Bruce Spizer and Andy Babiuk are two world-reknown Beatles' scholars. Bruce Spizer has an extensive body of knowledge about the Beatles' recordings and Babiuk has just as scholarly knowledge about the Beatles' musical/recording equipment. With this book, Spizer does not disappoint.
"Beatles For Sale On Parlophone Records," is a work of genius that covers in full detail each story or set of stories behind each record that was released on Parlophone in England. Spizer has followed the Beatles' recording career and has provided his delighted readers with previous books about the history of and the Beatles' recordings on Vee-Jay; Capitol, Apple and Swan. As a bonus, readers are treated to an array of lovely black and white as well as color photographs of the album covers, record lables and of the Beatles themselves!
Spizer is plainly gifted in business and marketing. He also provides his readers with step-by-step, blow-by-blow information about each release; each record/recording company and each single covering the Beatles' entire recording career as a group. US and UK albums and releases are given equal coverage as well as rareties, such as some bootlegs like the infamous 1966 Butcher Album Cover, which was later replaced with the more tame Footlocker Image on "Yesterday & Today;" scrapped movie titles and the UK's extendedplay records. You get a treasure chest of information as well as some incredible photographs.
Considering the length of this excellent book which is a must have for every Beatles' fan, it is well worth the read. For non-Beatle scholars, they will soon rise to the ranks of Beatle knowledge with this book. It is a definitive chronology, history and full catalog and description of the Beatles' recordings. I rate it 5 plus stars and a hearty yeah, yeah, yeah!