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George: (to Paul) "I'll play what you want me to play. I won't play at all if you don't want me to. Whatever it is that will please you, I'll do it."
The 1969 Get Back recording sessions were an attempt to re-energise The Beatles with a return to their stripped down rock 'n' roll roots, but quickly the project turned into a 30 day saga of a group in freefall. Carping and sniping, trudging through sloppy versions of old hits, the Fab Four were coming apart.
Published in an earlier incarnation in 1994 in the U.S. as Drugs, Divorce and a Slipping Image, and then in the U.K as :
Get Back - The Let It Be Disaster,
This is the no-holds-barred account of the power struggles, the bickering, and the bitterness that led to the break-up of the greatest band in the history of popular music. The Beatles would survive long enough to make their triumphant Abbey Road swan song, but the damage that caused their eventual split was already done.
Drugs, Divorce, and a Slipping Image is a singularly candid look at their ultimate moment of crisis. It puts the reader in the studio as John cedes power to Yoko, Paul struggles to keep things afloat, Ringo shrugs and George quits the band. There has never been another book on any musical group more intimate, thorough or revealing.
The sleeve notes above sum up the book pretty accurately.
This book is an ESSENTIAL book for anyone interested in the Let It Be sessions.
Plus, there are many bootleg recordings that have been released from these sessions, and this book is used by many to identify the mass of material out there.
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