Peter Jackson – Get Back featuring The Beatles

I saw Get Back, Part 1 tonight.

I think it’s a masterpiece.

There were annoying things about the edits but when you think about how it’s constructed from outtakes you can only appreciate the masterwork of this production. Hey, I was spellbound for nearly 3 hours so that says it all, right?

I experienced a broad range of emotions with this one. This is my childhood coming back in a rush of sights and sounds both familiar and not. I found it to be a really intense experience. Not just while watching it but after, now. I had to call a friend who’d understand. Now I have to write about it. The Beatles and their music are tied into so many events and milestones in my life and maybe this album was my most loved because it came out when I was old enough to own it. Know what I mean? ♫•¨•.¸¸♪

As you can see from prior posts it’s probably been awhile since I had a significant Beatles fix. It has been a very long time. They come and go so I was due. I was not disappointed. The sound quality of the film is good. There are splices that seem to overlay some of the action which can be a little distracting but not much.

Of course, soon as I got home I had to hear the album. And check out this playlist I found on The Beatles channel on YouTube. These are listed as the Glyn Johns Mix. The songs sound different. They are more raw. They include more chatter. There are more of them. Check it out:

It’s amazing how young they were. To someone earlier I wrote that they were the product of stars coming into alignment just right and I’ll stand by that. I’m not the only one….

The Beatles are the best-selling music act of all time, with estimated sales of 600 million units worldwide. They hold the record for most number-one albums on the UK Albums Chart (15), most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (20), and most singles sold in the UK (21.9 million). The band received many accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, four Brit Awards, an Academy Award (for Best Original Song Score for the 1970 film Let It Be) and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and each principal member was inducted individually between 1994 and 2015. In 2004 and 2011, the group topped Rolling Stone‘s lists of the greatest artists in historyTime magazine named them among the 20th century’s 100 most important people.

Get Back Part 2 will begin streaming on Friday, November 26 at 12 a.m. Pacific Time, or 3 a.m. Eastern Time

I cannot wait!!!

1 Comment

  1. I can’t wait to watch it. Thanks for this! Was a great thing to read as I come out of my post-thanksgiving food coma. 😋

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