The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles

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The Beatles Anthology Read Online Free - This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book. Together with Yoko Ono Lennon, they have also made available the full transcripts (including all the outtakes) of the television and video series The Beatles Anthology. Through painstaking compilation of sources worldwide, John Lennon's words are equally represented in this remarkable volume. Furthermore, The Beatles have opened their personal and management archives specifically for this project, allowing the unprecedented release of photographs which they took along their ride to fame, as well as fascinating documents and memorabilia from their homes and offices. What a book The Beatles Anthology is! Each page is brimming with personal stories and rare vintage images. Snapshots from their family collections take us back to the days when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey were just boys growing up in Liverpool. They talk in turn about those early years and how they came to join the band that would make them known around the world as John, Paul, George and Ringo. Then, weaving back and forth, they tell the astonishing story of life as The Beatles: the first rough gigs, the phenomenon of their rise to fame, the musical and social change of their heyday, all the way through to their breakup. From the time Ringo tried to take this drum kit home on the bus to their much anticipated audience with Elvis, from the making of the Sgt. Pepper album to their last photo session together at John's house, The Beatles Anthology is a once-in-a-lifetime collection of The Beatles' own memories.

Interwoven with these are the recollections of such associates as road manager Neil Aspinall, producer George Martin and spokesman Derek Taylor. And included in the vast array of photographs are materials from both Apple and EMI, who also opened their archives for this project. This, indeed, is the inside story, providing a wealth of previously unpublished material in both word and image.

Created with their full cooperation, The Beatles Anthology is, in effect, The Beatles' autobiography. Like their music has been a part of so many of our lives, it's warm, frank, funny, poignant and bold. At last, here is The Beatles' own story.

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ISBN : 0811826848
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Paul rated it ★★★★★

June 06, 2016

I like how we have a practically perfect understanding of the dynamics of these four personalities as they catapulted out of the 50s, created a great firebally comet in the firmament of the 60s and came splat thunk blackened hole trees blown down down down in the 70s. How the balance of power so...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2014

How could I have forgotten to add this book to my library? I love, love, love The Beatles. I was totally born in the wrong generation because I love all 60's music. Although The Beatles are by the far the most amazing from that generation and any generation my humble opinion. This book...

Jackie "the Librarian" rated it ★★★★★

August 26, 2008

A comprehensive history of the Fab Four, starting off with short biographies of each of the lads, and then following their career together as a band. It concludes with an epilogue of each lad, as well, and a tribute to John Lennon. I don't know how objective this account is, but it was certainly L...

Erin rated it ★★★★★

September 23, 2008

I have read this book more times than any other book, apart from religious texts, which is only fitting since I cannot even begin to fathom how many hours of my life have been spent listening to the Beatles music. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if by the end of my life it would be more appropriate...

Mark rated it ★★★★★

June 08, 2014

A very well put together visual and verbal account of life with, for and by the Beatles (text s almost completely comprised of quoted passages)> an accompanying document to the Anthology CD collection and/or the documentary DVD. I like this because as a coffee table book, it is one of those th...

Billy rated it ★★★★★

July 04, 2012

Everything Beatles! By the Beatles! What could be wrong?, Take 4 guys from England that changed the world of music forever and have them tell the story of their meteoric rise to fame and dominance of the music industry for decades and what do you have? THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY. John, Paul, George and...

Andy rated it ★★★★★

July 15, 2013

For the diehard Beatles fan, this huge and vast book deserves full stars. As a book for the casual Beatles fan it might not be so appealing due to the sheer size and volume of this book. However, that being said it is THE perfect coffee table book because let’s face it, if you like music then at...

White rated it ★★★★★

August 31, 2009

Unbelievable time line of the Beatles, their success, failures, and their rise to fame. I have never seen a bibliography like this. The details are exquisite. This book FEELS real and precise. It has some amazing facts in it and it holds nothing back. Loved this book.

Kate rated it ★★★★★

December 12, 2009

Amazing. This book taught me so much. It's great that the four of them wrote this, because they are the ones who know what happened, and they can call each other out on what didn't. Full of music and images, this book is a *must* for anyone who considers themselves a Beatle-maniac.

Italia8989 rated it ★★★★☆

June 21, 2016

My aesthetic is tying someone to a chair and forcing them to listen to Revolution 9 on loop. I'm not joking. My love for the Beatles is incomprehensible and increases infinityfold tenfold from understanding the writing and theory that goes behind their musicianship. They have brought me the majori...

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