Dienstag, 25. April 2017: Buch DREAMING THE BEATLES – THE LOVE STORY OF ONE BAND AND THE WHOLE WORLD
Autor: Rob Sheffield; Verlag: Dey Street Books, New York, USA; ISBN-10: 0062207652; ISBN-13: 978-0062207654.
Gebundenes Buch; Format 23,5 cm x 16,0 cm; 288 Seiten; englischsprachig.
Inhalt: Prelude – „Thanks Mo“; Meet The Beatles (1962 – 1979); Dear Prudence (1968); I Call Your Name (1957); Please Please Me (1963); The Mystery Inside Of George; It Won’t Be Long (1963); The Importance Being Ringo; The Scream; Ticket To Ride (1965); Think For Yourself (1965); RUBBER SOUL (1965); Instrumental Break – 26 Songs About The Beatles; Tomorrown Never Kowns (1966); REVOLVER (1966); Strawberry Fields Forever (1967); The Cover of SGT. PEPPER (1967); SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (1967); It’s All To Much (1967); MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (1967); Beatles or Stones?; THE WHITE ALBUM (1968); Helter Skelter (1968); Somethings (1965) vs. My Love (1971); The Cover of ABBEY ROAD (1969); Turn Me On Dead Man; The Beatles’ Last Album (1970); Maybe I’m Amazed (1970); God (1970); Paul Is A Concept By Which We Measure Our Pain; When George Sang In My Life (1974); A TOOT AND A SNORE IN ’74 (1974); ROCK ’N’ ROLL MUSIC (1976); Silver Horse (1981); The Ballad Of Eighties Beatles vs. Nineties Beatles; The End – Sorry We Hurt Your Field Mister; Acknowldgements; Notes; Index.
Rob Sheffield, the „Rolling Stone“ columnist and bestselling 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 fifty 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.
Rob Sheffield is a contributing editor at „Rolling Stone“, where he writes about music, TV, and popular culture. He is the author of the national bestsellers „Love Is A Mix Tape“ and „Talking To Girls About Duran Duran“. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife.