Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years by Mark Lewisohn

Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

byMark Lewisohn

Kobo ebook | October 29, 2013

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Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles from before their childhoods through the final hour of 1962—when, with breakthrough success just days away, they stand on the cusp of a whole new kind of fame and celebrity. They’ve one hit record ("Love Me Do") behind them and the next ("Please Please Me") primed for release, their first album session is booked, and America is clear on the horizon.  This is the lesser-known Beatles story—the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg—and in many respects the most absorbing and incredible period of them all. Here is the complete and true account of their family lives, childhoods, teenage years and their infatuation with American music, here is the riveting narrative of their unforgettable days and nights in the Cavern Club, their laughs, larks and adventures when they could move about freely, before fame closed in.  

For those who’ve never read a Beatles book before, this is the place to discover the young men behind the icons. For those who think they know John, Paul, George, and Ringo, it’s time to press the Reset button and tune into the real story, the lasting word.




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Title:Tune In: The Beatles: All These YearsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0804139342

ISBN - 13:9780804139342

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ultimate source of Beatle information I can empathize with the reviewer below who described this book as reading like a textbook. It is true that Lewisohn's style is a tad dry, but he is the only human being outside of the Fab Four and George Martin to have heard ALL of the Beatles' tapes in the Abbey Road vaults ...and even those guys probably didn't bother to listen to most of them after the first time...certainly not with the assiduous attention to detail and reverence of Lewisohn; that being said, he doesn't tend to spiral into hyperbolic nonsense. His "Beatles Recording Sessions" is, deservedly, a classic, and this volume adds to the wealth of information he has compiled over the years about this legendary group of musicians.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Lot of Information This is a very large book packed with information. At times it seems almost too much information. the author has found every little fact whether important or unimportant and put it in this book. the most interesting section of the book is at the beginning where he goes through and essentially presents the genealogy of each of the four Beatles. This was very interesting and shows how they all rose above their surrounding in Liverpool to make something of themselves. The rest of the book was kind of slow and not easy reading probably because the author puts every little bit of information into it. It may not be the type of book that you will reread. Good for someone doing a research paper on the Beatles as it reads almost like a textbook.
Date published: 2017-04-01