I consider myself extremely lucky to have gotten an advanced copy of Visualizing The Beatles: A Complete Graphic History of the World’s Favorite Band by John Pring and Rob Thomas. This beautiful and colorful 288 page book is being released today, May 1, 2018, and you really need to see it to believe it. If you click through on the link, Amazon has 6 images available, but they just don’t seem to do the book justice. I did my best to snap some photos of some of the pages, but even these don’t project the visual appeal contained in the pages of this book.
Visualizing the Beatles take readers through the history (and trivia) of the Beatles with color filled graphics like you’ve never seen. Whoever came up with the concepts of each section has one of the most creative minds I’ve ever seen. Even the albums are broken down with who wrote, sang or played on each song. Also included are graphs about famous locations around London that they lived, set lists from concerts and their work after post Beatles.
I admit that this book may not be for everyone. It’s most likely suited for the newer Beatles fans, but I do think every Beatles fan should at least give it a look if you can get your hands on a copy (ask your local librarian if they can get a copy from another library for you to check out if they don’t have one).
Authors John Pring and Rob Thomas really did their homework on this book. In my opinion, this isn’t some half-ass’d effort to cash in on the Fab Four. This is a unique and stylish way to appeal to a new generation of Beatles fans. And for that reason…
I rate this book, 4 out of 4 Beatles!