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  • Title: Tell Me Why: The Beatles: Album By Album, Song By Song, The Sixties And After
  • Author: Tim Riley
  • ISBN: 9780306811203
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback

  • Tell Me Why: The Beatles: Album By Album, Song By Song, The Sixties And After By Tim Riley 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 Beatles by closely considering each song and album they recorded in an exploration as rigorous as it is soulful He tirelessly sifts throA 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 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 than mere teen idols They were brilliant innovators who mastered an extremely detailed art Since the first publication of Tell Me Why in 1988, much 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 BBCsessions, and the global smash 1 Riley incorporates all the new material in an update that makes this a crucial book for Beatles fans.
    Tim Riley
    NPR CRITIC, AUTHOR, PIANIST, and SPEAKER TIM RILEY reviews pop and classical music for NPR s HERE AND NOW, and has written for the HUFFINGTON POST, THE WASHINGTON POST, SLATE and SALON He was trained as a classical pianist at Oberlin and Eastman, and remains among the few critics who writes about both high and low culture and their overlapping concerns Brown University sponsored Riley as Critic In Residence in 2008, and in 2009 he began teaching multi media courses as Journalist In Residence at Emerson College in Boston His first book, Tell Me Why A Beatles Commentary Knopf Vintage 1988 , was hailed by the New York Times as bringing new insight to the act we ve known for all these years A staple author in college courses on rock culture, he gave a keynote address at BEATLES 2000, the first international academic conference in Jyv skyl , Finland Since condemning the rap group Public Enemy for anti semitic remarks in his 1990 Boston PHOENIX column, Riley has given lively multi media lectures at colleges and cultural centers like the Chautauqua Festival on Censorship in the Arts, and Rock History His current projects include the music metaportal, the RILEY ROCK INDEX, and a major new biography of John Lennon for Hyperion, fall 2011.

    Tell Me Why: The Beatles: Album By Album, Song By Song, The Sixties And After By Tim Riley


    Rebecca McNutt
    Albeit a little pretentious at times, Tell ME Why is one of the few books that manages to capture and explain The Beatles cultural influence on the world during a time of great change and movement forward.

    Marcel Daguerre
    Riley achieves what I would have thought impossible he allows us a fresh listen to the most familiar music of the late twentieth century Plus he makes it clear how underrated Ringo Starr is This book which must be read with recordings of all the songs at the ready is a must for any serious music fan.

    it was stupid, got stuff wrong.

    Joel & Christie
    I accept the role of professional critics We ve got food critics, movie critics, political commentators, etc Somebody annointed Siskel and Ebert as movie critics and people like me listen to their recommendations and act or not accordingly Don t ask me what makes their opinion valid than my next door neighbors, although my next door neighbors opinion on restaurants and movies and such carries as weight with me as the professional opinions do, often times Yet we still assume that critics know [...]

    John Porcellino
    Been meaning to read this one for a couple years, and finally picked it up at my library In it, Riley analyzes the Beatles published output song by song, chronologically I would agree with most of the criticisms others have made he seems to have a grudge against George, dismissing most of his songwriting contributions until Rubber Soul, and ragging All Things Must Pass I m a big George fan, and always thought his off kilter early tunes made for a nice contrast to the L McC stuff and I think ATMP [...]

    Riley offers an accessible but musically informed analysis of every album and significant single released by the Beatles Lots of intriguing and satisfying discussions of melody, innovative uses of harmony and instrumentation, and other aural aspects of the music on record.

    Tad Davis
    OK, served the purpose At times Riley describes the sweeping movement of a song with eloquence At other times he bogs down in an obsession with which instrument or voice is playing on which stereo channel the left , right , and center tags appear repeatedly and are emphasized as if they somehow contribute to the meaning of the song Maybe they do my ears and equipment are often not good enough to pick up the details the author refers to but it seemed to me an irritating mannerism.On the bright si [...]

    Robert S
    Tell Me Why is one of the definitive books to analyze The Beatles discography and make sense of every song that the Fab Four took the time to create in their illustrious time together.Most of the salient points about Tell Me Why made here are fairly accurate Riley knows his stuff, Riley gets a bit conceited at times although that s a larger issue with music criticism as a whole , and he has some strange thing against George Harrison I do find it kind of strange that Riley would fail to mention F [...]

    Duval Spit
    Growing up with the Beatles, I took them for granted They were a constant they always were and always would be One year I decided to finally attempt to contextualize them, listening to the albums in order with other music from the period As I listened, I read this book It has become my favorite Beatles book by far I don t agree with all of the opinions, but the musical breakdown provided by Riley is impeccable With each album, Riley plays his own critical analysis and synthesis back and forth, b [...]

    Terence Towles-Canote
    Tell Why The Beatles Album by Album, Song by Song, the Sixties and After is a must read for any Beatles fan Tim Riley goes through, album by album, song by song, and critiques each and every one What makes this book so good is that Mr Riley isn t simply some music critic with a journalism degree He is an actual musician himself, both a pianist and composer He has a bachelor s degree and a master degree in piano Mr Riley then has a good understanding of music theory, which he puts to good use in [...]

    I vowed to lay off Beatles books but this was in the library and couldn t resist It was so much like the later Revolution in the Head going through song by song, that I didn t read from cover to cover, just picked favourite songs eg Rain, And Your Bird Can Sing the guitar solo is flourescent irony it glitters with supremacy and also read all the stuff on their solo careers up to late 80s George still alive Again too dismissive of George I thought, saying of his wonderful All Too Much points up e [...]

    Okay, he s a real music critic, so therefore he takes himself too seriously at times I mean, suggesting songs should end a different way, now really , but it s fun reading about the music, described over my head, in personal, technical and lyrical ways for the Beatles meanwhile listening to their albums at the same time and when he loves songs, he goes into great detail about them, even though it was all focused on the Brit albums, which were so carefully crafted by the Fab Four little did we kn [...]

    Outstanding detail and insights about how the Beatles constructed every song and album recorded on the EMI Parlaphone and Apple labels An unflinching, fair and honest discussion authored by a man who degreed in Piano and Music Theory At times technical and intricate in deconstructing the Beatles work, it might overwhelm the non musician at times but not enough to detract from the enjoyment Riley gives the reader Musicians, on the other hand, will greatly apprerciate Riley s attention to detail H [...]

    Song by song literally account of the Beatles recordnigns ,with a focus on discussing them from th epersepctive of music, so there s lots of technical terminology I don t understand Riley is generally good at providing concrete examples e.g by quoting lyrics to help on figure these thing out, and there s certainly plenty here ot interest the fan as opposed to the musician or scholar, but it s fairly heavy going for someone not well versed in musical terminology Still, a book any Beatle fan ought [...]

    Almost bailed on this one, but I rarely put away a book without finishing it I thought this book would describe stuff that happened in the studio during the recording of the music similar to Geoff Emerick s Here, There, and Everywhere I would recommend Emerick s book over Tim Riley s I did use the time it took to read this book to listen to the entire Beatles catalog of songs which I ve collected though the yearseven the 3 Anthology CD s that my brother gave to me a few years ago that I ve never [...]

    This book was a gift from a friend and I thought for some reason I wouldn t dig it But I totally did Basically a chronological examination of the music of the Beatles with some armchair personal biography going on The music theory mentions were of course over my head, but this book made me appreciate the Beatles than I already did.

    Very good book Not thrilled with the anti Harrison stance I think Riley underestimates his songs Sometimes this book tends to ramble and be repetitive However it is worth reading and does do something almost every other Beatle book doesn t, deals with the music and not the mania I recommend it to friends and students all the time.

    For the diehard Beatles fan as its title proclaims, the book goes over each song written by the Beatles and discusses who the primary author of the song was, the instrumentation used, background singing, lyrics.d every other kind of detail you could want 5 of 120 books pledged to read review in 2016

    Loved this book Great explanation and critique of The Beatles songs and albums Mr Riley does an in depth job of breaking down the songs, perhaps too in depth because there were passages that I didn t quite understand not having a background in music theory However, overall I found this to be a very entertaining and informative book.

    A frustrating analysis of the Beatles work On the one hand, Riley is trying to do some actual analysis of their music, on the other, he gets LYRICS wrong and is a bit too in love with the scratch of his critic s pen for his own good There are some worthwhile insights in there, but there is also a lot of annoyingness.

    I had to read this book for a college class It gives background to all Beatles songs and albums But I don t like how the authors are a bit dismissive of everything George Harrison put out Not cool.

    Slogged through the first half of the book You d think it would be hard to make the Beatles music boring but that s what it was It has picked up a bit as he get s into Sgt Pepper s Last third of the book was interesting, although I had a very hard time finishing.

    Suzanne (suz&mark)
    Im putting this down for now I may pick it back up at some point Its a bit too technical for me I thought it would be a book from the Beatles point of view about what each song was about but its not.

    I pulled my copy of TELL ME WHY off the shelf, to re read, now that my BEATLES boxed set is in I originally purchased in the late 80 s and enjoyed the heck out of it Check it oute perfect, complementary companion to the set

    This books was interesting, but the author was so obviously Lennon biased that it took something away from the book as a whole.

    Almost as good as Revolution in the Head It goes in order of album tracks, as opposed to Revolution, which goes in the order in which they were recorded.

    The Beatles is awesome

    Mark Taylor
    Wish I had a copy to give to every one of my friends who loves The Beatles.

    Amber Fernie
    I think I would have appreciated this if I had a better understanding of the mechanics of music production.

    Brent Wilson
    Handy reference with good info about each song the Beatles recorded.

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