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The Beatles: Get Back review – eight hours of TV so aimless it threatens your sanity
We have baby sitting duties all thanksgiving weekend. Talk about threatening sanity…the older one has Minecraft videos streaming all day long. I could use the eight hours of aimless Beatles content.
 

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All Done:
1. Lots of cigarettes.
2. Shows a Dolby Atmos signal but never, has a signal strong enough to reach the heights. Basically Front L-C-R.
3. Sometimes boring, fascinating, frustrating.
4. I thought prior to release it was to dispel the tension of The Beatles, but even when they where laughing there was tension.
5. Ringo had the most boring job in the world.
6. Paul the leader with co leader John.
7. I felt so bad for George, clearly he could not wait to get out, he put on a happy face, Paul and George had the most tension, sad but true.
8. If this gets released as something you can buy, I'll pass, once was enough.
9. I did like how as a band they would release there tensions by playing others songs or mocking there own songs.
10. Thank God for Billy Preston to save the lads.
 

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Since he was the youngest member of the band when he joined (13, I seem to recall?), appears to me he was always treated like the kid, while the grown-ups <lol> played.
Funny. Reading this post in email without looking at the thread name. I thought you were writing about Robbie Robertson, until I got to the treated like a kid part of course.
 

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I still have to watch Part 3 (Tonight), but one thing is hard to deny - Paul McCartney was damn good at what he did. John appeared to hardly do anything but rehash some old ideas of his. Paul sits down, cranks out "Get Back", "Let it Be", "L&WR", and a bunch of valid tunes that would be on 'Abbey Road' and 'McCartney' and more. Heck, he sits down and sings "Another Day" while the rest of them talk. You may not like the guy for being bossy, but this series shows that it really was he that kept this group going, and that's why when he left, the rest of them just gave up and went their own way - happily, it seems. Esp George
 

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I finally watched Part one, and won't reiterate what others have said, necessarily. A few thoughts:
* Peter Jackson and company did a marvelous job
* The whole idea of asking the Beatles to create a set of songs that could be played live, and then force them to do it in a few weeks, in a cavernous hideous Twickenham Studios, in front of running cameras, and completely disturbing their artistic process.....is shown to be even more ludicrous in this in-depth view. It's a miracle it came together at all.
* It's fun to see video of these "bootleg" audio classics (Suzie Parker, Commonwealth, etc) that we all are so familiar with via Swingin' Pig bootlegs, various versions of the LIB movie (laserdics, etc) . I've been listening to these for 50 years and finally get to see some of them that were edited out of the LIB movie.

Lookin forward to Parts Two and Three. My wife is not a diehard, hardcore fanatic but she enjoyed it nonetheless. However, it has very little repeat appeal.
 

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Finished part 2 last night -- wonder what Paul thinks today about his statement to Ringo, while George has left the band, and John is missing, that "in 50 years we'll find this funny . . . there'll only be two Beatles!" Indeed, just Ringo and Paul now.

Couldn't help but think of QQ when the band is sitting in front of four speakers listening to a recording session and it is mentioned that Paul wonders why, you only have two ears! Sound is better on the second part, no doubt because they are in an Apple studio rather than a big warehouse.
 

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I have a question for anyone who has watched Part 3.
When they play on the rooftop, behind Ringo, leaning against the walkway railing, is a black and red, looks like 2' X 2' square board. Looks like an image of a bullet going thru glass. At the end of concert someone picks it up, but for the life of me I don't know what it is. It also looked like modern graphics, not like 1969 graphics. I thought maybe it was a box for a bass drum head?
Someone should know, but I just can't figure it out.
 

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Part 1 was amazing. I had to stop reading the posts here because of the spoilers. Much better than I ever imagined. Looking forward to part 2. Listening to the Abbey Road songs in their infancy is so cool! The time restraint makes it exciting.
 

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A few random observations:

* I absolutely enjoyed this, but when it was over, it drove home the feeling that our world is a poorer place without John Lennon and George Harrison.

* It was fun seeing a thin, beard-less Alan Parsons.

* It helped having captions on because some of the conversations would've been hard for me to follow otherwise. I know I would've missed some important exchanges had I not enabled captioning and I would've missed so many of Lennon's verbal zingers.
 

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* It helped having captions on because some of the conversations would've been hard for me to follow otherwise. I know I would've missed some important exchanges had I not enabled captioning and I would've missed so many of Lennon's verbal zingers

And it is difficult to understand everything with local dialects involved. If it isn’t the BBC news, I find myself needing the crutch of subtitles.

Oh, and my wife is also from New Mexico. On a few occasions, we’ve had difficulty understanding what the other was saying:

AR: “Honey, where are the pins?”
Mrs Surround: “They’re in the cup on your night stand.”
AR: “There are no pins in there”
Mrs Surround: “There are at least a half dozen of them!”
AR (scratching my head): I said P-I-N, not P-E-N !!!
 

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Yes, I was wondering how quickly someone would pick up on the four speakers on the wall thing in episode 2. That was real interesting.
My guess about the four speakers in the control room is that it is two sets of stereo speakers. Earlier, when they talked about bringing in the recording gear, they said they had to strap together two 4-track consoles to work with George's 8-track recorder. So I'm thinking that each console has its own set of stereo speakers. It was funny during playback someone said 'this is how it will sound in stereo' or something like that. :)
 

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What fascinated me was George's frustration with not being treated as an equal.
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Yes, this was a great insight into George. I interpreted his behavior/frustration differently. It wasn’t that he was “not being treated as an equal” by others, although that might have contributed. To me, it was more that George saw himself as lesser. Example: in episode 1 he talked about Clapton’s ability to play a meandering solo and bring it back to the main theme to close it out. George admitted he had no ability to do such a thing. He was insecure. This surprised me.
 

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It really is quite amazing that, after seeing George this way, somewhat insecure and doubting his talents, that later the same year he puts "Something" and "Here Comes The Sun" together, and the band (with George Martin and all his wonderful production value) knocks out Abbey Road!!
I think it goes to that he knew he was being filmed and also admitted that he wasn't very good at improvising on the spot.
 

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Yes, this was a great insight into George. I interpreted his behavior/frustration differently. It wasn’t that he was “not being treated as an equal” by others, although that might have contributed. To me, it was more that George saw himself as lesser. Example: in episode 1 he talked about Clapton’s ability to play a meandering solo and bring it back to the main theme to close it out. George admitted he had no ability to do such a thing. He was insecure. This surprised me.
It really is quite amazing that, after seeing George this way, somewhat insecure and doubting his talents, that later the same year he puts "Something" and "Here Comes The Sun" together, and the band (with George Martin and all his wonderful production value) knocks out Abbey Road!!
I think it goes to that he knew he was being filmed and also admitted that he wasn't very good at improvising on the spot.

Yeah, some of George's statements in episode 1 were a total shock to me...He seemed so insecure. Paul met George when they were pretty young, but Paul was older. John was even older at more than 2 years George's senior. Those are big age differences when boys are that young, and there are potentially even greater differences in maturity. I this video, it seemed that George in many ways was still treated as the "baby" in the Beatles family.
 
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