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Mark Lewisohn: Tune In: The Beatles – All These Years, Volume 1

Tim Riley, The New York Times, 6 December 2013

APPROACHES TO retelling the Beatles' story slice in two distinct directions: narrow or wide. Some authors choose a single figure and bore down deep, which has brought the count of Paul McCartney life stories to at least 10, with more in the pipeline. Others frame the narrative from more expansive angles, weaving in the era's social texture, politics and cultural context (see Devin McKinney's shrewd Magic Circles from 2003 or Jonathan Gould's peerless Can't Buy Me Love of 2007).

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