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The Beatles - Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years (A Ron Howard Documentary Film)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Jun 20, 2016.


  1. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
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  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...hopefully, it's decent & with something new(?).
     
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  3. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    No pun intended? ;)

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  4. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Nice.
    :)
     
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  5. nixdad

    nixdad

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
  6. Aberdumbie

    Aberdumbie

    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Thank you very much. I get giddy about all Beatle related info and did not know about this
     
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  7. I'm just hoping the audio is outstanding, I'm sure the video portion will be.

    TD
     
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  8. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Reno/Tahoe
    Ron Howard usually does a good job on his projects.

    You know he was the mastermind behind the Andy Griffith Show, right? :smug:
     
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  9. nixdad

    nixdad

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I saw "Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years" with 2 of my bandmates in Pasadena last night, and all I can say is WOW.

    I recommend everyone see this movie. I'm admittedly a huge Beatles fan, and am in a Beatles band, but am not a nut who thinks these guys walk on water.

    Ron Howard did an excellent job in capturing the madness and incredible phenomenon that was Beatlemania; the excitement, fun, craziness and the toll it eventually took on these guys. There was never anything that had happened culturally like this before or since. Watching these guys grow from savvy, witty kids ready to take on the world to guarded, jaded adults (which was understandable) in a very short time was eye-opening. The schedule these guys had to keep and demand on their time from '64 - '66 was absolutely INSANE. These guys all had each other's backs, and Brian Epstein and their small crew certainly were instrumental in keeping it all together. They toured all over the world in a 2 1/2 year period, all of this while continuing to write, record and perform some of the most amazing material which still holds up today.

    Watching these guys age and mature over a very short time is captured in this doc and is fascinating to witness. They were completely fed up and quit touring in August '66 as it was no longer fun (for several reasons,) and had become pointless. The physical transition 3 months later when they returned to the studio to begin recording Sgt. Pepper, and seeing how much they aged when they show the rooftop concert in '69 are both interesting to see.

    At the conclusion of the movie, they also showed the 30 minute Shea Stadium concert, in which Vox stepped up and built them 100 watt amps. Very cool indeed!

    Go see the movie.
     
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  10. b/o 402

    b/o 402

    Jul 14, 2015
    DC & MD
    Saw it Thursday night. The audio restorations were phenomenal, and some of the archived video was also restored and really looked great. Never noticed before that Paul had black tapewounds on the Hofner at the Apple rooftop ("Let It Be") performance!

    I'd love to learn more details about the Shea Stadium audio restoration. It was unbelievably clear.
     
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  11. nixdad

    nixdad

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    No doubts that some parts were dubbed in the Shea Stadium audio. There were parts where background vocals were strong even though one or more if the guys were not on-mic.
    Still very cool, nonetheless.
     
  12. b/o 402

    b/o 402

    Jul 14, 2015
    DC & MD
    No doubts that some parts were dubbed in the Shea Stadium audio. There were parts where background vocals were strong even though one or more if the guys were not on-mic.
    Still very cool, nonetheless.

    That's what I was thinking, but where did they get these dubs?
    Also I heard a producer talk about digitally scrubbing the crowd noise, but it's hard to honestly believe that had much to do with the final product.
     
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  13. nixdad

    nixdad

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm no expert, but my guess is that they lifted other portions of the song which were correct and surgically inserted where necessary. I have no doubts that anything is possible these days.
     
  14. southpaw723

    southpaw723

    Oct 20, 2013
    Pittsburgh
    Seeing it soon, can't wait
     
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  15. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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  16. fjadams

    fjadams

    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    Watched it today on Hulu as it isn't playing anywhere near me.
    It was done really well, loved the interviews with Paul and Ringo during it. Plan on watching it again.

    A good as the movie on Janis.
     
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  17. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    I saw it Thusday and am Waiting for the Blu Ray
     
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  18. I'm going to have to go see this one at the theater, instead of waiting for the DVD like I usually do.

    I want the Full Monty!
     
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  19. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...it's Steaming on HULU for subscribers.
    I had kinda forgotten about it until I logged into Hulu the other night.

    Loved it...ordered the BD (release in Nov).

    I loved the end credits/Rooftop Concert bit.
    Somebody help...why would the Police shut this down?
    Oh, people in the streets? It's The Beatles (w/ Billy Preston)...LIVE!
    ;-)
     
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  20. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
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