Synopses & Reviews
After years out of print, a new edition of this hotly sought-after classic is available again! Mark Lewisohn's definitive guide covers every recording session done by the Beatles at EMI's famed Abbey Road recording studio. It includes the number of takes for each song; who contributed what; previously unpublished studio documents and interviews with many of the key recording personnel; and facsimile reproductions of Abbey Road recording sheets, tape boxes, album sleeve roughs, memos, contracts, press releases and more. Lavishly illustrated with over 350 photographs (rare images by Linda McCartney among them), this must-have volume also features an exclusive introductory interview with Paul McCartney.
“A compelling journey deep into the heart of Abbey Road. . . . Reveals scores of previously undocumented private moments” —Rolling Stone
“Excellent... recounts all the available data from the Fabs' shirt-sleeved days and chain-smoking nights inside the celebrated EMI Studios. . . . casts a fascinating light upon the sessions.” —Q Magazine
“A staggeringly detailed document of the Beatles at work.” —Creative Review
“Superb photographs.” —Daily Telegraph
“Definitely a book no Beatles fans will want to be without.” —Sunday Post
“A superbly presented book. A Beatles fan's dream, filled with information which can be found nowhere else.” —International Musician
“The ultimate word on the subject... one of the most important rock books of all time. Absolutely essential purchase for everyone interested in the Beatles.” —Record Collector
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About the Author
Mark Lewisohn has long been recognized as the leading authority on the Beatles; his books on the Fab Four include the definitive Complete Beatles Chronicle. Based in Hertfordshire, England, he also writes for a number of magazine publications.