Friday, 18 January 2019

Backbeat Blu-ray extras

Finally on Blu-ray (USA A1 region coded)
Shout Factory has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Iain Softley's film Backbeat (1994). The release will be available for purchase on February 19.

Synopsis: From the director of K-PAX, Hackers, and Skeleton Key, and starring Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks), Stephen Dorff (Blade, Cold Creek Manor), and Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) BACKBEAT is an energetic musical drama chronicling the pre-fame Beatles as they head to Hamburg in search of success. As they gain popularity, the "fifth Beatle," bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff), falls in love and ultimately must choose between his best friend John Lennon (Ian Hart), his new love Astrid Kirchherr (Sheryl Lee) – and the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world.

 Winner of the London Film Critics Circle's British Newcomer of the Year Award and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Film Music, the 1993 film features a soundtrack that includes music from Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), David Pirner (Soul Asylum) and Mike Mills (R.E.M.).

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • A Conversation with Astrid Kirchherr
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interviews with Iain Softley and actor Ian Hart
  • Iain Softley interview for the Sundance Channel
  • Audio commentary with Iain Softley, Ian Hart, and Stephen Dorff
  • TV Featurette
  • Casting Session
  • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
Source: Blu-ray.com
Amazon.com

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Pete takes a year off

Pete Best and the rest of the Beatles at the Iron Door, Liverpool, 1961. Colourised.
Roag Best, Pete Best's brother announced earlier today that Pete is taking the year off from rock'n'roll and the Beatles. This means that he will give no interviews, no personal appearances, no audience, and no concerts. The latter has one excepttion and that's the annual Best Fest. This year's do will be the 11th such event. So, if you want to see Pete Best this year it's Best Fest 11 or nothing.

Best Fest 11 details and tickets available at www.petebest.com.

Beatles lyrics, mapped

The people at Vanity Fair have published a video which are using Google maps to take the viewer on a Beatles voyage without leaving their couch. On the 20th of December last year, they published "Every Place in Beatles Lyrics, Mapped" on YouTube. While this is a bit of an exaggeration, it's still an enjoyable 12+ minutes long film which will take you to several spots around the globe.

"Take yourself on a tour of lyric locations in The Beatles songs. From Eleanor Rigby's gravestone in Liverpool to Abbey Road in North London, see the locations behind The Beatles lyrics throughout England, France, Russia, India, the United States, and more countries, covering 25,510 miles around the world."

Of course, there are several mistakes in the video, which you will notice if you're well versed in Beatles history. For instance, the video claims that Paul McCartney was inspired by Eleanor Rigby's tombstone when he wrote that song, whereas he has never acknowledged this himself, attributing "Eleanor" to actress Eleanor Bron from the "Help!" film. "Rigby" supposedly comes from a shop, "Rigby's" in Bristol which McCartney happened to drive by while trying to come up with a name for the song. Still, "Eleanor Rigby" from the tombstone may have lurked in his subconsciousness and made the two names click in his mind.



No "Norwegian woods" in this video, though!

The Bruce McMouse Show gets website

Bruce McMouse gets big screen debut. © Copyright MPL
The Bruce McMouse Show now has it's own website! Shelved in 1977, this "Wings Over Europe 1972" tour film mixes a story about animated mice with a selection of complete songs from Paul McCartney & Wings. The film will now get limited screenings in Australia, Canada, U.K. and USA, starting January 21. It's also available on Blu-ray/DVD in the Super DeLuxe edition of "Red Rose Speedway", which was released in December 2018.

When the film was finally completed in 1977, there was another film in the works, "Rockshow" from Wings' 1976 tour of the USA. And even that film got outdated when Joe English and Jimmy McCullough departed from the group in 1977.

Paul has the mouse in the palm of his hand © Copyright MPL
The Bruce McMouse Show was directed by Barry Chattington and produced by Roger Cherrill with the live elements taken from four shows in Holland and Germany in 1972. As often is with Paul McCartney's concert films, each song features footage from several shows with Paul wearing different outfits. The songs have also been sweetened for the soundtrack, all the guitars and vocals are in tune and all instruments are audible. Scenes of Paul and the band interacting with the mice on stage were shot without the audiences.



Prior to the European tour Paul had the idea of a family of mice and sketched the characters. Picking up the idea, Eric Wylam took Paul’s sketches and created the final McMouse family. This storyline was incorporated and used as a linking theme within the concert footage. The voice-overs for the animated mice took place at the end of 1973, recorded by Paul and Linda McCartney, Deryck Guyler, Pat Coombs and Derek Nimmo.

Production stretched from 1972 through to 1977 when the film was complete, however with changes in the band’s line-up and music scene, the project was shelved. The Bruce McMouse Show has been fully restored in 2018 at Final Frame Post alongside a brand-new audio mix (stereo and 5.1) created at AIR Studios where it was also mastered.

Website: www.brucemcmouse.com

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Quarrymen concert poster discovered

An original Quarrymen concert poster from 1959 has been discovered
An original Quarrymen concert poster from 1959 has been discovered by Pete Howard at Postercentral.com. The poster was recently acknowledged by Roag Best as genuine. The poster is for Saturday appearances of the band at the Casbah Club, which opened in 1959. The group had by then shed all of John Lennon's gang of childhood friends from his neighbourhood and was now made up by the core of what was to become the Beatles - John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney, with additional member Ken Brown.

Pete Howard was the publisher of ICE magazine from 1987 to 2006 and was a contributing editor of Rolling Stone magazine, 1988-1995.

Here's Howard's video blog with his recent discovery:


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Surprise song from McCartney

Get Enough - a new song from Paul
As we entered the New Year, Paul McCartney surprised us by releasing a new song on various streaming services, including Spotify and YouTube Music.
It has been receiving mixed feelings from fans, but it still grown on you the more you hear it. Much of the controversy stems from McCartney employing the "Cher effect", which is extreme use of the auto-tune tool, as pioneered by Cher in her 1998 song "Believe". McCartney starts singing without the effect, but it is used more and more as the song progresses. The song then takes a new, orchestral direction before it ends.

The song comes from the recording sessions for "Egypt Station" and is co-composed with Ryan Tedder, who also acted as co-producer together with Zach Skelton and Paul himself.
It's possibly slated for the DeLuxe boxed set of "Egypt Station" which was originally going to be available in October 2018, but which has been postponed. Here is the song, from YouTube Music:



℗ Capitol Records; ℗ 2019 MPL Communications Ltd, under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

Released on: 2019-01-01

Producer, Associated  Performer, Programming, Background  Vocalist: Ryan Tedder
Producer, Studio  Personnel, Editor, Associated  Performer, Programming: Zach Skelton
Producer, Co- Producer, Associated  Performer, Vocals, Bass  Guitar, Piano, Acoustic  Guitar, Harpsichord, Synthesizer, Synth  Bass: Paul McCartney
Studio  Personnel, Engineer: Steve Orchard
Studio  Personnel, Engineer: Rich Rich
Studio  Personnel, Asst.  Recording  Engineer: Keith Smith
Studio  Personnel, Asst.  Recording  Engineer: Jamie Kirkham
Studio  Personnel, Mixer: Mark Stent
Studio  Personnel, Assistant  Mixer: Michael Freeman
Studio  Personnel, Mastering  Engineer: Randy Merrill
Composer  Lyricist: Paul McCartney
Composer  Lyricist: Ryan Tedder

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Next year's McCartney archives

Back to the Egg for 40th anniversary release next year
Rumour section: I heard recently that the two remaining Wings albums, "London Town" and "Back To The Egg" are next up, and will be released to the 2019 Christmas market. Let's just hope that a Wings live 1979 edition will be included with the regular DeLuxe and not in a very limited edition special edition like the Wings 1972-73 disc was. Wings members Steve Holley and Laurence Juber have both given their input years ago to the "Back To The Egg" re-release.

Meanwhile, the archive edition of "Flaming Pie" has also been finished for years, but has yet to be scheduled.

Also, and this is not a rumour, Mike McCartney is working on the ultimate version of his "McGear" album, which was a Wings album as good as any, just with Mike handling the vocals and writing the songs.

Here's a Wings live rendition of "Wonderful Christmastime" to get you in the mood for the festive season, hopefully one of the tracks up for official release next year.


Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Who cares? I do.

Still from the music video of "Who Cares".© Nasty Little Man
Paul McCartney has premiered his new music video on Apple Music, expect it to appear on YouTube and elsewhere soon. The song, "Who Cares?" from his 2018 album "Egypt Station" stars McCartney as a psychiatrist and hypnotist, and Emma Stone as his patient.

Read a bit more over at Variety.

Update: Shortly after we posted this, the video appeared on YouTube. Shot on 65mm Kodak Film with Panavision Cameras, 'Who Cares' features a message of universal positivity rendered in vivid colourful detail.

"My hope is that if there are kids being bullied — and there are… Maybe by listening to this song and watching this video, they might just think it’s not as bad… that it’s the kind of thing you can just stand up to and laugh off and get through.” - Paul


What a night!

Sunday night at the O2 in London. Photo by MJ Kim © MPL
When Paul McCartney announced the European leg of his "Freshen Up" tour, I didn't even think about it. I had booked a three week family holiday in USA months earlier, so I knew I wouldn't be home when he was due to play Copenhagen, Denmark, which would be the closest to where I live. I happily accepted this fate, even though I would indeed have liked to see and hear him with the new horn section. When the tickets went on sale, it was quickly sold out - within minutes in Denmark, Liverpool and London, which were the ones I monitored.
A large contingency from Norway travelled to Denmark for his gig there, and a couple of them even attended the soundcheck. I kept tabs on this, because even as I was vacationing, I was involved in putting together the "Norwegian Wood" Beatles magazine, which I am editor-in-chief for. After three weeks, it was time to go home, and we landed in Norway on Saturday, December 8.

Assuming my duties as a blogger was not on the agenda for a few days, I had too much to do elsewhere. Meanwhile, McCartney and his gang descended upon Liverpool on December 12th, and through Facebook and friends in Liverpool, I was kept up-to-date about the concert. It was Quarryman drummer Colin Hanton's 80th birthday on the day Paul played in Liverpool, and the two old band mates met up again backstage, thanks to the organisational skills of Freda Kelly. Upon playing "In Spite of All The Danger", which featured Colin on the original recording, Paul mentioned him during the introduction at the show. Very nice. I don't think they had seen each other for the past sixty years. There was some anticipation now that Paul was in Liverpool, was he going to show up at Roag Best's new Beatles museum? I don't think he did.

Anyway, come Friday the 14th, I got word that a friend suddenly had a spare ticket for McCartney's show in London on Sunday the 16th, just two days later. His mate could no longer accompany him, due to sudden illness in the family. A couple of phone calls later, I had a flight booked and Sunday morning I was on my way to London!

I did actually have three Norwegian friends to meet in London, all of whom I had been to previous McCartney concerts with. In fact, I had recently made a list of all the times I had seen McCartney play live since I first saw him on Live Aid in 1985, and the count stopped at 29. This was going to be my Macca gig no. 30!

Two creative employees at London Transport have been using their service announcement boards in funny ways lately, and this is what the board at the North Greenwich station looked like at the night of the concert. #allontheboard

Arriving in the rain to London's O2 Arena
I knew we didn't have very good tickets, we were all going to sit in the nosebleeds of the 20 000 capacity arena, I heard it was the biggest indoor venue in the world. Still, we counted ourselves lucky to be there, and there were rumours about a special guest appearing on stage tonight. We were all hoping that it was going to be Ringo. This because the last time we all were in the O2 at a Christmas McCartney gig back in 2009, we had spotted Ringo in the audience - and one of us actually shook his hand!
Arriving at the gig, we noticed Sir Peter Blake being wheeled in, as one of Sir Paul's guests.

Sir Peter Blake arrived at the same time as us.
We took a look at the merchandise, but we only bought a couple of programmes, I didn't bother to get anything. My collection is already bigger than I'm able to keep on hand.

The programme was £25
More merchandise
A big merchandise stall just by the entrance had the biggest selection - I think they even had the green vinyl "Egypt Station" - but also the biggest queue, so none of us bothered.

So we found our seats, and this is what the view was from where we were sitting:

The O2 is a huge venue
The people on the stage looked really tiny from as far back as we were, and even the big screens were partly obscured by the stage lights rig. Very early on in the show, we heard rumours that Ringo had been spotted in the audience. Good news travel just as fast as bad news.

In the audience: Ringo Starr and Rami Malek, who starred as Freddie Mercury in the film Bohemian Rhapsody
The gig was great, and fortunately, in concert Paul's voice sounds deceptively good, quite better than when one reviews the recordings of it. The addition of a horn section was very successful and added a great new dimension to the songs they were featured in, like "Letting Go" and "Got To Get You Into My Life". Now how about adding a string quartet, Paul? The Wings songs went down really well with the audience, as always in London. Lots of Londoners were Wings fans back in the seventies. There was a generally good feeling in the audience anyway, even the new songs were cheered and applauded. I streamed some songs on Facebook from my iPhone.

Of course, Paul's stage banter was the same as always, with the same old stories, but at least he acknowledged it this time, as he told us he had met a Japanese fan who had attended 121 McCartney concerts. So he did mention that the stories he told were mainly meant for those who hadn't seen him in concert before.

There must have been a few of those, because after the rousing singalong of "Hey Jude" quite a number of people made their way to the exits, even during the song. Of course, we knew better, and were still hoping for that "special guest". By now of course, you will all know that the special guests this evening turned out to be Ron Wood and Ringo. After a nice version of "Wonderful Christmastime", featuring the Capitol Children's Choir, Paul introduced "Ron Wood from the Rolling Stones" to big cheers, but when he introduced Ringo, the whole audience got on their feet and gave the biggest round of applauds of the evening. I filmed and streamed the whole thing on Facebook, and also posted it on The Daily Beatle Facebook page, but as my view was from way back in the arena, I have found another nice video for you, edited from several sources.


And here's Paul's own, abbreviated video:



It was really touching to see the two remaining famous Beatles friends back on stage together, something I had personally witnessed just once before, at the Concert For George.

Evening Standard's five star review of the concert

The editor seemed to think there's a war going on between the Beatles and the Stones.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Two new books

Brian Southall's "White album" book.
A couple of new books have come our way, from Brian Southall and Peter Checksfield.

The first one of these, "The White Album: The Album, The Beatles and the World in 1968" by Brian Southall is divided in two parts, one part is specifically about the Beatles and their "White album", the second about world events in that revolutionary year in history. Southall was EMI's head of press for a number of years, and earlier Beatles related books of his has been "Abbey Road: The Story of the World's Most Famous Recording Studio" from 1982, "Beatles Memorabilia: The Julian Lennon Collection" from 2010 and last year he also wrote a book about the Sgt Pepper album. This new book is the second in this new series.


The sections, known as A-side and B-side are described like this: A-side: Definitive guide to the album, the recording and the events surrounding it. B-side: The political situation that was unfolding as the band drew inspiration from the world around them, and also looks at all the aspects of the album, including artwork, influence and legacy.

The chapter about the artwork for the album.

The book is richly illustrated with around 150 colour and black and white photos, hardcover, 192 pages and is published by Carlton books. The foreword is written by Chris Thomas, the de facto producer of many of the "White album" songs while George Martin was away on vacation.

Another illustration from the book.

The other book is a totally different beast. A giant tome in soft covers, detailing television appearances by pop artists and groups from the UK: "Channelling The Beat!: The Ultimate Guide to UK '60s Pop on TV" is not illustrated at all, but is a handy (albeit heavy) reference book to quickly find some TV appearance when you need to.

Peter Checksfield's book has forewords by some of the artists who appear in the book.
The Beatles are represented with a chapter detailing their television appearances, but that's already been written about by Mark Lewisohn in his "The Complete "Beatles" Chronicle" as well as by Volker Path and Jorg Piper in their "The Beatles - Film & Tv Chronicle 1961 - 1970". So this book will mostly be finding an audience who wants to know more about all the other British sixties artists and groups who appeared on television. Performances that survive either in an official capacity or circulate among collectors are noted when known.

Sample page from the book
Profiled are over 150 artists of the era. These include the post ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll of Cliff Richard, Adam Faith and The Tornados; the beat explosion of The Beatles, The Tremeloes and Herman’s Hermits; the rhythm ‘n’ blues of The Rolling Stones, The Pretty Things and The Who; and the psychedelia of The Pink Floyd, Procol Harum and Traffic, not forgetting the girl singers such as Cilla Black, Billie Davis and Dusty Springfield.Amongst the 100’s of legendary shows featured are the UK’s "Ready, Steady, Go!", "Top of The Pops" and "Thank Your Lucky Stars", the US’s "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Shindig!" and "Hullabaloo", Europe’s "Beat Club", "Popside" and "Twien", and lots more.
The first page of The Beatles
With more than 700 pages, this independently published book will be of help to any writer about the pop culture of the sixties, and of course a valued source for fans of the music. Although a regular contributor to the Record Collector magazine, this is Pete's first book.  Also, check out his website: peterchecksfield.com.

Via a movie short called ‘Look At Life – Sound Of A City’, colour footage shot at a taping of "Ready Steady Go" survives The programme itself was never taped or shown in colour.

RIP, Stan Lee

Stan Lee with Marvel's Beatles Story.
November 12, 2018, 95 year old Stan Lee passed away, the year after his British-born wife had died. Born in 1922, Lee was the brains behind the Marvel Comics many superheroes, co-creating many of the characters which today are well known movie and TV heroes, like Spider-Man, the X-Men, The Avengers and Daredevil.

For years, the Beatles made cameo appearances in Marvel Comics, and in 1978, Marvel published the Beatles' story in comic book form.

The Beatles Story
David Anthony Kraft wrote the script and the drawings were done by a couple of future superstar artists: George Perez and Klaus Janson.

Back in 2005, Stan suggested a collaboration for Ringo. Stan the man wanted to make a superhero of him. It was going to be an animated series, which Ringo would voice. The two of them made headlines that day, but nothing came of it. At the time, Stan said: "Ringo is beloved worldwide for his commitment to people and his singular wit. Our Ringo superhero character will combine these qualities, along with secret powers which people generally didn’t know about because he has kept them secret, until now."

In 2012, Stan remembered what happened: "We were going to do something together--an animated cartoon, he wanted to be a superhero. Ringo, you're a sweet guy--you ain't no superhero. But we were going to come up with something funny. The best thing that came out of it was that we took a photo where I'm playing the drums and he's reading Spider-Man. We had four or five meetings. I had a bunch of ideas, he didn't like 'em--he had a bunch of ideas that were horrible! We just didn't make it. We're good friends, but we've never done anything."

Ringo reads up on Spider-Man as Stan Lee takes care of the drums.

Apparently, Stan had pitched the same idea to Paul McCartney. Paul said this when remembering Stan: "I was  lucky enough to meet him. He came over to my office and we sat around for a while chatting about comic books and my admiration for his work. Actually he was suggesting making a superhero who would wield a Höfner bass guitar. The guitar would have super powers and we spent some time imaging what those could be. He had a great sense of humour and I must say the idea of becoming a guitar wielding superhero in one of his comic books was very appealing."


Paul McCartney and Stan Lee met up again during Superbowl

McCartney, who was the comic book fan among the Beatles, once composed a song featuring two Marvel characters, "Magneto and Titanium Man".

Wings performed "Magneto and Titanium Man" during their world tour of 1975-76 featuring Jack Kirby's drawings as backdrop.
Beginning with the first Spider-Man film in 2002, Stan Lee has made cameos in Marvel films, the last of which was in the current movie, "Venom". This was actually part of his contract, a special clause in the agreement specifies that Stan must appear in any film based on one of his characters.

Pop culture wouldn't have been what it is today without Stan "the man" Lee. Excelsior!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

NPR Music: Interview with Giles Martin

In this interview with Giles Martin, you'll hear some of the early demos, outtakes and remixes. But he begins by describing the process of making of the "The White Album," how it turned out to be a much-less planned and much more organic process than ever, and how that frustrated George Martin.

Ringo: On the road, new book and award

Ringo announces his plans.
Press release:

SIR RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR 2019, INCLUDING SPECIAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (1989-2019)

Ringo’s new book Another Day In the Life, his third with Genesis Publications, to be released in Limited Edition and available in November 2018 and wide to follow in April 2019

Monday November 12, 2018 – Today Sir Ringo Starr announced tour plans for 2019 with his All Starr Band, featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and the return of All Starr alum Hamish Stuart.

The first leg begins in March with one US show at Harrah’s Resort Southern California on March 21st before the band head to Japan, starting in Fukuoka on March 27th and ending April 11th in Osaka (full dates listed below). August 2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of Ringo and His All Starr Band and they will hit the road for a celebratory tour which will kick off at Caesar's in Windsor on August 1st and then head to Ravinia near Chicago, Illinois to play two shows with the Beach Boys August 3rd and 4th and two shows at Nashville’s historic Ryman in Tennessee on August 7th and 8th. The tour will conclude September 1st at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California, nearly 30 years to the day when the inaugural All Starrs completed their first tour on September 3, 1989. (A full itinerary will be announced soon).

This month Another Day In The Life, Ringo’s third book with Genesis Publications, will be released in Limited Edition, while the hard cover will available in wide release in April 2019. Pre-orders for the limited edition can be made at www.ringobook.com. Following in the series that began with the sell-out success of Postcards From The Boys (2003) and Photograph (2013), this book will include previously unpublished photographs, captioned with Ringo’s observations and anecdotes. Reflecting his love of music, travel and nature, Another Day In The Life shows us the world as seen through Ringo’s eyes. From Los Angeles to Tokyo and everywhere in between, many of Ringo’s observational images celebrate the quirkiness of life.

November will also see Ringo honored when he receives the Humanitarian Award from the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF on “Giving Tuesday,” November 27, 2019 at their annual Snowflake Ball in New York City (see below for more information).

In a fitting comment taken from his upcoming book, Ringo wrote, "It's about changing one second so that people think peace and love, it's something I learned from the Maharishi. If you do something for good, the trees, the grass, the whole planet will support you - you're always loved. I live in that world."

That message of universal Peace & Love has become synonymous with Ringo, who has for over 10 years celebrated his birthday with a Peace & Love event. This July 7, 2019 will see it return to Los Angeles, and further details will be announced soon.

Ringo and His All Starr Band Tour -- Japan Dates:

Wed Mar 27 Sun Palace Hall, Fukuoka, Japan
Fri Mar 29 Uenogakuen, Hiroshima, Japan
Mon Apr 1 Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi Sendai Japan
Tue Apr 2 Shimin Center, Koriyama, Japan
Wed Apr 3 Hitomi Kinen Kodo, Tokyo, Japan
Fri Apr 5 Dome City Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Tue Apr 9 Zepp, Nagoya, Japan
Wed Apr 10 Archaic Hall, Japan, Osaka
Thu Apr 11 Orix Theatre, Osaka, Japan

For more information please visit: www.ringostarr.com

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Beatles' YouTube event


YouTube Music is collaborating with Universal Music and Apple Corps Ltd. to host an evening dedicated to The Beatles. The panel event - set to be streamed live from London on The Beatles YouTube channel at 7pm GMT on Wednesday 7th November - will feature commentary and insights from Giles Martin, the Grammy Award®-winning producer of the White Album’s new anniversary edition; Dan Stubbs, Commissioning Editor for the NME; Felix White, former guitarist of The Maccabees; Andy Bell, guitarist of Ride; Miles Kane, soloist & singer from The Last Shadow Puppets and Georgie Rogers, presenter, DJ; and music journalist from BBC 6 Music, Soho Radio and Foundation FM.

The panel will be moderated by Matt Everitt of BBC 6 Music and Miles Kane will also share a live, solo acoustic performance of "I’m So Tired".

During the discussion and Q&A, the expert panel will delve into the White Album’s newly remixed and expanded anniversary edition, the album’s songs and musical ambition, its continued influence in contemporary music, and whether such an album could be created in today’s musical landscape.

In addition, there will be live commentary from The Beatles YouTube channel so fans around the world can get their questions answered by the panel.

Link: The Beatles official YouTube Channel

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Review of the DeLuxe Edition of The Beatles' "White Album"

The Beatles
Yesterday, Marshall M. Fish published a web article with his review of The White Album Super Deluxe Edition box set. Here's a link to the article: review.

The review doesn't really go into details, it just gives an overview of what comprises the boxed set, describing what the Esher demos are, what constitute the Sessions discs and what the book is like.

One thing left unmentioned is the surround sound mix, but you can find Mark Smotroff's review of this here. Part two of Smotroff's review is about the outtakes and demos, you'll find that review here. And part three, dealing with the new stereo remix is to be found here.


The Super DeLuxe 50the Anniversary Edition 

Don't forget to "tune in" to The Beatles' official YouTube channel tomorrow, Wednesday 7th at 7.pm GMT!