The Beatles Through A Glass Onion

‘Reconsidering The White Album’

Edited by Mark Osteen

Published by University of Michigan Press

The White Album, one of the most influential albums of all time, gets the book it so richly deserves in this fine collection of essays.

Highlights include Steve Hamelman’s essay on the criminally-underrated Ringo Starr and Kenneth Womack’s excellent piece on George Martin’s work both with and outside of  The Beatles. Mention must also be made of Russell Reisling’s terrific ‘The Beatles and the Fruits of Psychedelia’.

A most worthy companion to a most worthy album.

Steve Earles is author and co-author of numerous projects, including To End All Wars: The WWI Graphic Anthology, available summer 2014 (

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