In conjunction with the upcoming release of Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back, Callaway Arts & Entertainment and Apple Corps Ltd. have announced an accompanying book release, also titled The Beatles: Get Back.
The release is the first standalone official Beatles book since The Beatles Anthology, and will arrive 31 August 2021. It charts, across 240 pages, the story of the recording of the band’s 1970 record Let It Be.
It features transcribed conversations from over 120 hours of the band’s studio sessions, alongside hundreds of previously unpublished photographs. There is also a foreword written by Peter Jackson and an introduction by Hanif Kureishi.
The book begins in January 1969, the beginning of the Beatles’ last year as a band, as they reunite for a project initially titled Get Back. As they recorded and rehearsed, they document every day’s work with a huge number of cameras and tape recorders. The book tells how the time was not the chaotic collapse it’s sometimes portrayed to be, as Hanif Kureishi writes in his introduction: “In fact this was a productive time for them, when they created some of their best work. And it is here that we have the privilege of witnessing their early drafts, the mistakes, the drift and digressions, the boredom, the excitement, joyous jamming and sudden breakthroughs that led to the work we now know and admire.”
Take a look at the trailer for the book below:
The book can be preordered now, for $60/£40. Find out more here.
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