A favorite of many of the Modern Vinyl staffers, we’ve previously featured two of Rob Sheffield’s books as part of the #MissalignedReads series: On Bowie and Talking To Girls About Duran Duran. Sheffield has recently announced that his latest book, Dreaming The Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World, will be released on April 25.
Like his previous works, this book will focus on the connections people forge create to music. This means that it won’t just be a biographical look at the band causing Beatlemania, nor will it be a song-by-song analysis of some of the band’s best hits. Instead, it will follow what the entity means to people today, for people who came to know and love them on their own, as opposed to doing that for the sake of nostalgia.
Dreaming The Beatles looks like it’s going to be a little less autobiographical, seen his first three books (Love Is A Mix Tape, Talking To Girls About Duran Duran, Turn Around Bright Eyes), and might be stylistically related to On Bowie, which was written in the wake of David Bowie’s death last year. This should be a great read, especially for the Anglophiles out there who love The Beatles, or for folks who enjoyed On Bowie and Sheffield’s Rolling Stone pieces.