The "Beatles" as Musicians

The "Beatles" as Musicians : The "Quarry Men" Through Rubber Soul

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This volume is a comprehensive, chronologically-ordered study of every aspect of the musical life of the Beatles - composition, performance, recording and reception histories - from the group's beginnings in 1956 through to 1965. Authoritative interpretations from every available reliable musical source are interwoven through a documentary study of thousands of audio, video, print, and multimedia sources. The text should enable general readers and musicians as well as educated music theorists to appreciate more aspects of the music of this celebrated popular music group.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 472 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 816.46g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 330 line illustrations, 6 maps
  • 0195141040
  • 9780195141047

Table of contents

1. Maps; 2. PRELUDE: Thinking of Living; 3. ONE: And the Band Begins to Play (1956-1960); 4. TWO: Someone to Love, Somebody New (1960-1963); 5. INTERLUDE: I Want to Hold Your Hand; 6. THREE: I'm Not What I Appear to Be (1964); 7. FOUR: I'm Here to Show Everybody the Light (1965); 8. POSTLUDE: The Act You've Known for All These Years (1957-2000); 9. Appendix: Instruments Played by the Early Period Beatles; 10. Table of Chord Functions; 11. Glossary of Terms; Notes; References; Index of Names, Songs, Albums, Videos, and Artworksshow more

About Walter Everett

Walter Everett is Associate Professor of Music in Music Theory at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Beatles as Musicians: Revolver through the Anthology (OUP, 1999).show more

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-Walter Everett's recent contribution to the extensive literature on the Beatles is a welcome addition to the serious musicological study of the most influential rock musicians in history. ... Everett's work is not only important in elucidating the music of the Beatles, it also serves as a model for further scholarship in rock music.---Journal of Musicological Research-The Quarry Men to Rubber Soul and its predacessor, Revolver Through the Anthology, are important additions to the literature of rock music study and are necessary volumes for the serious scholar of all popular music stylesa model for further scholarship in rock music.--Journal of Musicological Research-[A] staple in the Beatles scholarly literature.... The book's method does not descend to a merely theoretical approach to the Beatles as musicians, but maintains a balance between compositional and performative aspects of their style.---Notes-Walter Everett's recent contribution to the extensive literature on the Beatles is a welcome addition to the serious musicological study of the most influential rock musicians in history. ... Everett's work is not only important in elucidating the music of the Beatles, it also serves as a model for further scholarship in rock music.---Journal of Musicological Researchshow more

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