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The Compleat Beatles.
15 March 2020
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Dingle Lad
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I know there's a Beatles Documentary thread but this deserves one all its own. This had the same origin point that Anthology did, a film Neil Aspinall was preparing name The Long And Winding Road . Indeed, when I was watching the Anthology on TV it was like Deja Vu.

Nearly everything about this was top shelf. It included interviews with George Martin among others.

I understand Paul owns this now. It would be a cool addition to the Anthology Blu-ray when it happens.

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22 March 2020
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28 March 2020
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I got this on video when I was in very young long before 'Anthology' and loved it, was frequently being watched. Actual Beatles music, a very concise journey thru the Beatles story, fabulous footage and some great interviews which had a reason and function. It never will be but it deserves a re-release as it would act as a very effective slimmed-down version of the 'Anthology' documentary. Haven't seen it in years but even now I can remember the ads before it started (the first time I ever saw a clip of Johnny Cash) and the wonderful opening with the ships blaring and noisy seagulls as it panned over Liverpool before running into 'Rock And Roll Music ' (which stopped and started). I also remember the end where they faded out each Beatle in the order they left and feeling gutted every time John was faded out with a note onscreen saying that he was killed in 1980.

Nowadays there are a ton of dreadfully cheap documentaries with pointless talking heads repeating the same boring stories that feature in all the others before cutting to either dire knock-off covers or footage of the Beatles performing live (generally shortened). 'The Complete Beatles' was the very opposite of those. 

Cannot rate this highly enough.

I should have the video somewhere as I doubt I binned it and downloaded it off the net a while back.

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