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 on: May 26, 2020, 03:07:45 am 
Started by Keri - Last post by Keri
400 Beatle books Greg? That's impressive.

I know Lewisohn said he didn't like the way Norman wrote of Brian Epstein and did he also say he was down on Paul? Haven't read it yet.

I just saw Here Comes the Sun in a bookshop and as I hadn't read and was interested in George I got it, I liked it at the time, I should read some of these books again.

I haven't read either The Day John met Paul or Waiting for the Beatles they both sound great. I have also wondered about getting the deluxe edition of Tune In, but I think the regular one is a decent length, I might get the deluxe version of volume 2 if it is ever published.

I just finished reading the Beatles '66  The Revolutionary Year. It was good, I liked the focus on one year, I still think that every Beatle year was revolutionary and he tries to cast the earlier years as safer and less vital than they were. But the main body of the book is fascinating, the telling of the Beatles a more popular than Jesus story was really well done, also the Phillipines and Japan visit were fascinating and it's sent me back to listen to Revolver in a new light. Then there was the Beatles painting and George's trip to India with Ravi. I also was interested in the movie soundtrack Paul and George did, I had alwasy thought that's amazing that Paul worked on a score what a serious piece of work, but as told here, Paul just came up with a couple of tunes and George M had to stand over him to tget the second one and GM did pretty much all the orchestration Paul gave him a few general idea, but he did variatiopns on the tunes and made it a thing.

 on: May 25, 2020, 08:05:18 am 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Mervap
Wow....this is more timely today than it was even then......

 on: May 24, 2020, 12:24:10 am 
Started by Keri - Last post by Greg
I loved reading these posts!
I only have a sec here but...

That Here Comes the Sun book?  I need to get that.  Never heard of it, and I have close to 400 books on them.

My #1 is The Day John Met Paul.  It's just magical to me.

Lewisohn hates Shout!  I find that interesting esp since he used to work for Norman.

Waiting For The Beatles I like.  It's just an Apple Scruff's account of things back then.

I wish I had Tune In in the deluxe edition.  I may get that soon.

 on: May 20, 2020, 07:55:53 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Keri
I've listened to a couple of episodes now, it's good and I agree George Martin takes too little credit for his work with the Beatles. I suppose if you regard the Beatles recording career as manifest genius, I do, then you've got to acknowledge that GM was an essential part of that. He was both very talented and very receptive, he was an innovator in his own right and he was an enabler for the Beatles when others would likely have been a hindrance. 

 on: May 20, 2020, 03:08:36 am 
Started by Greg - Last post by Keri
I'll have a listen to that podcast

 on: May 19, 2020, 04:07:07 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Mervap
The truly are a multitude of "just happened to" events that put the Lads in just the right place at the most opportune time.

 on: May 19, 2020, 04:05:29 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Mervap
I am currently listening to a podcast called "Producing the Beatles", centered on the relationship between George Martin & the Beatles. Just finished the episode detailing all of GM's work on the production and score of Strawberry Fields" for the cellos & trumpets. Taken alone, the score is amazing....with the two separate edited parts of "Strawberry Fields" it's music history.

 on: May 19, 2020, 04:00:28 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Mervap
Oh, those Star Club recordings......vicious, hard-hitting, raw! I wish they had gotten a more hifi recording of THAT era. I actually have a CD that included Kingsize Taylor & the Dominoes from that same night. If memory serves, it was Kingsize that did the recordings.

 on: May 19, 2020, 03:57:03 pm 
Started by Keri - Last post by Mervap
Oh yeah, "Shout" is one I read a long while back...I thought it was a bit too hard on Paul being bossy, which he was, but in the interest of keeping the band rolling. It was quite an enjoyable read anyway.....lots of details I hadn't seen till I read it.

 on: May 18, 2020, 03:34:48 am 
Started by Greg - Last post by Keri
I'll have to get this. I currently have a few other books to read first. There are some pretty good portraits of George in Lewisohn's Tune in though.

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