Last Wednesday, New York publisher Callaway Arts and Entertainment announced that a new authorized book on the great Beatles will be published, which will be the first in 20 years, and will be released on the same day as Peter Jackson’s documentary, both of which will have the book as the documentary will have the same name. The Beatles: Get Back.
The biograph project was proposed to be launched on September 1 of this year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it had to be postponed for the following year. The British band’s last authorized work was “The Beatles Anthology” and of which approximately 2 million copies were sold. Now this new copy will tell the story behind what was the last album recorded by the Liverpool band “Let It Be”. In addition to unpublished graphic material, this work will be nurtured by more than 120 hours of talks that have been transcribed from studio sessions recorded by the legendary group, consisting of Paul McCarteney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon and edited by journalist, writer and critic John Harris, columnist for The Guardian.
The book will feature an introduction by Hanif Kureishi who told The Guardian newspaper that readers may witness “some of the band’s earliest drafts, mistakes, disgents, boredom, illusions, improvisations and sudden discoveries that led to the work we know and admire today.” The date set for the publication of this long-awaited work will be August 31, 2021, the day on which the documentary with the same name by Peter Jackson will also be released together.