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Something About the Beatles

Jan 15, 2022

Any analysis of the Get Back documentary would be remiss in not factoring in insights gleaned from those who've followed in The Beatles' professional footsteps: working musicians. To that end, I assembled a panel of some illustrious pros who also happen to be hardcore fans. Three are returning guests; one is new to...


Jan 1, 2022

In which returning guest Gary Wenstrup and I continue our ranking conversation of faves, discussing A Hard Day's Night and Beatles For Sale.  Along the way, we analyze their vocals and blendings, as well as what personal experiences may inform the writing. 


Dec 25, 2021

In which we pull away from the Get Back film for a while and converse about something completely different. Returning guest Gary Wenstrup and I conduct a conversation going through the first four Beatles albums, selecting our picks for Gold, Silver and Bronze status. Along the way we examine our criteria for...


Dec 20, 2021

In the third and final hour, Dan Rivkin (They May be Parted blog) and I explore more of the Get Back project with its director.

Among the subjects discussed: 
 
~ Coordination between the Get Back book, the Let It Be
album reissue and this film (hint: none)
 
~ Directives from the Beatle heirs and Apple...


Dec 13, 2021

Dan Rivkin (They May Be Parted blog) and I continue our conversation with director Peter Jackson about the innovation used to create the film -  some technique used to advance the story - and a number of other observations gleaned from viewing so many hours of footage, both in and outside of the final cut. The...