Elvis, Bowie, Hendrix,The Stones they all have one in common they are all icons of Rock music but can you beat the inspiration of The Beatles? Next Friday 15th September Ron Howard‘s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years the first documentary authorised by the surviving The Beatles members will be released in UK Cinemas. The film will show a side of The Legendary band not seen before in previous movies haven’t shown before.
To celebrate next week’s release Studiocanal have sent us a clip which shows The Fab Four during a stadium show, but a show at a crucial part of the bands history.
After their now-legendary North American debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964, The Beatles transfixed the U.S. and the tremors were felt worldwide, transforming music and pop culture forever with their records and television appearances. The Beatles’ extraordinary musicianship and charisma also made them one of the greatest live bands of all time. In The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, Oscar®-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) explores the history of The Beatles through the lens of the group’s concert performances, from their early days playing small clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg to their unprecedented world tours in packed stadiums around the globe from New York to Melbourne to Tokyo. The first feature-length documentary authorized by The Beatles since the band’s breakup in 1970, Eight Days a Week features rare and never-before-seen archival footage of shows and interviews, plus new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and numerous prominent observers. The film captures the exhilaration of The Beatles’ phenomenal rise to fame as well as the toll it eventually took on the band members, prompting them to stop touring altogether in August 1966 and devote their prodigious musical energy to the series of ground-breaking studio recordings for which they are best known today.
The digitally restored 4k transfer and restoration of the Shea concert footage includes audio remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin and Sam Okell. This has allowed the performance to be heard more clearly over the other background noise including the screaming fans. For the first time ever the viewer is able to experience the concert as it was meant to be seen and heard and to appreciate how extraordinary this band was live given the challenging technical conditions under which they were expected to play.
See the film and stay for an exclusive in-cinema only screening of 30 minutes from the 1965 performance from Shea Stadium.
Check out this TV Spot for The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
On Monday we where fortunate to catch a Press preview of this film and editor Paul who is not a The Beatles fan left the screening very impressed. The world premiere will be beamed live around UK&Ireland on 15th September from London’s Leicester Square You can book tickets here: scnl.co/TheBeatlesTickets. Check your local listings for your nearest cinema.