Like Some Forgotten Dream

Daniel Rachel


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Octopus Publishing Group
26 August 2021
ISBN: 9781788403207
368 pages

From the publisher


'A fantastical journey through what might have been... Exciting and compelling'

'A detailed researcher and writer... Ingenious'

This is the story of the great lost Beatles album.

The end of the Beatles wasn't inevitable. It came through miscommunication, misunderstandings and missed opportunities to reconcile.

But what if it didn't end? What if just one of those chances was taken, and the Beatles carried on? What if they made one last, great album?

In Like Some Forgotten Dream, Daniel Rachel - winner of the prestigious Penderyn Music Book Prize - looks at what could have been. Drawing on impeccable research, Rachel examines the Fab Four's untimely demise - and from the ashes compiles a track list for an imagined final album, pulling together unfinished demos, forgotten B-sides, hit solo songs, and arguing that together they form the basis of a lost Beatles masterpiece.

Compelling and convincing, Like Some Forgotten Dream is a daring re-write of Beatles history, and a tantalising glimpse of what might have been.

Praise for Daniel Rachel:

Walls Come Tumbling Down:
'Superlative...brilliant' - Q Magazine
'Triumphant' - The Guardian
'Brilliant' - Mojo

Isle of Noises:
'In depth, scholarly' - Q Magazine
'Fascinating' - The Guardian / NME
'Fantastic, insightful interviews' - Noel Gallagher

Don't Look Back in Anger:
'A-grade, A-list' - The Sunday Times
'A rollicking read' - Mail on Sunday
'Remarkable' - Art Review
'Book of the Week' - The Guardian