The world still cannot get enough of the Beatles. Why should we?
Now, an update to the 2000 release of 1 promises an amazing update for fans worldwide: the inclusion of the Beatles’ signature “mini movies” or music videos, from the band’s golden age.
According to Rolling Stone, the new release will be available in two versions: the Beatles 1, with one bonus disc of video, and 1+, which will include an 124-page book and two discs of video, including many unreleased music videos. These discs will also be made available for separate purchase, in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats. Talk about a Beatles’ fan’s dream come true.
Check out the trailer for these new releases below:
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recorded introductory videos and added commentary for many of the extras included on these discs. McCartney expressed his passion for the project, stating that “These videos and films are spectacular reminders of the era we lived in.”
Starr added that “I think it’s really interesting to see the videos we made, some of them incredible and some of them really incredible. How else would we have got to sit on a horse?”
These videos have been collected from promos films and TV appearances, among others, and the work that was put into making these videos look and sound their best sounds absolutely painstaking. Apparently, it took a team of 18 technicians months to clean each individual frame of film and digitally enhance the color and quality of each clip. Each frame was scanned in high-definition 4k and the audio was restored from the original analog tapes located at Abbey Road Studios.
If you’re anything like me, you just got chills anticipating this collection. This is truly a collectible item you won’t want to miss.
The standard 1 release will combine the Beatles’ No. 1 singles with clips for each song. The music will be mixed in 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS HD surround sound. The 1+ version will add 23 videos, including alternate versions of the clips.
There’s also a double-LP, 180-gram vinyl version in development. Time to save up your pennies, and mark your calendars: these exciting editions will become available starting this year, November 6th.