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"We are a fly on the wall listening": Constructions of Musical Intimacy in The Beatles' Anthology

"We are a fly on the wall listening": Constructions of Musical Intimacy in The Beatles'... <p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>Between 1995 and 1996, The Beatles released the three volume, six-disc <i>Anthology</i>, a sprawling audio set issued to coincide with a televised documentary of the same name. One of the first major releases of its kind, the <i>Anthology</i> albums curated and compiled previously unreleased demos, studio recordings, and live performances, under the auspices of giving listeners insight into the band&apos;s creative process. Beyond the appeal of new Beatles product however, the <i>Anthology</i> albums are unique in exploiting particular manifestations of musical intimacy that ultimately serve to further cultivate the group&apos;s well-established pop cultural mythos.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interdisciplinary Literary Studies Penn State University Press

"We are a fly on the wall listening": Constructions of Musical Intimacy in The Beatles&apos; Anthology

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Abstract

<p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>Between 1995 and 1996, The Beatles released the three volume, six-disc <i>Anthology</i>, a sprawling audio set issued to coincide with a televised documentary of the same name. One of the first major releases of its kind, the <i>Anthology</i> albums curated and compiled previously unreleased demos, studio recordings, and live performances, under the auspices of giving listeners insight into the band&apos;s creative process. Beyond the appeal of new Beatles product however, the <i>Anthology</i> albums are unique in exploiting particular manifestations of musical intimacy that ultimately serve to further cultivate the group&apos;s well-established pop cultural mythos.</p>

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Interdisciplinary Literary StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Sep 4, 2020

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