The second and final volume of the definitive biography of the man, Sound Pictures traces the story of the Beatles breathtaking artistic trajectory after reaching the creative heights of Rubber Soul. As the bandmates engage in brash experimentation both inside and outside the studio, Martin toils along with manager Brian Epstein to consolidate the Beatles fame in the face of growing sociocultural pressures, including the crisis associated with the Beatles are more popular than Jesus scandal.
Meanwhile, he also struggles to make his way as an independent producer in the highly competitive world of mid-1960s rock n roll. As Martin and the Beatles create one landmark album after another, including such masterworks as Revolver, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (The White Album), and Abbey Road, the internal stakes and interpersonal challenges become ever greater