Published Sep 16, 2020The Beatles' 1970 album Let It Be is set to be the subject of a new book titled Get Back. It is scheduled to arrive on August 31 next year via Callaway and Apple Corps, in tandem with the release of Peter Jackson's documentary film by the same name.
The 240-page hardcover will feature 120 hours of conversations that took place during the three weeks it took the band to record Let It Be. Get Back will also feature hundreds of previously unseen photography (by Ethan A. Russell and Linda Eastman) of sessions at Twickenham Film Studios and at the Beatles' then-brand-new Apple Studios, a foreword by Jackson and an introduction by Hanif Kureishi.
A description reads:
This intimate, riveting book invites us to travel back in time to January 1969, the beginning of The Beatles' last year as a band. [The Beatles' The White Album] is still at number one in the charts, but the ever-prolific foursome regroup in London for a new project, initially titled Get Back.
With cameras and tape recorders documenting every day's work, the band rehearse a huge number of songs, new and old, in preparation for what proves to be their final concert, which famously takes place on the rooftop of their own Apple Corps office building, bringing central London to a halt.
Watch the book's video teaser below, and pre-order Get Back here.