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Review: It was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper and Beyond

It was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper and Beyond is a new documentary film celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album. It serves as a complement to the Making of Sgt. Pepper documentary from 1992 and also the recent PBS documentary, Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution. While those films offer more of a focus on The Beatles’ recording process, It was Fifty Years Ago Today gives a more cultural context to the Sgt Pepper album.

This film was not officially sanctioned by The Beatles, and therefore no Beatles music was included. Instead it offers interviews with many people who were in the Beatles inner circle and also famous Beatle biographers. They all have some great insider stories and details to share.

For example, the documentary features rare interviews with The Beatles’ original drummer Pete Best, John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird, Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein’s secretary Barbara O’Donnell, Steve Diggle of the Buzzcocks, Beatles associate Tony Bramwell, Pattie Boyd’s sister Jenny Boyd, Hunter Davies, Simon Napier-Bell, Ray Connolly, Bill Harry, Philip Norman, Steve Turner, Andy Peebles, Freda Kelly and The Merseybeats.

Another plus is all of the rare historical footage of The Beatles that you don’t often see in “official” documentaries. However, the flow of the film is at times disjointed with one interview popping up in-between two other unrelated segments.

Also, the film title and DVD cover text leads you to believe that the focus is mainly on Sgt. Pepper. The film starts in August 1966 giving the background of why The Beatles stopped touring which led to their unlimited time in the recording studio. However, the film goes on for 2 hours, and covers material way past the release of Sgt Pepper in June 1967 to include the Beatles trip to India in 1968.

In this reviewer’s opinion, the film was about 30-40 minutes too long and all of the information about what happened after the death of Brian Epstein in August 1967 should have been omitted. The fact that it continues through 1968 leaves you to wonder where this “Sgt. Pepper” documentary is headed and wondering when it will end.

With that said, the interviews are very intelligent and interesting. There is also a second DVD of bonus extra footage of extended interviews with a few people featured in the original film. Highlights are the in-depth interviews with former BBC radio host, Andy Peebles, who interviewed John Lennon two days before he died, and Pete Best. Also included is a brief visual tour of Beatle-related sites in Liverpool and London, with a special stop at 34 Montagu Square, which has a special connection to John, Paul and Ringo.

For Beatles fans who like to get their hands on rare footage and interviews of The Beatles, then this DVD is for you. – T.Y.

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Review: Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary remix brings the classic Beatles album into the 21st century

“Sgt. Pepper – Wow! Was it really 50 years ago today? Can’t be true…”
– Paul McCartney in April 2017

On May 26, The Beatles will release a new remixed version of their groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album on CD and vinyl, and this 50th anniversary edition is a vibrant achievement. Giles Martin and Sam Okell took the original master tapes from the classic 1967 Beatles album and enhanced the sound to bring it up to date to the stereo standards of the 21st century.

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Mixed in stereo and 5.1 surround audio, this is a vast improvement over the 2009 remastered Beatles CD version. This is the first time the album has been remixed. The original four-track session tapes were the source and Giles Martin used the original mono mix produced by his father, Beatles producer George Martin, as a guide.

When comparing the 2009 remastered Sgt. Pepper CD to the remixed 2017 version, it’s like going from black and white to color. The 2009 remastered version almost sounds muted when compared to the 50th anniversary remix due to the fact that the sound of the vocals, guitars and drums are all brought to the front.

Paul McCartney commented on the remix in a recent Q&A with Japanese fans: “It’s very clear. So whereas the old mix was just sort of a general mix, this time you can hear every little instrument. And it was quite surprising to hear, ‘Ooh, I’d forgotten we did that.'”

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The sound is so clear and enhanced that you can even hear McCartney shouting in the background at the end of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise).” You’ll also hear an unexpected addition to the end of “Within You, Without You.”

Ringo Starr also raved about the new remix. A friend of Ringo’s reported that “it originally was recorded on a 4-track with a lot of overdubs, which buried the drums. Now, the drums have been lifted and come through as they should. He was pleased.”

The remixed Sgt. Pepper CD is definitely worth getting, no matter how many previous versions you have. While you can just get the remixed CD by itself, here’s why you should get the Super Deluxe edition.

If you love to hear outtakes and get a glimpse into how The Beatles’ song process took place, you’ll especially enjoy Disc 2 of the Deluxe package. Here you get 18 tracks including five takes of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and five takes of “A Day in the Life.” These outtakes include an alternate attempt at creating the dramatic piano sound at the end of “A Day in the Life”, instead with all of The Beatles humming in unison. Note that Disc 2 on the Super Deluxe version is different from the outtakes included on Disc 2 of the 2-CD Deluxe set.

Disc 3 offers 15 additional outtakes for the diehard Beatles fan. Disc 4 offers the entire album in the original mono mix, along with 6 additional mono tracks including “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane.”

If you are not that interested in outtakes, the Super Deluxe package is still worth the money because of the lavish hardcover book and The Making of Sgt. Pepper documentary on DVD and Blu-ray.

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The Making of Sgt. Pepper documentary was made for the 25th anniversary of the album’s release and contains great interviews with Paul, George, Ringo and George Martin. The highlight is watching George Martin sit at the engineering controls in the recording studio and isolate either the vocal or instrumental tracks on several of the songs and discuss The Beatles’ recording process.

The six-disc Super Deluxe set comes with a 144-page hardcover book the size of an album. The book includes chapters written by different writers on various aspects of the album. Topics include the design of the cover, the album’s musical innovations and its historical context by Beatles historian, author and radio producer Kevin Howlett; composer and musicologist Howard Goodall; music producer and writer Joe Boyd; and journalists Ed Vulliamy and Jeff Slate.

The book also features rare photographs, reproductions of handwritten lyrics, Abbey Road Studios documentation, and original ‘Sgt. Pepper‘ print ads. Last but not least, there is a complete list of every person featured on the Sgt. Pepper cover. You could spend hours and hours looking at that.
Take your time and savor every aspect of the Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary Deluxe edition. By the time you get through it all, the new White Album reissue project will be ready!
– Trina Yannicos
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The Beatles Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary edition offers over 30 unreleased outtakes

It was 50 years ago on June 1, 1967 when The Beatles surprised the world ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the groundbreaking masterpiece that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release special CD and Vinyl packages of the Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary Edition on May 26. The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including 34 previously unreleased recordings.

“It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art,” says Paul McCartney in his newly-penned introduction for the Sgt. Pepper Anniversary Edition.

Sgt. Pepper seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it,” Ringo Starr recalls in the Anniversary Edition’s book.

This is the first time Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings. To create the new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes for Sgt. Pepper, producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. All of the Anniversary Edition releases include Martin’s new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.

Beatles Sgt Pepper 50th anniversaryRingo Starr has expressed his delight at the new remastered Sgt. Pepper recordings. According to Keith Allison, former Paul Revere and the Raiders bassist, who was recently hanging out with Ringo: “He thought it was great! Why? Because it originally was recorded on a 4-track with a lot of overdubs, which buried the drums. Now, the drums have been lifted and come through as they should. He was pleased.”

Fans have been waiting for a new stereo remix of Sgt. Pepper since the original stereo release was rushed out with no input from The Beatles. The mono version was what The Beatles and George Martin had poured their heart and soul into back in 1967.

“No matter how well you know the album, this remix is full of nuances any fan will notice, especially the bottom end —Ringo’s kick drum really reveals new dimensions,” explains Rolling Stone writer, Rob Sheffield.

 

“The alternate takes are full of discoveries; hours of new Beatle music that gives a taste of how many treasures remain in the vault. It’s not just historic value — it’s an astounding listening experience,” says Sheffield, who got an exclusive first listen to the Sgt. Pepper outtakes.

The Super Deluxe set includes a 144-page hardcover book featuring new introductions by Paul McCartney and Giles Martin, and chapters covering comprehensive song-by-song details and recording information, the design of the cover, the album’s musical innovations and its historical context.

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The Super Deluxe edition also includes a DVD and Blu-ray featuring the previously unreleased documentary film The Making of Sgt. Pepper (broadcast in 1992), with insightful interviews with McCartney, Harrison and Starr, and in-studio footage introduced by George Martin.

For Record Store Day on April 22, Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe will release an exclusive, limited edition seven-inch vinyl single of The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” among the first songs recorded during the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ sessions, which began in November 1966. 

(Source: Includes excerpts from official press release)

 

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Beatles 50th anniversary: A Hard Day’s Night in theaters

Happy 4th, Beatles fans!!

July 6, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the premiere of A Hard Day’s Night!

A special 50th anniversary DVD and Blu-ray edition is being released by the Criterion Collection for the 50th anniversary of the film. This latest release features new 4K restoration from the original camera negative and a new 5.1 surround sound mix produced by Giles Martin.

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The film is also being shown in select theaters this Fourth of July weekend.

See if the film is playing in your area:

http://janusfilms.com/harddaysnight/index.html

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EVENT ALERT:

Sunday July 6 –
Pattie Boyd to recount meeting The Beatles at ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ screening
http://www.examiner.com/article/pattie-boyd-to-recount-meeting-the-beatles-at-a-hard-day-s-night-screening

Monday July 7 –
Join former Beatle Ringo Starr in Hollywood to celebrate his birthday
http://www.examiner.com/article/join-former-beatle-ringo-starr-hollywood-to-celebrate-his-birthday

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Paul McCartney’s website is giving away free tickets to his North American shows
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Listen to the full mystery ‘train song’ from A Hard Day’s Night – Is it The Beatles?
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Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein honored with Blue Plaque in London
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/06/30/beatles-manager-brian-epstein-honored-with-blue-plaque/11733981/

Photos: Indian temple abandoned since the Beatles visited in 1968 is now a shrine to The Fab Four
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New release in July: The Beatles Japanese Box Set: 5 albums plus memorabilia – http://tiny.cc/hxb5gx

Newly restored: The Beatles movie, A Hard Day’s Night, released on DVD & Blu-ray on June 24 – http://goo.gl/NXtRWs

New book: The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four [massive 2 volume set, over 1000 pages] by Ken Womack – http://goo.gl/m1igis

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New photography book: Guitar With Wings by Laurence Juber – http://goo.gl/3mU3CD

Graphic novel: Beatles with an A: Birth of a Band – http://tiny.cc/cuhhix

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Interesting book concept: “Rock Trees: The Beatles: Volume 1: The Paul McCartney Tree” – http://tiny.cc/ojzhgx

John Lennon & Yoko Ono historic interviews by Village Voice journalist, Howard Smith, now on 8-CD set – http://goo.gl/Y5tbza

George Harrison interview by Village Voice journalist, Howard Smith, now available on CD – http://goo.gl/hTgQGH

Book: The Guitar’s All right as a Hobby, John by Kathy Burns – http://tiny.cc/cahhix

Book: The Beatles “Speaking Words of Wisdom” – http://tiny.cc/3hhhix

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New Beatles Magical Mystery Tour DVD offers behind the scenes filmmaking stories

“A zany representation of vivid minds at the time” — that’s how Paul McCartney summarizes The Beatles film, Magical Mystery Tour, or rather justifies it in the new DVD release out this month. Regarded as a disappointment after the success of A Hard Day’s Night in 1964 and Help! in 1965, the Magical Mystery Tour film represented the first time The Beatles took control of their own movie, serving as directors and producers of the 1967 film.

The new 2012 release on DVD and Blu-Ray offers some interesting facts and trivia about the film with bonus features including a 19-minute “Making of” mini documentary and a nostalgic Director’s Commentary by Paul McCartney, the main impetus behind the film. Conceptually, as Paul McCartney explains, it was a natural step for The Beatles to take control of their own film just like they had taken “control over what [they] were doing in the recording studio.”

However, it is inevitable that a film with no script, contributing to a “more dreamlike” ambiance, would likely have challenges. Ringo Starr explains that as the designated “acting Beatle”, he was told to ad lib with British actress Jessie Robins, who played Aunt Jessie, and make up dialogue between the two. Two Beatles Fan Club secretaries who were asked to be extras in the film described the filmmaking process as slightly chaotic citing the example that they had to wear the same clothes for several days and had last-minute sleeping arrangements.

The Beatles also had challenges in the editing room. Rare footage of John, Paul, George and Ringo is included on the DVD showing them in the editing suite with Editor Roy Benson. The Beatles thought the film could be edited in a week, but the reality was that it would take up to three months to complete.

The “Meet The Supporting Cast” segment in the Special Features section offers interesting background information on the lead actors that the Beatles hired for the film including Victor Spinetti, Ivor Cutler, Jessie Robins and Nat Jackley. However, the re-edits of “Your Mother Should Know”, “Blue Jay Way” and “The Fool on the Hill” seemed more like blooper reels. The previously unseen footage doesn’t really add much to the music videos, leaving the original footage much more desirable to watch.

In the end, McCartney stands by the significance of the film claiming that Steven Spielberg recalled being shown Magical Mystery Tour in film school as an example of a “different approach to filmmaking.” Fans can agree that the highlights of the film are the musical performances of “The Fool on The Hill”, “Blue Jay Way”, “Your Mother Should Know” and “I Am The Walrus.” Regardless of your opinion of the film, the new DVD release provides behind the scenes stories that provide insight into The Beatles’ creative process.

Paul McCartney sums up Magical Mystery Tour: “It finally found its place…we had a good time making it anyway.”

—Trina Yannicos

Note: A Magical Mystery Tour Deluxe Box Set is also available which comes with the DVD, Blu-Ray, Double-Vinyl EP and a 60-page booklet in a 10″ square collector’s box.

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The long and winding road of Yellow Submarine, now newly restored

Thirteen years after its first DVD release, The Beatles’ animated film, Yellow Submarine, was re-released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 5. Yellow Submarine captures the heart and spirit of The Beatles and has become a classic animation film. The current restoration of the film allows viewers to see the most vibrant colors intended to evoke the mood of the psychedelic 60s. The film was restored by hand, frame by frame, because of the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork.

Hard to believe that a film which is so beloved by so many had such a rocky road to completion. Back in 1967 before his death, The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, convinced The Beatles to go along with the project to fulfill their film contract with United Artists. The Beatles hesitantly agreed even though they were fearful that the film may turn out like The Beatles ABC-TV cartoon series which they were not a fan of.

But as Production Executive John Coates describes in the bonus audio commentary, as the film began to take shape, The Beatles became more and more interested in the project. The Beatles’ suspicions that the filmmakers would “Disney-fy” them were put to rest when they attended advance screenings throughout the production process.

The film was completed under an ultra-tight schedule of 11 months. Designers and animators had to constantly work around the clock to complete the film in time for the July 1968 premiere date in London. Time was so precious that students from London art schools had to be brought in night after night to help with the coloring of the hand-drawn cells. Coates estimates that there were anywhere between 100,000 to 200,000 animation cells that were used to create the film.

The film became an instant classic upon its release receiving rave reviews like this one from the Daily News: “Thunderous applause! I doubt that the Beatles themselves can top their ‘Yellow Submarine’!” The film even received a special honor in 1968 from The NY Film Critics Circle Awards.

The new DVD/Blu-ray release includes a 7-minute bonus behind-the-scenes documentary called the “Mod Odyssey” from 1968. Additional bonus features include the film’s original theatrical trailer, audio commentary by producer John Coates and art director Heinz Edelmann, several brief interview clips with others involved with the film, storyboard sequences, 29 original pencil drawings and 30 behind-the-scenes photos.  Both Digipak packages include reproductions of animation cels from the film, collectible stickers, and a 16-page booklet.

Along with the DVD releases, the Yellow Submarine songtrack has also been re-issued, as well as the Yellow Submarine children’s book.

–Trina Yannicos

Editor’s note: Daytrippin’ issue #8 features a special behind-the-scenes look at Yellow Submarine

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Paul McCartney joins Billy Joel for The Last Play at Shea Stadium: DVD release and eyewitness report

On July 16 and 18, 2008, Billy Joel performed the last concerts ever held at Shea Stadium in New York before it was shut down forever. Many guests made surprise appearances during the two nights – but none bigger than Paul McCartney who joined Billy onstage on July 18, 2008.

Today, a DVD documenting the historic concert was released called The Last Play at Shea: The Documentary Film. It chronicles the behind-the-scenes preparations and gives some history about the legendary Shea Stadium where The Beatles performed the largest rock concert at the time on August 15, 1965, and then returned again a year later on August 23, 1966.

On March 1, 2011, Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium – The Concert is being released on DVD, featuring the performances of Paul McCartney singing “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Let It Be”. Also included are guest performances by John Mayer, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, John Mellencamp, Steven Tyler and Roger Daltrey.

A 2 CD/1 DVD package set of Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium – The Concert is also being released in March.

Read an eyewitness report below from a Beatles fan who attended ‘The Last Play at Shea’ (originally published on Daytrippin.com in 2008)

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Paul McCartney joins Billy Joel onstage for ‘The Last Play at Shea’ concert

Exclusive report and photos by Pat Tyson (pictured below)
(posted July 28, 2008)

When I heard that Billy Joel was going to be the last performer to play at Shea Stadium, I just HAD to be there!

I knew I had to attend the very last concert at Shea, since I, like so many teenagers from the tri-state area, had seen The Beatles perform there. In my case, it was 8/23/66.

So, last February, I logged onto the Shea Stadium server and patiently waited for my turn in the “virtual line”. I got a ticket for the 7/16/08 show; it was a “nosebleed” seat, but I was okay with that. Then I heard Billy Joel ADDED another show for 7/18/08 (my birthday!) and not content with attending the “next-to-the-last-show” at Shea, I knew I had to go through this process all over again! (You never know who might show up at the last show) So again I logged onto the server and again I scored a “nosebleed” seat.

Since it was my birthday I decided to do it up in style, and ended up getting a Loge seat from a ticket broker! That left me with two tickets to dispense of (7/16 nosebleed & 7/18 nosebleed) which I did by way of e-Bay! Read on for my report from the show:

Oh, man, did July 18th ROCK!!! The “Last Play At Shea” (Shea Stadium) started almost one hour late (9 PM instead of 8 PM). The place was packed! Billy Joel rocked…..brought out Tony Bennett (“NY State of Mind”)…..then we saw a bunch of security guards on the field RUN off the field in single file – a million miles a minute – and we wondered if it was for a “special guest”. Not every performer gets that kind of security.

There was a sign on the rafters that said “PAUL IS ALL” – so we were waiting for him (oddly enough, I remember the same sign there on 8/23/66 when I saw The Beatles at Shea – maybe the same girl posted it?). Then Billy sang “A Hard Days Night” and we all stood up in anticipation (but nothing!!!). Then Garth Brooks came out and sng “Shameless” which is a Billy Joel song.

Billy then played on and the next thing you knew it was Roger Daltrey!!!! Talk about getting your money’s worth (he sang “My Generation”). A few more Billy songs and then Steven Tyler from Aerosmith came out and sang “Walk This Way”……they both rocked!

Then Billy played and walked off the stage (the end or so we thought). So we kept applauding and saying B-I-L-L-Y and he came back…did another song and then left again…..same thing……we brought him back.

Then he says, “Ladies and Gentlemen………SIR PAUL McCARTNEY” and everyone went WILD! He and Billy played “I Saw Her Standing There” and brought the house down!!!! Macca got a rousing ovation and then left the stage.

Billy sang another song and then…….we got Macca again!!!!!! He spoke to the crowd and said that Shea Stadium had a special meaning for him and he was glad to be there! With that, he launched into “Let It Be” and of course the crowd sang along with him. That was the closing act!!!

How cool is Billy Joel to let another performer close his show – even if he is a Beatle! OH WOW!!!!!! Macca looked great too… had on a white shirt and dark pants and looked very handsome!

The crowd at Shea was a younger crowd – I was amazed!!! And when I took the Long Island Railroad home, I sat with everyone from the concert. The Long Island Railroad had to book extra trains to accommodate everyone and even printed a special “Billy Joel at Shea Stadium” train schedule!

Oh yeah and everyone that went to the concert got a laminated picture of Billy on a rope chain (you know those things that look like backstage passes). It’s for a free download of one of his songs from the concert.

Anyway, all of the younger kids on the train with me are huge Billy/Beatles fans so they were jazzed too! We heard this young kid in the back of the train talking on his cell phone to a friend and he said “yeah, the concert was great – some guy named Paul McCartney closed the show”. Our mouths dropped open in amazement!!!! That kid has a lot to learn!!

So to be able to close out Shea Stadium in such a spectacular way brought it “full circle” for me; The Beatles were the first band to play at Shea and I was lucky enough to see a Beatle be the last performer to play there before it closed!

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