The Beatles as Musicians : Revolver through the Anthology: Revolver through the Anthology

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Given the phenomenal fame and commercial success that the Beatles knew for the entire course of their familiar career, their music per se has received surprisingly little detailed attention. Not all of their cultural influence can be traced to long hair and flashy clothing; the Beatles had numerous fresh ideas about melody, harmony, counterpoint, rhythm, form, colors, and textures. Or consider how much new ground was broken by their lyrics alone--both the themes and imagery of the Beatles' poetry are key parts of what made (and still makes) this group so important, so popular, and so imitated. This book is a comprehensive chronological study of every aspect of the Fab Four's musical life--including full examinations of composition, performance practice, recording, and historical context--during their transcendent late period (1966-1970). Rich, authoritative interpretations are interwoven through a documentary study of many thousands of audio, print, and other sources.
 

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Contents

PRELUDEONEWAY TICKET YEAH
ONEANOTHER KIND OF MIND THEREThe Meaning of Within 1966
INTERLUDEI KNOW WHEN ITS A DREAM
TWOYELLOW MATTER CUSTARD GREEN SLOP PIE 1967
THREESO LET IT OUT AND LET IT IN 1968
FOURLET IT BE 19691970
POSTLUDEWHATEVER HAPPENED TO ?
APPENDIX AInstruments Played by the LatePeriod Beatles
APPENDIX BMusical Friends of the LatePeriod Beatles
TABLE OF CHORD FUNCTIONS
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
NOTES
REFERENCES
INDEX OF NAMES SONGS ALBUMS VIDEOS AND ARTWORKS
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