The Beatles' Second Album

The Beatles' Second Album

Book - 2007
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The Beatles' Second Album runs only 22 minutes, with just 11 songs - many of which the group didn't write. Despite all that, the album personifies the Beatles: the world's greatest rock'n'roll band, according to well-known rock'n'roll critic and author Dave Marsh. With its overload of rock'n'roll, R&B, and early soul influence, including "Roll Over Beethoven," and "Long Tall Sally", The Beatles' Second Album - the book and the album - offers a great vantage point from which to see the group's enormous impact on pop music and culture.

Marsh breaks new ground by focusing on the Beatles' US recordings and how they evolved from British releases at a time when the two nations' approaches to rock'n'roll production were vastly different.
Publisher: New York : Rodale, c2007.
ISBN: 9781594864261
Characteristics: v, 186 p. ; 19 cm.


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Aug 02, 2011

This is my favorite book on rock. He writes it as a fan and a scholar. It's not gossipy--it's about the music and a great expose about how capital (ism) messed up the original parlophone recordings. We in America got some wall of sound smothered recordings, but Marsh is right that it doesn't matter because we still loved it. But he is just great on the politics of pop music and how the Beatles changed everything (and by Beatles we mean John--hahaha).


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