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THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TO RELEASE ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER PETER JACKSON’S
DOCUMENTARY "THE BEATLES: GET BACK"
IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 

 

Photo: ©1969 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney 

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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 on September 4, 2020, 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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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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The Beatles' "White Album" 50th Anniversary Edition - Part One: The Blu-ray 5.1 Surround Sound Mix

The Beatles' White Album 50th Anniversary boxed set (coming out in early November) celebrates the legendary eponymously-titled 1968 LP and it's a doozie! In this new multi-disc collection you get two CDs containing a brand new Stereo remix by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell, a CD of long sought-after demos produced by the band prior to heading into Abbey Road Studios and an additional three CDs of session outtakes. And if that weren't enough you get a high resolution Blu-ray Disc containing not only the new Stereo and the original Mono mix but also a brand new 5.1 Surround Sound mix, playable on your home theater system. Available in 96 kHz, 24-bit PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby True HD 5.1 options, that's a whole lotta White Album joy to explore, so lets just dive in...

For this first part of our review series exploring The Beatles' White Album 50th Anniversary boxed set we'll focus on the brand new first time ever 5.1 Surround Sound mix. The notion of remixing an album like The White Albuminto Surround Sound might not be immediately apparent as a "necessity" (hey, none of this is exactly "necessary" but it sure is fun!). Recording much of this album on early eight-channel multi-track tape afforded The Beatles more creativity in terms of not just how many layers of instruments they could record but also the natural-ness (if you will) of the mix. Accordingly, many fans -- myself included -- preferred the old original Stereo mix over the Mono version (initially only released in the UK) because it sounded a bit more widescreen.

In keeping with the process that producer Giles Martin executed so successfully with the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remixes, this new Surround Sound incarnation of The White Album is even wider-screen still, frequently revelatory and at times even jostling (in a good way). Rather than re-explain the process the producers have to go through to make this happen, I am including a link back to my earlier review of the Sgt. Pepper remixes which goes into that sort of detail which is likely applicable to this new project (click here). That said, reissue Producer Giles Martin explains their overall intention with the current project in the written introduction to the hardcover book included with this new edition:

"In remixing 'The White Album' we've tried to bring you as close as possible to The Beatles in the studio. We've peeled back the layers of the 'Glass Onion' with the hope of immersing old and new listeners into one of the most diverse and inspiring albums ever made."

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While we'll look at the new Stereo mix in The Beatles' White Album 50th Anniversary boxed set in more detail later in in this review series, the new Surround Sound version we're about to explore is a fine complementary experience, informed by the original mixes while offering a fascinating new way to experience some of your best loved Beatles music. For the most part the producers wisely chose to keep the listener focused front and center in this new remix, presenting the core of the band in mostly enhanced (if you will) Stereo, judiciously using the rear channels and three dimensional space where appropriate (and, perhaps, where technically feasible!). This makes sense given the way the album was recorded. According to the official press release for the set:

"The Beatles' approach to recording for 'The White Album' was quite different from what they had done for 'Sgt. Pepper.' Rather than layering individually overdubbed parts on a multi-track tape, many of the 'White Album' session takes were recorded to four-track and eight-track tape as group performances with a live lead vocal.... This live-take recording style resulted in a less intricately structured, more unbridled album that would shift the course of rock music and cut a path for punk and indie rock."

Overall, the 5.1 mix is very tasteful and some tracks work better than others. For the most part I found the mixes engaging and most importantly it sounds very much like what The White Album should sound like. I didn't sense any drastic changes to the feel of how the music was originally recorded. It seems that the producer's surround mixing creativity grew accordingly / appropriately as the music became more experimental, reaching a wild peak at "Revolution #9."

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Given that The Beatles' White Album 50th Anniversary boxed set is a deep-dive (and somewhat pricey) collection, I thought that a run down of some highlights of what I have heard thus far while listening to this new Surround Sound mix might be appreciated. So -- spoiler alert -- following are some details on what you can expect in 5.1:

"Back In The USSR" features harmonies in the rear channels and hand claps which are very audible (more akin to their presence in the Mono mix). It is interesting to hear piano coming in from the rear.  Its also nice to hear the "ahhhhhs" on the bridge section of "Dear Prudence" moving front to rear. The drums there are a bit bright but the double tracked guitars in the rear channels are super cool. Gimmicky though it may appear as you read this, hearing the vocal "round and round and round" refrains subtly circling the room sounds pretty nifty! There is no full fade out on the ending here and that works neatly in this new incarnation as a new and different thing.

"Wild Honey Pie" is trippy fun in the surrounds and the guitars sound a bit more  -- for lack of a better phrase I'll make one up -- "sproingier!" Meanwhile in "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" Lennon's vocals are pretty hot in the mix, which is a treat! His "All the children sing" calls-to-action pop up in the rear but the real star of this show is when Bill's "horse" clip-it-y-clomps through your living room at the end!  You can also hear Yoko's vocals more clearly now and from the book included with the set we learn that Ringo's wife, Maureen Starkey, was in there for the singalong choruses!

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"Martha My Dear" has punchy horns and the vocal are super clear, but I especially love being immersed in the string section on this song. On "Blackbird," Paul's foot tapping feels almost alarmingly natural to the point where if you close your eyes it feels kind of like he's there playing there for you in the room. Hearing the birds tweeting from the rear is heartwarming and lends a light immersive sensibility while keeping the feel of the original in tact. "Piggies" is one of my favorite Surround Sound mixes in The Beatles' White Album 50th Anniversary boxed set. The tambourine is super up front and the loud piggies steal the show (from behind!). George Harrison's acoustic guitar sounds rich, buoyed by rear cellos. I think I even heard a little extra bonus snork on the first chorus, which is different from on the original Stereo mix. I don't know about you, but I like my snorks big and in this mix its almost like having a little barnyard suddenly appearing in your listening space.

"Rocky Raccoon" works surprisingly well in Surround Sound, revealing sweet sensitivity from Ringo's opening-closing Hi Hat Cymbal as well as his brush work on the Snare Drum.The rinky-dink "Tack Piano" sparkles in the rear as do the harmonies. "I Will" also works surprisingly well in Surround Sound where you can more clearly hear Paul McCartney's (likely) overdubbed "doot doot" vocalized bass lines from behind and Ringo's gently sympathetic Cymbal work is much more apparent. The Shaker in the rear is tasty icing on the cake.  "Julia" is room filling and gorgeous; this is as close as most of us will get to having John Lennon playing in our living rooms.

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"Birthday" comes with a word of cliche advice: play this track LOUD as it really rocks! The Bass is super audible now, you can almost feel Paul plucking the strings. And there seems to be an overdubbed Snare Drum hit in the rear. Now you can also quite clearly hear Patti Harrison and Yoko Ono singing the high harmony "Birthday" background vocals on the bridge. Not surprisingly,"Yer Blues" places a very big reverb on Lennon's vocal, which defines this mix; I rather like it although I realize there are some of you out there who might find it too large! One other curious thing I noticed is that there seems to be a tighter edit after the solo section on this song just before the song ends, so it no longer feels like a rough tape splice as on the original Stereo and Mono mixes (which was actually a kind of cool thing, but I'm not complaining here... just pointing out the difference).

"Sexy Sadie" envelops you with Piano and that sort of bendy-pitchy-melty effect on the instrument in this song is more apparent in this new Surround Sound mix. The Bass is more prominent now and there is a cool Guitar bit at the end I don't remember hearing previously.  "Helter Skelter" is another one to Play Loud! You'll feel the harmonies around you and Ringo's Drums are just massive. Some of the guitar swells seem to flow through you. The breakdown is a little different and some new talking is now audible in the mix. Ringo's Drums are also huge on "Long Long Long" where you can almost feel the air pushing through the Tom Tom heads as he hits them. George's acoustic Guitar strums are equally up-front and rich. And of course it is super cool hearing the weirdness at the end of the song in Surround Sound.

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"Revolution #9" is as trippy as you might expect it to be, using all channels aggressively. And it works!  Now you can hear everything that was going on in this still stunning audio pastiche, a truly frightening snapshot of what 1968 was all about. Don't listen to this under the influence of anything! If you thought this piece was madness on headphones, it is now an even more intense "musique-concrete" experience in Surround Sound. You'll hear different details coming at you from all directions. While I don't have any specifics on how this 5.1 mix was created, given that the piece was originally recorded as a "performance" mix of tape loops down to two-channel Stereo, one can guess what the producers did here to create the Surround Sound version. Ultimately, how it was made doesn't matter much because the final result is what counts and Giles Martin's Surround Sound mix is aggressive, immersive and (appropriately) at times downright scary! It is a fascinating interpretation of John and Yoko's original vision and a whole new way to explore this piece. Depending on who you are playing it for, this might even be a good demo track to put your home theaters system through its paces!

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So, there it is: we can now hear The White Album in 96 kHz, 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound!  Apart from some initially awkwardness figuring out how the "set up" screen worked, my experience with the Blu-ray Disc in The Beatles' White Album 50th Anniversary boxed set has been quite wonderful. There is even a very thoughtful, fun screen saver built in, cycling iconic portraits of the band from the original album.

Stay tuned for Part Two of this review series where I will explore the wealth of outtakes and other rarities in this wonderful collection.

Las Vegas For a full report of our short stay in Vegas, Febr. 14-18, 2018, please visit the BI section of this 'NEWS' page 
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RINGO STARR (and Barry Gibb) have been selected for knighthood and other awards given in the name of Britain’s monarch.
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The process starts with nominations from the public, which first are reviewed by a specialist committee and then by a main honours committee.The nominations are then sent to the prime minister before the various honours are bestowed by the queen or senior royals.The children’s author celebrated for War Horse and former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg also made the honours list.