The history of the greatest rock band of all time ended 51 years ago. The last two of the Fab Four will celebrate this extensively this summer. The year 2020 should mark the end of a series that had already started in 2017. At that time, the Beatles put on an anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. That was so successful that these re-releases continued. The Beatles and Abbey Road followed, Let It Be should end the cycle. But things turned out differently.
A year has now passed, and the Beatles’ last album will now be honoured. That also happens there with the new version of the film published at the time. Peter Jackson will release The Beatles: Get Back in theatres this summer. The strip will rewrite the story of the end of the band. That could happen considering the 5-minute trainer already released. Let It Be was, after all, the farewell to an entire era. The story of their creation is spectacular.
It began at the beginning of 1969. After the recordings for The Beatles had already proved extremely difficult and tedious, the new bandleader Paul McCartney wanted to lead the band on new paths. The new record should be recorded together and live again. A film team would accompany the Beatles at every turn. To do this, the band went to a new studio. For the first time, the recordings should not occur in the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.
But the recordings later known as Twickenham Sessions turned into a disaster. John Lennon showed little enthusiasm for work. George Harrison argued with McCartney, which resulted in him leaving the band for twelve days. In the end, the band members broke off the sessions. The tapes disappeared from the archives for the time being. At that point, it looked like the end of the Beatles was sealed. But months later, in a joint effort, the band got together again.
Together, the Beatles recorded their penultimate album Abbey Road and shortly after that tacitly agreed to end their collaboration. After that, the band decided to have another album follow from the tapes of the Twickenham Sessions. At this point, the band was already functioning as a company where all decisions were made by voting. Two attempts to make a record from the recordings from January 1969 went wrong. So, Lennon, Harrison and Starr decided to hire producer Phil Spector to do it. Paul McCartney was firmly against it. The result was Let It Be.
McCartney fought the record to the end and even released his first solo record at the scheduled time. He revised what he thought was a wrong catastrophic decision 33 years later with the publication of Let It Be… Naked. This version contains what he thinks is the right sound for the songs. The fans didn’t seem to care about the story about the album. The original developed into a classic just like all of its predecessors. Experts expect a new release for the summer, parallel to the film.