The Beatles' Recordings. A Compendium

The Beatles’ Recordings gives the facts behind all the Beatles' studio, television, radio and film recordings – dates; locations; take and mix numbers; overdubbing, editing and release details; and UK and US chart data. From ‘Across The Universe’ to ‘Your Feet’s Too Big’, it details the 314 songs that the Beatles recorded and released between 1958 and 2013. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781310139765
About Steve Lambley

I was born in 1960, and have been a Beatles fan all my life. One of my earliest memories is of being encouraged to sing a precocious ‘She Loves You’ into my Dad’s reel-to-reel tape recorder.

I'm now a freelance designer/writer/translator based in London and The Hague. As such, I've written extensively on a range of subjects for clients from airlines and law firms to the United Nations in New York. But my passion is music, in particular the music of the greatest band of all time.

However, I'm interested in most forms of music, and am also fascinated by musical theory and what makes music “work”. Analysing the work of (according to Tony Palmer) “the greatest song writers since Schubert”, who wrote instinctively with no formal musical training – or indeed ability to actually read music, was irresistible, and I hope my fascination shines through in my writing.

'And the Band Begins To Play' has involved around twenty years of painstaking research – the publication of Mark Lewisohn’s 'The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions' first got me thinking it would be interesting to pull together information about individual Beatles songs in the form of a definitive reference book.

'And the Band Begins to Play' has been a true labour of love and my passion for it has never diminished.

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