Revolution

Inglis, Ian (2009) Revolution. In: The Cambridge Companion To The Beatles. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 112-124. ISBN 978-0521869652

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Abstract

Ian Inglis's “Revolution” offers a shrewd reading of the convoluted historical and cultural context inherent in the labyrinthine recording sessions for The Beatles (the White Album). Inglis establishes a complex level of acclaim and uncertainty for the Beatles at the dawn of 1968, ranging from the spellbinding success of Sgt. Pepper to the critical disdain for Magical Mystery Tour – not to mention the traumatizing specter of war and assassination on the international front. Inglis reads the resulting album as a strident contrast with the careful sense of direction and purpose that marked their earlier efforts, with the White Album sporting disunity, fragmentation, and disillusionment as its primary – if not primal – characteristics. In “On their way home: the Beatles in 1969 and 1970,”

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: W300 Music
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
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Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 12:42
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1911

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