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Peter Jackson ‘Get Back’ film delayed

Disney have announced that the ‘new’ version of The Beatles‘ Let It Be film, called The Beatles: Get Back will now come out a year late, in August 2021, having been originally slated for theatrical release in September 2020. As you might expect, the reasons are related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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New film features extensive, never-before-seen footage of the legendary band’s "Let It Be" recording sessions along with the entire iconic rooftop concert, fully restored  

BURBANK, Calif. (March 11, 2020)—The Walt Disney Studios has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s previously announced Beatles documentary. The film will showcase the warmth, camaraderie and humor of the making of the legendary band’s studio album, "Let It Be," and their final live concert as a group, the iconic rooftop performance on London’s Savile Row. "The Beatles: Get Back" will be released by The Walt Disney Studios in the United States and Canada in August 2021, with additional details and dates for the film’s global release to follow. The announcement was made earlier today by Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company, at Disney’s annual meeting of shareholders.

"No band has had the kind of impact on the world that The Beatles have had, and ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ is a front-row seat to the inner workings of these genius creators at a seminal moment in music history, with spectacularly restored footage that looks like it was shot yesterday," says Iger of the announcement. "I’m a huge fan myself, so I could not be happier that Disney is able to share Peter Jackson’s stunning documentary with global audiences in September."

"The Beatles: Get Back," presented by The Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd., is an exciting new collaboration between The Beatles, the most influential band of all time, and three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy). Compiled from over 55 hours of unseen footage, filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and 140 hours of mostly unheard audio recordings from the "Let It Be" album sessions, "The Beatles: Get Back" is directed by Jackson and produced by Jackson, Clare Olssen ("They Shall Not Grow Old") and Jonathan Clyde, with Ken Kamins and Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones serving as executive producers. 

The footage has been brilliantly restored by Park Road Post Production of Wellington, New Zealand, and is being edited by Jabez Olssen, who collaborated with Jackson on 2018’s "They Shall Not Grow Old," the groundbreaking film which featured restored and colorized World War I archival footage. The music in the film will be mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios in London. With this pristine restoration behind it, "The Beatles: Get Back" will create a vivid, joyful and immersive experience for audiences.   

Peter Jackson says, "Working on this project has been a joyous discovery. I’ve been privileged to be a fly on the wall while the greatest band of all time works, plays and creates masterpieces. I’m thrilled that Disney have stepped up as our distributor. There’s no one better to have our movie seen by the greatest number of people."

Paul McCartney says, "I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about The Beatles recording together. The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had."

Ringo Starr says, "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."

"The Beatles: Get Back" is also being made with the enthusiastic support of Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Although the original "Let It Be" film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and the accompanying album were filmed and recorded in January 1969, they were not released until May 1970, three weeks after The Beatles had officially broken up. The response to the film at the time by audiences and critics alike was strongly associated with that announcement. During the 15-month gap between the filming of "Let It Be" and its launch, The Beatles recorded and released their final studio album, "Abbey Road," which came out in September 1969.

Shot on 16mm and blown up to 35mm, the 80-minute "Let It Be" movie was built around the three weeks of filming, including an edited version of the rooftop concert. The GRAMMY®-winning "Let It Be" album topped the charts in the U.S. and the U.K.

The new documentary brings to light much more of the band’s intimate recording sessions for "Let It Be" and their entire 42-minute performance on the rooftop of Apple’s Savile Row London office. While there is no shortage of material of The Beatles’ extensive touring earlier in their careers, "The Beatles: Get Back" features the only notable footage of the band at work in the studio, capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they create their now-classic songs from scratch, laughing, bantering and playing to the camera. 

Shot on January 30, 1969, The Beatles’ surprise rooftop concert marked the band’s first live performance in over two years and their final live set together. The footage captures interactions between the band members, reactions from fans and employees from nearby businesses, and comical attempts to stop the concert by two young London policemen responding to noise complaints. 

A fully restored version of the original "Let It Be" film will be made available at a later date.

Book on-line from THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER
 

Join us in our 34th year as we mark 50 years since the break-up of The Beatles and the start of the Fab Four's solo careers.

2020 line-up welcomes new guests Andy Newmark and Tony Levin ('Double Fantasy' and 'Milk and Honey') who join returning guest Earl Slick to pay tribute to John Lennon in our special Saturday night show at the Philharmonic Hall; John...'You Are Here'.
Also new to IBW is Apple president of Apple Record Label Jack Oliver who will be joining a great line-up of guests to be interviewed at the Convention including Steve HolleyLaurence Juber and May Pang. We also offer a warm 'welcome back' to Hunter Davies who hasn't been to IBW for many years..
Also Mark Lewisohn's Hornsey Road show will be there.  All four Beatles solo years will be covered and much, much more. 

Outside of International Beatleweek packages, Mark McGann will be performing his incredible portrayal of John Lennon with his 'In My Life' show. 

Check out the full listing on our website FROM THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER  www.internationalbeatleweekcom where you can make your booking. 

 

CELEBRATING OVER 30 YEARS OF LIVERPOOL’S FAB FOUR FESTIVAL WITH OVER 70 BANDS FROM 20 COUNTRIES

Organised by Liverpool’s leading tour operator Cavern City Tours, the annual International Beatleweek Festival celebrates the music of the most famous pop group the world has ever known. And it all happens in the place where it all began – Liverpool.

There is so much to do and see that you don’t need to be a Beatle fan to enjoy the festival, though it probably helps! This is truly an international event with bands from over 20 countries and fans from over 40.

As well as live gigs, there are exhibitions, memorabilia sales, guest speakers, video shows, sightseeing tours and a convention.

We offer packages which can include accommodation at a wide choice of city centre hotels and tickets to events.

If you would like to book for International Beatleweek please visit our new website www.internationalbeatleweek.com

Check out our What’s On section or our festival website here for event listings.

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Tracklist 1

  • 1. The Beatles - Come Together (2019 Mix)
  • 2. The Beatles - Something (2019 Mix)
  • 3. The Beatles - Maxwell's Silver Hammer (2019 Mix)
  • 4. The Beatles - Oh! Darling (2019 Mix)
  • 5. The Beatles - Octopus's Garden (2019 Mix)
  • 6. The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy) (2019 Mix)
  • 7. The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (2019 Mix)
  • 8. The Beatles - Because (2019 Mix)
  • 9. The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money (2019 Mix)
  • 10. The Beatles - Sun King (2019 Mix)
  • 11. The Beatles - Mean Mr Mustard (2019 Mix)
  • 12. The Beatles - Polythene Pam (2019 Mix)
  • 13. The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (2019 Mix)
  • 14. The Beatles - Golden Slumbers (2019 Mix)
  • 15. The Beatles - Carry That Weight (2019 Mix)
  • 16. The Beatles - The End (2019 Mix)
  • 17. The Beatles - Her Majesty (2019 Mix)

Tracklist 2

  • 1. The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session & Reduction Mix)
  • 2. The Beatles - Goodbye (Home Demo)
  • 3. The Beatles - Something (Studio Demo)
  • 4. The Beatles - The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Take 7)
  • 5. The Beatles - Old Brown Shoe (Take 2)
  • 6. The Beatles - Oh! Darling (Take 4)
  • 7. The Beatles - Octopus's Garden (Take 9)
  • 8. The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money (Take 36)
  • 9. The Beatles - Her Majesty (Takes 1-3)
  • 10. The Beatles - Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight (Takes 1-3 / Medley)
  • 11. The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (Take 9)
  • 12. The Beatles - Maxwell's Silver Hammer (Take 12)

Tracklist 3

  • 1. The Beatles - Come Together (Take 5)
  • 2. The Beatles - The End (Take 3)
  • 3. The Beatles - Come And Get It (Studio Demo)
  • 4. The Beatles - Sun King (Take 20)
  • 5. The Beatles - Mean Mr. Mustard (Take 20)
  • 6. The Beatles - Polythene Pam (Take 27)
  • 7. The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Take 27)
  • 8. The Beatles - Because (Take 1 / Instrumental)
  • 9. The Beatles - The Long One (Comprising of 'You Never Give Me Your Money', 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard', 'Her Majesty', 'Polythene)
  • 10. The Beatles - Something (Take 39 / Instrumental / Strings Only)
  • 11. The Beatles - Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight (Take 17 / Instrumental / Strings & Brass Only)

Tracklist 4

  • 1. The Beatles - Come Together (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 2. The Beatles - Something (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 3. The Beatles - Maxwell's Silver Hammer (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 4. The Beatles - Oh! Darling (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 5. The Beatles - Octopus's Garden (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 6. The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy) (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 7. The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 8. The Beatles - Because (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 9. The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 10. The Beatles - Sun King (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 11. The Beatles - Mean Mr Mustard (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 12. The Beatles - Polythene Pam (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 13. The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 14. The Beatles - Golden Slumbers (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 15. The Beatles - Carry That Weight (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 16. The Beatles - The End (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 17. The Beatles - Her Majesty (2019 Giles Martin Mix / 5.1 Surround)
  • 18. The Beatles - Come Together (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 19. The Beatles - Something (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 20. The Beatles - Maxwell's Silver Hammer (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 21. The Beatles - Oh! Darling (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 22. The Beatles - Octopus's Garden (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 23. The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy) (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 24. The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 25. The Beatles - Because (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 26. The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 27. The Beatles - Sun King (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 28. The Beatles - Mean Mr Mustard (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 29. The Beatles - Polythene Pam (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 30. The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 31. The Beatles - Golden Slumbers (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 32. The Beatles - Carry That Weight (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 33. The Beatles - The End (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 34. The Beatles - Her Majesty (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Dolby Atmos Surround)
  • 35. The Beatles - Come Together (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 36. The Beatles - Something (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 37. The Beatles - Maxwell's Silver Hammer (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 38. The Beatles - Oh! Darling (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 39. The Beatles - Octopus's Garden (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 40. The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy) (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 41. The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 42. The Beatles - Because (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 43. The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 44. The Beatles - Sun King (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 45. The Beatles - Mean Mr Mustard (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 46. The Beatles - Polythene Pam (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 47. The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 48. The Beatles - Golden Slumbers (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 49. The Beatles - Carry That Weight (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 50. The Beatles - The End (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)
  • 51. The Beatles - Her Majesty (2019 Giles Martin Mix / Hi-Res Stereo)

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Web Mockup cropped1To mark 60 years since the Quarry Men made their first record, he last year's release
featuring  4-CD-package of rare recordings made at the Percy Phillips Studio in Kensington, Liverpool, will be available during the Beatleweek in the Marriott Hotel (Liverpool City Center) and at the Beatles Convention in the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, on 25th August 2019. 

The CDs will feature 70 recordings made by a variety of artists between 1955 and 1969, many of which have never been heard before.

BEATLES INTERNATIONAL is proud to present the exclusive sales for this 4CD box in Europe, we only have a limited stock so if you want to get a copy just send an Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRICE will be £ 35,- (excl. P&P)

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