By Jean-Michel Guesdon
Every album and each track ever published by way of the Beatles—from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding street" (U.S. 1970)—is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed through track historians during this energetic and entirely illustrated work.
All the Songs delves deep into the heritage and origins of the Beatles and their tune. This first-of-its-kind publication attracts upon a long time of study, as track historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the situations that resulted in the composition of each track, the recording procedure, and the tools used.
Here, we examine that one in every of John Lennon's favourite guitars used to be a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he obtained for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally research that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey street Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it used to be one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors show that after the Beatles played "I are looking to carry Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't grew to become on, so audience heard in simple terms Paul singing.
The countless numbers of images in the course of the publication comprise infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, photos of Beatles tools, and interesting photographs of the musicians in-studio.
All the Songs is the must-have Beatles ebook for the any real Beatles fan.
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Please Please Me came out in Great Britain on March 22, 1963. As early as May 11, the album reached the top of the British charts. It stayed there for thirty weeks, which held the record for the entire sixties: it was bumped out of first place on December 7 by the group’s second album, With the Beatles. In the United States, Brian Epstein had only found Vee Jay (a rather second-rate label specializing in blues) to sign the Beatles, since Capital Records (EMI’s American affiliate) did not yet believe in their success.
I said, ‘A harmonica with a button,’ which wasn’t really funky-blues enough; but you couldn’t get ‘Hey! Baby’ licks on a blues harp and we were also doing ‘Hey! S. I Love You McCartney-Lennon / 2:02 1962–1963 SONGWRITER Paul MUSICIANS Paul: vocal, bass John: backing vocals, rhythm guitar George: backing vocals, rhythm guitar Ringo: maracas Andy White: bongos RECORDED Abbey Road: September 11, 1962 (Studio Two) NUMBER OF TAKES: 10 MIXING Abbey Road: September 11, 1962 (Studio Two) / February 25, 1963 (Studio One) TECHNICAL TEAM Producer: George Martin Sound Engineer: Norman Smith Assistant Engineers: unknown for the recording sessions on September 11, 1962 February 25, 1963: A.
To grow and serve within one’s words, one’s music, one’s art. Patti Smith FOREWORD Between June 6, 1962, the date of the first audition of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios, and May 8, 1970, the date of the release of their last album, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr wrote an exceptional page in the history of popular music and changed the musical panorama of the sixties. However, the four young men from Liverpool, the future Fab Four, could not have predicted anything so phenomenal in their early days.
All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Jean-Michel Guesdon