"The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records: A Narrative and Pictorial Discography of Beatlemania in 2 Volumes" Spizer, Bruce [compiled by]

Part One: Beatlemania & The Singles
[226] pp.
(signed and dated by the author 3/24/2000)

Part Two: The Albums
[264] pp.
(signed and dated by the author 3/17/2001)

498 Publications, L.L.C.


The 2000 1st edition of this exhaustive, remarkably impressive compilation, complete in 2 volumes and the publisher's matching slipcase. INSCRIBED AS WELL IN BOTH VOLUMES BY BRUCE SPIZER, who painstakingly compiled the entire project. Both volumes tight and Near Fine in their pictorial laminate boards. Tall quartos, Vol. 1: Beatlemania & The Singles; and Vol. Two: The Albums. Literally thousands and thousands of illustrations throughout, including surprisingly high-quality color and black-and-white reproductions. Also includes an all-but-immaculate example of the publisher's slipcase, also in its laminated pictorial boards. An uncommon, thoroughly-researched examination of the Beatles' catalogue on Capitol Records.

"The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records opens in 1964 with the release of "Meet The Beatles!" and moves forward through 1967's "Magical Mystery Tour." Here is the real story behind the Capitol LPs, with explanations of why Capitol reconfigured the Beatles albums for the American market. For each album, the book provides session and chart information and pictures of the front and back covers, all label variations, trade advertisements, promotional posters and displays. The book offers the most comprehensive coverage ever on the infamous butcher cover to the "Yesterday And Today" album, which was judged so offensive that it had to be recalled and destroyed. It also provides full details regarding the recording and marketing of "Sgt, Pepper's Lonely Harts Club Band." Also included are chapters on the albums issued by Capitol's Canadian and Mexican subsidiaries and a complete breakdown on the stereo, duophonic and mono mixes used by Capitol. Contains over 600 color and original black & white images.

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