The White Album

The White Album


  • Release: 2017-05-09
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781504045667
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New York Times Bestseller: An “elegant” mosaic of trenchant observations on the late sixties and seventies from the author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem (The New Yorker). In this landmark essay collection, Joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own “bad dreams” with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960s counterculture. From a jailhouse visit to Black Panther Party cofounder Huey Newton to witnessing First Lady of California Nancy Reagan pretend to pick flowers for the benefit of news cameras, Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with her signature blend of irony and insight. She takes readers to the “giddily splendid” Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the cool mountains of Bogotá, and the Jordanian Desert, where Bishop James Pike went to walk in Jesus’s footsteps—and died not far from his rented Ford Cortina. She anatomizes the culture of shopping malls—“toy garden cities in which no one lives but everyone consumes”—and exposes the contradictions and compromises of the women’s movement. In the iconic title essay, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders—a terrifying crime that, in her memory, surprised no one. Written in “a voice like no other in contemporary journalism,” The White Album is a masterpiece of literary reportage and a fearless work of autobiography by the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times Book Review). Its power to electrify and inform remains undiminished nearly forty years after it was first published.

The White Album

The White Album


  • Release: 2019-10
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 1787391876
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Packed full of musical and historical analysis centred on the Beatles at the peak of their popularity, this book takes a look at one of the greatest albums ever created, and the tumultuous time period it was born into. Dive into the revolution and turmoil that followed the 'The Summer of Love' and follow the disruption on streets through the ground-breaking music of The Beatles. It is the ultimate guide to the eclectic styles, techniques and stories behind the universally renowned 'The White Album'.

Revolution

Revolution


  • Release: 2002
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 1556524706
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Most books about the Beatles reveal the big picture first and ask questions afterward. This book reverses that approach. It takes a fresh and often funny look at the magnificent and sometimes idiotic career path of the Beatles through the prism of one vital album -- a record considered by many (including John Lennon) to be the one on which they reached their peak as songwriters. It focuses not just on the intimate recording details and creative process, but on the politics, music, and culture of the era, as well as the band's individual development amid increasing dissolution. In crisp and witty prose, the inside stories behind the making and release of the album are revealed: how the White Album got its look and name; why it included the most experimental track the Beatles ever recorded; how it inspired the bloody massacres of Charles Manson and his 'family'; why Ringo Starr walked out on the sessions and who replaced him; the actual identities of 'Dear Prudence', 'Sexy Sadie', 'Martha My Dear', 'Julia' and 'Bungalow Bill'; on which song Yoko sang lead; which song is about Eric Clapton's teeth;

The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple

The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple


  • Release: 2018-11-22
  • Publisher: 498 Productions, LLC
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 184 page
  • ISBN: 0983295751
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"The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Sgt. Pepper" is the tenth book on the Beatles by critically acclaimed Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer. His latest book covers all aspects of the Beatles 1968 double album titled "The Beatles," but more commonly referred to as "The White Album" due to its pure white cover. The book opens with chapters of the start of Apple and the first four singles released by Apple, including the Beatles single "Hey Jude"/"Revolution." The book then moves on to chapters about how "The White Album" was received upon its release in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Other chapters deal with the turbulent year 1968, details on the recording sessions and recollections from fans. The book contains 150 color and original black and white images through.

The Beatles  or the  White Album

The Beatles or the White Album


  • Release: 2018-11-10
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 136 page
  • ISBN: 9781909394612
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The Beatles' self-titled 1968 album was seen as something of a comedown after the exhilaration of its predecessor, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In addition, conventional wisdom holds that The Beatles, aka the 'White Album', marks the beginning of the end of the Lennon/McCartney partnership. This book, however, exists to argue that the 'White Album' is not only the finest achievement of the Fab Four but can also be considered one of the greatest LP recordings of all time. Track by track, the album (and its sleeve) is discussed and considered. The result is a portrait of The Beatles, reflecting its eclectic nature through a series of personal responses from a variety of contributors.

The Beatles through a Glass Onion

The Beatles through a Glass Onion


  • Release: 2019-03-11
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 334 page
  • ISBN: 9780472074082
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The Beatles, the 1968 double LP more commonly known as the White Album, has always been viewed as an oddity in the group’s oeuvre. Many have found it to be inconsistent, sprawling, and self-indulgent. The Beatles through a Glass Onion is the first-ever scholarly volume to explore this seminal recording at length, bringing together contributions by some of the most eminent scholars of rock music writing today. It marks a reconsideration of this iconic but under-appreciated recording and reaffirms the White Album’s significance in the Beatles’ career and in rock history. This volume treats the White Album as a whole, with essays scrutinizing it from a wide range of perspectives. These essays place the album within the social and political context of a turbulent historical moment; locate it within the Beatles’ lives and careers, taking into consideration the complex personal forces at play during the recording sessions; investigate the musical as well as pharmaceutical influences on the record; reveal how it reflects new developments in the Beatles’ songwriting and arranging; revisit the question of its alleged disunity; and finally, track its legacy and the breadth of its influence on later rock, pop, and hip-hop artists. The Beatles through a Glass Onion features the scholarship of Adam Bradley, Vincent Benitez, Lori Burns, John Covach, Walter Everett, Michael Frontani, Steve Hamelman, Ian Inglis, John Kimsey, Mark Osteen, Russell Reising, Stephen Valdez, Anthony D. Villa, Kenneth Womack, and Alyssa Woods. John Covach’s Afterword summarizes the White Album’s lasting impact and value. The Beatles through a Glass Onion represents a landmark work of rock music scholarship. It will prove to be an essential and enduring contribution to the field.

The Beatles   White Album  Songbook

The Beatles White Album Songbook


  • Release: 2020-01-01
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 136 page
  • ISBN: 9781540084576
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 29 songs from the Beatles' iconic 1968 double album that gave us such gems as: Back in the U.S.S.R. * Birthday * Blackbird * Dear Prudence * Glass Onion * Happiness Is a Warm Gun * Helter Skelter * Honey Pie * I'm So Tired * Martha My Dear * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Revolution * Rocky Raccoon * Sexy Sadie * While My Guitar Gently Weeps * Why Don't We Do It in the Road * Wild Honey Pie * and more! All songs are arranged for voice and piano with guitar chord frames.

Dust   Grooves

Dust Grooves


  • Release: 2015-09-15
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 428 page
  • ISBN: 9781607748700
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A photographic look into the world of vinyl record collectors—including Questlove—in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. Compelling photographic essays from photographer Eilon Paz are paired with in-depth and insightful interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, including Gilles Peterson and King Britt, as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. Driven by his love for vinyl records, Paz takes us on a five-year journey unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community.