Review: Tune In

Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

Mark Lewisohn

The Beatles: All These Years #1

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Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Publication date: 10-Oct-2016
Date Finished: DNF
Format: paperback
Pages: 944
Genres: Biography, Music, Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781101903292
Source: Blogging for Books
Rating:1 star
Reading Challenges: —

Synopsis

“Now in paperback, Tune In is the New York Times bestseller by the world’s leading Beatles authority – the first volume in a groundbreaking trilogy about the band that revolutionized music.

The Beatles have been in our lives for half a century and surely always will be. Still, somehow, their music excites, their influence resonates, their fame sustains. New generations find and love them, and while many other great artists come and go, the Beatles are beyond eclipse.

So . . . who really were these people, and just how did it all happen?

‘The Beatles story’ is everywhere. Told wrong from early on, rehashed in every possible way and routinely robbed of its context, this is a phenomenon in urgent need of a bright new approach. In his series All These Years, Mark Lewisohn – the world-recognized Beatles historian – presses the Refresh button to relate the entire story as it’s never been told or known before. Here is a full and accurate biography at last. It is certain to become the lasting word.

Tune In is book one of three, exploring and explaining a period that is by very definition lesser-known: the formative pre-fame years, the teenage years, the Liverpool and Hamburg years – in many ways the most absorbing and incredible period of them all. The Beatles come together here in all their originality, attitude, style, speed, charisma, appeal, daring and honesty, the tools with which they’re about to reshape the world. It’s the Beatles in their own time, an amazing story of the ultimate rock band, a focused and colorful telling that builds and builds to leave four sharp lads from Liverpool on the very brink of a whole new kind of fame.

Using impeccable research and resources, Tune In is a magisterial work, an independent biography that combines energy, clarity, objectivity, authority and insight. The text is anti-myth, tight and commanding – just like the Beatles themselves.

Here is the Beatles story as it really was. Throw away what you think you know and start afresh.”

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Review

I really wanted to read this book, but it is just too daunting of an expedition. Particularly that the 900+ pages only cover a few years of the Beatles’ lives. So unfortunately I need to mark this as a did not finish, at least for the time being. Hopefully I’ll be up to giving it another go at a later date.

Although I must say that aesthetically, this is an attractive volume.  I appreciate the monochromatic with the pop of gold.

About the Author

“MARK LEWISOHN is the acknowledged world authority on the Beatles. Before embarking on The Beatles: All These Years his books included the bestselling and influential The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions and The Complete Beatles Chronicle. He was a consultant and researcher on all aspects—TV, DVDs, CDs and book—of the Beatles own Anthology and has been involved in numerous additional projects for them. Married with two children, he lives in England.”

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I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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