Beatles Gear - All the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio – The Ultimate Edition (Series:Book; Format:Hardcover)
This ultimate guide to all the gear used by the Beatles details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers, and keyboards the Fab Four embraced throughout their brief but revolutionary career, from their earliest days as the Quarry Men to the dissolution of the Beatles in 1970. It provides fascinatingly fresh insights into Beatle history, exploding myths and uncovering dozens of new stories along the way. John, Paul, George, and Ringo's moves from cheap early instruments to the pick of 1960s technology are carefully and entertainingly documented in an easy-to-read narrative, fully illustrated with many previously unseen photographs, a cache of rare memorabilia, and a unique collection of specially photographed instruments used by the Beatles.
As we continue to find new ways to explore their sound, from vivid remasters of their original recordings to cutting-edge video games, the Beatles remain at the forefront of popular music. This landmark book is perfect for the fan absorbed by music rather than hairstyles, for the tribute-band member with an eye for detail, and for any reader with an abiding interest in the 1960s. With a foreword by acclaimed Beatle author Mark Lewisohn, Beatles Gear tells it like it was.
|“Gear heads, rejoice: Beatles instrument expert Babiuk returns with an expanded edition of his acclaimed reference book. In addition to the original material, the author has added over 650 new photos and more stories behind the group's iconic guitars, drums, pianos, amps, and more.” – Something Else! Reviews|
|“After its release at the turn of the century, Andy Babiuk's Beatles Gear became a bible to Beatles fans wanting to get the scoop about the gear the band used on stage and in the studio throughout their career. Beatles Gear: The Ultimate Edition, the updated version of the book – twice the size of the original – was released in November of this year. The book guides the reader through the gear the band used throughout its career. With a foreword by author Mark Lewisohn (who penned the essential The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962-1970), the book is a fantastic read, Beatles fan or not.” – ProSoundNews|