(Book). The Mellotron was a favorite instrument of such famed acts as The Beatles, the Moody Blues, Tangerine Dream and Mike Oldfield. This legendary organ used pre-recorded tape loops to produce the world's first "sampled" sounds, like the flute intro to the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever." Back in production after a 20-year hiatus, the Mellotron is still one of the most sought-after pieces of vintage musical gear on the market. The Mellotron Book is the first title to explore the unique history and complex inner workings of this one-of-a-kind instrument. Includes many instrument photos throughout, plus old ads and catalog pages, sounds libraries, a listing of albums featuring the Mellotron, and sources for further reading.