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The Beatles Unseen Archives

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  539 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Vocal parts transcribed exactly from 12 recordings, with all background and harmony parts, guitar chords and keyboard accompaniments. Songs include: Because Day Tripper Drive My Car Good Day Sunshine In My Life Nowhere Man Paperback Writer Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band This Boy (Ringo's Theme) Ticket to Ride With a Little Help from My Friends You Won't See Me
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Parragon Publishing (first published October 15th 2000)
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Jan 12, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Stewart Copeland
Recommended to Mariel by: nair
There weren't enough photos of the boys in short shorts.

This was my first review ever on goodreads. I can do better than that now.

Una Tiers
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is almost all photographs, your memories provide the text.
Anne L
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE this book. Almost completely photographs, usually accompanied by brief text. Gorgeous black and white photos.

Today I found it at my local library and made many prints of my favorite photos. I plan to completely cover the walls of my room in Beatles glory!!
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Daily Fail proves it doesn't always live up to its flippant nickname with this collection of photos of my second favorite subject matter (after animals, of course.) There are some familiar pics as well as rare ones I hadn't seen before.

I agree with others who say that there are a lot of holes in this collection, particularly after the break-up. The last pages are mainly Paul on-stage and at various official functions and so forth. I will say I was rather stunned by the images of Maureen Sta
Jul 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, music
The Beatles: Unseen Archives is a coffee table book with 600 photos of The Beatles throughout their career and thereafter. The big selling point for the book is 200 of these photos were never previously printed. The book itself comes with descriptions of each photo and also comes with both a chronology of events with dates. Each chapter is broken down by each year The Beatles were together, with one chapter dedicated to their early years and one chapter dedicated to life after The Beatles.

Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
someone who knows I'm a Beatles fan has left this in my intray at work. Nice of them..don't know who yet..

Have found out, thanks Christian! Anyway a lovely book with lots of pictures I hadn't seen, surprising for a Beatles-fan-since-1964, taking in the days of Beatlemania through to the post Beatles years, up to 2008 when it was published. There are also chronologies and articles on each year. A hardened fan probably won't learn anything new, but still a pleasant read/picture view. As these are
Jan 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was kind of an odd collection of photos of the Beatles. A lot of them were quite interesting, but since they were only taken from one source (the Daily Mail archives) the content is actually quite limited. The book could have been improved by tighter editing choices, since there’s no reason to print a whole run of photos rather than the best image or two from the set. By trying to tell the story of the Beatles using a single source it often felt like the captions were stretching it a bit, a ...more
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, own
What can one say about a beautiful compilation of Beatles photos and a chronological narrative of their time together and beyond, but WOW? This gorgeous volume documents the amazing career of my favorite band, and there were tidbits that were new to me. I loved that the last few chapters included their lives after The Beatles, too, with family photos and Travelling Wilburys and The Anthology. Sitting with the hefty book in my lap looking at the familiar faces that I have come to adore was such f ...more
Glen Hannah
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Beatles Unseen Archives is a smallish hardback mini coffee table book that opens the Daily Mail photo archives for our approval. It's primarily a black and white photo book with a modest amount of text to allow the pics to speak for themselves. The photos are spendid by the way and capture The Beatles informal moments. It goes beyond Beatlemania to their later years and there is even a section on After the Beatles. There are also helpful Chronology listings throughout the book to give the re ...more
Kimberly Ann
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 20th-century
This is an excellent 378 page B&W photo essay of the Beatles by the Daily Mail. It covers the years 1972 - 2002 (most of the 20th Century).....

The Beatles are covered not only as a group but as individuals with and without their respective families......

Glimpses that we would never have seen otherwise, unless we were in the U.K.
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jeff by: Robert Masciangelo - Birthday Gift 2004.

1st Read: June 27, 2016

A rather quick read as there were more photographs to occupy visual stimulation. The writing that was in the book is informative and good story telling behind the photos. You can read this one in a couple of hours, of which I'd done.
Aug 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
It is actually a coffee table book - compilation of photographs taken by reports over the time. All photographs are from Daily Mail Archives.

On an unrelated note, more I read about Beatles, more I dislike Yoko. I am unable to put my finger on it though.
Apr 02, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Really great photos taken from the Daily Mail. I'm a huge Beatles fan so it was nice to be able to see some photos that I hadn't seen before. Some interesting stuff in the captions. I bought it for 5 dollars but i don't think I'd spend much more than that on it. Otherwise, pretty good :)
Jul 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Text-wise, this book is probably not the best or most informational Beatles book around, but it contains so many pictures, many of them being pictures I had never seen before and many on A4-format), that it is definitely worth having it if you're a fan.
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Beatles: Archivos Inéditos, fue el primer libro que tuve de mi banda favorita hace unos cuatro años.
El texto es sí aporta muy poquitas cosas sobre ellos, pero las fotos son geniales y la calidad del papel tambien.
Sarah Sammis
Dec 16, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read through bookcrossing. It's amazing they didn't breakup sooner given how hard they were being worked.
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
its awesome
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Love love love the Beatles the book is a fantastic recollection of Beatle history highly recomended
A great addition to any fan of the Beatles, it covers a LOT of extra stuff you might not know. Great book!
Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the awards in the world :') A book following the Beatles lives with chronological timelines, photographs and text, what could be better? :')
Andrew Whitaker
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The most comprehensive book on the Beatles ive read yet
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exaustive and insightful.
There are some really nice photos that I've never seen before but most of it are already known. The thing that makes it really special is that it almost looks like a personal photo album :)
Alex Missett
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Despite being a Beatles fan since I was able to formulate my own opinions of music, there were some photos in here that I hadn't seen anywhere else!
Jan 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: beatles, non-fiction
Good pictures, but some of the little text there is was either oversimplified or inaccurate.
Jennifer Noffsinger
Three stars for the fresh pictures, but the text was nothing new.
Lovely Rita
Good pictures, but some of the little text there is was either oversimplified or inaccurate.
Nigel Wilson
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nostalgic brilliance by photograph.. Compiled and structured well
Nicole Keadle
Dec 21, 2007 rated it really liked it
Fantastic! Great! Extraordinary!!!
Kyle J. Merriam
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic book with some of the best pictures of the Beatles ever taken.
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