The Beatles’ music videos

16 Responses

  1. Unknown says:

    Thankyou! You have excelled yourself again with this important information.

  2. Anonymous says:

    the beatles should have filmed themselves doing every song from their albums at the time.then released them to theatres as a video would have gone to see them.

  3. George Armstrong says:

    The photo you used from the 'Hello Goodbye' filming shows John with a Vox guitar. Strangely,this guitar doesn't actually appear in the final edit of the clip.

  4. George Armstrong says:

    Apple have jealously guarded the Beatles promo clips over the years, offering only short snippets from their official site, clips with huge watermarks for TV broadcast or re-edited versions in the 'Anthology' series. Why can't they just remaster the originals and release them on DVD & Blu-ray? The sneaky insert edits they put into clips such as the 'Anthology' version of 'Lady Madonna' ('Hey Jude' recording session from 5 months later) makes you wonder if they just want to keep the originals for themselves.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Well done, Roger!

  6. Unknown says:

    Brilliant article. And I never knew about George's comment during Revolution!!! I'll have to check it out

  7. Tom says:

    Almost everything shot on film, it could be marvelous to see in HD with proper scanning and remastering of original film negative

  8. wogew says:

    I keep adding tidbits to this blog post. Thanks for all the comments!

  9. Unknown says:

    I love this site Roger – thanks very much and keep up the great work! A pleasure to visit, immerse oneself, and learn from.

  10. Terence Daniel Collier says:

    almost impossible to find the Two of Us video from 2003 – i have a poor copy on DVD but can't find any via internet here in the UK

  11. Pancho says:

    good one!

  12. Blumen says:

    Excellent article. Thank you Roger. Can't believe that in all these years I never knew the Intertel videos were all made at the same time until I read it in one of your other articles.

  13. Zongadude says:

    There are also two versions for the "Strawbery Fields forever" promo film: the original 1967 one, and the new edit for the Anthology series. That goes also for many others ("Paperback writer" in the Antho is also a new edit).

  14. George Armstrong says:

    Thanks Zongadude for confirming that 'Paperback Writer' in 'Anthology' was re-edited. I'd never seen the original, but I suspected it probably was re-edited because every other clip used in 'Anthology' was messed about with in some way – re-edits, insert edits, voice-overs, early fade-outs etc.

  15. Enter Active says:

    Just wondering what the responsibilities are of a producer. Any useful help would be great.
    Production of promotional films

    • admin says:

      I’m only guessing, but I suspect the producer hires the camera team and the director (if needed), the catering crew (or making an arrangement with the nearest pub), applies for permissions to film on location, rents studio time, sets a schedule that the band can meet, and various other, practical preparations. I know Tony Bramwell also operated a camera on his own on occasions, for instance filming on location in Penny Lane in Liverpool.

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