|Lennon and McCartney - Together Alone|
|Printing Date||2007 - First Edition|
|Original U.K. Cost||£16:95|
A critical discography of their solo work
Together Alone tells the stories behind the songs and recordings of two of the biggest names in pop music.
When The Beatles split in 1970 John Lennon and Paul McCartney each struggled to make their mark in the wake of their world-beating group. Each began to create a new body of work as they gradually defined their individual musical signatures.
This book examines their growing confidence, their magnificent peaks, and their ill-considered lows. John Blaney does this through a careful and entertaining examination of every major record release by the two, from the 1960's to the present day (including posthumous releases since Lennon's death in 1980). The author brings to his aid many archive quotes from Lennon and McCartney to illustrate and underline the discographically-based history that unfolds.
There is a good deal of information for record collectors along the way, including release dates, catalogue numbers, composer credits, recording personnel, studios and production credits, and an index to help locate the commentary and information on every song and album.
This book is the most detailed study yet of the solo work of these two giants of pop and deserves a place in the library of every student of modern music.
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My Comments :
First impressions are one of quality, as one picks up a very heavy, big thick card covered book.
Inside you won't be disappointed. The author goes into incredible detail on every release mentioned.
I haven't yet finished the book, but am finding it very interesting indeed.
This 8.5 inch x 10.75 inch, almost A4 sized, book has 304 pages with heaps of decent information.
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