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Beatles: Off the Record (v. 1) Hardcover – January 1, 2002

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'It's merits as a reference tool are solid...hats off for the pictures...obsure, often unseen and 90 per cent delightful.' Q 'Not so much an Anthology as an Anti-Anthology, this weighty 'in their own words' tome counters the official Fabs history. Rather than relying on the faulty memories of men who aren't entirely sure in what order their albums first appeared. Badman has trawled through newspaper archives and radio interviews, to recreate the group's response to events as they happened. The results are probably nearer the truth. Most telling are the press conference extracts, which capture the Fab's growing impatience with Beatlemania adn how contemporary interviews show group unity dissapating after '66.'

About the Author

Keith Badman is the author of The Beatles After The Break-Up Volumes I (ISBN: 0.7119.7520.7)& II (ISBN: 0.7119.8307.0) and The Beatles Off The Record Volume I (ISBN: 0.7119.7985.5) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711979855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711979857
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.7 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,759,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
In The Beatles Off The Record, Keith Badman has assembled an impressive, 496 page compendium of unrehearsed interviews and outrageous opinions by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Their sometimes iconoclastic commentaries on the personalities, events, and issues of the day are arranged chronologically by year beginning with the opening chapters "When I Was A Boy" (covering pre-1960) and "The Hamburg Treadmill (1960) down through "Apple Crumble" (1969) and "The End" (1970). A massive undertaking, The Beatles Off The Record is a unique, essential, core title for all dedicated Beatles fans and reveals these four young men from Liverpool as no other book ever has -- or could!
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This book is calculated to delight any die hard Beatles' fan as well as anyone fortunate to read it. The photographs and wealth of information are essential for any Beatles' fan to have; the text alone is invaluable.
Although the release of this book coincided with the "Beatles Anthology," the poor timing does not in any way diminish the significance and high caliber of this book. This is something so worth reading that I can't recommend it highly enough. It is something to savor WITH "The Beatles Anthology," not INSTEAD of it. It is like having steak and champagne; both are excellent, but TOGETHER makes for a very nice package.
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This is a must-have book ! Really, this is the best book ever published on the beatles solo years history !!!
It's like the sequel to the "Anthology" book. The Beatles themselves, through 30 years of interviews, tell their story from 1970 to 2001. Even if you're a big fan like me you'll find a lot of information you don't already know. It even includes some very rare and beautiful photos...
All Beatlefans must have this great new book !!!
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By A Customer on December 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Although as not lavishly illustrated as Anthology, this book follows the structure of The Beatles : After the Break-Up 1970-2000 : A Day-By-Day Diary , by the same author. The beauty of this book resides in its simplicity and wealth of information. A perfect companion for the The Beatles : After the Break-Up. Release this book at same time of Anthology was their mistake, bad timing, but make no mistake the book is a must!
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I found that reading this book is as joyful as anthology.Although this is less beautiful in artwork. But in detail it's fantastic[and the selected picture is excellent].Badman's work is not bad at all.At last, I believe that in this book,The Beatles off the record,may you can find more truth, so buy it ..for the 'boys''sake!
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By Dario on April 12, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is very good indeed. It has lots of little known facts even to the die hard fan. I only wish it had more pictures, although the ones that it has are excellent. It is far better than Anthology, buy this instead! Also check the other book by this author, The Beatles after the break up.
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