By Jean-Michel Guesdon
Every album and each track ever published through the Beatles—from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding street" (U.S. 1970)—is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed by means of track historians during this vigorous and entirely illustrated work.
All the Songs delves deep into the historical past and origins of the Beatles and their track. This first-of-its-kind publication attracts upon many years of analysis, as song historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the situations that resulted in the composition of each music, the recording strategy, and the tools used.
Here, we study that one among John Lennon's favourite guitars used to be a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he acquired for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally examine that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey highway Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it used to be one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors display that after the Beatles played "I are looking to carry Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't grew to become on, so audience heard merely Paul singing.
The 1000's of photos during the booklet comprise infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, pictures of Beatles tools, and fascinating photographs of the musicians in-studio.
All the Songs is the must-have Beatles booklet for the any precise Beatles fan.
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Epstein, the owner of NEMS, inquired about the identity of the group, the origins of the record, and finally discovered that it had been recorded in Germany by a band native to Liverpool. Intrigued, he decided to go hear them play at the Cavern Club, where they performed on a regular basis. On November 9, he went and discovered the ones with whom he later found fame and fortune. After meeting with the band on December 3, Epstein decided to become their manager. The Very First Recording Only three songs from this record involved the Beatles.
His amplifier was a Leak TL 12 Plus, connected to the Tannoy Dual Concentric loudspeakers and cabinet. George used a Gretsch Duo Jet from 1957, a guitar he purchased in 1961 through an ad in the Liverpool Echo for the sum of £75 ($113 US). This guitar was soon replaced by a Gretsch Country Gentleman, which he used in Hamburg, at the Cavern Club, on tours in Europe and the United States (in 1964), and, from time to time, during the recordings. Ringo, finally, used Premier Mahogany Duroplastic drums that he bought in July 1962, just before joining the Beatles.
The song was originally an instrumental, composed in 1960 for the Broadway adaptation of the play by the same name by British playwright Shelagh Delaney. In 1962, American songwriter and actor Rick Marlow added lyrics to it and the American variety singer Lenny Welch produced the first sung version of the song. This was the version that caught McCartney’s attention. Although John did not like it (he renamed it “A Waste of Money”) they performed it onstage many times. Their version resembled the one released by Welch, which was perhaps even more jazzy.
All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Jean-Michel Guesdon