The Beatles - Get Back docu

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The Beatles - Get Back docu
« on: September 04, 2022, 08:47:50 AM »
I know i am a little late to the party...but i just been watching this (one episode, on a sunday evening). Im 66.666666666% of the way thro the mii Series. WOW....i am totally blown away by this docu. It has really impacted on me in a MASSIVE way. I just adore things that show behind the scenes footage, in studios etc. So i was bound to love it. But man alive, this series has totally made me love The Beatles, more than ever. I grew up, from a young age, with The Beatles music being played in the family home. So i have always been a fan. I have had all their studio albums since mid 90s. But seeing this show, has taken my appreciation and fandom to a whole new level.

Also, i am totally hooked on the Bass line that Paul came up with, for early versions of Get back. I cant get it out of my head. It is so basic, yet, such an earworm for me. I have loved seeing the song come from nothing, into what has always been, a real fave of mine.

I was kind of taken aback by how little John Lennon was involved in the first episode. he was so quiet and inthe background, where the creative process is concerned. He came more into it in the second episode. I wonder what lyes in store, for tonights concluding episode??

All in all, I am totally engrossed in this Docu. I feel like i sat thro something special. I feel almost as though, i was right there with them.
PS, Macca was clearly the creative force behind the band. My respect for him was already through the roof.

All in all. i score this 100 trillion out of 10
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2022, 03:44:30 PM »
Yup, it's a fantastic documentary. I'm not a huge Beatles fan but I enjoyed it immensely.

In terms of Lennon, this was an era he was not as prolific as McCartney. He was rumored to be getting into heroin around this period.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2022, 07:53:30 AM »
For some reason I listened to LIB about 5 years after all the other Beatles albums.

Was not expecting much. It was The Beatles break up album which was only rescued by Klein & Spector.

However loved it. Lots of hidden gems I had never heard before.


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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2022, 08:06:42 AM »
Everyone seems to be getting along in the LIB film. 

They were recording while being filmed. Building up hundreds of hours of film & recording tape.

Suspect the project was abandoned as no one could face plowing through the recording tapes to produce an album. Even Paul couldn't face it. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2022, 08:10:47 AM »
Read that everyone got along during the Abbey Road recordings.

The 4 of them knew it was their last album so there was no point bickering.

The main difference was they were working alone on their own songs more.

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2022, 08:14:46 AM »
Paul was outraged when he heard what Spector had done to 'The Long & Winding Road'.

Must admit I prefer the Spector version.

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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2022, 09:50:07 AM »
Believe tensions in the studio were worst during The White Album.

Thirty songs is a lot. John started bringing Yoko into the studio. The other Beatles calling her 'flavour of the month'. George Martin said John could be quite aggressive. John & Paul engaged less than usual.

By the time of 'Let it Be', film crews, wives & children were in the studio. Seemed to now be anything goes.

Both Ringo & George quit for periods during The White Album. Recording continued with Paul doing some drumming. 

George said the others had no enthusiasm for 'While my Guitar gently weeps'. So he brought in Clapton.

John wanted to release Revolution 9 as a single. In the end he was lucky it got on the album as the others didn't want it.

George Martin asked them to make it a single album. For once The Beatles were united in that it had to be a double.

There was enough quality for a double - of 20 songs rather than 30.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2022, 10:10:56 AM »
Although tensions were highest during The White Album, it was productive & the album had 30 songs on.

The added distraction of film crews, wives, girlfriends & children on 'Let it Be, resulted in both the film & album being shelved.

Spector was only able to salvage an album of 10 proper songs.

John was happy with Spectors work. Saying he made LIB listenable & worked wonders on 'Across the Universe'.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2022, 10:20:05 AM »
There would also be less arguments during LIB than on The White Album because The Beatles knew they were being filmed on LIB!

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2022, 10:39:57 AM »
Suppose you could say LIB was productive. It produced a belated cinema film. With the extremely famous rooftop concert.

Paul was instrumental in 'Let it Be Naked' being released in 2003. Which to me is no improvement to 1970.

Then over 50 years later more footage has been released which Beatle fanatics will love.

As far as quality & quantity of songs go, LIB is certainly lower in the Beatles rankings.
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2022, 10:53:22 AM »
The LIB project reminds me of 1968's Yellow Submarine.

The Beatles being involved in the project along with lots of other people.

They did manage a few new songs for a YS album which apart from 'Hey Bulldog' were very lacklusture.

Side 2 was just classical music compiled by George Martin. 

But the film is still fun when on TV.

In 1969, they focused just on what they did best - making an album.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2022, 11:11:54 AM »
Abbey Road sounds fresh and modern.  It makes one wonder what kind of music the Beatles could have made had they continued on in the seventies.  I reckon they would have been far more than the sum of their solo parts.

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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2022, 11:25:08 AM »
Let it Be & Yellow Submarine were not The Beatles finest moments in 1968.

However The White Album had lots of great stuff & stand alone single Lady Madonna reached number 1.

They spent a long time in the studio making 'Hey Jude'. That did alright & what a B side from John!
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2022, 11:27:59 AM »
The White Album could have been a great single album.


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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2022, 11:47:49 AM »
John said about his revamped 'Revolution' - 'I wanted it released as a single but they said it wasn't good enough'.

Revolution was good enough to be a single. The problem was Paul had come up with 'Hey Jude'.

John accepted Paul was right cursing 'he's always bloody right'.

Revolution was a B side in the days when B sides were big & got a slot on the big selling 67-70 Blue album. It's now considered a great Beatles rocker.