COMPOSING THE BEATLES SONGBOOK: Lennon and McCartney, 1966-1970



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Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon and McCartney, 1966-1970

Year of Production: 2007
Playing Time: 01:56:52
Catalogue Number: PGDVD111
UPC: 823564515595

By 1966, the Beatles were at the major turning point of their career. Having spent '65 both touring manically and recording the adventurous and critically acclaimed Rubber Soul, they knew they had to creatively progress in order to retain their position as the world's favourite group; that meant Messrs. Lennon and McCartney giving it everything they had.

They didn't disappoint with Revolver; indeed, the more serious music critics who had previously viewed the group as irrelevant now began to sit up and take notice. When they followed it with Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour E.P., The White Album, Abbey Road, Let It Be and several non-album singles and B-sides, all of which were magnificent, they forged a reputation that has sealed their legacy ever since, and to most extents offered other songwriters no room to match their quite incredible achievements.

Composing the Beatles Songbook - Lennon and McCartney, 1966-1970 is an independent documentary film which reviews the partnership, music and impact of Lennon and McCartney as composers during this hugely creative period. From the first bars of "Eleanor Rigby" to the closing Abbey Road song cycle, this film shows how and why they barely put a step wrong while making the most joyous music the world has ever witnessed.

Drawing on rare footage, classic performances and penetrating revelations from friends of the pair, Beatles academics and musicologists, we here discover the true story of how those classic songs were written.

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