In 1971, John Lennon & Yoko Ono conceived and recorded the critically acclaimed album Imagine at their Georgian country home, Tittenhurst Park, in Berkshire, England, in the state-of-the-art studio they built in the grounds, and at the Record Plant in New York. The lyrics of the title track were inspired by Yoko Ono's "event scores" in her 1964 book Grapefruit, and she was officially co-credited as writer in June 2017. Imagine John Yoko tells the story of John & Yoko's life, work and relationship during this intensely creative period. It transports readers to home and working environments showcasing Yoko's closely guarded archive of photos and artifacts, using artfully compiled narrative film stills, and featuring digitally rendered maps, floor plans and panoramas that recreate the interiors in evocative detail. John & Yoko introduce each chapter and song; Yoko also provides invaluable additional commentary and a preface. All the minutiae is examined: the locations, the key players, the music and lyrics, the production techniques and the artworks - including the creative process behind the double exposure polaroids used on the album cover. With a message as universal and pertinent today as it was when the album was created, this landmark publication is a fitting tribute to John & Yoko and their place in cultural history. Featuring a bookplate signed by Yoko Ono, this special signed collector's edition is clothbound, debossed with tipped in "polaroids" front and back, and has a ribboned portfolio containing a numbered print exclusive to the special signed collector's edition. Personally signed by Yoko Ono in a numbered edition of 300. Expanded: an additional 128 pages from the trade edition, more than 150 new illustrations, more artworks from the "This Is Not Here" exhibition, an entirely new chapter devoted to the singles from the period, and six, almost 1 meter-long gatefolds of panoramas stitched together from rare film outtakes. Features even more exclusive, previously unpublished archive photos of all the key players in situ, together with lyric sheets, Yoko's art installations, and more new insights and personal testimonies.
This book is meant as a companion volume to The Beatles Film & TV Chronicle 1961-1970 and covers the first ten years of the solo careers of the individual Beatles from 1971 to 1980. It is the indispensable reference book for every serious Beatles video collector, with several years worth of research and investigation into the massive amount of film material held in archives around the world. The book includes details on over 100 hours worth of solo material, with many items covered for the very first time, and is fully illustrated with over one hundred thumbnail images taken from a variety of film sources. As a bonus, the book also includes a chapter of updates regarding recently discovered and new information about films of The Beatles as a group during the years from 1961 to 1970.
Now in paperback -- the bestselling book that vividly portrays the beloved Beatle and generational icon Imagine: John Lennon, authorized by Yoko Ono and drawn extensively from material in the late Beatle's personal archives, is more than a tribute to his timeless legacy. Rare film footage, photographs, and the words of family and friends -- plus a wealth of Lennon's own quintessential wit and candor -- paint a uniquely intimate portrait of the man behind the legend. Here is the poignant story of the tough Liverpool kid who conquered the world with his music, from childhood through dank Hamburg and Liverpool clubs to Beatlemania, from global fame and wealth to a never-ending search for fulfillment as an artist and a man. It charts his loves -- for his first wife, Cynthia; his sons, Julian and Sean; and his great collaborator Yoko Ono -- and his passions, art, music, and above all his work for peace. From Lennon the performer, in spectacular shots by the world's top rock photographers, to Lennon the lover, father, and human being in intimate family photographs (many never-before published), Imagine captures the man who was the touchstone for his generation. Originally published as the companion to a film biography of Lennon, the book is a handsome tribute to his life and art, and will make an elegant gift for Beatles fans and all admirers of John Lennon's music and imagination.
With sales of the 1989 edition of more than 100,000 copies, this year promises to continue the trend. This edition will feature reviews of the most interesting films of the last twenty years, including more than a hundred new reviews.
The only video guide with full-length movie reviews from a Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic. This reference features reviews of over 1,200 films (150 of which are new to this edition); interviews with stars and directors of movies new to video; a comprehensive index by title, stars, and director; and more.
Come join the fun as two best friends go on an adventure of a lifetime. You will get to see England through the eyes of Buddy the Bulldog and Bashful the Rabbit, as they get to go on their very first overseas trip. Everyone that goes on this trip with Buddy and Bashful will get to hear of many of the famous sites of London and Liverpool! Especially, you will get to experience through reading about their journey, what it is like to see all the places associated with Liverpool's most famous residents "the Beatles"! So, sit back, open up the book, start reading, and let your overseas adventure begin!
NPR Best Books of the Year * Boston Globe Best Books of the Year * School Library Journal Best Books of the Year * Chicago Public Library Best Books of the Year A powerful new book from Eric Gansworth, author of If I Ever Get Out of Here, that speaks the truth on race, relationships, and rock from two unforgettable perspectives.
"A biography of British-born rock-and-roll legend John Lennon, who lived and died in New York City. This book discusses his early life, rise and fall of the Beatles, personal hardships, and legacy"--Provided by publisher.