Perhaps the first serious analysis of the Beatles' work and its impact on popular music, Tell Me Why is meticulous in its purpose and long overdue....Of the hundreds of books written about [the Beatles] none bring the musical knowledge and the familiarity with the period that Riley offers here."
-- Cleveland Plain Dealer
Album by album, song by song, Tim Riley gives us a new, deeper understanding of the Beatles. Outdistancing the countless tell-all biographies that have been written, Riley's study of the Beatles' music is as rigorous as it is soulful. He explores the entire Beatles catalogue, making clear that the legendary four were not simply teen idols -- that they were, in fact, brilliant musical innovators who created timeless songs and virtually invented the album-as-art.
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"Shrewdly balanced -- with musicology as important as sociology -- [Riley] offers Beatles criticism of unprecedented fullness." -- Kirkus ReviewsAbout the Author:
Tim Riley is a web producer, campus speaker, and pianist. His music criticism has appeared in the Washington Post, in Boston magazine, and on National Public Radio. He is also a music commentator for NPR's "Here and Now." He lives in Boston.
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Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0679721983 First edition. New book. Bookseller Inventory # G7-627
Book Description Vintage, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0679721983