GEORGE HARRISON BE HERE NOW Barry Feinstein, Chris Murray, Donovan Rizzoli International Publications Hardcover 208 pages 29.09.20
Never-before-seen candids and ephemera of "the quiet Beatle" during his meteoric solo career, as captured by his friend and famed photographer Barry Feinstein.
On hand from 1970 to 1972 for Harrison's blockbuster "Triple Crown"--the release of All Things Must Pass; The Concert for Bangladesh; and Living in the Material World, which helped make Harrison the best-selling post-breakup Beatle, Barry became good friends with George during the three-plus years they worked together. Feinstein captured George Harrison at home, in his garden, onstage, and in the studio. Nearly all the images are previously unpublished.
The book contains never-before-seen ephemera related to these seminal releases during George's most richly creative time post-Beatles, including handwritten letters talking about album ideas, album-cover thoughts, and putting together the Concert for Bangladesh. This collection also features beloved performers that George convened for that Concert for Bangladesh--where Barry was the only sanctioned photographer onstage--including George's friends Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, and Billy Preston.
The book coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of All Things Must Pass. George Harrison: Be Here Now is a deeper visual dive that the significantly large and passionate Beatles/George Harrison fandom will want to add to their collection.
LOVE THE EARTH VOL.3 Julian Lennon, Smiljana Coh (Illustrator), Bart Davis (Contributor) Sky Pony Press; Illustrated Edition Hardcover, Board Book, Kindle Edition 40 pages 29.09.20
The final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, following Touch the Earth and Heal the Earth. by Julian Lennon, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, philanthropist, photographer, and bestselling author.
Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go anywhere on Earth! This time, Lennon’s book immerses children into an interactive and unique journey where they can:
Plant milkweed gardens and soar with the butterflies. Build schools where girls and boys will be safe to learn and follow their dreams. Clean the oceans and beaches and help endangered dolphins, turtles, and whales. Explore the planet, meet new people, and help make the world a better place!
The Flier’s mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet. Just press a button printed on the page and use your Imagination Power to make the Flier glide through the air or transform into vehicles that will help those in need.
An inspiring, lyrical story, rooted in Lennon's life and work, Love the Earth is filled with beautiful illustrations that bring the faraway world closer to young children. The book includes words to a special poem written by Julian Lennon, specifically for Love the Earth.
THE COMPLETE JOHN LENNON SONGS: ALL THE SONGS, ALL THE STORIES, ALL THE LYRICS, 1970-80 Paul Du Noyer Weldon Owen Hardcover, Board Book, Kindle Edition 192 pages 30.09.20
This unique book recounts John Lennon's life after The Beatles with a fascinating and revealing track by track analysis of the stories behind each song that he wrote.
There are many books about John Lennon's life and about the music of the Beatles. What is often overlooked is the extraordinary solo work that John produced in the final decade of his life, 1970 to 1980, between the end of the Beatles and his murder in New York in December.
Lennon's life in these years was eventful and fascinating, as was the development of the music he wrote during this period. For the first time, we will be able to showcase the stories behind every one of his solo songs, alongside the lyrics, which have only been printed in song books until now.
THE BEATLES 101: A POCKET GUIDE IN 101 MOMENTS, SONGS, PEOPLE AND PLACES Vikki Reilly Polaris Paperback 224 pages 01.10.20
Not only a rock 'n' roll group but a social and cultural phenomenon, The Beatles have captivated music fans for decades. For many, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr changed everything.
This guide distils their amazing story into 101 informative and entertaining chapters, taking you from their rough and ready early Liverpool days through their world-shattering success in sound, stage and screen, to an afterlife that could never have been predicted when they first started out. Here, you'll find facts and figures about their chart-busting songs, albums and films, meet the people that helped them along the way, and visit milestones and controversies such as their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, meeting Elvis Presley, John Lennon's 'Bigger than Jesus' comments, experimenting with drugs and the avant-garde, and starting up Apple.
The Beatles 101 is a perfect introduction for new fans, a refresher for superfans, and ideal reading for quizmasters everywhere.
PAUL McCARTNEY: ALL THE SONGS Rick Swan Paperback/Kindle Edition 374 pages 02.10.20
As humanly possible, this book attempts to evaluate every track that Paul McCartney has released on a major label. Thus, the premise of this book: to sift the gems from the chaff and examine what's driven McCartney up and down for fifty years. There are plenty of tracks suitable for casual fans, adolescents, even pre-schoolers. But there are tracks for an older audience too, tracks so good they can supply grown-ups with a rewarding soundtrack for a lifetime. It's these that make for a playlist worth keeping. From 1970 and beyond, the songwriting McCartney seemed to be saddled with a rickety who-cares system that generated iffy results. Gone were 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'Penny Lane'. Instead, came the thought-free 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' and 'Bip Bop', songs The Beatles wouldn't have considered for a second. Troubles swarmed around him as he searched for his place. The Beatles had theirs - where was his? Was he overly obsessed with perfection? Maybe. Or was it insecurity? His next record couldn't be a forward-thinking experiment, with sales falling wherever they may. It had to - had to - be a chart topper adored all over the world.