• "His essays are a brilliant summation of the cultural sea change that the Beatles benefitted from and helped to create, and it also contains a clear-headed and unsentimental review of every song they recorded."

    Paul Hanley, The Big Issue
  • "The finest piece of fabs scholarship ever published"

  • " The masterpiece The Beatles deserved"

    Max Bell, Vox
  • "The most sustained brilliant piece of pop criticism and scholarship for years. An astonishing achievement"

    Stuart Maconie, Q
  • " No book has ever taken us closer to the actual music of The Beatles...A brilliant piece of work"

    Tony Parsons, Daily Telegraph