The newest sight into what life was like for The Beatles is here. When you’ve thought you’d seen it all and heard it all about The Beatles, there’s more.
In a new trailer, released on October 13th, the six-part docuseries “Get Back” specifics the making of the legendary album “Let It Be” – the good, the bad, and everything in between. The documentary draws from nearly 60 hours of never-before-seen footage and more than 150 hours of audio from January of 1969. This footage is originally from Michael Lindsay-Hoggs’ 1970 footage of the film but has since resurfaced. He says in the trailer, “The documentary is just grinding to a halt.” Lennon jumps in, “Grinding to a halt? I think it’s taking off!”
Directed by “Lord of the Rings” director and Oscar winner Peter Jackson, “Get Back” depicts Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr as they rehearse and prepare for an upcoming live show in more than two years. The songs were meant for a live album coupled with the performance. “Get Back” also features the Fab Four’s final performance – a rooftop performance in London Savile Row just before they all parted ways in 1970.
The documentary confronts all of the encompassing feelings that the album’s completion was hastily and in a rushed manner. “Get Back” is the opposite in nature from their “Let It Be” documentary which depicted the band’s final split. This one is much more upbeat.
“Get Back” is the opposite in nature from their “Let It Be” documentary which saw the band’s split. This one is much happier.
Each episode is about two hours long and will air exclusively on Disney+ on November 25th, 26th, and 27th.
‘Get Back’ Is A Raw Portrayal of the Band?
“Get Back” is a coming-of-age story. The Fab Four are seen growing increasingly jittery, anxious, and angry as things aren’t coming together as expected. Tensions are tight and relationships are seemingly growing apart. McCartney even jokes in the trailer, “It’s going to be such a comical thing like in 50 years’ time. They broke up because Yoko sat on an amp.”
Peter Jackson says, “In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple storylines. The story of friends and of individuals. It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership.
“It is a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969. But it’s not nostalgia – it’s raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you’ll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible.”
But, unfortunately, in a couple of months’ time the band officially broke up for good. The four musicians moved on and released their own solo projects but remained on good terms personally. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are producers on the film while John Lennon and George Harrison’s widows are also producers.
“Get Back” will air exclusively on Disney+ on November 25th, 26th, and 27th.