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Imagine having the history of The Beatles recording career in the palm of your hand! Dinosaur Album Guides take you through the story of the creation of each Beatles album one by one, with no stone left unturned. Starting with ‘Please, Please Me; The Album Guide’, Dinosaur Album Guides deliver the details you want to know in a style which is objective, interactive, engaging, educational and above all, fun.
With its lyrical themes of teen angst, insecurity, euphoric joy, love and depression, combined with the high octane rock ‘n’ roll of its loud guitars and trashy open high-hats, the release of ‘Please Please Me’ in March 1963 was a seminal moment in the history of British rock music. Its success at home paved the way for the Beatles’ relentless evolution throughout 1963, culminating in their international explosion in 1964. English artists were virtually unknown in the US prior to the British invasion, spearheaded by the Beatles in 1964. The musical and cultural explosion which followed their breakthrough established British pop/rock, particularly alternative, as the dominating force in international music over the following 30-40 years. And it all began with ‘Please Please Me’.
Before now the discerning Beatles fan, hungry for the story and background behind their favourite Fab Four albums, has had to piece the details together from the array of books available on a range of themes. Adding to this frustration, much of the available material is outdated and littered with errors and unchallenged myths about the Beatles career, while others are little more than pocket guides with no more than a few sentences dedicated to individual songs.
The guides focus on key areas of each album track and single release, treating every song and album on its own merits. Divided into convenient user-friendly sections for each song: Production Credits; Background; Recording; Analysis; Impact; Discography
Each guide traces the conceptual triggers behind the songs; the musical and lyrical inspiration; the recording logistics; instrumentation; engineering and production details; guest musicians; number of takes and much, much more. Our guides also feature musical analysis of the songs and performances, questioning and debating myths and legends. In addition the guides provide a narrative on the professional and personal lives and relationships of the group and their peers at the time of writing/recording, which includes anecdotal supplements supported by quotations from the group themselves as well as EMI staff, peers, and musicians. Finally, the guides set out to associate Beatles records with the instruments and effects used to create the particular sounds which made these recordings so unique.
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“That record [Please Please Me] tried to capture us live, and was the nearest thing to what we might have sounded like in Hamburg or Liverpool.”....John Lennon
PLEASE PLEASE ME, 1963
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Please Please Me, The Album Guide
As of May 1st 2012 an updated version of the iPad App is available. This update addressed a few small issues (below). If you have already purchased the App, these updates are available for free.
• The current title of the App on the iTunes Store will be changed from 'Dinosaur Album Guides 01' to 'Please Please Me: The Album Guide'.
• In the iPad app, a truncated sentence found in the IMPACT section of CHAINS has been corrected.
• Some incorrect production credits in relation to John and George's guitars on certain songs has been included.
• A new icon of the company logo for Dinosaur Album Guides has been published.
One further item of note as of August 7th 2012: Twist And Shout contains an error in the chords. The song section states CFG while it should actually be DGA. This is being corrected in a forthcoming update.
Updates & Corrections