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By Jean-Michel Guesdon

ISBN-10: 1579129528

ISBN-13: 9781579129521

Every album and each track ever published through the Beatles—from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding street" (U.S. 1970)—is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed via song historians during this vigorous and entirely illustrated work.

All the Songs delves deep into the heritage and origins of the Beatles and their song. This first-of-its-kind booklet attracts upon many years of analysis, as track historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the conditions that resulted in the composition of each tune, the recording strategy, and the tools used.

Here, we research that one in every of John Lennon's favourite guitars was once a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he obtained for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally study that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey highway 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 demonstrate 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 purely Paul singing.

The hundreds and hundreds of images in the course of the ebook comprise infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, pictures of Beatles tools, and fascinating photographs of the musicians in-studio.

All the Songs is the must-have Beatles ebook for the any precise Beatles fan. 

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The mix took place on February 25 and the piece ended with a fade-out. “Boys” was the very first song sung by Ringo on record. Technical Details Norman Smith tried to isolate Ringo’s voice from the sound of his drums as much as possible. Since the drums and vocals were performed together, it was not possible to mix them separately. For the first and only time, he recorded both the drums and Ringo’s vocals to track 2 after first establishing a balance between the two. Track 1 was used for the other instruments.

And so did the history of pop music. , John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best entered EMI Studios in London for the first time—they would return for the following seven years. The studios, located at 3 Abbey Road, in the quiet residential neighborhood of St. John’s Wood, were renamed Abbey Road in 1970, which is also the title of the Beatles’ last album. In June 1962, the Beatles were still artists on a quest for a record company. Their manager, Brian Epstein, had been desperately searching for a recording contract since December 1961, but was rejected by all London companies.

I Love You” had been dedicated to his girlfriend from those days, Dorothy—“Dot”—Rhone. This song, which was written shortly before the June 6, 1962, audition, did not come from John. As he said to David Sheff in 1980: “That’s Paul’s song. He was trying to write a ‘Soldier Boy’ like the Shirelles. S. I Love You,” which was finally selected for side B of the first single, was recorded on September 11. After a few attempts, the decision was made to use bongos rather than drums, since they were better suited to the Latin flair of this piece.

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