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The fifth installment of Bruce Spizer’s critically acclaimed series on the Beatles American records.
This followup to The Beatles on Apple Records chronicles the solo releases by John, Paul, George and Ringo issued from 1968-1975.
At 310 pages with over 800 images, this book covers the Beatles solo releases on Apple, including Imagine, Band On The Run, All Things Must Pass and Ringo. The brilliance of John, Paul, George and Ringo didn’t die in early 1970 when the Beatles officially broke up, and this book highlights their later, often forgotten work.
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“Bruce Spizer is the ultimate presenter of the historical phenomenon known as the Beatles.”
–Ken Mansfield, first U.S. manager of Apple Records
The first book to accurately tell the stories behind the Beatles discs released by Swan, United Artists, Decca, MGM, Atco and Polydor.
The Beatles Swan Song covers all of the group’s U.S. releases on labels that had the rights to only a limited number of Beatles recordings.
It is the first book to accurately tell the stories behind the Beatles discs released by Swan, United Artists, Decca, MGM, Atco and Polydor. It also has an extensive section on Capitol Records in the 70s & 80s, which details the Capitol theme albums such as Rock ’N’ Roll Music, Love Songs and Reel Music, as well as The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl, Rarities and the unreleased Sessions LP.
Additional sections cover dubious releases such as The Savage Young Beatles and the Star-Club album, the high-end Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab LPs and the record club albums.
This 12-page CD booklet serves as a companion piece to the official booklet contained in “The Capitol Albums Volume 1.”
It tells the fascinating story of how Americans were exposed to the Beatles through four incredible albums issued by Capitol Records in 1964, complete with rare photos and mastering, sales and chart information.
by Perry Cox and Frank Daniels.
Edited by Bruce Spizer
An exciting new publication with thousands of new listings. Unlike prior guides, all formats for a particular title will be listed together. Thus, the listings under Abbey Road will include vinyl records, 4-track tapes, 8-track tapes, cassettes and compact discs, all in one place. The book will also have color images throughout. Each page of listings will have color images of some of the items described on the page. Most pages have four images, with some having more.
Another innovation is the adoption of the numbering system used in Bruce Spizer’s books. This will enable collectors to coordinate prices in the guide with images in Bruce Spizer’s books. The identification numbers assigned to items in this book are permanent and will not change in future editions. Each listing will have a checkbox so that collectors can mark the items in their collections. Many people will want to own two copies of the book: one for marking up and one to keep on the shelf with their other Beatles books.
Includes bonus items for both books.
Revised digital edition: More stories – More images – More fun!
Available for IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD!
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)
The most thorough and accurate book ever published on how Beatlemania evolved in America, this book covers the Beatles first visit to the United States and the events leading up to their arrival on February 7, 1964.
It details why Capitol Records turned the group down four times and tells the stories of two small record labels, Vee-Jay and Swan, who issued the group’s records without success in 1963.
“Lavishly illustrated, carefully researched” -The New York Times
“FOUR STARS” -Rolling Stone
“The Beatles Are Coming! is a thoroughly researched and entertaining account of the group’s first U.S. visit, full of interesting and little known stories about how the Beatles caught on in America.” —From the foreword by Walter Cronkite
In August 1968, Apple Records released its first single, Hey Jude b/w Revolution. This was followed three months later by The White Album. Apple went on to issue an impressive collection of Beatles singles and albums in 1969 and 1970.
This book covers the records issued on the Apple label in America from 1968 through 1970, as well as the Red and Blue hits collections from 1973, the triumphant return of Apple in the nineties and incredible success of Beatles 1.
Check back for availability of Archive Editions or future revised and expanded Digital Edition.
310 pages. 9″ x 12″.