MVD has announced a Nov 25th release for Composing the Beatles
Songbook: Lennon and McCartney 1966 / 1970. The DVD is an independent
documentary film that 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 they barely put a step wrong in
making the most joyous music the world had 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.
With contributions from; friends Barry Miles, Klaus Voorman and
Maureen Cleaves; musicians Alan Moore and Chris Ingham; journalists
Robert Christgau [Village Voice] and Anthony De Curtis [Rolling
Stone]; authors Johnny Rogan, Pete Doggett, Steve Turner, and Nigel
Williamson and broadcaster Paul Gambaccini.
This project is an independent review requiring independent editorial
control. The program is not licensed or authorized by Paul McCartney
or the estate of John Lennon, nor by any company associated with the
ownership of their music.