It is one month today until the official UK release of respected Beatle historian, Mark Lewisohn’s first volume in his three-part complete history of the band.
Volume One is called The Beatles All These Years: Tune In.
Hmmm. Still not sure about that cover.
There are three videos about All These Years: Tune In on YouTube – the first a short introduction to the book:
The second a longer interview with Lewisohn about why he wrote the book and why it is important:
The third explains where the book begins:
There will be two versions in the UK. The “trade” or standard, single book edition of 960 pages, and a deluxe, extended edition across two books totalling 1728 pages and featuring many extra words and photographs. The special edition consists of “….two individual hardbacks printed on New Langely Antique Wove wood free paper, with red-and-white head and tail bands and red ribbon marker. The two books will sit within a specially designed box and lid featuring soft touch and varnish finishes.” Both are published by Little Brown.
Then there will be the US edition – just a single volume of 944 pages has been announced so far and with a different cover:
The book comes out in the USA on October 29 and is published by Crown Archetype, a subsidiary of Random House.
It looks like it’ll be a landmark publication – one I’ll be keen to read and have in the collection.
What a shame that even with a big sales discount on Amazon, it’s still nearly four times the version that those without tons of cash in their pocket will be able to purchase. As a result, I’m not getting either!