Wanstead Tap: Daniel Rachel in conversation with Travis Elborough
December 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
About this event
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
Daniel will be joined by the equally award winning Travis Elborough:
Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author and cultural commentator for over two decades now. His books include The Bus We Loved, a history of the Routemaster bus; The Long Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records; Wish You Were Here, a survey of the British beside the seaside and London Bridge in America: The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing.
A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institution was published by Jonathan Cape in June 2016 and described as ‘a fascinating, informative, revelatory book’ by William Boyd in The Guardian.
The Atlas of Improbable Places, a collaboration with the cartographer Alan Horsfield and specially commissioned by the publisher Aurum, appeared in September 2016 and was saluted by Monocle magazine for ‘making the world feel bigger.’