COMPOSING OUTSIDE THE BEATLES: Lennon and McCartney, 1967-1972


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Composing Outside the Beatles: Lennon and McCartney, 1967-1972

Year of Production: 2009
Playing Time: 02:18:05
Catalogue Number: PGDVD126
UPC: 823564519791

Recordings from individual Beatles had appeared as early as 1966, with Paul McCartney and George Martin's Family Way soundtrack, but it wasn't until John Lennon's string of superb late 1960s singles that anything emerged which appealed to Beatles fans in droves and started the ball rolling for two quite fascinating and wildly creative solo careers.

Between the closing days of the Beatles and the point at which McCartney formed Wings and Lennon left the UK to live in New York, some of their finest individual solo work appeared.

Composing Outside the Beatles - Lennon and McCartney 1967-1972 is an independent documentary film which reviews the music and impact of Lennon and McCartney as solo composers during this first post-Beatles period. From the avant-garde brace of Lennon/Ono albums, to some superb singles and albums from both players, and culminating with the first Wings record from Macca and Lennon celebrating his new city of residence with the most political songs he ever wrote, this film shows how and why they composed the music they did during this era. It also illustrates their usage of old and new techniques as well as their continuance to borrow from each other despite being in both legal and personal disputes at the time.

Drawing on rare footage, archive and exclusive interviews, classic performances and penetrating revelations from close friends of the pair, fellow musicians, Beatles academics and musicologists, we discover here the true story of how their music was composed when writing alone or with new partners.

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