Release on 2011-08-15 | by Brian Southall,Peter Vince,Allan Rouse
The Story of the World's Most Famous Recording Studios
Author: Brian Southall,Peter Vince,Allan Rouse
Pubpsher: Omnibus Press
The Beatles' final album made London's Abbey Road recording studios forever famous. But from their 1931 opening, the studios had exerted a unique appeal for almost everyone who recorded there. This revised and updated edition includes previously unseen pictures.
The first photographic celebration of the most famous recording studio in the world, publishing in its 80th year. Unprecedented access to the Abbey Road archive - from Edward Elgar to the Beatles, Kate Bush to Elbow the most famous artists in the world have recorded here. This gorgeous book includes material on the artists, the engineers, the technology and the history of Abbey Road. It's an incredible document of cultural history, for anyone who values music and how it's made.
This book presents an analysis of the medley of songs from the Beatles' Abbey Road in order to understand and explain the emergent musical form, and to clarify the relationships between music recording and music composition, drawing conclusions about musical form and practice in the recording process of the 1970s and beyond.
This book is a celebration of the impact and influence the Beatles have had on their generation and the one that followed, on both sides of the Atlantic. It contains interviews with major recording stars including the Rolling Stones, Sting, Billy Joel, Eagles, Steven Tyler, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Page, Elton John, David Bowie and others who were witness to history. A Walk Down Abbey Road also contains interviews with the four Beatles. What sets this book apart from all others is the wide variety of exclusive interviews. A Walk Down Abbey Road contains personal recollections and memories from major music personalities as told directly to the author. It is not designed to go head-to-head with any of the Beatles biographies or critiques, but to provide a multifaceted set of viewpoints. Over the years the author has worked with the individual members as well as Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Julian Lennon. His Beatles experience is firsthand. The material is augmented with brief set ups and photos to compliment the interviews. Micky Dolenz, the drummer and lead vocalist with the rock band, The Monkees, has written the forward. Micky is currently touring with Mike Nesmith celebrating the music of The Monkees.
Release on 1999-08 | by John Lennon,L. C. Harnsberger,Paul McCartney,Ron Manus
A Beginning Guitar Method Featuring 33 Songs of Lennon & Mccartney
Author: John Lennon,L. C. Harnsberger,Paul McCartney,Ron Manus
Pubpsher: Alfred Music Publishing
A basic course designed to teach the fundamentals of guitar while playing 33 all-time Lennon & McCartney hits. Songs include: Yesterday; Michelle; Hey Jude; Yellow Submarine; Revolution; Here, There and Everywhere; Norwegian Wood; Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da; Eleanor Rigby and many others. The CD demonstrates songs in the styles of the originals.
The Story of "Abbey Road" and the End of the Beatles
Author: Kenneth Womack
Pubpsher: Cornell University Press
Acclaimed Beatles historian Kenneth Womack offers the most definitive account yet of the writing, recording, mixing, and reception of Abbey Road. In February 1969, the Beatles began working on what became their final album together. Abbey Road introduced a number of new techniques and technologies to the Beatles' sound, and included "Come Together," "Something," and "Here Comes the Sun," which all emerged as classics. Womack's colorful retelling of how this landmark album was written and recorded is a treat for fans of the Beatles. Solid State takes readers back to 1969 and into EMI's Abbey Road Studio, which boasted an advanced solid state transistor mixing desk. Womack focuses on the dynamics between John, Paul, George, Ringo, and producer George Martin and his team of engineers, who set aside (for the most part) the tensions and conflicts that had arisen on previous albums to create a work with an innovative (and, among some fans and critics, controversial) studio-bound sound that prominently included the new Moog synthesizer, among other novelties. As Womack shows, Abbey Road was the culmination of the instrumental skills, recording equipment, and artistic vision that the band and George Martin had developed since their early days in the same studio seven years earlier. A testament to the group's creativity and their producer's ingenuity, Solid State is required reading for all fans of the Beatles and the history of rock 'n' roll.
In January 1969, the Beatles abandoned the familiar confines of EMI Studios on Abbey Road by rehearsing at Twickenham Film Studios and recording an album worth of songs in the basement and on the roof of Apple's Sevile Row headquarters. Their next session was held on February 22 at Trident Studios. During the next few months, the Beatles held recording sessions at Abbey Road and Olympic Sound Studios, with three different producers, Glyn Johns, George Martin and Chris Thomas, alternating at the helm. After this erratic start to the year, the group decided it was time to get back to where they once belonged. That July, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road, where seven years earlier they had their first recording session with EMI and producer George Martin. During the next few months, the Beatles and Martin recaptured the magic and camaraderie that at times was missing during the January sessions. The resulting album, Abbey Road, was issued on September 26 in the U.K. and on October 1 in America, quickly topping the charts in both countries. Although the group's January 1969 recordings would eventually be issued on the Let It Be album in May 1970, Abbey Road would be the last album recorded by the Beatles. This latest book in Bruce Spizer's Beatles album series covers all of the records released by the Beatles in 1969 from the "Get Back" single to Abbey Road.
Off the Record with the Beatles, Bowie, Elton & So Much More
Author: Ken Scott,Bobby Owsinski
Pubpsher: Alfred Publishing Company
Recounts the author's experiences working as a recording engineer for such artists as the Beatles, David Bowie, and Duran Duran, in a text that also features anecdotes and technical details of the trade.
The Official Story of the Abbey Road years 1962-1970
Author: Mark Lewisohn
One of the most important documentaries on rock music ever published, this is EMI Records' official diary-format history of every Beatles recording session Researched from hundreds of unreleased Abbey Road archive tapes, featuring thousands of previously unpublished studio documents and interviews with many of the key recording personnel. The book is filled with over 350 colour and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, including rare photos by Linda McCartney and the first facsimile reproductions of Abbey Road recording sheets, tape boxes, album sleeve roughs, memos, contracts, press releases and much more.