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Posted: Dec 3, 2021 - 7:58pm

 rgio wrote:

Has anyone else watched Peter Jackson's "Get Back" documentary on Disney+?

I sat through all 8 hours...mostly watching...sometimes as background music... and found it to be amazing, insightful, boring, extraordinary, repetitive, and captivating. 

Almost finished it.
Yes to what you said.
Ringo cracked me up. He was just a steady man behind the drum set. Seemed to stay away from any controversy. Interjected his wit when needed.
George looked upset most of the time. I can understand that. He was ignored most of the time.
It was amazing watching John and Paul work songs out together.
And Paul was a work horse... cranking out song after song.
I really liked when they were just having fun together... like buddies playing in the band.
Yoko can't sing. 

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Posted: Dec 3, 2021 - 3:27pm

 rgio wrote:

Has anyone else watched Peter Jackson's "Get Back" documentary on Disney+?

I sat through all 8 hours...mostly watching...sometimes as background music... and found it to be amazing, insightful, boring, extraordinary, repetitive, and captivating. 


Great review!   I have yet to watch and am probably hesitating for those expected reasons....

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Posted: Nov 30, 2021 - 1:49pm

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 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

not yet, but I read the reviews.  Macca sitting in a corner playing with a riff on his bass guitar that subsequently evolved into Get Back..  i wanna see that.
 
Saw that last night. The Better Half™ was nonplussed that I had trouble speaking and my eyes were tearing up.
 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Nov 30, 2021 - 1:41pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

not yet, but I read the reviews. 

Macca sitting in a corner playing with a riff on his bass guitar that subsequently evolved into Get Back.. 

i wanna see that.
 


Saw that last night. The Better Half™ was nonplussed that I had trouble speaking and my eyes were tearing up.
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Posted: Nov 30, 2021 - 1:32pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

not yet, but I read the reviews. 

Macca sitting in a corner playing with a riff on his bass guitar that subsequently evolved into Get Back.. 

i wanna see that.
 

I was amazed by the relationships.   I never liked Paul much, but appreciate his driving the band (at this point in the band's history).  The talent of the entire band (even Ringo) is undeniable.

Like I said...it can be very slow...but all of the slow bits are Jackson "setting up"  a "wow" moment.  As you noted, there is a lot of lyric banter to get the songs just right, and seeing them solve issues and move on is amazing.  

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Posted: Nov 30, 2021 - 1:11pm

 rgio wrote:
Has anyone else watched Peter Jackson's "Get Back" documentary on Disney+? I sat through all 8 hours...mostly watching...sometimes as background music... and found it to be amazing, insightful, boring, extraordinary, repetitive, and captivating. 
 
not yet, but I read the reviews. 

Macca sitting in a corner playing with a riff on his bass guitar that subsequently evolved into Get Back.. 

i wanna see that.
 
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Posted: Nov 30, 2021 - 1:03pm

Has anyone else watched Peter Jackson's "Get Back" documentary on Disney+?

I sat through all 8 hours...mostly watching...sometimes as background music... and found it to be amazing, insightful, boring, extraordinary, repetitive, and captivating. 

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Posted: Nov 15, 2021 - 9:39pm

 rgio wrote:
 kurtster wrote:
Looking back 50 years now, I'm glad that this was done as it wraps up everything nicely and leaves a good, happy taste to remember the four lads from Liverpool and just how important they were, at that point in time which was basically the entire 1960's.  {#Meditate} Edit:  I just remembered that I forgot to mention the impact that Billy Preston had on The Beatles in this phase of the band.  That was perhaps the greatest revelation I gained from listening.  He became the foundation or soul of the band in its final years.  He added that tangible intangible to their music.  Taken for granted at the time but now fully appreciated, at least by me looking back now.

The Billy Preston (at age 22) injection was huge.  What I never realized until reading the past few days was that Let It Be was recorded before Abbey Road.  Like I said before... I like the music, but was obviously never a real "fan" per se. What I'm looking forward to the most is seeing them play.  I've always thought of them as a band, but the documentary looks like we'll see each of them as musicians, and apparently, they're pretty good. 
 
The organ is one of my favorite instruments, right up there with a sweet slide guitar.  The Allman Bros has both, all the time.

I just tore through the All Things Must Pass 50th box set and Preston was all over it.  Such a vital part of the music's texture.  So I had that recent experience coming into Let It Be and there he was, weaving in and out in the background and sometimes into the front.  He made their music fun again.

Yeah, this was done before Abbey Road and you hear some of that in the outtakes including a peak at Harrison's yet to come ATMP.

What was most striking was hearing the live band rawness on the Get Back version of Let It Be compared to the finished, polished product that you would expect from something Beatles at that time.  I can see why Get Back was held back for release.  The world just wasn't ready to hear what they really sounded like without all of the studio effects.

Special mention is Across The Universe.  There are several versions included and all of them are simply outstanding in their own way.

This does reinforce just how good they all were as musicians.  I remember a "discussion" between Lennon and Harrison when they were trying to figure out a lead guitar part on one of Lennon's songs (I forget which) where George plaintively says "I can play anything you want" with a gimme a clue what you want add on after that.  You will certainly enjoy seeing them noodle around in the studio and especially Paul on the piano.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2021 - 5:09am

 kurtster wrote:
Looking back 50 years now, I'm glad that this was done as it wraps up everything nicely and leaves a good, happy taste to remember the four lads from Liverpool and just how important they were, at that point in time which was basically the entire 1960's. 

{#Meditate}

Edit:  I just remembered that I forgot to mention the impact that Billy Preston had on The Beatles in this phase of the band.  That was perhaps the greatest revelation I gained from listening.  He became the foundation or soul of the band in its final years.  He added that tangible intangible to their music.  Taken for granted at the time but now fully appreciated, at least by me looking back now.

The Billy Preston (at age 22) injection was huge. 

What I never realized until reading the past few days was that Let It Be was recorded before Abbey Road.  Like I said before... I like the music, but was obviously never a real "fan" per se.

What I'm looking forward to the most is seeing them play.  I've always thought of them as a band, but the documentary looks like we'll see each of them as musicians, and apparently, they're pretty good. 

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Posted: Nov 15, 2021 - 4:36am

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I've always "liked" the Beatles, but their ubiquity sort of pushed me away as a small kid in the 70's.  Having seen a trailer for the new Peter Jackson documentary, I'm really looking forward to watching it over Thanksgiving weekend.

It is a cold January morning in 1969, and three of the four Beatles are assembled in a cavernous film studio in London, with cameras rolling and microphones everywhere. “Lennon’s late again,” Paul McCartney says matter of factly, as he plugs in his bass guitar.

With Ringo Starr and George Harrison sitting groggily before him, a tray of toast and jam by their side, McCartney starts to strum and sing, searching for inspiration. Within minutes, a mid-tempo groove takes shape and a familiar vocal melody emerges. “Get back,” he sings in a faint howl. “Get back to where you once belonged.” Almost like magic, a Beatles classic begins to form out of nothing.

...

 
I've have the movie Let It Be from a youtube download which is from the same source material for the Jackson documentary and it was most insightful for someone who live through Beatlemania from start to finish.  I also now have the 50th anniversary vinyl box set of the Let It Be album which is an absolute delight.

Knowing what I already knew from having lived through it with the added insight from the movie, the box set with the original album, the unreleased version of the album Get Back and all the outtakes, hearing the music again put a nice cherry on top of all things Beatles for me.  It is now clear that by the time of this effort, the Beatles were coming to an end, in a natural way.  They had run their course.  But what this album, et al shows is that they were trying to go out on a happy note and more importantly show the world that they could play their music live as a band.  Before this, due to the circumstances of their popularity, they just could not go out and tour like other bands and were relegated to just being a studio band with the material becoming heavily dependent on technology to put the albums together and were written off as just another isolated studio band.  Along with that it became somewhat assumed that the music was just too complex to play live, at that time.  Let It Be put's that thought to rest, but we just did not know it at the time.  Everyone was too upset with the breakup of the band to notice.

If you have seen the full Roof Top concert, you have seen how tight the band could be live, and also how much they were into performing live.  I obviously don't know how this new documentary will paint this picture, but having seen the Let It Be movie, that was my conclusion.

To quote Paul from the forward from the 105 page book enclosed with the Let It Be box set ...

" The constant filming began as a minor irritation, but we eventually forgot the cameras were there, and the footage that was gathered turned out to be the film Let It Be.  Now the material has been looked at carefully by the film director Peter Jackson and he has restored its quality to look like it was filmed yesterday and edited it into a new film called Get Back.

I always thought the original film Let It Be was pretty sad as it dealt with the break-up of our band, but the new film shows the camaraderie and love the four of us had between us.  It also shows the wonderful times we had together and, combined with the newly remastered Let It Be album, stands as a powerful reminder of this time.  It is how I want to remember The Beatles."

Paul McCartney

The last paragraph is the same conclusion I reached after having listened to the whole box set and I was glad to see upon reading Paul's statement that I came to the right conclusion just from listening before I cracked open the book and saw the above.  I would say that the box set would be a must for anyone who still remembers and cares about The Beatles and the times they represent.  The album as a stand alone is just that.  The box set puts it all into context.  I imagine that the CD set will accomplish the same thing. Looking back 50 years now, I'm glad that this was done as it wraps up everything nicely and leaves a good, happy taste to remember the four lads from Liverpool and just how important they were, at that point in time which was basically the entire 1960's. 

{#Meditate}

Edit:  I just remembered that I forgot to mention the impact that Billy Preston had on The Beatles in this phase of the band.  That was perhaps the greatest revelation I gained from listening.  He became the foundation or soul of the band in its final years.  He added that tangible intangible to their music.  Taken for granted at the time but now fully appreciated, at least by me looking back now.
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Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 5:09am

I've always "liked" the Beatles, but their ubiquity sort of pushed me away as a small kid in the 70's. 

Having seen a trailer for the new Peter Jackson documentary, I'm really looking forward to watching it over Thanksgiving weekend.

It is a cold January morning in 1969, and three of the four Beatles are assembled in a cavernous film studio in London, with cameras rolling and microphones everywhere. “Lennon’s late again,” Paul McCartney says matter of factly, as he plugs in his bass guitar.

With Ringo Starr and George Harrison sitting groggily before him, a tray of toast and jam by their side, McCartney starts to strum and sing, searching for inspiration. Within minutes, a mid-tempo groove takes shape and a familiar vocal melody emerges. “Get back,” he sings in a faint howl. “Get back to where you once belonged.” Almost like magic, a Beatles classic begins to form out of nothing.

...


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Posted: Nov 1, 2021 - 12:39pm


The Beatles Book (also known as Beatles Monthly) was a fanzine dedicated to the English rock band the Beatles, founded in 1963. It was first published in August 1963 and continued for 77 editions until it stopped publication after the December 1969 edition. It was revived in 1976, and ceased publication in 2003.

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Posted: Oct 1, 2021 - 3:07pm

A Year in the Life: Who Gets a Master’s Degree in the Beatles?
In Liverpool, England, a postgraduate program aims to turn Beatles fans into serious students of the band’s legacy.
Some people in Liverpool, however, were not convinced about the band’s academic value. In interviews around Penny Lane, two locals said they thought the course was an odd idea.

“What are you going to do with that? You’re not going to cure cancer, are you?” said Adele Allan, the owner of the Penny Lane Barber Shop.

“It’s an entirely silly course,” said Chris Anderson, 38, out walking his dog, before adding that he thought almost all college degrees were “entirely silly.”

Others were more positive. “You can study anything,” said Aoife Corry, 19. “You don’t need to prove yourself by doing some serious subject,” she added.

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Posted: Sep 30, 2021 - 7:32am


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Posted: Aug 29, 2021 - 4:08pm

 miamizsun wrote:
sort of rediscovering some the beatles lately
what they did, who influenced them and who they influenced, etc.

 
Bob Dylan giving them the devil's cabbage changed their lives, man.
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Posted: Aug 29, 2021 - 3:27pm

sort of rediscovering some the beatles lately
what they did, who influenced them and who they influenced, etc.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2021 - 12:18pm

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Here is the unpacking of the Über Deluxe set of ATMP.  Mine arrived this past Tuesday.

After watching the guy get it into his listening room (it weighs 48 lbs) the unpacking begins at around 6:00
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Posted: Aug 29, 2021 - 12:12pm

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The Beatles - Get Back (2021)
Peter Jackson, the director pulled out montages from 56 hours of unseen Beatles footage from the movie Let It Be. The Beatles: Get Back is an upcoming documentary film directed by Peter Jackson that covers the making of the Beatles' 1970 album Let It Be, which had the working title of Get Back. The film draws from material originally captured in director Michael Lindsay-Hogg's 1970 documentary of the album.

Release date: 27 August 2021

 
Finally !  The last Beatles album is done and ready.

THE BEATLES GET BACK TO LET IT BE WITH SPECIAL EDITION RELEASES

Let It Be Presented with New Mixes in Stereo, 5.1 Surround, and Dolby Atmos;
Expanded with Never Before Released Session Recordings, Rehearsals & Studio Jams; And the Previously Unreleased 1969 Get Back LP Mix by Glyn Johns

AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE OCTOBER 15, 2021

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Posted: Jul 19, 2021 - 4:01pm

 
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Hendrix opening the set with Sgt. Pepper's while the Beatles watch.
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Posted: Jul 19, 2021 - 1:08pm


I saw this was available and was sort of  "eh," but Justine fired it up and OH it's Rick Rubin doing the interview. His ability to get musicians to drop the bullshit and really talk shop is amazing. Paul is impressed with him too: I wish I had you as a teacher back in school." Rick told the musical genius things about songs he wrote that he didn't understand until Rick said it. Amazing.

Rick does a lot of the interviews on Broken Record podcast. Don't try to pick and choose or you'll miss the really interesting ones like Don Was.
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