Streaming the rooftop concert

Tomorrow you will have the opportunity to stream the full rooftop concert from the Apple building almost on the anniversary of January 30, 1969.

A CD and LP planned for the 2020 “Let It Be” boxed set did not appear when the boxed set was revised for release in 2021. The CD was scrapped in the 2021 box and replaced with another LP/CD with outtakes from January 1969.
The planned for CD will now be available from streaming platforms. Tomorrow, January 28, you will have the opportunity to stream the concert from the streaming services you may be subscribed to.


Get Back take 1 – available in stereo for the first time (previously available only from mono Nagra source)
Get Back take 2 – a stereo mix was previously released as part of a promo video, booted on Video 1
Don’t Let Me Down take 1 – available in stereo unedited for the first time (Let It Be…Naked was edited with take 2)
I’ve Got A Feeling – previously available in stereo on Let It Be
One After 909 – previously available in stereo on Let It Be
Dig A Pony – complete for the first time in stereo (Let It Be and Let It Be…Naked removed the “All I Want” sections; intro section is new to stereo too)
God Save The Queen – complete for the first time in stereo (previously available only from mono Nagra source)
I’ve Got A Feeling take 2 – available in stereo unedited for the first time (Let It Be…Naked was edited with take 1)
Don’t Let Me Down take 2 – available in stereo unedited for the first time (Let It Be…Naked was edited with take 1)
Get Back take 3 – previously available in stereo on Anthology 3
All the between take chat is there too.


You have the option to select one or more of these audio formats: iTunes master, High Definition audio and finally Dolby Atmos!

The time has been carefully chosen. As you know, IMAX cinemas in the USA and London, England will show the rooftop concert in their theatres on the anniversary of January 30 with a presentation on giant screens and super Dolby Atmos sound.
In other countries, IMAX theatres will screen the concert film in February.

In addition to the streaming release for The Beatles: Get Back-The Rooftop Performance, the anniversary celebration for The Beatles’ electrifying rooftop performance will continue with several more exciting announcements, tributes, and events:

Today, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announces a groundbreaking featured exhibit, titled The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be, set to open on March 18, 2022 and run through March 2023. An immersive complement to Peter Jackson’s “Get Back” docuseries, the multimedia exhibit will welcome fans to step into The Beatles’ January 1969 rehearsals, sessions, and witness the band’s final rooftop performance, surrounded by large-scale projections and superior sound. The scene is thrillingly set with original instruments, clothing, handwritten lyrics, and other unique items, including several on loan directly from Beatles principals. Special events to be hosted by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the exhibit’s run, including interviews, film screenings, panels, and more will be announced throughout the year.

Tomorrow (Friday, January 28), Norah Jones will release two rooftop tribute performance videos of Beatles songs from the Let It Be album, recently filmed with her band on the rooftop of New York’s Empire State Building. The two performances, “I’ve Got A Feeling” and “Let It Be,” will debut on Norah Jones’ YouTube Channel tomorrow at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT.

On SiriusXM, The Beatles Channel will debut “The Rooftop Concert Special” tomorrow at 11am EST, presenting The Beatles’ entire rooftop performance with commentary by Beatles historian, author, and radio producer Kevin Howlett. The special will re-air throughout the weekend on The Beatles Channel and will also be available to stream on the SXM App.

This Saturday, January 29, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil will debut a rooftop performance tribute video for “Get Back” (LOVE Version), featuring cast members from the acclaimed stage production, now in its 15th year of wowing audiences at The Mirage Las Vegas. The performance video will debut on Cirque du Soleil’s YouTube Channel at 6am PST / 9am EST / 2pm GMT. A behind-the-scenes/making-of video for the cast’s rooftop tribute performance will debut an hour later on the channel at 7am PST / 10am EST / 3pm GMT.


19 Responses

  1. Rick says:

    Why not just put out on a actual CD?

  2. Rickenbacker325 says:

    I I believe it’s also going to be available in the standard iTunes Store…so it should at the very least be downloadable

  3. MattTC1028 says:

    They removed the link for download from the iTunes store, so unfortunately this appears to be streaming only. The press release mentioning “global streaming” over and over seems leads one to believe this won’t be available for purchase anywhere.

  4. Rickenbacker325 says:

    Correction…it was listed this morning as an iTunes download but has since disappeared

  5. Peter says:

    How do they STILL not realize that releasing it this way is what leads to it becoming yet another bootleg?

  6. Rip says:

    Ridiculous that this was not included in the “Let it Be” boxed set—along with all the filmed studio performances of full songs. Absolutely ridiculous.

    • Arno says:

      Remember the audio is by Universal and the video is by Disney. By releasing the streaming audio rooftop by Universal the selling point for IMAX video and the later a dvd/blu-ray box by Disney is not perfect. So it’s give and take for Apple Corps to let both have some uniquematerial.

      But Apple, Universal and Disney are united to celebrate january 30 by having both audio and video.

  7. Duke_Viking says:

    They love to dangle the steaming carrot first on the “Get Back” campaign while leaving the old school/hardcore fans to wait…..for the eventual physical release. I can see it now; CD/LP release paired with the re-release of the Get Back documentary (in expanded form) in 2023…

    • Brian from Canada says:

      That, or the eventual release of Let It Be. It was promised, and it does have the rooftop in there. My guess is still that Let It Be will be the Christmas release, with possibly more material from that.

  8. Kwai Chang says:

    Thank you, Roger. The opportunity won’t come again. Let the merchandising begin.
    Wow! What a turn of events. Dare we dream of multi-track recordings?
    This would have been a better EP for the SDE disc 5.
    Under the BORED-walk?
    Not today…
    Up on the…roof!

  9. Ted Pastuszak Jr says:

    Just out of curiosity, what ever became of Mark Lewisohn as the go-to Beatles historian?

  10. Martijn says:

    This is mega disappointing. Streaming only? Way to alienate your fanbase. Also this could EASILY have fit on that “EP” in the Deluxe box set. And then the dvd/bluray release has no extras? I’m disappointed.

  11. Tony Littman says:

    It sounds fantastic! Play loud!

  12. Glenn Milam says:

    Still not 100% as advertised. John’s flubbed line in Don’t Let Me Down has been fixed.

  13. John Kaelin says:

    I’m happy when anything is released. I listened to this at midnight on Apple Music when it dropped in the US. It’s an event. Objectively speaking, a band that broke up over 50 years ago is not expected to have such grand events. But this is The Beatles!!! I do think a physical copy is coming now and we will all look forward to it. Not counting the reissue anniversary box sets, a “new” Beatles album hasn’t been released since 2016 (Ron Howard project) so it’s been a while.

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