There are also new details on some of the more exotic instruments used on latter day Beatles records — like Harrison's sitars and the mellotron — all accompanied by more of those gorgeous photographs. Of particular note to Beatles historians are insider accounts of the sessions for albums like Abbey Road and Let It Be — made as the group was essentially imploding — that transport the reader to the studio itself.
Beatles tech-heads will find Beatles Gear nothing short of manna from heaven itself. For the rest of us, it makes for a worthy addition to any Beatles collection, and perhaps even a somewhat essential one for the historical completists. Whichever camp you choose to pitch your tent with, Beatles Gear is a book that any Beatles fan can agree on.