Let It Be 50th Anniversary (pt. 2)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GlassPepper, May 11, 2020.

  1. Cristiano Cortellazzi

    Cristiano Cortellazzi Forum Resident

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    Probably not, but at this point who knows.
     
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  2. Arnold Grove

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    The ONLY music box for the Beatles in 2020 will be:



    ;)
     
  3. Cristiano Cortellazzi

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    I don’t remember Our Men at The Havana saying the movie will be released on its own, but I could be wrong.

    It could well be of course: damn, after all it’s one of the five original Beatles movies.

    But again: how many LIB/GB configurations will they release? The more the better from my point of view, but generally speaking I’m afraid all this flood would kill sales, especially if they issue all this stuff simultaneously.

    Are the LIB/GB plans that big? Just wondering.
     
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  4. joeislive

    joeislive Streets Ahead

    Yeah, I might have misread something, but the press release originally stated the original would be rereleased after the Jackson film, so it's that type of fine print that makes me go "waittaminute" because I can't see them not releasing an audio set (whether it includes the original movie or not) simultaneously with the Jackson film, to ride all the attention and hype from that, so if it does wind up being the case and they wind up contradicting themselves, I don't think anyone would mind!
    As far as how many configurations... that is the exciting/frightening prospect about the whole project isn't it? But I think it would be a safe bet to expect the deluxe box set for Let it Be (hopefully with original movie, which can also be sold separately , with it's own book that details the tracks. If they are afraid of flooding the market with product I can easily see a 2 disc highlights of outtakes from the box set issued in lieu of a "soundtrack" album, with the new book being the major tie in product for the film. They showed a little restraint imo by not issuing the Esher demos on their own, so they may do something similar here.
    So many possibilities....to think we would have all this already if it wasn't for this pandemic. Wear your masks and stay safe everyone!
     
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  5. sbeaupre

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    I’d be greatly surprised if the original movie ever surfaces. I suspect what we’ll see is a coordinated release of the new movie and an audio-only box of some sort. (And it’s also possible “box” is overstating things.) I still can’t understand the rationale behind delaying the movie and audio box a year, particularly if it’s over a lack of theatrical release. Release the new movie on Netflix (or equivalent), get the box in the hands of fans, and move on.
     
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  6. crossroads69

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    It was previously mentioned* that the film isn’t fully done as Peter Jackson wasn’t able to get into his studios starting around late Feb or so. You could still argue that this should’ve delayed the film by a few months and not a full year. But given the uncertainties of the pandemic, who can blame them for taking a very conservative view.....

    *specific post and source somewhere in this thread or one of the other LIB50 ones.
     
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  7. Cristiano Cortellazzi

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    It’s been repeated a thousand times that the old movie HAS BEEN RESTORED and is ready to go. Check the original Jan 2019 Apple statement itself.
     
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  8. Cristiano Cortellazzi

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    It certainly is :nauga:
     
  9. musicfan37

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    Any many of us pre-ordered back then.
     
  10. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    With Billy Preston
     
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  11. albabe

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    I have an old friend who worked as a Producer with Paul on "Driving Rain" around 2000-2001... and it was around this time that I asked him about the Film "Get Back." He told me back then that the Film had been Restored. He said "they" went back and fixed the Nagra Audio so that the songs weren't in different keys because the Nagra was sometimes Battery Operated.

    I guess some of the songs were actually in Different Keys and not at Concert Pitch because the Beatles hadn't tuned to a piano for some songs. In theory, they left those alone... but they fixed the ones that sped-up because the Recorder Slowed-Down during Recording. That was about 20 years ago (today)... so things may have changed considerably. Maybe it's be "Restored" a few times.
     
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  12. Cristiano Cortellazzi

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    It has been restored and remastered several times through the years, in the 80’s, in ‘92, for the Anthology project and in the early 2000’s for the failed Naked DVD release. No doubt.

    This time is different: Apple has spent a lot of money and put a lot of work in to the project so keeping saying it won’t come out is rather silly (no offense).
     
  13. crossroads69

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    Yeah, this is the only time that they have officially announced the restoration project and brought in a high-profile Hollywood name to helm it. The rights have been sold to Disney and so on...

    So the ship has now sailed from Apple’s vault and if not for the pandemic, we would’ve had it by now.
     
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  14. dormouse

    dormouse Forum Resident

    They have got a year to Photoshop the cover. It isn't a big job to amend that. Mind you, time runs at very odd speeds in the Let It Be universe. I think it must have been filmed and recorded very close to the event horizon of a black hole. That would probably explain an awful lot. Maybe even the disappearing biscuits!
     
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  15. joeislive

    joeislive Streets Ahead

    Not to mention they definitively stated the original would be coming out this time in an official press release!
     
  16. Cristiano Cortellazzi

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    And so many people still don’t know that :angel:
     
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  17. But do we really need a new box? There's already a box set (1970), a remix of the album (LIBN), a re-release of the film (VHS and Laserdisk), and even single versions (2009), a Giles Martin remix (1+) and studio sessions (Anthology/LIBN), so we've already got all we need for a 50th anniversary-ish set!


    Just kidding of course I want is so badly
     

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