Try this large mattress-shaped book! It also includes interesting insight on many of the songs written- especially on the Sgt. Paul, Ringo and the late John and George are so good that you wish that you were born in the fifties just so that you could see this band perform live. I would recommend this book to any music fans or Beatles fans. Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life. Footage in the Anthology series features voice-over recordings of all four Beatles to push the narrative of the story, with contributions from their producer, road manager and others. The Beatles are, in effect, reacting to prodding. I think I can safely report that this is the most comprehensive compilation written about one of the most influential musical acts in history.
Including every Beatle event imaginable like Shea Stadium or the Ed Sullivan show, George, Paul, and Ringo comment- along with John's comments from interviews before he died. I have read this book more times than any other book, apart from religious texts, which is only fitting since I cannot even begin to fathom how many hours of my life have been spent listening to the Beatles music. My aesthetic is tying someone to a chair and forcing them to listen to Revolution 9 on loop. A gem for anyone who likes the British band. It concludes with an epilogue of each lad, as well, and a tribute to John Lennon. Like many people, I have read a lot of books about the Beatles, and you read some of the same facts over and over. This book deals with the precautions it took to lead to success.
It progressed as eloquently as the band did itself, with ever scene and interview being a logical step forward. I'm glad we're all friends now and putting together these packages. Pepper the album which seems to be their least favorite; they make me laugh. It was fun, but that's that. The interviews with the older members of the group could give you the impression that they discount the period as well.
Pepper that much than George himself? I think I can safely report that this is the most comprehensive compilation written about one of the most influential musical acts in history. But like the Anthology show, it's missing John's mature perspective on those years, and therefore does not always give a fair representation of his role. If you're a true Beatles fan, you'll enjoy every minute you spend reading the book. It was such fun to see them in all their permutations, in good times in bad, in their own voices, in their own write. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if by the end of my life it would be more appropriate to measure it in years.
I have seen every page, however. This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book. And needless to say once I saw their first movie at the theater, I was drawn magnetically. The book was a bit heavy on the early years. First, at least for me, much of the first half got repetitive.
The jewel of the release is additional footage of the three one-time mop tops jamming together in George Harrison's garden. If anyone is a true prototype of a vessel to inspiration, they are it. The Beatles anthology fan-tastic perfect for any Beatles fan, i could watch the Beatles anthology over and over again and not get tired of it. Stuart Sutcliffe, another riveting character in The Beatles story, is sidelined early on and his premature death and its effect upon his friends is not mentioned. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if by the end of my life it would be more appropriate to measure it in years. But of all the Beatles documentary videos that are out there, this one still is the best. The documentary material is copious, including early performance films and tapes, at the point before they found their true voices.
But lightning rarely strikes the same way twice. And then a bit more. I would have liked more in-depth explanations about the background of songs and music theory, but it is not romanticized. I mean, really, by the end, I was feeling a bit bloated with Beatles trivia. This, indeed, is the inside story, providing a wealth of previously unpublished material in both word and image. John, Paul, George and Ringo made the music that we listen to today what it is.
I propped it up on the couch and paged through one of the most fun autobiographies I've read. It is quite large and difficult to curl up with on the couch. As a younger Beatles fan latching onto everything Beatles I can find, I was hoping for the ultimate with the Beatles Anthology. We get no information from insiders and observers. For a Beatle fan like me this 10 hour documentary was both thrilling and just a little disappointing.