All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Jean-Michel Guesdon

By Jean-Michel Guesdon

Every album and each music ever published by way of the Beatles—from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding street" (U.S. 1970)—is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed through tune historians during this full of life 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 song historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the situations that resulted in the composition of each track, the recording procedure, and the tools used.

Here, we research that considered one of John Lennon's favourite guitars was once a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he received for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally research that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey street Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it was once one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors display that once the Beatles played "I are looking to carry Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't became on, so audience heard basically Paul singing.

The hundreds of thousands of photos in the course of the publication comprise infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, photos of Beatles tools, and fascinating photographs of the musicians in-studio.

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

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S. I Love You” on side B) came out on October 5, 1962, based on the September 4 version (version 1), the one in which Ringo plays the drums. The error was quickly corrected and the album’s version featured Andy White (version 2). To distinguish the versions, you have to listen for the tambourine! The version on September 4 did not have any. “Love Me Do” quickly rose to seventeenth place in the British charts. The Legend Legend has it that Brian Epstein, the owner of NEMS, the largest record store in Liverpool, bought 10,000 singles to make “Love Me Do” climb in the British ratings.

Smokey remained a major influence on his first years of writing, during which the words were relegated to the background, and, according to John and Paul, the music took priority. Production “Ask Me Why” was one of the four songs recorded by the Beatles during the audition on June 6, 1962. Five months later, on Monday, November 26, they met to record their second single, “Please Please Me,” which was their first real success. They needed a second song for side B. ” The recording went smoothly: only two takes were required.

Technical Details During the June 6 and November 26 recording sessions, “Please Please Me” and “Ask Me Why” were simultaneously recorded in mono and stereo by means of a system called Delta-Mono. This technique was soon dropped and replaced by solely mono recording with Twin Track tape recorders. FOR BEATLES FANATICS “Ask Me Why,” along with “Please Please Me,” was one of only two Beatles songs published by Dick James Music, their new publisher, before John, Paul, Brian Epstein, Dick James, and his partner, Charles Silver, founded the Northern Songs company.

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