Dreaming the Beatles

Dreaming the Beatles

The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World

eBook - 2017
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Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them. Dreaming the Beatles is not another biography of the Beatles, or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul. It isńђةt another expos©♭ about how they broke up. It isńђةt a history of their gigs or their gear. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles music on their parentśђة stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles mean today? Why are they more famous and beloved now than ever? And why do they still matter so much to us, nearly fifty years after they broke up?
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins, 2017
ISBN: 9780062207678
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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MarshaLav
Aug 19, 2017

This book has some interesting observations on the Beatles and their legacy, but suffers from some of the nonsensical over-analysis of the author. His take on certain songs and certain events in Beatles' history is bizarre at times - he stretches things far out of shape to try to prove some obscure point. I stuck with the book but have to admit that at times I was tempted to ditch it as so much self-indulgent rubbish.

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bradallen
May 17, 2017

How could there be anything else to say about The Beatles? I've read enough books on them to think surely I could stop. Wrong. Rob Sheffield has written a book unlike any other. His subtitle says it all: "the love story of one band and the whole world." Sheffield writes from a very personal place about The Beatles, but its a personal place that I find has deep resonance to me as a Beatlemaniac. This book is like sitting around with your best buddy--or a complete stranger for that matter--and waxing nostalgic, or arguing best songs or most underrated songs, or why you hate Paul or not. I could not put this book down. It is a truly exceptional an unique addition to the Beatles book canon. Highest recommendation.

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