Please consider registering
Guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
The Beatles in 100 Objects
1 January 2014
7.40pm
Avatar
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1849
Member Since:
9 August 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I expected to receive multiple copies of Lewisohn's book for Christmas, but instead received this one.

It could not be more different.

Dr. Beatle has a full review on his web site (http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com.....?q=objects), but suffice it to say that despite the (inevitable?) errors, it's clever.

There are two potential Beatle audiences: those who already know a great deal and those who don't know much but would like some more info. The former will want to read Lewisohn's book.

How do you get information to the second group without simply becoming another history book (this happened, then that happened, then…)?

The author has chosen to select some rarely seen objects as stepping stones for little Beatle vignettes. The book is visually pleasing and has plenty of little nuggets for the Beatle fan.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

1 January 2014
7.59pm
Avatar
TwoAfter908
Royal Command Performance
Members
Forum Posts: 230
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Interesting concept!

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.

2 January 2014
2.21pm
Avatar
Linde
The Netherlands
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 2781
Member Since:
21 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Saw it in the bookstore a while ago and looked it through for a bit. The typos, which dr Beatle also mentioned in his review, really bothered me and there are also a couple of very unnecessary mistakes in it. While it looked nice on the outside, and the layout on the inside was also nice, the objects were of little interest to me. I had known most of them already, or I just thought they weren't really interesting, like concerttickets and such. I thought it was cool to look through, but not worth buying it. I guess it's cool if you don't know that much about them yet though, and if you can forgive typos and mistakes.

2 January 2014
3.00pm
Avatar
DrBeatle
The Midwest via Boston
Candlestick Park
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 1595
Member Since:
29 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

As you've seen in my review, it's a decent book, quite enjoyable, but the choice of some objects was a bit odd and as you've all pointed out, the typos and mistakes were brutal!

"I know you, you know me; one thing I can tell you is you got to be free!"

 

Please Visit My Website, The Rock and Roll Chemist

Twitter: @rocknrollchem

Facebook: rnrchemist

 

8 January 2014
2.26pm
Avatar
IveJustSeenAFaceo
Arrived Somewhere (But Not Here)
Rishikesh
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 2841
Member Since:
31 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I got it for January 6, the Last Day of Christmas. The tradition in my family is that we get books on January 6th. So, it's pretty good so far, not the most in depth book, but it's easy to read. Although I have noticed some definite errors, as others have pointed out. Overall, it's pretty good.

(This signature brought to you by Net Boy and Net Girl. Putting messages in modems since 1996.)

8 January 2014
2.39pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 22282
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I got it for January 6, the Last Day of Christmas. The tradition in my family is that we get books on January 6th. So, it's pretty good so far, not the most in depth book, but it's easy to read. Although I have noticed some definite errors, as others have pointed out. Overall, it's pretty good.

Thanks to all who posted about the typo's and comments etc and DrBeatle for his review as i could have bought it for £5 in Glasgow but have so many others books i actually want to read buying something that would just sit on a shelf alongside all the others just seemed silly. 

 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of self to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 700
Currently Online: Von Bontee, Ahhh Girl, William Shears Campbell, The Hole Got Fixed, SgtPeppersBulldog, QuarryMan, Jenna L, aNowhereMan
1
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 15584
Ron Nasty: 9800
Necko: 7856
50yearslate: 7580
parlance: 7111
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
AppleScruffJunior: 6399
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6063
mithveaen: 4621
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 2731
Moderators: 6
Admins: 2
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 4773
Posts: 329307
Newest Members:
Bonzo, BeatleBoyDM05, SirJamesPaulMcCartney, Bohaind, aNowhereMan
Moderators: Joe: 5062, Zig: 9807, meanmistermustard: 22282, Ahhh Girl: 18447, Beatlebug: 15321, The Hole Got Fixed: 6998
Administrators: Joe: 5062, Ellie: 4