Acclaimed writer Kenneth Womack will release his latest book on The Beatles when Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles arrives this October. The book will look to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s Abbey Road studio album in 2019.
According to the book’s announcement via press release, Solid State will look to offer the most definitive account yet of the writing, recording, mixing, and reception of Abbey Road, which was initially released in September 1969. The 288-page hardcover book will be Womack’s latest publication on the famous British rock band. Previous books penned by Womack include The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2014), The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles (2009), Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007), and Reading the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, and the Fab Four (2006), just to name a few.
Womack will look to share the creative dynamics between the band and their longtime producer George Martin, along with his team of recording engineers. Speaking of which, the book will also feature a forward written by Alan Parsons, who worked as an assistant engineer on the album. Parsons would go on to engineer Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side of the Moon psych-rock masterpiece.
Solid State is scheduled to arrive on October 18th via Cornell University Press. Click here for more info.