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Engelhardt, Kristofer: Beatles Deeper Undercover (Book)

Someone over at CG Publishing must be quite the Beatles fanatic as they have published five books on the Fab Four over the years, including author Kristofer Engelhardt's fantastic new expanded reprint of his 1998 book Beatles Undercover which is now appropriately titled Deeper Undercover.

The premise of this reference style volume is to document the known contributions of The Beatles either collectively or individually on other artists' recordings. Might sound like an easy task right? Think again because after thumbing through almost four hundred pages of meticulous research you'll quickly realize there is still much to learn. Some of the entries are more obvious, such as George Harrison's work on Cream's "Badge" or John Lennon's involvement on David Bowie's "Fame", but it's the more obscure nuggets, and there are plenty of them to be found scattered throughout, that will really arouse the curiosity of diehard Beatle fanatics. The book is laid out alphabetically by artist or band so you can quickly track down something specific or take your time and work your way through it at your own leisure. In addition to providing all the pertinent information for each entry, such as recording session info, live performances etc... many also contain fascinating anecdote's describing the artist's own personal recollections and interaction with the Beatle in question. This just adds further value to what is already an indispensable and comprehensive wealth of information for any serious Beatle fanatic. Kristofer Engelhardt has left no stone unturned here and the reader can definitely sense the tremendous amount of work that went into this labor of love.

If you missed out on Beatles Undercover when it first hit the shelves over ten years ago, not to worry because here's your chance to snag a copy of this significantly revised and updated new edition. If you are even remotely interested in The Beatles then this book needs to be on your bookshelf, it's that's simple.

Added: March 24th 2010
Reviewer: Ryan Sparks
Related Link: Collector's Guide Publishing
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Language: english

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Engelhardt, Kristofer: Beatles Deeper Undercover (Book)
Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2010-03-24 18:53:49
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Diehard Beatles fanatics will no doubt be salivating over this updated version of Kristofer Englehardt's 1998 book Beatles Undercover, now titled Beatles Deeper Undercover. For the casual fan, this in-depth look at every recording the individual members of the Fab Four appeared on over the years (non-Beatles related recordings that is, and non-solo albums) might seem a bit too exhaustive, but for those that have to know every album that John, Paul, George, and Ringo popped up on, this is the perfect guide for you.

While some entries here might be obvious (guest appearances on albums by Badfinger, Cream, ELO, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, and Michael Jackson), it's the wealth of info on the various incarnations of Ringo's All-Star line-ups, and the notes about the guys showing up on albums by Frank Zappa, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, Hall & Oates, and Jeff Healey, among others, that make this a worthwhile reference guide.

Beatles Deeper Undercover is another solid entry into the multitude of various books on the career of The Beatles. As long as you are aware that this one focuses on their appearances outside the band, it's worth seeking out.

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Engelhardt, Kristofer: Beatles Deeper Undercover (Book)
Posted by Paul Andrzekewski on 2010-06-04 14:59:18
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Folks, Iam not a custom to voicing my opnion on a web site. In fact this is the first time Iv been on Amazon. A few weeks back I purchased a follow up book (Beatles Deeper Undercover)at a meet and greet in my town by Kristofer Engelhardt. After reading Mr. Engelhardt's first book "Beatles Undercover "(1998) I knew I was going to be in for some very interesting reading. After reading the first book many times over, I did not think there were any facts left too report. Low and behold, I was so wrong. The research and the back-up data is unbelivable! I am amazed at the years of research Mr. Engelhardt has reported. I'm sure I'll read this book many times over as I did the first one. The coolest thing for me is when my musician buddy's are over for a jam session, we get too talking about music history,and of course we sometimes disagree....that's when we refer to Mr. Engelhardt's books. They have settled many disagrements. Even if your not that much into music, you will find some of your idols you will want to read about. This is a must read book. Im just wondering if there's going to be a "Beatles Deeper Deeper Undercover"! If so I'll be in line for a copy.I understand Mr. Engelhardt also has a book out on Grand Funk Railroad. From my home state of Michigan. I remember them playing in local clubs. Cheers

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