Revolution In The Head: The Beatles Records and the Sixties (Paperback)Ian MacDonald (author)
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The late, great Ian MacDonald was one of the most erudite music writers this country has ever produced and Revolution in the Head is his magnum opus. Every Beatles song ever recorded is analysed in minute yet enthralling detail.
As dazzling as the decade they dominated, The Beatles almost single-handedly created pop music as we know it. Today, their songs are cited as seminal influences by stars like Oasis and Blur. Eloquently giving voice to their time, The Beatles quite simply changed the world.
Fully updated to include material from The Beatles Live at the BBC and the Anthology series, this acclaimed book goes back to the heart of The Beatles - their records. Drawing on a unique resource of knowledge and experience to 'read' their 241 tracks - chronologically from their first amateur efforts in 1957 to 'Real Love', their final 'reunion' recording in 1995 - Ian MacDonald has created an engrossing classic of popular criticism in which the extraordinary songs of The Beatles remain a central and continually surprising presence.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 373 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm
'His essays are a brilliant summation of the cultural sea change that the Beatles benefitted from and helped to create, and it also contains a clear-headed and unsentimental review of every song they recorded.' - Paul Hanley, The Big Issue
'The finest piece of fabs scholarship ever published' - Mojo
'The masterpiece The Beatles deserved' - Max Bell, Vox
'The most sustained brilliant piece of pop criticism and scholarship for years. An astonishing achievement' - Stuart Maconie, Q
'No book has ever taken us closer to the actual music of The Beatles...A brilliant piece of work' - Tony Parsons, The Daily Telegraph