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Ian MacDonald: Revolution In the Head - The Beatles' Records And The Sixties (1994, revised 1995, Pimlico)

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, April 2001

IAN MACDONALD, now 52, was enraptured by The Beatles as a teenager, then generally disappointed by pop music from 1980 onwards. His attempt "to bring the music alive for people in a new way and inspire the musicians of the early 1990s with a sense of generational continuity", Revolution In The Head both musicologically analysed and told the biographical story of every track The Beatles recorded.

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