Tell Me Why: The Beatles: Album by Album, Song by Song, the Sixties and After
Tell Me Why The Beatles Album by Album Song by Song the Sixties and After Author:Tim Riley A fully updated and revised edition of the classic album-by-album, song-by-song study of the Beatles. A unique combination of musical analysis and cultural history, Tell Me Why stands alone among Beatles books with its single-minded focus on the most important aspect of the band: its music. Riley offers a new, deeper understanding of the... more » Beatles by closely considering each song and album they recorded in an exploration as rigorous as it is soulful. He tirelessly sifts through the Beatles discography, making clear that the legendary four were more than mere teen idols: they were brilliant innovators who mastered an extremely detailed art. Since the first publication of Tell Me Why in 1988, new primary source material has appeared--Paul McCartney's authorized biography, the Anthology CDs and videos, the complete Parlophone-sequenced albums on CD, the Live at the BBC sessions, and the global smash 1. Riley incorporates all the new material in an update that makes this a crucial book for Beatles fans.« less
Tim Riley took on the ambitious task of critiquing the Beatles' entire catalog, album by album and song by song. I read this book multiple times in the Eighties when I was a Beatles-mad teen. It helped me appreciate the music even more.