The Beatles’ Videos And Top Hits Come Together For The First Time

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All-New Editions of The Beatles 1 Pair Beautifully Restored Promotional Films and Videos with Brand New Stereo and Surround Audio Mixes

Beatles 1+ Deluxe Edition Celebrates the Sight & Sound of The Beatles in

50 Films & Videos

 

London – September 15, 2015 – After The Beatles stopped touring, and because traveling around the globe to promote new releases was impossible, the band increasingly made what could be described as “mini movies.” These pioneering promotional films and videos helped to define the way we have come to watch music, not least because The Beatles approached filming with the same ease and innovative spirit they brought to the recording studio, exploring new creative possibilities with infectious delight. Showcasing the band’s filmed work to accompany their 27 No.1 U.K. and U.S. singles, The Beatles is newly restored and expanded in multiple configurations for global release on November 6 by Apple Corps Ltd/UMG.

The 27-track CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray pairs beautifully restored videos for each song with new stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS HD surround audio mixes. The brand new Beatles 1+ celebrates their career in over 200 minutes through 50 promotional films and videos. This includes the 27 No.1s, with the restored videos, along with a second disc of 23 videos, including alternate versions, as well as rarely seen and newly restored films and videos; all include new audio mixes in deluxe CD/2DVD and CD/2Blu-ray packages. The 27-track audio CD is also being made available with new stereo mixes. A 2LP, 180-gram vinyl package will follow.

The new editions of The Beatles have been made possible following extensive research, and restoration of the original promo films, classic television appearances and other carefully selected videos spanning the band’s history. Apple Corps dug deep into The Beatles’ vaults to select a broad range of films and videos for their rarity, historical significance and quality of performance. An 18-person team of film and video technicians and restoration artists was assembled by Apple Corps to undertake painstaking frame-by-frame cleaning, color-grading, digital enhancement and new edits that took months of dedicated, ‘round-the-clock work to accomplish.

The result is a visual rundown of The Beatles’ number one records, as well as the additional tracks on the bonus disc of Beatles 1+ that show the band in previously unseen standards of clarity and quality; many of the films and videos have never before been commercially released, in whole or in part.

The Beatles and 1+ offer the restored films, including 35mm negatives scanned in 4K and digitally restored with new stereo and 5.1 surround audio remixes, produced from the original analogue tapes by the GRAMMY® winning team of Giles Martin with Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. For four of the videos, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have provided exclusive audio commentary and filmed introductions, respectively. The 1+ Deluxe Edition is presented in an expanded 124-page illustrated hardcover book which includes ‘an appreciation’ of The Beatles’ groundbreaking films and videos by music journalist and author Mark Ellen and extensive, detailed track/video annotation by music historian and author Richard Havers.

“These videos and films are spectacular reminders of the era we lived in. They also rock!” – Paul McCartney

"I think it’s really interesting to see the videos we made, some of them incredible and some of them really incredible.  How else would we have got to sit on a horse?" – Ringo Starr

Between 1962 and 1970, The Beatles released 27 No.1 hit singles in the U.S. and the U.K. In 2000, these timeless songs were collected for The Beatles 1, which topped the charts in 35 countries and became that decade’s bestselling album worldwide. 15 years later, 1 is revisited for this entirely new, visually-inspired presentation.

It’s The Beatles, as you’ve never seen them before.

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Available to preorder now

1 CD  click here

DVD  click here

Blu-ray  click here

CD/DVD  click here

1 CD/Blu-ray  click here

1+ Deluxe CD/2DVD  click here

1+ Deluxe CD/2Blu-ray  click here

Note to Editors

20 of the films and videos were not used in The Beatles’ Anthology and of the remaining 30 included on The Beatles 1+ these were only seen in part or in alternate edits. The 27-track DVD and Blu-ray have a running time of 110 minutes, and the bonus 23-track DVD and Blu-ray run for 95 minutes.

Jeff Lynne, the original producer of “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love,” remixed these two tracks along with engineer Steve Jay.

 

The Beatles [CD; DVD; Blu-ray; CD/DVD; CD/Blu-ray]

DISC 1 AUDIO (CD) + DISC 1 VIDEO (DVD or Blu-ray)              

1. Love Me Do

2. From Me To You

3. She Loves You         

4. I Want To Hold Your Hand     

5. Can’t Buy Me Love   

6. A Hard Day’s Night   

7. I Feel Fine    

8. Eight Days a Week   

9. Ticket To Ride          

10. Help!          

11. Yesterday   

12. Day Tripper

13. We Can Work It Out

14. Paperback Writer    

15. Yellow Submarine   

16. Eleanor Rigby         

17. Penny Lane

18. All You Need Is Love          

19. Hello, Goodbye      

20. Lady Madonna        

21. Hey Jude    

22. Get Back    

23. The Ballad of John and Yoko          

24. Something

25. Come Together       

26. Let It Be

27. The Long and Winding Road        

 

DISC 1 VIDEO EXTRAS

Paul McCartney audio commentary

            Penny Lane

Hello, Goodbye

Hey Jude 

Ringo Starr filmed introductions

Penny Lane

Hello, Goodbye

Hey Jude

Get Back 

 

The Beatles 1+ (CD/2DVD; CD/2Blu-ray]

DISC 1 AUDIO (CD) + DISC 1 VIDEO (DVD or Blu-ray)  

(same as above)

DISC 2 VIDEO (DVD or Blu-ray)

1. Twist & Shout

2. Baby It’s You

3. Words Of Love

4. Please Please Me

5. I Feel Fine

6. Day Tripper *

7. Day Tripper *

8. We Can Work It Out *

9. Paperback Writer *

10. Rain *

11. Rain *

12. Strawberry Fields Forever

13. Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows

14. A Day In The Life

15. Hello, Goodbye *

16. Hello, Goodbye *

17. Hey Bulldog

18. Hey Jude *

19. Revolution

20. Get Back *

21. Don’t Let Me Down

22. Free As A Bird

23. Real Love

 

DISC 2 VIDEO EXTRA

Paul McCartney audio commentary

Strawberry Fields Forever

 

* alternate version