Paul is a concept by which we measure our pain". It's one of the better fan books I've read, quite funny and argumentative and thought-provoking.

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Tony Conley To Release 'Paul McCartney In The Beatles' Book

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Tony Conley, music journalist and voice behind the long running Rock Guitar Daily, and publisher Good Mojo Press are pleased to announce their new release, Paul McCartney In The Beatles. The book takes a comprehensive look at the music and musicianship of Paul McCartney during his career with the Beatles. Paul McCartney In The Beatles is set for release in November, 2017.

What it's all about:

Conley's inspiration for the book sparked nearly thirty years ago while living in Los Angeles. During that time, he met Denny Seiwell, ex-drummer for Wings, the first band McCartney put together after leaving the Beatles. "Denny told me some great stories of his time with McCartney and Wings, and he had a unique demeanor concerning the experience of working with Paul." said Conley, "He always came back to the music and musicianship. That has always stuck with me."

While a great many books have been written about McCartney and the Beatles, Conley paves a less traveled path, opting for an in-depth look into the musicianship and the music created by McCartney and the band instead of the well trodden road of biography.

"I think at the end of the day, this is an analysis of someone who does what he does creatively for all the right reasons, and in the right ways," Conley says, "My hope is that people will read the book, and become inspired to work as hard and as fearlessly for their own art."

To go along with the book, Good Mojo Press will be creating playlists for the major streaming sites that will serve as a musical guided tour to the book. It's the writer's hope that people will read the book and listen along as they read, as he believes this provides and creates the most enjoyable, comprehensive way to experience the book.

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This is the part that intrigues me:

To go along with the book, Good Mojo Press will be creating playlists for the major streaming sites that will serve as a musical guided tour to the book. It's the writer's hope that people will read the book and listen along as they read, as he believes this provides and creates the most enjoyable, comprehensive way to experience the book.

I wouldn't need the playlist as I could play my own files, but do agree it would a cool way to "experience the book".

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From Gibson's website of all places:

Legendary producer George Martin is the subject of an ambitious new biography, the first volume of which is slated for publication in September. Written by Beatles scholar Kenneth Womack, Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin – The Early Years, 1926-1966 promises to “take readers behind the scenes and reveals George’s painstaking efforts to prepare The Beatles’ unique sound for the British music marketplace.”

An official press release further states: “From his unlikely discovery of the band in 1962 to the production of the landmark album Rubber Soul, this captivating biography shares how George’s humble beginnings and his musical influences shaped his career as the producer behind the band’s sound. Now, more than 50 years later, Sir George’s singular stamp remains on popular music as successive generations discover the magic of The Beatles.”

Womack’s previous credits include The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four, and Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles.

Heard about this on the Something About The Beatles podcast, he split it into two volumes because there's so much info. Interestingly, he got a lot of info from Martin's first family and hasn't been able to secure interviews with Giles and Lucy. Here's the Amazon link for interested readers. It's released in September!

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Anyone read dreaming the Beatles?

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From Gibson's website of all places:

Legendary producer George Martin is the subject of an ambitious new biography, the first volume of which is slated for publication in September. Written by Beatles scholar Kenneth Womack, Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin – The Early Years, 1926-1966 promises to “take readers behind the scenes and reveals George’s painstaking efforts to prepare The Beatles’ unique sound for the British music marketplace.”

An official press release further states: “From his unlikely discovery of the band in 1962 to the production of the landmark album Rubber Soul, this captivating biography shares how George’s humble beginnings and his musical influences shaped his career as the producer behind the band’s sound. Now, more than 50 years later, Sir George’s singular stamp remains on popular music as successive generations discover the magic of The Beatles.”

Womack’s previous credits include The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four, and Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles.

Heard about this on the Something About The Beatles podcast, he split it into two volumes because there's so much info. Interestingly, he got a lot of info from Martin's first family and hasn't been able to secure interviews with Giles and Lucy. Here's the Amazon link for interested readers. It's released in September!  

This one will be on my Christmas list. I noticed the jacket design colors are similar to that of the DVD documentary Produced By George Martin

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