- Single Issue Magazine: 122 pages
- Publisher: RollingStone (August 2010)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003ZJN6KE
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #743,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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RollingStone: The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs Single Issue Magazine – August, 2010
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Well recommended and great value for money!
But this little volume, which I picked up earlier this year in a 7-Eleven on a whim, is really pretty great -- much better than I expected -- and contains a lot of little details I didn't know. I was actually familiar with most of the basic stories about how and why and where these 100 songs were written and recorded, but there is a lot of really interesting, kind of obscure information here.
If you are looking for a small, entertaining package of Beatles information that will really give you a taste of the band and the dynamics within it, this is actually a pretty good place to start. The Beatles were the most important band of the 1960s for two reasons -- the songwriting and the advances in studio techniques they pioneered. This volume concentrates on those two elements. That's the real value.
You can forget Rolling Stone's actually selections regarding the 100 songs themselves. It's crap, and that's precisely what any normal person would expect. Who cares what some Rolling Stone editor thinks is the Beatles' 17th greatest song, as opposed to their 93rd greatest song? I would have included "All Together Now", for example, but no -- not these guys. They actually put in "Mother Nature's Son". No accounting for taste.
But none of that matters. What matters is the music, and this magazine sized volume gives a decent little write up with good background on 100 great songs. An excellent intro to Beatles lore, and sure to reveal something new to all but the most obsessed.
coffee table book even though its just a magazine. I haven't read it all yet, as mine is in great condition. I know its one to add to the collection. Its a keeper.
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If you are a Beatles fan, this is what you want! It was very interesting to me, how the hits were rated!Published on August 7, 2014 by Amazon Customer