The Beatles Rubber Soul to Revolver

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Official Street date: October 10, 2022.

As the name implies, the book covers the albums Rubber Soul and Revolver, as well as their associated singles and the Capitol album Yesterday And Today.

Rubber Soul and Revolver set new standards for pop and rock records. These albums presented a maturing and evolving Beatles to the world. As producer George Martin noted, “For the first time, we began to think of albums as art on their own, as complete entities.” This is not to take anything away from the quality of the songs themselves. The 16 tracks recorded during the Rubber Soul sessions are among the group’s finest, with half being included on The Beatles 1962 – 1966 hits collection. With Revolver, the Beatles were looking for more color in their recordings, trying new instruments and techniques. But they were not using studio wizardry to cover weaknesses; they were looking for new sounds to enhance their already brilliant songs.

In addition to the usual chapters on the British, American and Canadian perspectives, the book contains an extensive treatment on the Butcher and Trunk Covers, featuring all of the significant images from the photo sessions and the true story behind the controversial cover. There are also chapters on the recording sessions and album covers, as well as on the news, music and films of the era to place these albums in their proper context. And, of course, fan recollections.

Assuming we do not run into supply chain issues on the paper, we should be on schedule for a mid-summer print run. The anticipated publication date is October 10, 2022. Those pre-ordering the book directly from 498 Productions will receive their copies of The Beatles Rubber Soul to Revolver in advance of the publication date.

Bruce Spizer and 498 Productions wish to thank those who order in advance and/or purchase directly from us, with special appreciation for our customers who purchase our Collector’s Editions. It is all of your support (be it standard, digital or Collector’s Edition) that makes it possible for us to provide the highest possible quality book. The proceeds from our direct sales enable us to use a heavy stock high quality paper for our interior pages and a thick cardboard center for our cover. We obtain the best photographs available for the book regardless of the licensing fees.  We put in the time necessary with our graphic designer to made the book as attractive as it is informative.

We know you have other purchase options. But by buying direct from us at our website, you always get your book signed by Bruce and have the option to have the book personalized. We also pack our books in bubble wrap and package them in sturdy cardboard boxes for shipment to ensure that your book arrives in perfect condition without any dented corners. PLUS those pre-ordering this book shall receive their copy well in advance of the publication date provided our printer stays on schedule.

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The Collector’s Edition includes exclusive goodies.

Description

1st edition, 2022

232 pages
9″ x 9″
Hardbound

Over 150 images, in either spectacular color of original black and white.

ISBN: 978-0-9832957-9-2

Collector's Edition Goodies

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