The Beatles Rubber Soul to Revolver (Beatles Album Series) (Hardcover)
The Beatles Rubber Soul to Revolver is the latest installment in Bruce Spizer’s Beatles Album Series, covering two of the Beatles most important albums, Rubber Soul and Revolver, as well as Capitol’s Yesterday And Today LP and the singles associated with these albums. Rubber Soul and Revolver set new standards for pop and rock records, and presented a maturing and evolving Beatles to the world. The 16 tracks recorded during the Rubber Soul sessions are among the group’s finest. 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. The book contains chapters on the British, American, and Canadian perspectives, an extensive treatment on the infamous Butcher Cover (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, dozens of fan recollections.
Bruce Spizer has written 13 critically acclaimed Beatles books, including The Beatles Are Coming and his new series on the Beatles albums. He has appeared on several national TV programs (ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, CNN, Fox) and radio programs (NPR, ABC, BBC) as a Beatles expert and has given presentations at the Grammy Museum, the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and Beatles conventions in the U.S. and Liverpool. Bruce serves a consultant on Beatles projects for Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, and Apple Corps, Ltd. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.