The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay (Digital Ed.)
The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay (Digital Ed.)

Revised digital edition: More stories – More images – More fun!

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The fascinating story of the Beatles in America on Vee-Jay Records before they were picked up by Capitol Records. In the limited time that Vee-Jay retained its rights to sixteen Beatles songs, they managed to repackage them into ten 45s, one EP, three variations of the first Beatles album, two variations of a compilation album, and one elaborate double album combining the Beatles and the Four Seasons.

“A stunning and masterful work” Beatlefan
“A visual feast”  Record Collector

 

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The Hardcover Edition has been sold out for years and goes for Big Bucks on the secondary market  (just check Amazon and eBay)

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The Beatles’ Story on Capitol Records – Part 2: The Albums (Digital Edition)
The Beatles’ Story on Capitol Records – Part 2: The Albums (Digital Edition)

Revised digital editions

Special Bundle: Order Parts One and Two and save $20.

Price $80

Includes both sets of bonus items.

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Now on digital
for the very first time!

More stories
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More fun!

The real story behind the Capitol albums Meet The Beatles! through Magical Mystery Tour, with explanations of why the Capitol albums were different than those issued by Parlophone in England.

Session and chart information and pictures of the front and back covers and all label variations of all the Capitol albums, including the most comprehensive coverage ever compiled on the controversial Yesterday And Today album with its Butcher cover.

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The Beatles’ Story on Capitol Records – Part 1: Beatlemania and the Singles (Digital Edition)
The Beatles’ Story on Capitol Records – Part 1: Beatlemania and the Singles (Digital Edition)

Revised digital editions

Special Bundle: Order Parts One and Two and save $20.

Includes both sets of bonus items.

available for immediate download

Now on digital
for the very first time!

More stories
More images
More fun!

The story of Beatlemania in America, from its modest beginnings to total euphoria, this book explains why Capitol turned the Beatles down four times before finally agreeing to release their records.

Includes the history of the Beatles hit singles on Capitol, from I Want To Hold Your Hand through Lady Madonna, as well as Capitol’s special promotional and juke box discs, and the unique singles issued by Capitol of Canada.

In addition to providing new information on all of the Beatles singles issued by Capitol, the revised and expanded digital edition contains the full story behind the Capitol Compact 33 jukebox discs and adds a new chapter on the history of the 45 RPM single and how Capitol quickly embraced the new format. There is also a new chapter titled “Capitol of the World,” which lists and provides details on all of the British recordings issued as singles by Capitol pre-Beatles from 1956 – 1963.

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The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans’ Perspective
The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans’ Perspective
$20 PDF digital edition, $30 Hardcover, $75 Collector’s edition.

The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans’ Perspective is just that — a book about Sgt. Pepper, written by fans for fans.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most famous album by the most famous band in the history of rock ’n’ roll. It became the soundtrack for the Summer of Love (1967), with its music constantly flowing out of Hi-Fi systems, portable record players and radios throughout the world. That summer, people weren’t just listening and dancing to Sgt. Pepper, they were discussing its music, its sounds, its lyrics and its remarkable cover. The attention to detail taken by The Beatles for every aspect of the album, from its recording down to the red and white psychedelic inner sleeve that held the vinyl disc, made Sgt. Pepper an all-encompassing and mind-blowing experience collectively shared by millions.

In addition to essays written by Spizer, Al Sussman, Frank Daniels, Piers Hemmingsen and Bill King, the book contains over 80 fan recollections ranging from “everyday people” to Beatles authors (Mark Lewisohn) and musicians (Peter Tork of The Monkees, Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens, former Wings drummer Denny Seiwell and Billy Joel). The book has over a hundred full color and original black and white images, including intimate photographs from 1967 of fans holding the album cover. These images and heart-felt memories add a personal touch demonstrating the true impact of the act we’ve known for all these years, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

As with Bruce’s other books, and in keeping with the spirit of the Sgt. Pepper album, The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans’ Perspective is a treat both visually and from an information and story-telling experience.

176 pages
9″ x 9″
Hardbound

 

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Books are currently being printed and will be shipped in mid-May, 2017. (Back order means Pre-order).

 

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