- Gebundene Ausgabe: 944 Seiten
- Verlag: Crown Archetype; Auflage: First U. S. Edition First Printing (29. Oktober 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1400083052
- ISBN-13: 978-1400083053
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,3 x 4,8 x 24,2 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 175.718 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 29. Oktober 2013
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“An epic unprecedented in rock ’n’ roll biography, and a great read . . . there’s a surprise on every page.” —Mojo
“Beyond essential . . . a wildly evocative portrait . . . The saga is clearer and richer here than it’s ever been. Lewisohn writes in novelistic detail and with the obvious conviction that none of the previous Beatles biographies have ever been good enough.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A radical event and a joy to read . . . Lewisohn’s work stands as a monumental triumph, a challenge not merely to other Beatles biographers but to the discipline of biography itself. If only all important subjects had their Lewisohn.” —Washington Post
“The biggest, deepest Beatles book ever.”—Rolling Stone
“The widest possible angle on an extensive and engrossing group biography built on a well-raked mountain of exacting new research . . . expertly controlled and propelling.”—New York Times
“Lewisohn manages to fill in blanks that no one knew were empty.”—The New Yorker
“A triumph. Not only an enthralling account of the Beatles group’s origins, far superior to anything that has gone before, but also an essential piece of social history . . . Lewisohn has set out to do the Beatles justice and write the definitive history. I think he is succeeding.” —The Times (UK)
“A book with a difference, one that ensures all previous rock tomes will gather dust on high cobwebbed shelves . . . Lewisohn has set the benchmark in popular music history that he alone can match.” —Huffington Post
“Every single page brings the Beatles back into focus and moves them away from legend. Common myths fall apart under Mr. Lewisohn’s research.” —New York Journal of Books
“In its close focus and historical ambition, the trilogy may be compared to Robert Caro’s biography of Lyndon Johnson or John Richardson’s A Life of Picasso; it is unlikely to be surpassed.” —Daily Telegraph (UK)
“A game-changing study which raises the bar in a genre characterized by pap or pretension. A meticulous piece of work – I can’t wait for volume two.” —The Independent (UK)
“I can think of no greater praise for Tune In than to say that it gives the Beatles the beginnings of the biography they deserve. It is hard to imagine the subsequent volumes, covering more familiar ground, matching the gripping quality of this constantly surprising work.” —Financial Times
“This is the story told in Proustian detail, told so definitively that, after this, that really should be it.” —The Guardian (UK)
“With imagination, energy and a gripping plotline, Lewisohn manages to put flesh and blood on the story as never before.” —The Sunday Times (UK)
“Packed with revelations and demystifications.” —The Economist
“A major event in music publishing . . . the definitive account of the Beatles.” —GQ
“Lewisohn treats his subjects seriously, as historical, if ultimately remarkable, figures, and eschews the myriad myths that have grown up around the band in favor of the sorts of details and minutiae, wrapped in a serious but breezy narrative, that give us the fullest picture of who John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and, eventually, Ringo Starr were.” —Esquire
“A fast-moving page-turner overflowing with warm humor, passion, and (of course) music. Likely to become a principle text in 20th-century studies, a sort of Complete Shakespeare with a much better soundtrack.” —VH1.com
“As a Beatles scholar, Mark Lewisohn has no serious rivals. [This is] nothing less than a lifetime’s work embracing the cultural and personal history of the Fab Four, a multi-volume epic written on a scale unprecedented in its genre.” —Irish Times
“Tune In is brilliant in describing the addictive power of rock and roll when there was no imaginable alternative in a doomed town. [Tune In] turns up the colors in a world that has faded to grey.” —Herald Scotland
“Unearths searing new facts that change our historical perspective of what we’ve always been told, setting history on its ear.”—Examiner.com
“A definitive history of the band.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Written with passion, authority and vitality, this is an absorbing book.”—Edinburgh Evening News
“Epic in its scope, forensic in its detail, Tune In is like reading the Beatles’ story for the very first time.”—R2/Rock ‘n’ Reel
“Lewisohn has a knack for underscoring the moment, the precise moment, when things change.”—Slate.com
“A clear-eyed appraisal of rock’s most beloved band.”—CNN.com
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
MARK LEWISOHN is the acknowledged world authority on the Beatles. His books include the bestselling and influential Beatles Recording Sessions and Complete Beatles Chronicle. He has been a consultant and researcher on all aspects—TV, DVDs, CDs and book—of the Beatles' own Anthology and has been involved in numerous additional projects for them as well as independent works like this one. Married with two children, he lives in England.
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in 804 pages. You will get the usual information that you have known all along. The kind of tidbits
that gave you glances into each player's life. You have also heard most of the people's names in this
book and their relationship to one another and to the Beatles. It is those intimate connections that
Mark Lewisohn finds and fills in the gaps and chronicles the growth of the pre-fab four. It is fair
to say he connects more dots than any prior author.
What the author does in 'Volume 1' is fill in a lot of gaps between all the knowledge we had of the
Beatles and their rise to fame. You will receive more intimate knowledge of their families, friends,
schooling, and especially how rock and roll essentially saved them from the usual Liverpudlian descent
into hard labor or unemployment. Rock and Roll was what inspired each of them to be the collective
topper-most of the popper-most.
There are many instances where Lewisohn will question the authenticity of an incident or provide more
than one perspective of an incident. It appears he has done his home work in detail. You will follow
the fab four, throughout different band iterations, as they attempt to play their music and begin to
write a few songs of their own.
The one thing that I did like were the quotes the author collected from friends and hangers-on that
literally witnessed the growth of the group from a rag tag collection of whom-ever would be available
to play a gig, to the cohesive unit they eventually became. There were rotating personnel early on
until John, Paul and George, essentially, always showed up to play almost every date that was booked.
Those 3 formed the early nucleus of the pre-Beatles that showed intense wit and camaraderie between
It is also interesting to follow Ringo's rise as a professional drummer much before the others became
pros. All four had crossed path multiple times gigging here and there around England. There are some
photos of the them together prior to Ringo becoming a full fledged Beatle.
Speaking of drummers, I have read reviews stating Pete Best was castigated by the author. That Mark
Lewisohn shows how much he didn't like Mr. Best by always showing him in a bad light. I disagree with
those observations. Like a lot of musicians that flowed through the pre-fab group, Best was just a port
in the storm. Drummers then and now are hard to find and keep. The basic problem was that Pete Best
couldn't keep good time. Amateurs and professionals alike commented on it and repeatedly would make
sure the drums weren't too intrusive especially when recording.
Pete Best was also kept on because his mother was a very good promoter of the group and she had a
venue they'd play regularly. They eventually became the house band for that venue, The Casbah. The
problem with Mr. Best does get sorted out slowly, and sometime painfully, using quotes from the others
who played, promoted or observed the group. There is no doubt that John, Paul and George did not click
with Pete as they did with each other. AND visa versa. Pete Best most often went off on his own when
the others would hang together or get food or drink together. The fab three were just waiting for the
right drummer to appear and when he did...well...
You will go with them through the nitty gritty (mostly gritty) when they head to Germany and meta-morph
into a cohesive and iconic band. The quotes of the people who saw John, Paul, George and Pete were
about, how much they had changed, to their greatly increased stage presence. They came back a changed
group. Yet, they still lacked that something. They were not going anywhere fast and they sensed it. It
was, and is, called organization and tireless promotion; enter Brian Epstein.
It is to say that the 'boys' were very lucky to have been found by Brian Epstein and subsequently George
Martin. The music business can be cutthroat and Mr. Epstein and Mr. Martin appeared to be be very honest
and straight forward people that recognized the raw energy the band possessed and more importantly the
potential that resided in their musical talents. Lucky indeed.
Essentially what I took away from 'Volume 1' is that their drive, talent, luck and just plain hard work helped
these typical Liverpool lads become a group that changed the cultural direction of the Western world. They
took their love of American rock and roll and turned it back on America filtered through their British ears.
This is why this is an amazing story that needed to be told more completely.
Having Mark Lewisohn fill in the blanks helps you understand how the small steps of their lives made up
huge leaps of progress in the band's musicianship and song writing in only a few years. Every thing you have
read prior to this book has been the Readers Digest version of the Beatles story. Now go and read the full
version and revel in the wonder and enticing tale of four regular guys who made it to the topper-most. It is a
fun read indeed.
I was wrong. Those books only skimmed the surface. This one not only dug deeper, it's an excavation.
The amount of research that went into this also massive narrative of the Beatles pre-fame years will blow your mind and turn you on to read the next two volumes that will take through the fame and the fade. The stories and legends (some true; others shown to be embellished over time) are placed in a chronological perspective that not only fleshes out the true personalities of John, Paul, George, Ringo, Pete, Stu, Brian and George (Martin), but also the people and places that had both major and minor supporting roles in their success. Throughout the book it feels as if you are physically with them on their journey. The grit and desperation of war-ravaged Liverpool, their upbringings, beginning successes and (more often) failures, and the sleazy sweat and underworld danger of Hamburg are described in graphic detail. Amazing circumstances, heartaches, perseverance, talent and in some cases, just plain luck propelled these four young boys toward a level of success no one in their position should ever have dared dream of.
If you think you know the story of The Beatles but have not read this book, then you really don't. It makes the other "definitive bios" obsolete. In future interviews if Paul or Ringo claim they can't remember certain details about their early years as children, teenagers and beginning Beatles, I recommend they read this book - just as I recommend it to you.