Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite
Being an avid Beatles fan and collector, author Stephen E. Donnelly has always wanted a Beatles reference guide. Since he could never find one, he complied The Beatles Discography Volume One – The 60’s. This concise and complete guide lists all songs that the Beatles recorded in the 1960’s with information arranged in chronological order.
He breaks the book down into 4 sections:
Section One: The Release Discography contains every LP, EP and single listed in chronological order of release, including complete track listings.
Section Two: The Chronological Song Index is the same information in Section One but is arranged in a song by song format with all information on each song listed.
Section Three: This section has various extra information and the author’s personal thoughts.
Section Four: This section is the index to all of the songs in all formats in this book with specific details before each section.
For the Beatles fanatic, this book is a must have! I was in awe as I read through and looked at the pictures in this book. To see cover pictures of all of the albums, singles, cassettes and the actual singles records was just awesome. The author has listed the song and detailed information like the recording dates and length of the songs. What makes this book so great is the author's love for The Beatles music. Being the collector he is, he wants it all, everything in one book; and that’s just he has given Beatles fans here. The book cover is awesome, as well, with the retro look of the fonts used and some of the albums pictured on the front. Volume One is all of their 1960’s recordings only; volumes of the other years will be available at a later date. And of course I would recommend this to all Beatles fans. What a wonderful resource! What a pleasure to read this interesting book!