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« Reply #2260 on: January 30, 2019, 11:41:44 PM »

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« Reply #2261 on: January 31, 2019, 11:54:46 PM »

Surprisingly, I've managed to avoid watching any Peter Jackson film -- ever.  I know he's been very successful, but I can't give any opinion on how I feel he'd do with the project. All that being said, I'm all for it and seeing new Let It Be footage, especially if it would come across as a more happier end of the band. The footage is the last we see of the Beatles as a band working together. I have Let It Be, but having seen it, it's not something I have watched again. What stands out to me is how persistent and bossy McCartney became, how agitated George was for never seeming to play the songs the way Paul wanted them played, how John had pretty much checked out already and had moved on with Yoko, and Ringo was growing tired of being the buffer beween the more forceful personalities in the band.

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Sure, there's moments of drama - but none of the discord this project has long been associated with.

"Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating - it's funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate.

It would be nice to focus on these things this time around.
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« Reply #2262 on: February 12, 2019, 09:53:45 PM »

Yesterday


This new film looks like fun.
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« Reply #2263 on: April 11, 2019, 01:15:31 PM »

I just got back from a three day trip to Liverpool where I managed to cram in all the Beatle tours etc plus a great night out at the Cavern Club... Highly recommended, it's a beautiful city too with the friendliest people.. And some great bars..
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« Reply #2264 on: April 11, 2019, 11:46:28 PM »

I'll bet Matt would love to have joined you on that one, Gant! 8)
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« Reply #2265 on: April 12, 2019, 08:49:29 PM »

Absolutely. I hope to get there one of these days!
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« Reply #2266 on: April 14, 2019, 12:16:55 PM »

It's well good Matt, a fantastic city full of cool stuff as well as all the Beatles trips.. Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields were amazing... And three was a fantastic John and Yoko exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool...

I'd definitely like to return someday...
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« Reply #2267 on: July 07, 2019, 02:26:37 PM »

I gotta say.. This new Richard Curtis/Danny Boyle film "Yesterday" sounds bloody awful...
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« Reply #2268 on: July 07, 2019, 06:33:10 PM »

I gotta say.. This new Richard Curtis/Danny Boyle film "Yesterday" sounds bloody awful...

I liked the trailer but haven't had a chance to see the film yet.
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« Reply #2269 on: July 31, 2019, 08:36:03 PM »



This was quite good. You have the usual story of boy/girl have always been friends but never taken it further than just that and then you throw in this original idea of the guy having an accident when the power goes out all over the world for 12 seconds one night. Next thing you know nobody remembers the Beatles.

Just a feel good rom-com/date night film. Throw in a good soundtrack and it's a fun couple of hours.

4/5.
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« Reply #2270 on: August 02, 2019, 08:51:49 PM »





I liked it - just the premise of what the world would be like without the Beatles was interesting to explore.  I particularly liked the surprising "confrontation" scene with the man and woman who didn't forget about the Beatles.
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« Reply #2271 on: August 04, 2019, 03:42:19 PM »

I did finally get to see Paul McCartney live on June 29th and it was a great concert. Two hours and forty minutes, with about half his set Beatles songs and a good part of the other half consisting of his well-known Wings stuff. My favorite songs were probably his version of Something, I've Got a Feeling (with someone else singing John's parts), and of course Helter Skelter. The night before when he played Steven Tyler joined him for Helter Skelter, but I'm okay missing that. I'm just glad I got to see at least one of the Beatles while I could.

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« Reply #2272 on: August 04, 2019, 10:59:25 PM »

I did finally get to see Paul McCartney live on June 29th and it was a great concert. Two hours and forty minutes, with about half his set Beatles songs and a good part of the other half consisting of his well-known Wings stuff. My favorite songs were probably his version of Something, I've Got a Feeling (with someone else singing John's parts), and of course Helter Skelter. The night before when he played Steven Tyler joined him for Helter Skelter, but I'm okay missing that. I'm just glad I got to see at least one of the Beatles while I could.

How were Paul's vocals on Helter Skelter?  :o
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« Reply #2273 on: August 05, 2019, 01:20:57 PM »

How were Paul's vocals on Helter Skelter?  :o

I thought his voice sounded good for the whole concert. Better than I had expected. Obviously within the limits of a 70-something year old man, but I was pleased. Here's video from that night, which does cut off a little early. (I was sitting on the opposite side, upper right area.) There's a few videos available from the night before with Steven Tyler.

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Helter Skelter starts about about 1:20
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« Reply #2274 on: August 05, 2019, 06:11:47 PM »

I thought his voice sounded good for the whole concert. Better than I had expected. Obviously within the limits of a 70-something year old man, but I was pleased.

I can only imagine the electricity in that arena during this song. It's always been my favorite of his. Lucky you got to the show this night so you got to hear Paul sing it.
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« Reply #2275 on: August 05, 2019, 10:22:46 PM »

I've always really liked Paul's solo hit "Take it Away"
It was a hit at a special time I my life, I know it's not overly popular and I doubt he's ever included it in his live set...
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« Reply #2276 on: August 09, 2019, 12:01:30 AM »

We knew this was coming and now it's official, the super deluxe ultimate whatever box set of Abbey Road is coming out soon, like next month I believe, with lots of extras and a brand new mix and remastering. I, however, will not be getting it, because I'm still annoyed at what Giles Martin did to the White Album, which sounds compressed with way too much bass. No thank you. The thing is the remastered version of Abbey Road sounds fantastic and the album was intended only ever to be mixed in stereo, unlike all their previous albums where the mono mix was the primary mix they put all their effort into and the stereo mix almost an afterthought. It doesn't need this treatment, even if Giles Martin could be trusted to do it right, and they've released Something, and of course it sounds, even on my computer speakers, way too bassy. (That's just my opinion, of course.)

I actually just bought Abbey Road on vinyl a couple months ago, as I'd finally gotten that record player I've been meaning to get for a while, and Abbey Road seemed like a good one to get on vinyl.

I am, though, still really looking forward to next year when they do Let It Be, which I think will actually benefit from a modern treatment and remix, and the extras on that should be amazing.


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« Reply #2277 on: August 15, 2019, 10:48:09 PM »

This may have been mentioned years ago but I don't remember ever hearing about it until I saw a facebook post this week where it said, that at the 2 minute and 58 seconds mark of Hey Jude, Paul McCartney says, "[email protected]#king Hell". Of course it has been toned down but if you crank up the stereo and right at that moment you can hear it.
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