The White Album

This in-depth exploration of the classic work has two parts: the A side is the definitive guide to the album, recording, and surrounding events, while the B side focuses on how politics, technology, and culture affected people's lives . . . ...

Author: Brian Southall

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781787391871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Packed full of musical and historical analysis centred on the Beatles at the peak of their popularity, this book takes a look at one of the greatest albums ever created, and the tumultuous time period it was born into. Dive into the revolution and turmoil that followed the 'The Summer of Love' and follow the disruption on streets through the ground-breaking music of The Beatles. It is the ultimate guide to the eclectic styles, techniques and stories behind the universally renowned 'The White Album'.

The Beatles Or the white Album

This book is not to be read as a scholarly study of The Beatles LP but rather as an experience like listening to the actual record itself: uneven, disorientating, difficult and fun.

Author: Mark Goodall

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781909394605

Category: Music

Page: 200

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Critical opinion on The Beatles (aka the 'White Album') in 1968 varies, the record being seen as something of a comedown after the exhilaration of the group's somewhat over-rated predecessor, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In addition, conventional wisdom holds that The Beatles marks the beginning of the end of the Lennon/McCartney partnership. This book however, exists to argue that The Beatles is not only the finest achievement of the Beatles group but can also be considered one of the greatest LP recordings of all time. The Beatles were famous as a tight unit with extremely high standards of composition, musicianship and production and it is the 'messiness' of The Beatles LP that is considered problematic (most famously by producer George Martin who wanted to edit the songs into a single LP). Unlike the relatively consistent style the previous LPs had offered, The Beatles revels in confusion. Is the LP rock'n'roll? Folk? Avant-garde? Rock? Looking back at the LP 50 years later, The Beatles can be seen as a true representation of the spirit of the 'Fab Four' and the individual talents that combined to form the greatest group of all time. This book is not to be read as a scholarly study of The Beatles LP but rather as an experience like listening to the actual record itself: uneven, disorientating, difficult and fun.

The White Album

In this landmark essay collection, Joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own “bad dreams” with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960s counterculture.

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504045661

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

View: 991

New York Times Bestseller: An “elegant” mosaic of trenchant observations on the late sixties and seventies from the author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem (The New Yorker). In this landmark essay collection, Joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own “bad dreams” with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960s counterculture. From a jailhouse visit to Black Panther Party cofounder Huey Newton to witnessing First Lady of California Nancy Reagan pretend to pick flowers for the benefit of news cameras, Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with her signature blend of irony and insight. She takes readers to the “giddily splendid” Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the cool mountains of Bogotá, and the Jordanian Desert, where Bishop James Pike went to walk in Jesus’s footsteps—and died not far from his rented Ford Cortina. She anatomizes the culture of shopping malls—“toy garden cities in which no one lives but everyone consumes”—and exposes the contradictions and compromises of the women’s movement. In the iconic title essay, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders—a terrifying crime that, in her memory, surprised no one. Written in “a voice like no other in contemporary journalism,” The White Album is a masterpiece of literary reportage and a fearless work of autobiography by the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times Book Review). Its power to electrify and inform remains undiminished nearly forty years after it was first published.

The Beatles or the White Album

The cover of the 'White Album' looks very strange in the sequence of Beatles'
albums, eschewing any immediate signs of marketing or image, and naming itself
what one would expect a first album to be named. As the previous album, Sgt.

Author: Mark Goodall

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1909394610

Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 344

The Beatles' self-titled 1968 album was seen as something of a comedown after the exhilaration of its predecessor, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In addition, conventional wisdom holds that The Beatles, aka the 'White Album', marks the beginning of the end of the Lennon/McCartney partnership. This book, however, exists to argue that the 'White Album' is not only the finest achievement of the Fab Four but can also be considered one of the greatest LP recordings of all time. Track by track, the album (and its sleeve) is discussed and considered. The result is a portrait of The Beatles, reflecting its eclectic nature through a series of personal responses from a variety of contributors.

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The. White. Album. The. Beatles. Back In The U.S.S.R. Dear Prudence Glass
Onion Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Wild Honey Pie The Continuing Story Of Bungalow
Bill Happiness Is A Warm Gun While My Guitar Gently Weeps Martha My Dear I'm
So ...

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1787590054

Category: Music

Page: 112

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The White Album

Joan Didion's hugely influential collection of essays which defines, for many, the America which rose from the ashes of the Sixties.

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 9780008284688

Category: United States

Page: 224

View: 276

This comprehensive edition brings together three seminal collections by legendary essayist and journalist Joan Didion: Slouching toward Bethlehem, White Album and Sentimental Journeys. WE TELL OURSELVES STORIES IN ORDER TO LIVE Looking for plausible stories as the Sixties are about to implode, Joan Didion sets out, notebook in hand, on a now-legendary journey into the hinterland of the American psyche: she kills time waiting for Jim Morrison to show up, parties with Janis Joplin, visits the Black Panthers in prison, watches a campus combust, dines with Tate and Polanski, buys dresses with Charlie Manson's girls, and gravitates towards biker movies 'because there on screen was some news I was not getting from the New York Times'. She and her reader emerge, cauterized, from this devastating tour of the myths and realities of that age of self-discovery into the harsh light of the morning after...

The Beatles The White Album Songbook

Includes all 12 songs from the second album: Birthday * Cry Baby Cry * Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey * Good Night * Helter Skelter * Honey Pie * Long, Long, Long * Mother Nature's Son * Revolution 1 * Savoy ...

Author: The Beatles

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458493393

Category: Music

Page: 80

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(Guitar Recorded Versions). Includes all 12 songs from the second album: Birthday * Cry Baby Cry * Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey * Good Night * Helter Skelter * Honey Pie * Long, Long, Long * Mother Nature's Son * Revolution 1 * Savoy Truffle * Sexy Sadie * Yer Blues.

The Beatles through a Glass Onion

This volume treats the White Album as a whole, with essays scrutinizing it from a wide range of perspectives.

Author: Mark Osteen

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472074083

Category: Music

Page: 334

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The Beatles, the 1968 double LP more commonly known as the White Album, has always been viewed as an oddity in the group’s oeuvre. Many have found it to be inconsistent, sprawling, and self-indulgent. The Beatles through a Glass Onion is the first-ever scholarly volume to explore this seminal recording at length, bringing together contributions by some of the most eminent scholars of rock music writing today. It marks a reconsideration of this iconic but under-appreciated recording and reaffirms the White Album’s significance in the Beatles’ career and in rock history. This volume treats the White Album as a whole, with essays scrutinizing it from a wide range of perspectives. These essays place the album within the social and political context of a turbulent historical moment; locate it within the Beatles’ lives and careers, taking into consideration the complex personal forces at play during the recording sessions; investigate the musical as well as pharmaceutical influences on the record; reveal how it reflects new developments in the Beatles’ songwriting and arranging; revisit the question of its alleged disunity; and finally, track its legacy and the breadth of its influence on later rock, pop, and hip-hop artists. The Beatles through a Glass Onion features the scholarship of Adam Bradley, Vincent Benitez, Lori Burns, John Covach, Walter Everett, Michael Frontani, Steve Hamelman, Ian Inglis, John Kimsey, Mark Osteen, Russell Reising, Stephen Valdez, Anthony D. Villa, Kenneth Womack, and Alyssa Woods. John Covach’s Afterword summarizes the White Album’s lasting impact and value. The Beatles through a Glass Onion represents a landmark work of rock music scholarship. It will prove to be an essential and enduring contribution to the field.

The Beatles Back in the U S S R Dear Prudence Glass onion Ob la di ob la da Wild honey pie The continuing story of Bungalow Bill While my guitar gently weeps Happiness is a warm gun Martha my dear I m so tired Blackbird Piggies Rocky Raccoon Don t pass me by Why don t we do it in the road I will Julia

Includes 17 classic hits: Back in the U.S.S.R. * Blackbird * The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill * Dear Prudence * Happiness Is a Warm Gun * I'm So Tired * Martha My Dear * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Rocky Raccoon * While My Guitar Gently Weeps ...

Author: Beatles

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793559107

Category: Music

Page: 88

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(Guitar Recorded Versions). This matching songbook to the first album of this double-album masterpiece. Includes 17 classic hits: Back in the U.S.S.R. * Blackbird * The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill * Dear Prudence * Happiness Is a Warm Gun * I'm So Tired * Martha My Dear * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Rocky Raccoon * While My Guitar Gently Weeps * Why Don't We Do It in the Road * Wild Honey Pie * more.

Revolution

Most books about the Beatles reveal the big picture first and ask questions afterward. This book reverses that approach.

Author: David Quantick

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781556524707

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 489

Most books about the Beatles reveal the big picture first and ask questions afterward. This book reverses that approach. It takes a fresh and often funny look at the magnificent and sometimes idiotic career path of the Beatles through the prism of one vital album -- a record considered by many (including John Lennon) to be the one on which they reached their peak as songwriters. It focuses not just on the intimate recording details and creative process, but on the politics, music, and culture of the era, as well as the band's individual development amid increasing dissolution. In crisp and witty prose, the inside stories behind the making and release of the album are revealed: how the White Album got its look and name; why it included the most experimental track the Beatles ever recorded; how it inspired the bloody massacres of Charles Manson and his 'family'; why Ringo Starr walked out on the sessions and who replaced him; the actual identities of 'Dear Prudence', 'Sexy Sadie', 'Martha My Dear', 'Julia' and 'Bungalow Bill'; on which song Yoko sang lead; which song is about Eric Clapton's teeth;

The Beatles White Album

Enthält: Back in the U.S.S.R -- Dear prudence -- Glass onion -- Ob-la- di, Ob-la-da -- Wild honey pie -- The continuing story of Bungalow Bill -- While my guitar gently weeps -- Happiness is a warm gun -- Martha my dear -- I'm so tired -- ...

Author: Beatles

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9781540071521

Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 326

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 29 songs from the Beatles' iconic 1968 double album that gave us such gems as: Back in the U.S.S.R. * Birthday * Blackbird * Dear Prudence * Glass Onion * Happiness Is a Warm Gun * Helter Skelter * Honey Pie * I'm So Tired * Martha My Dear * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Revolution * Rocky Raccoon * Sexy Sadie * While My Guitar Gently Weeps * Why Don't We Do It in the Road * Wild Honey Pie * and more! All songs are arranged for voice and piano with guitar chord frames.

The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple

"The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple" is the tenth book on the Beatles by critically acclaimed Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer.

Author: Bruce Spizer

Publisher: 498 Productions, LLC

ISBN: 9780983295754

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 184

View: 322

"The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Sgt. Pepper" is the tenth book on the Beatles by critically acclaimed Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer. His latest book covers all aspects of the Beatles 1968 double album titled "The Beatles," but more commonly referred to as "The White Album" due to its pure white cover. The book opens with chapters of the start of Apple and the first four singles released by Apple, including the Beatles single "Hey Jude"/"Revolution." The book then moves on to chapters about how "The White Album" was received upon its release in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Other chapters deal with the turbulent year 1968, details on the recording sessions and recollections from fans. The book contains 150 color and original black and white images through.

The Beatles

Author: Beatles

Publisher: Music Sales

ISBN: 9780711932623

Category: Rock music

Page: 111

View: 837


The Beatles

Author: Tomás Crespo

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788494749353

Category:

Page: 127

View: 160


Journal for the Humanities and Technology

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215 . : Didion , “ Holy Water , " in The White Album , p . 61 . . * Didion , " White ...

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Category: Art and technology

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The White Album

Author: The Beatles

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The Beatles

Words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

Author: Various

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793581757

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 809

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Matching folio to these albums recently released on compact disc. 30 songs featuring: All You Need Is Love * Back in the USSR * Birthday * Blackbird * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Revolution * While My Guitar Gently Weeps * Yellow Submarine * many more.

Ringo s White Album

This is the Standard Edition of Ringo's White Album, the Deluxe Edition contains full drum scores of every White Album song (plus Hey Jude/Revolution) that features drums and percussion.

Author: Terry McCusker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781791311278

Category:

Page: 131

View: 106

To appreciate why Ringo Starr was the perfect drummer for the Beatles, listen to the White Album - and read this book! From the authors of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat, Ringo's White Album explores Ringo's contribution to the Beatles' groundbreaking double L.P. THE BEATLES, commonly known as the White Album. With so many diverse styles and genres, whether it be Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, prototype Heavy Metal, Country & Western, Dance-Band, Ballads or Folk, Ringo once again proved he was up to the task - and then some. He also got blisters on his fingers. With song by song analysis, discover how Ringo's unique drumming style and approach shaped the sound and feel of the White Album. Read how Ringo's departure from the group was dealt with by John, Paul and George, and how the group dynamic soon returned to EMI's Abbey Road Studios. The Hey Jude/Revolution single is also covered in detail, with previously unseen photographs of the shooting of the promotional films. This is the Standard Edition of Ringo's White Album, the Deluxe Edition contains full drum scores of every White Album song (plus Hey Jude/Revolution) that features drums and percussion.

Ringo s White Album

To appreciate why Ringo Starr was the perfect drummer for the Beatles, listen to the White Album - and read this book!

Author: Terry McCusker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781731081032

Category:

Page: 273

View: 622

To appreciate why Ringo Starr was the perfect drummer for the Beatles, listen to the White Album - and read this book! From the authors of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat, Ringo's White Album explores Ringo's contribution to the Beatles' groundbreaking double L.P. THE BEATLES, commonly known as the White Album. With so many diverse styles and genres, whether it be Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, prototype Heavy Metal, Country & Western, Dance-Band, Ballads or Folk, Ringo once again proved he was up to the task - and then some. He also got blisters on his fingers. With song by song analysis, discover how Ringo's unique drumming style and approach shaped the sound and feel of the White Album. Read how Ringo's departure from the group was dealt with by John, Paul and George, and how the group dynamic soon returned to EMI's Abbey Road Studios. The Hey Jude/Revolution single is also covered in detail, with previously unseen photographs of the shooting of the promotional films. Not included in the standard edition, this, the Deluxe Edition contains full drum scores of every White Album song (plus Hey Jude/Revolution) that features drums and percussion.

The Beatles The White Album

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789076713205

Category:

Page: 336

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