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Let It Be/Get Back 50th Anniversary Releases! (Content and Sound Quality Discussion Only)!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bruce Burgess, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks The Buzz Driver

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    Stated out loud in our living room during the first episode: "Dude, it's like we're chilling with The Beatles".
     
  2. Angel66

    Angel66 Forum Resident

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    At the end of the rooftop concert, and I could watch hours of this. That Peter Sellers moment was awkward verite with some backstory missing perhaps...

    They all come off well considering they're being filmed but that private convo between John and Paul was extraordinary. John was the even keeled one. But Paul was pretty self-aware to later call out what people would be saying about Yoko 50 years from 1969...

    The single most revealing McCartney moment imho was after George left and they were sitting forlorn and Paul starts going down a list of why it was important to keep busy, not be "wandering aimlessly" and he gets progressively more intense. You can see his pure drive and frustration as the opposite of Lennon's floating upstream. But George is ready to go.

    They do snap into band mode when Billy Preston shows up. He gives great energy.
    And I was thrilled to see Jackson give the fun rambling "Dig It' a long overdue moment.
     
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  3. Duophonic

    Duophonic Bootlegs are really imports

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    It’s nice to see laughter and fun moments on 01/31. The original flick as well as the footage from Anthology made it seem like an extremely boring atmosphere and also, that the others were forced by Paul to play. I guess the lighting also played a role in that mood.
     
  4. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Senior Member

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    Dearborn, MI
    I'm not sure that's what he said. In the long interview with Ken Michaels he said Disney claims people don't buy DVDs of extended cuts but he didn't rule out physical media altogether. In fact he said the original Let It Be movie is expected next year that way.
     
  5. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Senior Member

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    That's a puzzling criticism.. the trailer was a montage of clips under one song. They weren't all supposed to sync up.
     
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  6. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Senior Member

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    Yes that's how it sounded to me.
     
  7. JimBop

    JimBop Forum Resident

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    I'm unable to find the information anywhere but I'm sure I read once that John & Yoko moved temporarily into Paul's house after Kenwood had been sold, not sure if the dates correspond with the GB project though.
     
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  8. Paul P.

    Paul P. Forum Resident

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    Seattle, WA, USA
    Okay - I've spent waaay more time than I should have on this - but hear me out.

    I started re-thinking what I knew about Glyn's Get Back and Phil's Let It Be after watching the documentary.

    And - a thought exercise occurred to me. What if the Beatles hadn't given up on Glyn? Instead - what if they actually gave him some additional guidance after his 1970 compilation?

    So - bear with me here. The Beatles listen to Glyn's 1970 compilation - and the following dialog happens:

    Beatles: Ditch that version of Let It Be - use the new single mix instead.
    Glyn: Okay - done.
    Beatles: Also - since you mixed a new version of Don't Let Me Down - use that as well.
    Glyn: Grumble - okay done.
    Beatles: Now - finally - we like our rooftop takes of Dig A Pony and I've Got a Feeling - plus our Apple performance version of Two Of Us. We gave them to Phil Spector to mix while you were in the USA - use those instead.
    Glyn: Really? Phil "Wall Of Sound" Spector? Are you kidding me??? (listens) okay - those aren't terrible. I'll try it with those - remix them later.

    And thus - we have this:

    The Beatles - Let It Get Back

    Cheers,
    Paul
     
  9. TAF8184

    TAF8184 Forum Resident

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    Durham, NC
    Just a guess, but they did have a Christmas Party at Apple, I believe, in 1968 where the Hell's Angles were there.
     
  10. Floatupstream

    Floatupstream Forum Resident

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    I prefer it without. I think Phil made the right choice in this instance.
     
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  11. Floatupstream

    Floatupstream Forum Resident

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    Did anyone pick up on the part where Paul got short with George Martin? He said something along the lines of " I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to John( paraphrasing)?
    Kind of reminded me of John telling Brian Epstein to stick to the percentages when he told them a particular take wasn't good enough...
     
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  12. Duophonic

    Duophonic Bootlegs are really imports

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    Yea Paul seemed extremely agitated that GM was even there!
     
  13. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

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    Toronto
    Was it "The Walk"? I think it was played over the credits at some point.
     
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  14. kevintee

    kevintee I’d rather be listening to McCartney

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    St. Louis, MO
    After part 1 was Palace of the King of the Birds.
     
  15. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

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    Maryland
    Just finished this yesterday.
    For the most part, there are some interesting moments between the 3 parts, but I still think both documentaries really shine when the Beatles play on the roof.
    For Peter Jackson's Part 3, I loved using the 3 different screens (Ala Woodstock)
    That said, the whole subplot with the people onthe street and the cops is a waste.
    At least the original verson mostly just showed the Beatles playing.
    My favorite song they did was Don't let Me Down and Peter Jackson cuts away to a cop trying to stop the show. Who cares!
    I hope there is another cut that shows the rooftop uninterrupted.
     
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  16. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

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    Would love to see LIB Naked reissued. The 50th is a little lacking for me.
     
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  17. Angel66

    Angel66 Forum Resident

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    I never need to hear Don't Let Me Down again (one of my least fave Beatles songs) and the Beatles performance on the roof I honestly find the least interesting thing about the whole project in terms of viewing. The police stuff was contrived in 1969 and these takes are not where I would go for any great audio.

    I still think the boys dedication to Magic Alex is hilarious and a sign they can't quite admit they've been conned. I love George Martin's low-key "I don't think we should take a chance on hoping this will work" critique of Alex.

    Ringo on Allan Klein is priceless: "At least the conman we'll be on our side this time!"
     
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  18. GARSTON6922

    GARSTON6922 Forum Resident

    Part Three, in which Ringo's been on the Beans again.
     
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  19. ChrisChopping

    ChrisChopping Well-Known Member

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    Newport
    Listening to and enjoying this, thanks Paul
     
  20. urasam2

    urasam2 A Famous Potato

    It wasn't a private conversation between John and Paul. Ringo, Linda and Yoko were all there too, but they've been edited out.
     
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  21. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Levittown. NY
    Totally agree…I always found it disrupting to the song.
     
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  22. Angel66

    Angel66 Forum Resident

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    California
    The doc implies it's just John and Paul being recorded by the flowerpot?
     
  23. urasam2

    urasam2 A Famous Potato

    Yes, it does.
     
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  24. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Levittown. NY
    I think this track sequence will play beautifully. Nice going!
     
  25. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    Jersey City, NJ
    How much overlap is on the box and the movie?
     

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