‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Book to Coincide with Jackson’s 2021 Feature Doc

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“The Beatles: Get Back,” the legendary British rock band’s first official book since the bestselling “The Beatles Anthology” in 2000, will be released worldwide by Callaway & Apple Corps on August 31, 2021.

Beautifully designed and produced, the definitive 240-page 11 7/8″ x 10″ hardcover book will be a special and essential companion to director Peter Jackson’s “The Beatles: Get Back” feature documentary film, set for theatrical release four days earlier.

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The Beatles recording during the January 1969 “Get Back” sessions, produced by Glyn Johns. The album was shelved by the band, handed over to Phil Spector by John Lennon for “overproduction” and eventually released as “Let It Be” in May 1970.

The book presents exclusive, in-their-own-words accounts of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, drawn from transcripts of more than 120 hours of session recordings with producer Glyn Johns and special guest keyboardist Billy Preston at Twickenham Film Studios and Apple Studios at 3 Saville Row in London in January 1969.

The tumultuous sessions climaxed with The Beatles’ and Preston’s historic concert on the Apple building’s rooftop on January 30, 1969, the last time the band performed in public.

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The Beatles wrapped up their January 1969 “Get Back” sessions with a live performance on the roof of Apple headquarters on Saville Row in London on January 30. Filmmaker Michael Lindsay-Hogg and his crew captured the historic rooftop concert, The Beatles’ final live performance in public. Photo: Ethan Russell, Courtesy Beatles.com.

“The Beatles: Get Back” book tells the story of The Beatles’ creating what became their 12th and final studio album, “Let It Be,” released more than a year later, on May 8, 1970, as news of the band’s “official” breakup, get backmade public by McCartney in April, was devastating millions of fans around the world.

(“Abbey Road,” released September 26, 1969, was of course the last album the band recorded, during summer and fall 1969.)

The forthcoming book is illustrated with more than 200 iconic images, most previously unpublished, including photos by Ethan A. Russell and Linda McCartney and choice stills from the many hours of 16-mm footage shot during the sessions by filmmaker Michael Lindsay-Hogg and his crew.

Including a foreword written by Peter Jackson, an introduction by Hanif Kureishi, and transcription text edited by John Harris, “The Beatles: Get Back” is arranged in four main sections:

* Act One: Twickenham Film Studios
* Act Two: Apple Studios
* Act Three: The Rooftop
* Afterword: What Happened Next

Read the full story at The Beatles’ official website.

Pre-order here.

Check out the book preview below.


Grammy nominee Stephen K. Peeples was the original, award-winning producer of “The Lost Lennon Tapes” radio series for Westwood One from 1988-1990, and writer/producer of hundreds of WW1 programs in the preceding five years. • He earned a Grammy nomination as co-producer of the “Monterey International Pop Festival” box set with Lou Adler and Geoff Gans (Rhino/MIPF, 1992). • Peeples was raised by career newspaper journalists and music-lovers in Miami and Los Angeles. His first music industry gig was as an Associate Editor at Cash Box magazine in Hollywood in 1975. He went on to be a Media Relations-PR executive for Capitol Records (1977-1980), Elektra/Asylum Records (1980-1983) and Rhino Entertainment (1992-1998). • Moving online, he was Rhino’s first web editor (1996-1998), then elevated to content editor of Warner Music Group websites (1998-2001). • Based in the Santa Clarita Valley just north of L.A., Peeples was the award-winning Online Editor for The Signal newspaper’s website from 2007-2011, and wrote-hosted-co-produced SCVTV’s WAVE-nominated “House Blend” local music TV show from 2010-2015 (archived online and still airing in reruns). • The Santa Clarita journalist is now a News Editor at SCVTV’s SCVNews.com, SVP/New Media for Rare Cool Stuff Unltd. and developing a biography of notorious Texas Artlaw Boyd Elder. • For more info and original stories, visit https://stephenkpeeples.com/For exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, subscribe to Peeples’ YouTube channel.


Article: ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Book to Coincide with Jackson’s 2021 Feature Doc
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