My Review of The Beatles as Musicians: Revolver Through the Anthology

The Beatles as Musicians

The Beatles as Musicians by Walter Everett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is ne plus ultra of books musically analyzing what The Beatles accomplished in their music. This volume was the first written of the two volumes, but it covers the latter part of their careers. And this is not exactly a “fan” book. There is some historical material here, but if you wanted Beatles history you should go to Mark Lewisohn’s magisterial Tune In, which is the last word on that subject. This is a book for musicians, and frankly would probably be mostly incomprehensible to anyone without a grounding in music theory. But if you have the background, I would sit down at a piano and work through this book for a deeper appreciation of the group that changed popular music for their time.

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