Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Beatles 1 mystery solved


CD/DVD Gatefold Digipack
On November 6, 2015, a Blu-ray, a DVD and a digipack containing a CD and DVD will be released. Also, there's a Deluxe limited 1CD/2Blu-Ray edition to be made available the same day, optionally as DVD.

Deluxe limited blu-ray edition
The "1" CD will feature a new 2015 remixed and remastered version of the album by Giles Martin and Sam Okell.

Editions:
Without the CD:
Link to Amazon astore with all 7 configurations of the Beatles 1 and Beatles 1+ releases.

Press release:

THE BEATLES’ VIDEOS AND TOP HITS COME TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME

All-New Editions of The Beatles 1 Pair Beautifully Restored Promotional Films and Videos with Brand New Stereo and Surround Audio Mixes

Beatles 1+ Deluxe Edition Celebrates the Sight & Sound of The Beatles in 50 Films & Videos

London – September 15, 2015
After The Beatles stopped touring, and because travelling around the globe to promote new releases was impossible, the band increasingly made what could be described as “mini movies”. These pioneering promotional films and videos helped to define the way we have come to watch music, not least because The Beatles approached filming with the same ease and innovative spirit they brought to the recording studio, exploring new creative possibilities with infectious delight. Showcasing the band’s filmed work to accompany their 27 No.1, U.K. and U.S. singles, The Beatles 1 is newly restored and expanded in multiple configurations for global release on November 6 by Apple Corps Ltd/UMG.

The 27-track CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray pairs beautifully restored videos for each song, with new stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS HD surround audio mixes. The brand new Beatles 1+ celebrates their career in over 200 minutes through 50 promotional films and videos. This includes the 27 No.1s, with the restored videos, along with a second disc of 23 videos, including alternate versions, as well as rarely seen and newly restored films and videos; all include new audio mixes in deluxe CD/2-DVD and CD/2-Blu-ray packages. The 27-track audio CD is also being made available with new stereo mixes. A 2 LP, 180-gram vinyl package will follow.

The new editions of The Beatles 1 have been made possible following extensive research, and restoration of the original promo films, classic television appearances and other carefully selected videos spanning the band’s history. Apple Corps dug deep into The Beatles’ vaults to select a broad range of films and videos for their rarity, historical significance and quality of performance. An 18-person team of film and video technicians and restoration artists was assembled by Apple Corps to undertake painstaking frame-by-frame cleaning, colour-grading, digital enhancement and new edits that took months of dedicated, ‘round-the-clock work to accomplish.

Trailer.

The result is a visual run down of The Beatles’ number one records, as well as the additional tracks on the bonus disc of Beatles 1+ that show the band in previously unseen standards of clarity and quality; many of the films and videos have never before been commercially released, in whole or in part.

Beatles 1 and Beatles 1+ offers the restored films, including 35mm negatives scanned in 4K and digitally restored with new stereo and 5.1 surround audio remixes, produced from the original analogue tapes by the GRAMMY® winning team of Giles Martin with Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. For four of the videos, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have provided exclusive audio commentary and filmed introductions, respectively. The 1+ Deluxe Edition, presented in an expanded 124-page illustrated hardcover book includes ‘an appreciation’ of The Beatles’ ground-breaking films and videos by music journalist and author Mark Ellen and extensive, detailed track/video annotation by music historian and author Richard Havers.

“These videos and films are spectacular reminders of the era we lived in. They also rock!”
Paul McCartney

“I think it’s really interesting to see the videos we made, some of them incredible and some of them really incredible. How else would we have got to sit on a horse?”
Ringo Starr

Between 1962 and 1970, The Beatles released 27 No.1 hit singles in the U.S. and the U.K. In 2000, these timeless songs were collected for The Beatles 1, which topped the charts in 35 countries and became that decade’s bestselling album worldwide. 15 years later, 1 is revisited for this entirely new, visually-inspired presentation.

It’s The Beatles, as you’ve never seen them before.

The Beatles 1

[CD: DVD: CD+DVD: Blu-Ray: CD+Blu-Ray]
DISC 1 AUDIO (CD) + DISC 1 VIDEO (Video refers to DVD or Blu-ray)

Love Me Do
From Me To You
She Loves You
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Can’t Buy Me Love
A Hard Day’s Night
I Feel Fine
Eight Days a Week
Ticket To Ride
Help!
Yesterday
Day Tripper
We Can Work It Out
Paperback Writer
Yellow Submarine
Eleanor Rigby
Penny Lane
All You Need Is Love
Hello, Goodbye
Lady Madonna
Hey Jude
Get Back
The Ballad of John and Yoko
Something
Come Together
Let It Be
The Long and Winding Road

DISC 1 VIDEO EXTRAS:

Paul McCartney audio commentary:
- Penny Lane
- Hello, Goodbye
- Hey Jude
Ringo Starr filmed introductions:
- Penny Lane
- Hello, Goodbye
- Hey Jude
- Get Back

The Beatles 1+ (One plus):

CD/2-DVD: CD/2-Blu-ray]
DISC 1 AUDIO (CD) + DISC 2 VIDEO (DVD or Blu-Ray)

(same contents as above)

DISC 2 VIDEO (Video refers to DVD or Blu-Ray)

Twist & Shout
Baby It’s You
Words Of Love
Please Please Me
I Feel Fine
Day Tripper (alternate version)
Day Tripper (alternate version)
We Can Work It Out (alternate version)
Paperback Writer (alternate version)
Rain (alternate version)
Rain (alternate version)
Strawberry Fields Forever
Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows
A Day In The Life
Hello, Goodbye (alternate version)
Hello, Goodbye (alternate version)
Hey Bulldog
Hey Jude (alternate version)
Revolution
Get Back (alternate version)
Don’t Let Me Down
Free As A Bird
Real Love

DISC 2 VIDEO EXTRA:

Paul McCartney audio commentary:
- Strawberry Fields Forever



NOTES ON THE VIDEOS:
BEATLES 1 DVD

DISC ONE

1. LOVE ME DO
Newly edited clip, featuring material from BBC TV’s "The Mersey Sound", with performance footage filmed on 27 August 1963 at the Little Theatre, Southport.

2. FROM ME TO YOU
A live performance at the 1963 "Royal Variety Show", filmed at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, on 4 November 1963.

3. SHE LOVES YOU
A live performance from the Swedish Television show "Drop In", recorded on 30 October 1963 during a short Scandinavian tour (actually just a tour of Sweden. Roger).

4. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
From the Granada TV programme "Late Scene Extra" filmed on 25 November 1963.

5. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE
First broadcast in the TV show "Around The Beatles", filmed on 28 April 1964 and broadcast the following month. It features a different audio track to that of hit single, recorded by The Beatles on 19 April 1964.

6. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
Live performance at the Palais des Sports, Paris on 20 June 1965, while on a short European tour.

7. I FEEL FINE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965. One of ten films shot that day to satisfy global TV demand for broadcast material to accompany The Beatles’ hit records.

8. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
A brand new clip edited from material filmed at the Shea Stadium concert in New York City on 15 August 1965, during which the band performed twelve songs, but "Eight Days A Week" was not among them. The clip says so much about the band’s frenetic lifestyle in 1965, at the height of Beatlemania.

9. TICKET TO RIDE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965.

10. HELP!
The less frequently seen clip of those filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965.

11. YESTERDAY
Paul performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show", videotaped in New York City on 14 August 1965 and broadcast the following month, the day before the single was released in America.

12. DAY TRIPPER
Three versions of this clip were filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965. This is version 2, in which all of the group are wearing polo neck sweaters, except for Paul, who wears a black shirt.

13. WE CAN WORK IT OUT
There were three versions of the "We Can Work It Out" video filmed atat Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965. This is version 2 in which all four Beatles are wearing black polo neck sweaters.

14. PAPERBACK WRITER
Filmed in 35mm, and in colour, in Chiswick Park, West London, by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

15. YELLOW SUBMARINE
This clip is newly created from original "Yellow Submarine" footage.

16. ELEANOR RIGBY
This clip is taken directly from the "Yellow Submarine" movie.

17. PENNY LANE

A look at "Penny Lane" before and after colour corrections.
A ground-breaking clip by Swedish director Peter Goldmann that captures The Beatles in Stratford, London, and at Knole Park in Kent, with additional material shot in Liverpool.

18. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
Filmed in Studio One at Abbey Road, on 25 June 1967, and beamed around the globe as a part of the TV programme "Our World". This colourised version was created for "The Beatles Anthology" TV programme in 1995.

19. HELLO, GOODBYE
London’s Saville Theatre was the location for this promo film, shot on 10 November 1967; The Beatles wear their Sgt. Pepper outfits.

20. LADY MADONNA
Just prior to leaving for India, The Beatles met up in Studio Three at Abbey Road, on 11 February 1968. They were filmed while recording "Hey Bulldog".

21. HEY JUDE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 4 September, for broadcast on David Frost’s TV show, "Frost On Sunday". The introduction by David Frost is different from that on disc 2.

22. GET BACK
The promo clip made available at the time of the original release of the single featured performances from the Apple rooftop synched to the record. This new clip has been rebuilt to replicate the original but with improved picture quality.

23. THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO
This original promo clip features outtakes from the "Let It Be" movie, with other private footage shot in Amsterdam, London, Paris and Vienna.

24. SOMETHING
The video features George and Pattie, John and Yoko, Paul and Linda, and Ringo and Maureen. and was filmed at locations in Berkshire, Surrey, and the Mull of Kintyre.

25. COME TOGETHER
The clip was created in 2000 by Melon Dezign for the launch of thebeatles.com and the original Beatles 1 album.

26. LET IT BE
A 1970 promo clip was made available to support the release of the single and it was different to the one featured in the Let It Be movie; this clip has been rebuilt from the original footage.

27. THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
This clip is taken straight from the "Let It Be" movie.


DISC TWO:

1. TWIST AND SHOUT
From the Granada Television programme "Scene At 6.30", which was videotaped on 14 August 1963.

2. BABY IT’S YOU
One of two clips used to promote the single taken from the 1995 "Live At The BBC" album. The clip is enhanced by the inclusion of unique colour footage of The Beatles filmed outside the BBC’s Paris Studio on Lower Regent Street, London.

3. WORDS OF LOVE

The 2013 video for "Words Of Love".

When "On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2" was released in 2013, it included "Words Of Love", a Buddy Holly composition that the band recorded for radio. This new clip is a mix of existing footage and innovative animation.

4. PLEASE PLEASE ME
A live performance videotaped on 9 February for "The Ed Sullivan Show", which was screened on 23 February 1964.

5. I FEEL FINE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965, this clip shows The Beatles eating fish and chips during their lunch break.

6. DAY TRIPPER
From the TV special "The Music Of Lennon & McCartney" that first broadcast in mid-December 1965.

7. DAY TRIPPER
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965, with the group wearing their Shea Stadium jackets with the "Nehru" collars.

8. WE CAN WORK IT OUT
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965 – showing The Beatles wearing the Shea Stadium jackets.

9. PAPERBACK WRITER
Shot on videotape at Abbey Road, on 19 May 1966, this studio version is prefaced by a short introduction by Ringo. It was broadcast on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in America.

10. RAIN
"Rain", the B-side of "Paperback Writer", was filmed in colour at Chiswick House, West London, on 20 May 1966.

11. RAIN
This black and white clip is a new edit from several takes of "Rain" videotaped at Abbey Road on 19 May 1966.

12. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

A sample of "Strawberry Fields Forever".

Directed by Peter Goldmann and with newly restored footage, this was filmed at Knole Park, Kent on 30 and 31 January 1967.

13. WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
The merging of these two tracks, one from "Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band", the other from "Revolver", was created for "The Beatles Love" show by Cirque du Soleil, which opened in June 2006 in Las Vegas. This video was created to promote the "Love" album released later that year.

14. A DAY IN THE LIFE
Filmed in Studio One at Abbey Road on 10 February 1967, this includes classical musicians, who were asked to wear evening dress, fake noses and funny hats for the recording session.

15. HELLO, GOODBYE
This clip is another shot at London’s Saville Theatre on 10 November 1967; The Beatles wear their "street clothes".

16. HELLO, GOODBYE
This third version was also shot at London’s Saville Theatre on 10 November 1967; it includes elements from the first two films but with additional footage unique to this edit.

17. HEY BULLDOG
The original footage from a 1968 shoot for the "Lady Madonna" promo film was unearthed in the mid-1990s. It was revealed that The Beatles were recording "Hey Bulldog" and is an edit done to promote the reissue of the "Yellow Submarine" movie in 1999.

18. HEY JUDE
This is an edit of the two other takes filmed on 4 September 1968 for the "Frost On Sunday" TV show. This has a different David Frost intro to the clip on disc 1.

19. REVOLUTION
One of two versions, this was shot the same day as "Hey Jude". John’s lead vocal is completely live, as are most of Paul and George’s backing vocals. The instrumentation, including Nicky Hopkins’ electric piano, is from the master tape.

20. GET BACK
This clip was assembled in 2003 to support the release of the album "Let It Be…Naked" and utilises studio footage from the famous "Get Back"/"Let It Be" sessions.

21. DON’T LET ME DOWN
This was the B-side of "Get Back" and this clip is a composite of two live performances from the Apple rooftop in 1969. It was made available to support the release of "Let It Be…Naked" in 2003.

22. FREE AS A BIRD
The 1995 video is a work of art by director Joe Pytka, who used the concept of a bird’s-eye view to pay homage to many Beatles songs and images.

23. REAL LOVE
This video directed by Geoff Wonfor and ex-10cc and leading pop promo-maker Kevin Godley, this video was made in 1996 to support the release of the single.

Video restoration.

30 comments:

Mikko Suhonen said...

Great!

Martin said...

Hope it's not just the promos for the tracks on '1' (as some of them don't even have any: Eight Days A Week for a start). I do hope the likes of 'Rain' 'Hey Bulldog' 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and 'Revolution' are also included. I also hope 'Penny Lane' has been cleaned up. The most recent colour version looked washed and blurry to me.

I also hope that some sort of DVD compilation of the Stones in their 60s pomp will come out at some point. Fat chance though, eh?

Mikko Suhonen said...
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Mikko Suhonen said...

If the first disc is 110 minutes, it alone is 30 minutes longer than the cd. So there mut be something extra. And what the second disc contains is another story completely. Exciting times.

Sara said...

I'm dying to know what's on the BluRay/DVD!

Lizzie Bravo said...

Thank you for the info, Roger! Keep up the good work on this amazing blog. Regards from Rio de Janeiro.

James Peet said...

I've been waiting for something approaching this since 1984, when I first saw the Compleat Beatles video documentary. Thank god I haven't died yet.

Henry the Horse said...

http://www.thebeatlesonline.co.uk/thebeatles/1/1-2015-CD-2xBlu-ray/4U7G05PT000

Robert Berberena said...

My fellow eternal Beatlemaniacs...Can we expect anything new? Of course not....They are the same songs remixed in a little different way. We keep making richer some producers that get over our hunger for Beatles material... I expected a 2-3 album with a blue background to resemble their greatest hits, which included songs that never were a number one hit but were even better like for instance A Day in life and Strawberry Fields, but then again we have those records since we wore young person's clothes. Than be said ( or written) make no mistake...BEATLES FOREVER!!!

Martin said...

Thanks for the excellent info as always, Roger.
This is great news for Fabs fans. I wonder if there is an alternate video for 'I Am The Walrus' featuring MMT outtakes (like our friends at Revolver TV showed us recently)?

No 'Let It Be'or 'The Long And Winding Road' on the '1' DVD also bodes well. Does this mean that Let It Be on DVD is also finally imminent?

Random Thoughts and Musings said...

Thanks for the detailed summary, Roger.

Sounds like a great package. It would be real nice, however, if the 2-DVD set were sold separately. Most Beatles fans own several version of the 27 number ones.

Martin said...

Of course 'Let It Be' and '...Winding Road' are on the first disc, my mistake. That flash animation 'Come Together' looked daft even in 2000 when it was made though. Wouldn't a Rock Band type animation (like the game's intro or outro) or a mix of 1969 era footage (Tittenhurst etc) been better?

And instead of the Yellow Sub footage, what about this for 'Eleanor Rigby?'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51UH_u7WxCo

dps said...
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dps said...

So what's missing? And wow, remixes by Giles Martin. Has the damn broke? First Paul remixes 'Tug' now it's all this? :)

Martin said...

What's missing? Maybe 'This Boy' 'She's A Woman' 'I'm A Loser' and some Ready Steady Go stuff ('I'll Get You' etc)... Still, it's a minor quibble. I'm just glad it's finally going to be out there. I think they've realised (Paul and Ringo) that they're not getting any younger and that maybe they would like their work to come out on their watch. I hope 'Let It Be' follows next year.

Pauline's Dimples said...

The original Don't Let Me Down promo, utilising footage from both Twickenham and the Apple Rooftop, shown on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour in 1969 is missing.

One of the three Hey Jude promos is absent, with Apple releasing two complete ones and another consisting of two takes.

winston o´boogie said...

FANTASTIC. I'm shocked.

dmz said...

But nothing regarding the "Old Brown Shoe" video, 'leaked' last week. (Still wondering if it's a fantastic fake or the real thing.)

Martin said...

Does anyone know where the psychedelic film of the Pepper era Beatles to 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds', from The Compleat Beatles, film was from? Was it made specifically for the movie or was it a full promo? It's at the 5.25 mark in the clip below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxcth8QFGG4

Also, wasn't 'For You Blue' a Double A Side with 'The Long And Winding Road' when it was No.1 in the US?

Brian Fried said...

1+ isn't up for order in Canada yet. :-(

Gary Field said...

Go to www.thebeatles.com - then click on pre-order, it'll take you right to amazon.ca.

CrackinThunder said...

Nice to finally have it before we are all dead of old age!!! We'll have to turn it up to comp for some of our bad hearing.....Now, if Let It Be hits the street next year, that would be fantastic.

Helter Skelter said...

I do love it when they show "Restored" vs "Original" comparisons. Anyone who works in the industry will tell you that correcting the washed out colour on an old video takes one click of a mouse! You can do the same at home using Photoshop on still photographs. Looks very nice though - 2 x blu-ray in the basket.

peerke said...

Here's something I don't get: when new mixes are made of the songs, how can one then make a remaster? Isn't that simply a master of the new mixes?

Andrew said...

Hopefully some more information will come to light on how much work was done on the videos back when Anthology was being made (and also the Red/Blue promos). Additionally what new/better material came to light since then.

Hopefully we will also get some Easter Eggs on the discs (hint, hint!)

Real Quaid said...

Oh man, new stereo mixes I didn't expect. Finally.

Martin said...

Sort of connected to The Beatles (Wilfrid Brambell played Granddad McCartney in A Hard Day's Night), This clever gentleman has shown what a restored version of the legendary Steptoe & Son might look like... Unfortunately the BBC can't be bothered withpreserving the treasures they have still got (and haven't wiped) and prefer to spend their/our money on garbage like Strictly Come Dancing... It's a good job that Apple has more love and care for the Beatles legacy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTEodgsWDJs

Martin said...

I remember seeing a film for 'Don't Let Me Down.' It looked like John was in Twickenham and his beard was starting to grow. I also (fondly) recall Pan's People dancing to the 1976 release of 'Back In The USSR' on Top Of The Pops. But that's another story....

Martin said...

Looks like 'The Long And Winding Road' promo will be the movie one featuring Billy Preston. Has their ever been an official promo for the 'Spectorised' version?

Martin said...

I presume the 'HELP!' promo will be the Intertel one with Ringo holding the umberella?
So that means the 'dartless' film intro version will be missing from '1'?