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What is the difference between these two books . .
3 May 2016
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They seem to have a very similar premise so I'm curious to know how they compare

 The Complete Beatles Songs: The Stories Behind Every Track Written by the Fab Four by Steve Turner

http://www.amazon.com/Complete....._pC_nS_ttl

 All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Phillippe Margotin

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Do any of you have both?

 

Also are these just reiterations of the information in Mark Lewisohn's The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions ?

5 May 2016
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Steve Turner's book is like an easy-listening cover version of Revolution In The Head. Nowhere near as detailed, nor as interesting IMO. It probably sold loads more copies though – I know several casual Beatles fans who have that but have never heard of Ian MacDonald.

OK, so the books have slightly different premises, but they both follow the chronological song-by-song format. Neither are reiterations of Lewisohn's Sessions. I actually struggle to see the point of the Turner book – it's a while since I read it, but I remember quite a few of his song articles not being all that detailed or accurate. His book The Gospel According to the Beatles is better, in that it tackles a subject not really properly explored elsewhere (religion and spiritual matters).

I haven't seen the Margotin book, sorry.

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Joe said
Steve Turner's book is like an easy-listening cover version of Revolution In The Head. Nowhere near as detailed, nor as interesting IMO. It probably sold loads more copies though – I know several casual Beatles fans who have that but have never heard of Ian MacDonald.
OK, so the books have slightly different premises, but they both follow the chronological song-by-song format. Neither are reiterations of Lewisohn's Sessions. I actually struggle to see the point of the Turner book – it's a while since I read it, but I remember quite a few of his song articles not being all that detailed or accurate. His book The Gospel According to the Beatles is better, in that it tackles a subject not really properly explored elsewhere (religion and spiritual matters).
I haven't seen the Margotin book, sorry.

Thank you Joe

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