Reblog: Impressions and Observations on the Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ documentary — Music Enthusiast – At the intersection of rock, blues, R&B, jazz, pop,and soul

This is not intended to be a review so much as observations on a band I’ve known, loved and read about almost literally my entire life. This documentary greatly changed my perception of them in a way none of the other stuff I’ve seen or read ever has. Minor review bits – too damn long, […]

Impressions and Observations on the Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ documentary — Music Enthusiast – At the intersection of rock, blues, R&B, jazz, pop,and soul

Get Back to the Process

Peter Jackson’s Get Back has hit the internet with the six hour plus look at The Beatles at work.

Image via the wrap.com

The Get Back / Let It Be sessions have faced numerous revisions right from the start when Phil Spector joined the project to produce an album from the abandoned sessions – It’s rather unfathomable that some of these great songs were facing the cutting room floor. This series is Jackson’s turn in the revision of the project.

To the documentary itself, with Jackson’s more is more approach, whether the viewers will like it will not depend on if they like the band, but instead if they find interest in the creative process.

It might not always be exciting, but as far as this bureau is concerned, it agrees with Rick Beato’s perspective that it’s endlessly fascinating. Thankfully Disney’s head honchos didn’t get their wishes.

Be Again

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson gave his first preview of his revised film of The Beatles making their troubled album, Let It Be.

The footage looks great in all its remastered glory.

Jackson has stated that he wants to show a happier take on the band’s relationships at the time. A bold goal given that the recording sessions were eventually abandoned with Phil Spector’s pasting together sessions and producing a mix that McCartney would late re-do.

Nowhere German

The Taika Waititi directed movie, Jo Jo Rabbit, was released recently with its somewhat controversial subject matter.

The film mostly succeeds in balancing the comedy and horror of the subject matter and its twisting of reality.

One particular reality twist is the song, ‘Komm, gib mir deine Hand,’ better known as, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand,’ by The Beatles sung in German.

The Beatles famously had a residency in Hamburg Germany and so its not surprising they picked up a little bit of German on the way.

The track was originally released as a single in 1964 and can be found on various compilations including Past Masters.