Paul: A new version of the Let It Be movie?

14 Responses

  1. georgefromhenley says:

    Rewritng history?

  2. Andrew Stanhope says:

    Interesting news Roger. Will we be getting a review from you of Egypt Station? It's been quiet here on the blog for a while during this release and promo period.

  3. wogew says:

    Yeah, I have been away. I was actually in Hamburg when the album was released and got myself a copy of the vinyl concertina edition the day before the release, but after that I saw no trace of the album there on release day, even though I must have visited 6-7 record stores. After that, I've been busy putting together the new Norwegian Wood fanzine, and I did do a review there – although in Norwegian. I have no plans to translate that into English for this blog, but I do like the album and I like the fact that his Fireman persona shines through a bit, what with all the sonic surprises he springs on us throughout the album.

  4. Gumgee says:

    The hold up has always been that they don't want to show the Beatles fighting but you can already see footage of this on YouTube.
    They were human beings after all. People argue so what.

  5. Unknown says:

    No… it's not rewriting history. We already know how it ended up. I think its more ADDING to the history we've all become familiar with. The clips of them arguing will always be with us, and everyone is more than welcome to watch that over and over again in the event you have not seen it enough yet. A new, perhaps happier film, a nicer journey to tender, would be a good thing for a blistered world.Whatever you may think about a new cut LET IT BE… I'm looking forward to iy. Where' the popcorn? – Applelog Publications

  6. CrackinThunder says:

    There was fun sometimes going on during the LIB sessions and that is clearly documented on audio tapes circulating around. It would be nice to see a new version with better editing and crisper video that reflects some of the good times they had.

  7. Unknown says:

    I would vote aye on a completely new edit, after all the album has been presented in several different versions officially as well as all the bootlegs. The Let It Be sessions seem destined to be a work of current interpretation.

  8. Eduardo Ferreira Coelho de Souza says:

    Why not a NEW VERSION and the old version like BONUS?

  9. Unknown says:

    I'd rather not see the parts of the film where there is tension between the band members.
    My favorite part is when George is at the piano with Ringo working on a song for the Abbey Road album. This is supposed to be a celebration of the band. Let's keep it that way.

  10. Debjorgo says:

    I don't mind the arguing. I'd like to see an edit of that 20 minutes of setting up the drum kit that starts the film. Rewrite THAT history please!

  11. Unknown says:

    Would love to see the multi angle of footage of them rehearsing "All Things Must Pass". Guess it will be vetoed by the Harrison estate though.

  12. db says:

    All that bootleg audio has them sounding friendly for the most part.
    So is there really that much tension to see? I'm not sure…

    Yes to a new edit plus the original!

  13. Unknown says:

    New 20 hous of the best over multiple blue rays , week 1 , week 2 , thanks .

  14. Shad Radna says:

    I can't help thinking Paul should veto a re-cut of the film that hides the acrimony. Because however much the Lennon and Harrison estates might be to blame, if it looks like a whitewash then people are just going to blame Paul for it (it's never Ringo, is it?).

    In a sense, history is being rewritten anyway by the unavailability of the original film. And that film was just one version of history. And in any case, what are you watching when you see that film? Really the band were only there because a film was being made. So what's it a documentary of anyway? It's just: "This is how the Beatles behave when you point film cameras at them." And guess what? They're a bit on edge, and self-conscious, and not sure why they're doing this, and resentful about having to be there; and everything feels a bit forced.

    Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see some of this stuff available again. But I'm not sure how much truth there is in it. Really you'd need to see all the footage uncut to make that judgement for yourself.

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