Beatles Video, Audio Combined In '1+' Package, Nov. 6th
September 15, 2015 at 11:29 AM (PT)
A package combining THE BEATLES hits and a DVD/Blu-ray selection of accompanying videos, or "mini-movies," THE BEATLES 1 album is being newly retored and expanded in multiple configurations for global release on NOEMBER 6th by APPLE CORPS LTD/UMG.
The 27-track release, available as a CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray, pairs restored videos for each song with new stereo and 5.1 DOLBY DIGITAL and DTS HD surround audio mixes. The brand-new "BEATLES 1+" celebrates their career in over 200 minutes through 50 promotional films and videos. This includes the 27 #1 HITS, with the restored videos, along with a second disc of 23 videos, including alternate versions, as well as rarely seen and newly restored films and videos; all include new audio mixes in deluxe CD/2DVD and CD/2Blu-ray packages. The 27-track audio CD is also being made available with new stereo mixes. A 2LP, 180-gram vinyl package will follow.
The new editions of "THE BEATLES 1" are the result of extensive research, and restoration of the original promo films, classic television appearances and other carefully selected videos spanning the band’s history, a broad range of rare films and videos chosen for their historical significance and quality of performance. An 18-person team of film and video technicians and restoration artists was assembled to undertake frame-by-frame cleaning, color-grading, digital enhancement and new edits that took months to accomplish.
The result is a visual rundown of THE BEATLES’ chart-toppers, as well as the additional tracks on the bonus disc of "BEATLES 1+" that show the band in previously unseen standards of clarity and quality; many of the films and videos have never before been commercially released, in whole or in part.
"THE BEATLES 1" and "1+" offer the restored films, including 35mm negatives scanned in 4K and digitally restored with new stereo and 5.1 surround audio remixes, produced from the original analog tapes by GILES MARTIN and SAM OKELL at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS. For four of the videos, PAUL McCARTNEY and RINGO STARR have provided exclusive audio commentary and filmed introductions, respectively.
The "1+" DELUXE EDITION is presented in an expanded 124-page illustrated hardcover book which includes ‘an appreciation’ of THE BEATLES’ groundbreaking films and videos by music journalist and author MARK ELLEN and extensive, detailed track/video annotation by music historian and author RICHARD HAVERS.
Said McCARTNEY: “These videos and films are spectacular reminders of the era we lived in. They also rock!”
Added RINGO: "I think it’s really interesting to see the videos we made, some of them incredible and some of them really incredible. How else would we have got to sit on a horse?"
THE BEATLES released 27 #1 singles in the U.S. and the U.K. which were collected in 2000 for 'THE BEATLES 1," which topped the charts in 35 countries and became that decade’s best-selling album worldwide.
Here's a video trailer for the set: