In most cases, the fans are the last to get any relevant information about their faves. Well, the rule may be broken. The Daily Beatle, a blog run by hardcore Beatles fans seems to have discovered a real nugget for the band’s fans.
Following brief information on Amazon that announced an October release for a companion book titled Get Back: The Beatles(October 15), John Bezzini from the site contacted the publisher and received the following information: “The Beatles Get Back” is the authorized story of the making of the Let It Be album and the Beatles’ break-up, told through exclusive photographs, transcripts of the recording sessions, and an essay by Hanif Kureishi. The book will be the companion to the film directed by Peter Jackson, both released next fall (exact date to be announced).”
According to Ultimate Classic Rock (UCR) site, “Jackson announced the movie last year, noting he was working with 55 hours of previously unseen film shot by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and 140 hours of audio the band recorded in January 1969.”
Director Jackson himself said that the footage was “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 [Lennon], Paul [McCartney], George [Harrison] and Ringo [Starr] work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating, it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate.”
As UCR comments, “Get Back, which began filming 51 years ago today, was an attempt by the Beatles to return to their roots after the fractured White Album sessions. The original intent was to show the band making a new album, with none of the lengthy studio overdubs that marked its most recent records. The LP was supposed to be followed by their first concert since August 1966.”