Monday, December 21, 2020

Peter Jackson previews The Beatles documentary Get Back

Director Peter Jackson has released an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming documentary, “The Beatles: Get Back.”

Shot in January 1969 and compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage (filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been restored, “The Beatles: Get Back” is the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they plan their first live show in over two years and charts the writing and rehearsing of 14 new songs, originally intended for release on an accompanying live album.

The film features for the first time in its entirety, The Beatles' last live performance as a group – a rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row – as well as other songs featured on the band’s final two albums, “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be.”

The preview delivers a montage of footage from the project, which is scheduled to debut in cinemas on August 27, 2021

“We wanted to give the fans of The Beatles all over the world a holiday treat,” says Jackson, “so we put together this five-minute sneak peek at our upcoming theatrical film ‘The Beatles: Get Back.’ We hope it will bring a smile to everyone’s faces and some much-needed joy at this difficult time.”

See also:

Megadeth: Dave Mustaine and daughter rock Beatles classic in quarantine
The Beatles announce The Singles Collection vinyl box set
The Beatles: Abbey Road returns to US Top 10 after five decades
The Beatles: Abbey Road makes UK chart history
Search The Beatles at hennemusic