'When The Beatles left England on 23 June, the album was still unnamed. Revolver was a contender, along with 'Abracadabra' and 'The Beatles on Safari'. It was in Tokyo, during the endless hours they sat in their suite at the Hilton, that they finally settled the matter, and on 2 July they cabled their decision to EMI in London.' - Allan Kozinn (from his Introduction)

HELLO, GOODBYE: THE BEATLES IN TOKYO, 1966 is introduced with an essay by journalist and author Allan Kozinn, who considers the historical significance of The Beatles' visit, and the turning point they were about to reach with the release of Revolver.

'The same thing will never happen to another group. four personalities, their music, Brian Epstein and the staff who supported them, and the strong energy of fans made The Beatles.' - Shimpei Asai

In a series of vignettes Asai describes his experience of photographing The Beatles, recounts John Lennon and Paul McCartney's attempts to escape from their hotel to see the city, and revisits the atmosphere of their live performances.

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Hello, Goodbye

Hello, Goodbye

Shimpei Asai

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