Kenneth Womack's Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles PDF

By Kenneth Womack

In Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles, Kenneth Womack brings the band's tale vividly to life-from their salad days as a Liverpool Skiffle crew and their apprenticeship within the nightclubs and suggest streets of Hamburg via their early triumphs on the mythical Cavern membership and the large onslaught of Beatlemania itself. by means of mapping the group's improvement as an inventive fusion, Womack strains the Beatles' artistic arc from their first, primitive recordings via Abbey Road and the twilight in their career.

In order to speak the character and gear of the band's awesome success, Womack examines the Beatles' physique of labor as an evolving paintings item. He investigates the origins and construction of the group's compositions, in addition to the songwriting and recording practices that introduced them to fruition. Womack's research of the Beatles' albums transports readers on a trip in the course of the Beatles' heyday as recording artists among 1962 and 1969, whilst the band loved a wonderful musical and lyrical bounce that took them from their first album Please Please Me, which they recorded within the area of a unmarried day, to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts membership Band, the White Album, and Abbey Road-albums that jointly required actually millions of hours to provide. as well as contemplating the band's expanding self-consciousness in regards to the total construction, layout, and presentation in their artwork, Womack explores the Beatles' albums as a set of musical and lyrical impressions that reveals them training a feeling of aesthetic harmony. In Long and Winding Roads, Womack finds the ways that the Beatles gave existence to a musical synthesis that will swap the world.

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