THE BEATLES : GET BACK (2021 Documentary Soundtrack)
I couldn't imagine, one month before Christmas, a better gift than this documentary released by New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and producer, Peter Jackson.
The documentary is presented as a three parts series covering the making ofThe Beatles' 1970 album "Let It Be". All along the nearly 8 hours of the miniseries, a music and Beatles lover, as I am, is passing through a variety of feelings combining emotion, joy, sadness, astonishement, delight and is staying voiceless in front so much talent and creativity.
In 1970, a first shorter documentary by Michael Lindsay-Hogg was insisting on the tensions between members of the band. This new extended series is showing a more positive side of the production, with Paul, John, George and Ringo laughing, joking, helping each other creating.
We are also the witnesses of the positive attitude, the joy and the deep help brought by the talented keyboardist Billy Preston.
When I came to the end, I couldn't believe the documentary was over. I decided to pursue the magic of the privileged moment lived by creating this playlist.
In this attempt of a soundtrack, I have tried to stay the closest as possible to the chronology of events. I have included all what we can hear, briefly or longer, all along the three episods. Unfortunately, not everything performed during these almost 8 hours of film have a recorded track available.
Here is what the listener can enjoy
- Original Songs by The Beatles (for some of them heard several times, I have included different versions).
- Covers : Some recorded by The Beatles, some recorded by a solo Beatle. If there is no version ever recorded by The Beatles or one of them, I have included the original artists' recordings.
- Jams : some became an official song recorded by The Beatles. Improvisations which never became recorded songs are missing.
November 28, 2021 - 177 tracks - Time : 8 h 39 min
Additional Keywords : 2021, Documentary, Peter Jackson, Get Back, The Beatles
Nice work! I very much enjoyed the documentary, but I do wonder what non-Beatles fans will make of it, or even if they will be able to watch it all!
I often use the phrase, "the Billy Preston effect" which describes the transformation of a group of people who have known each other a long time from negative and closed-minded to more positive and collaborative.