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The Beatles: Get Back book (2021)
14 October 2021
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Toxic34
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I plan to get the book for Christmas, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it immensely. As only the second book of The Beatles by The Beatles, and the first since the Anthology book, you can’t just have any old book, you must have something really special to make it an event. And boy, does this look like an event!

I also imagine it will look much better than the book that came with the UK edition of the original Let It Be album, which I’ve seen by a slideshow put on a YouTube video, and looked to be slapdash and pretty sloppily put together and transcribed with numerous errors. But if anyone owns that earlier book, I’d like a better idea of how they compare.

15 October 2021
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I don’t think that in any way this can be compared to the Anthology book, which was based on new interviews given by Paul, George and Ringo, along with composite “quotes” from John, offering a comprehensive retrospective narrative and view of the band’s history.

The Get Back  book is simply a transcription of conversations that took place in January 1969 while being filmed, along with pictures; same as the book in the original box-set as regards intent.

Two very different beasts.

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16 October 2021
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I wasn’t saying they’re exactly the same, I’m just saying that book was an event, and if there was going to be another such book effectively by The Beatles, as this effectively is, even if it’s merely verbatim transcripts from January 1969, you couldn’t just have any old thing out as a book. You had to come up with something truly special, and having these transcripts from the film and audio recordings is that event.

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