Recording The Beatles Review on WINK


On today’s WINK review:

How many books in your library make you happy just to know that you own them? How many do you enthusiastically show off to friends, knowing that you’re sharing something truly unique and wondrous? Recording The Beatles is one of a few such books in my library.

First off, the “out of box experience” on this book is a thrill for any book nerd or audio geek. It’s oversized, hardbound, and weighs in at over 11 pounds. It’s housed in a thick card slipcase that’s designed to mimic a 60s reel-to-reel master tape box. Besides the book, you get all sorts of fun goodies inside, like copies of B&W snaps of the Fab Four and their engineers in the studio, a two-sided reproduction of the lyric sheet for “A Day in the Life,” a postcard to “The Beatles Band” from a George Martin on vacation, a fold-out poster of the main mixing board control surface at EMI Studios, and other miscellany.

Read the full review.

Published by Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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