The previously announced a documentary about The Beatles, directed by Lord of the Rings‘ Peter Jackson, finally has a release date. According to the press release, the documentary, now titled The Beatles: Get Back, will be officially out on September 4th.
The project was first confirmed back in early 2019 and focuses on the recording of the group’s last album Let it Be. It will contain material from 55 hours of previously unseen footage filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg alongside audio taken from 140 hours of “mostly unheard” recordings from Let it Be sessions.
The documentary will also include The Beatles’ iconic performance on the rooftop of Apple Corps headquarters in London from January 30th, 1969. This turned out to be the band’s last ever live show together.
“I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about The Beatles recording together,” said Paul McCartney. “The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”
“I’m really looking forward to this film,” added Ringo Starr. “Peter is great and it was so cool looking at all this footage. There was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the version that came out.”
Besides being backed by McCartney and Starr, The Beatles: Get Back also received the blessing from John Lennon and George Harrison’s widows Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.