Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The Beatles 1+ Video Collection DVD/Blu-Ray Coming November 6th.

One of the DVD sets from the new Beatles 1 DVD/Blu-Ray collection.

We have some exciting news via The Beatles. If you haven't already heard, they are re-releasing the 1 Album which was a compilation of all 27 Number One singles the Beatles had when they were the world's best chart topping musical artists! Released in 2000, the compilation introduced new fans to the timeless music of the Beatles. Here's the full details from The Beatles website:

The 27-track CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray pairs beautifully restored videos for each song, with new stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS HD surround audio mixes. The brand new Beatles 1+ celebrates their career in over 200 minutes through 50 promotional films and videos. This includes the 27 No.1s, with the restored videos, along with a second disc of 23 videos, including alternate versions, as well as rarely seen and newly restored films and videos; all include new audio mixes in deluxe CD/2-DVD and CD/2-Blu-ray packages. The 27-track audio CD is also being made available with new stereo mixes. A 2 LP, 180-gram vinyl package will follow.

The new editions of The Beatles 1 have been made possible following extensive research, and restoration of the original promo films, classic television appearances and other carefully selected videos spanning the band’s history. Apple Corps dug deep into The Beatles’ vaults to select a broad range of films and videos for their rarity, historical significance and quality of performance. An 18-person team of film and video technicians and restoration artists was assembled by Apple Corps to undertake painstaking frame-by-frame cleaning, colour-grading, digital enhancement and new edits that took months of dedicated, ‘round-the-clock work to accomplish. 

The result is a visual run down of The Beatles’ number one records, as well as the additional tracks on the bonus disc of Beatles 1+ that show the band in previously unseen standards of clarity and quality; many of the films and videos have never before been commercially released, in whole or in part.

Beatles 1 and Beatles 1+ offers the restored films, including 35mm negatives scanned in 4K and digitally restored with new stereo and 5.1 surround audio remixes, produced from the original analogue tapes by the GRAMMY® winning team of Giles Martin with Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. For four of the videos, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have provided exclusive audio commentary and filmed introductions, respectively. The 1+ Deluxe Edition, presented in an expanded 124-page illustrated hardcover book includes ‘an appreciation’ of The Beatles’ ground-breaking films and videos by music journalist and author Mark Ellen and extensive, detailed track/video annotation by music historian and author Richard Havers.

“These videos and films are spectacular reminders of the era we lived in. They also rock!”

Paul McCartney

“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?”

Ringo Starr

The Beatles 1 and 1+ Video Collection and the Deluxe Edition will be released on November 6th. It is available to Pre-Order in our store. You can find it on the last page of the DVD section.

Here is a fascinating video on how the Beatles 1+ Video Collection was lovingly restored from the original prints:

This collection has answered many fans wishes for their promotional films to be released officially and now you can finally own the Beatles' promotional films, their 27 Number One singles and all the bonus features with commentary from Paul and Ringo!

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