The first episode of Peter Jackson’s docuseries on The Beatles is out tomorrow and the vibrant restoration of the Let It Be album recordings will be a dream come true for Beatles fans. Though it’s not one of their best albums, the sessions were famously fraught and captured the group “with their trousers down,” as Lennon said. It’s also astonishing to see a band suffering being filmed while trying to create music – and it’s The Beatles as well – a band who for seven years captured lightning on what felt like every record. What insights, and what delights!
This new production proves that Minghella’s heady mixture of shock and beauty has stood the test of time.