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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:47 pm 
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I've probably said this elsewhere, but Abbey Road was the first album I ever bought and Paranoid was the second. A definite progression in a fairly short space of time. For me it's mainly the second side of Abbey Road - it's had a big influence on me. I'll probably get this 5.1 thing.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:51 am 
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Remake of Let it Be film coming. 2020 I think.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:47 pm 
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Tero wrote:
Remake of Let it Be film coming. 2020 I think.

yes. 8)

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New film collaboration between The Beatles and acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sir Peter Jackson announced

London – January 30, 2019 - Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Ltd. are proud to announce an exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and the acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sir Peter Jackson. The new film will be based around 55 hours of never-released footage of The Beatles in the studio, shot between January 2nd and January 31st, 1969. These studio sessions produced The Beatles’ Grammy Award winning album Let It Be, with its Academy Award winning title song. The album was eventually released 18 months later in May 1970, several months after the band had broken up.

The filming was originally intended for a planned TV special, but organically turned into something completely different, climaxing with The Beatles’ legendary performance on the roof of Apple's Savile Row London office — which took place exactly 50 years ago today.

Peter Jackson said, "The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about - it’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together.”

Although The Beatles were filmed extensively during the 1960s - in concerts, interviews and movies - this is the only footage of any note that documents them at work in the studio.

The Let It Be album and movie, having been released in the months following The Beatles’ breakup, have often been viewed in the context of the struggle the band was going through at that time.

“I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth,” continues Jackson, “After reviewing all the footage and audio that Michael Lindsay-Hogg shot 18 months before they broke up, it’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove. Sure, there’s moments of drama - but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating - it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate”.

"I’m thrilled and honoured to have been entrusted with this remarkable footage - making the movie will be a sheer joy.”

Jackson will be working with his They Shall Not Grow Old partners, Producer Clare Olssen and Editor Jabez Olssen. The footage will be restored by Park Road Post of Wellington, New Zealand, to a pristine standard, using techniques developed for the WW1 documentary film which has been nominated for a BAFTA for best documentary.

The untitled film is currently in production and the release date will be announced in due course. This film is being made with the full co-operation of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison.

The Executive Producers are Ken Kamins for WingNut Films and Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde for Apple Corps.

Following the release of this new film, a restored version of the original Let It Be movie directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg will also be made available.

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:arrow: ..‘beatles: get back’ movie postponed until next year

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peter jackson‘s upcoming documentary about the beatles‘ troubled 'let it be' sessions has been postponed until next year.

'the beatles: get back', which chronicles the group’s rehearsals and performances from january 1969 as it began work on a new album, won’t premiere until august 2021. the movie was originally scheduled to open in september but has now been delayed for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

the beatles had intended to “get back” to their roots with a new stripped-down record following the studio experiments of albums like revolver and sgt. pepper’s lonely hearts club band, as well as the tumultuous and often fractured sessions of the white album in 1968.

but things didn’t turn out that way, and band members were soon quarreling with one another. after a live performance on the roof of their apple headquarters was shut down by the police, the beatles abandoned the project, where it sat on the shelf for a year before producer phil spector assembled the tapes into the final album released by the group, 'let it be'.

the accompanying film, which has been out of circulation for years, documented the splintering band and the making of the lp. jackson’s new version will include previously unseen footage, which reportedly gives a more clear indication of what was really going down during the sessions. according to various accounts, the new scenes show things weren’t as tense as the 'let it be'-movie and legend indicate.

“I am really happy that peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about the beatles recording together,” paul mccartney said in an earlier statement. “the friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”

ringo starr added: “I’m really looking forward to this film. peter is great, and it was so cool looking at all this footage. there was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the version that came out. there was a lot of joy, and I think peter will show that. I think this version will be a lot more peace and loving, like we really were.”

jackson’s movie will also include the entirety of the famous rooftop concert. the 'let it be' film included about half of the performance’s 42 minutes. shortly after that impromptu lunchtime show, the beatles started work on another new album, 'abbey road', which became their last lp recorded together – and, perhaps not coincidentally, one that captured the back-to-basics spirit they were trying to achieve earlier in 1969.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:12 am 
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just plain doug wrote:
I pre-ordered as soon as I read about it.
Had to.

There comes a time when the music-listening child discovers that excess volume enhances the experience.
For me, it was "Abbey Road". And, it was also my first noise complaint.
From the minister, next door.
Then, I discovered Grand Funk Railroad.
The rest of the story is still being written


So what did you think of the 5.1? I just got this about a month ago and it's really good...but I thought it would be better.


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