Thursday, 2 January 2020

Peter Jackson film in October?

The original Get Back book from 1970 was printed before the project was renamed Let It Be
On Amazon in both the UK and USA, a book with the title The Beatles Get Back was announced for release on 15 October 2020. John Bezzini noticed the listing on Amazon and contacted the publisher and received this info: "The Beatles Get Back" is the authorized story of the making of the "Let it Be" album and the Beatles’ break-up, told through exclusive photographs, transcripts of the recording sessions, and an essay by Hanif Kureishi. The book will be the companion to the film directed by Peter Jackson, both released next fall (exact date to be announced). 

Links to pre-order the book:
Amazon (UK)
Amazon (USA)

8 comments:

James Peet said...

I saw it yesterday, but it didn't have an image of the book. Amazon seems to be a platform for grey releases, legally speaking, and I tend to wait until confirmation appears on here, to decide whether it's a genuine release.

I'd have thought that May might have been a more suitable date, given that the original album came out on 8th May 1970. I'm glad though, as there's been quite a few high-end Beatles releases of late. I'm still intrigued how the relationships between all four Beatles was, leading up to their break-up. The White Album was presented with a more harmonious tone, rather than the souring friendships and antagonism towards John/Yoko that we've always understood. The Anthology didn't present anything different to the sad ending.

Jack1956 said...

Bull Moose has this up for preorders, at around $34

voxstarstream said...

That's because all official Apple releases are going to portray Yoko as a "nice person" (which of course she isn't).

Brian Fried said...

Note there's a difference between releasing the film, and releasing the film on home video. The CD set will likely be released on the 50th anniversary in May, and the film will debut in May as well for its 50th. That leaves two months of art house circuit appearances and odd theatrical releases before the DVD & blu-ray come out end of summer/early fall — and the book is meant to capitalize on there being some product out there.

Richard said...

I was hoping the entire release schedule was in May...doh!

SageDaddy said...

I don’t see it on their site - can you provide a link?

Mark said...

This site has similar news citing Beatlefan mag as the source, so maybe it is legit?
https://www.977thehawk.com/music/50-years-ago-today-the-beatles-final-recording-session/
"Amazingly, 50 years on, the "Fab Four's" Get Back/Let It Be project lives on. Beatlefan magazine just reported that a new book, titled, The Beatles Get Back, is slated for release in October via publishers Callaway Arts & Entertainment.
According to information they received from the publisher, the book will be tied-in to the upcoming Peter Jackson-directed film project:" "The Beatles Get Back is the authorized story of the making of the Let It Be album and the Beatles’ break-up, told through exclusive photographs, transcripts of the recording sessions, and an essay by Hanif Kureishi. The book will be the companion to the film directed by Peter Jackson, both released next fall — exact date to be announced."
The publisher has good credentials too:
http://www.callaway.com/about

Marga said...

Absolutely true ­čĹî