An absolute must as an off-the-wall slice of life from a world only this incredible four-man species ever really knew. Be a fly on the wall in this incredible and historic Icon Audio exclusive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mr. Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ekit/000032/bk_ekit_000032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Beatles spent a considerable amount of time playing the seedy clubs of Hamburg, Germany, early in their career, but few know the true particulars of the pivotal, often brutal time. A time when their music and personalities fused from the white heat of the German scene to become the Beatles we know today. With rare stories from the Beatles and those who were there to witness the birth of the group that would conquer the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mr. Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ekit/000033/bk_ekit_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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 audiobook 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: LJ Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014505/bk_adbl_014505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Beatles´ third tour of North America was nearly a year in the planning. By late 1964, manager Brian Epstein knew that they were not only the biggest act in his stable: they had become the biggest act on earth. America worshipped them. Somewhere different for the start of this tour, in New York - somewhere appropriately massive - had to be found. It was: a baseball stadium in Flushing, Queens. On August 15, 1965, The Beatles played the concert of their lives there. This is that story. Here also are the huge strides in writing, musicianship, and recording the group made in the 12 months or so leading up to Shea Stadium. Some of this was played at the gig but little above the screams was heard. The Beatles at Shea 50 years ago remains, nonetheless, a watershed 1960s moment: the climax in the live career of the greatest quartet the world has known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027408/bk_adbl_027408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While the Beatles conquered the world, and therefore enjoyed the spoils of their conquest, they ultimately came to a rather acrimonious end. Here is the real, untold story of their unlikely climb to the heady heights of superstardom and beyond and the terrible price they paid for their astounding success. Perfect for fans, collectors, and educational institutions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jagannatha Dasa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ekit/000145/bk_ekit_000145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This first book in a series on the Beatles, The Beatles Trivia Book: The Early Years, Volume 1, covers the time of their pre-teen and teenage years: before they became famous as the Beatles we now know. It covers the four Beatles in their early days of performing throughout England, Scotland, and Germany. In addition, there are a dozens of trivia questions concerning family names, dates, places, relationships, etc. The books in this series are broken down into various themes or sections related to the lives and experiences of the Beatles. All trivia questions have multiple choice options for the correct answers, and all answers can be found at the end of each section or chapter. The questions range from easy to medium to difficult. About half of the several hundred questions in this book are for new Beatles fans and the average Beatles devotees from the past. The other half are made deliberately more challenging for even the hardcore Beatles enthusiasts who already know a great deal about the group. Everyone will learn many things they didn´t know before (or forgot along the way). If anyone can answer all these questions off the top of their heads without an incorrect answer, then you are a rare Beatles genius! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065394/bk_acx0_065394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone columnist and best-selling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them. Dreaming the Beatles is not another biography of the Beatles or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul. It isn´t another exposé about how they broke up. It isn´t a history of their gigs or their gear. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles´ music on their parents´ stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles mean today? Why are they more famous and beloved now than ever? And why do they still matter so much to us, nearly 50 years after they broke up? As he did in his previous books, Love Is a Mix Tape, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, and Turn Around Bright Eyes, Sheffield focuses on the emotional connections we make to music. This time he focuses on the biggest pop culture phenomenon of all time - The Beatles. In his singular voice, he explores what the Beatles mean today to fans who have learned to love them on their own terms and not just for the sake of nostalgia. Dreaming the Beatles tells the story of how four lads from Liverpool became the world´s biggest pop group then broke up - but then somehow just kept getting bigger. At this point their music doesn´t belong to the past; it belongs to right now. This book is a celebration of that music, showing why the Beatles remain the world´s favorite thing - and how they invented the future we´re all living in today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Sheffield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005633/bk_harp_005633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.