This Bird Has Flown by : John Kruth : The Beatles
The Beatles' sixth studio album; Rubber Soul; was a game changer. By December 1965; when the album was released; the Beatles had played the first arena rock show at Shea Stadium for 55;000 delirious fans; been awarded MBE (Member of British Empire) medals; and were indisputably the greatest musical phenomenon since Elvis Presley. With their first film; A Hard Day's Night; John; Paul; George; and Ringo laid down the blueprint for everyone who ever wanted to form a group. The movie; entertaining as it was; became an instruction manual for aspiring pop stars of the day on how to play; dress; and act. Richard Lester's 1964 comedy turned out to be the touchstone for every music video that followed.
Then; with the release of Rubber Soul; the Beatles created an artistic benchmark to which their peers measured their craft and creativity. Touring the world over two years; the band had grown up fast. Both musically and lyrically their new album represented a major leap. Upon hearing Rubber Soul; Bob Dylan allegedly remarked; “I get it; you're not cute anymore.” Newsweek hailed the Beatles as “the Bards of Pop;” while critic Greil Marcus claimed Rubber Soul was “the best album they would ever make.” For Traffic's Steve Winwood; the album “broke everything open. It crossed music into a whole new dimension and was responsible for kicking off the sixties rock era.”
In This Bird Has Flown; John Kruth not only analyzes the songs and making of Rubber Soul; putting the album in context of the turbulent times in which it was created; but captures the spirit of musical innovation and poetry that makes the record a standout in the Beatle's canon.
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| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||9 x 6 x 0.597 inches |
| Shipping Weight||1.86 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL121941|
| ISBN ||1617135739|
| EAN ||9781617135736|
| 1st Publication Date||10/2015|