If you’ve been a longtime reader and/or collector of Goldmine, you’ve probably found that after a few years, the issues do start taking up a lot of space, especially if you’re interested in articles on the Beatles, the act Goldmine’s covered more than any other.
Goldmine’s previously published two books gathering the magazine’s Beatles articles (“The Beatles Digest,” published in 2000 and 2002), and now there’s another, on CD-ROM: “Goldmine Presents The Fab Four.” This release has lots of info.
First, there are 16 complete issues of Goldmine, each featuring plenty of Beatles coverage, including interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Martin and Pete Best, to name a very few (and to toot my own horn, I’m pleased to say my work appears in each issue). A master index helps you navigate the CD to find articles of interest by topic, such as “Yellow Submarine.”
Of special interest is that while each edition of “The Beatles Digest” only reproduced major articles, on this release you also get the reviews that ran at the same time. Plus, you get excerpts from two price guides for singles and albums.
You’ll also find some useful links and contact info, and two coupons — a special rate for a Goldmine subscription and discounts for Krause Publications books.
You can acquire this gem from www.goldminemag.com.
Earlier this year I covered “The Beatles Liverpool,” a DVD that offered a five-and-a-half-hour tour of the Beatles’ hometown (in the two-disc version).