(London, England) – Taking time off from promoting his New Lp, Paul McCartney has announced an upcoming “Director’s Cut” re-issue of the Beatles’ ill-fated fly-on-the-wall documentary, Let It Be. Sir Paul explained the new, fully authorised version of the film was to be “as Nature intended”, and feature only those songs composed, sung and performed by McCartney. While some of the other Beatles can occasionally be seen blurrily in the background (“Couldn’t be helped without CGI!”), most shots are now either close-ups of a doe-eyed McCartney or cute footage of Paul playing with wife Linda and their children.
Without the rancour, hurt and betrayal inherent in the original film, the overall effect is of a marvellous oil pouring on troubled water. Glossing over the notoriously ill-will surrounding his brainchild, Macca recalled: “Basically, John spent all his time with Yoko, Ringo effectively relegated the band to sideline status with his movie career and George had so little faith in the project he quit midway through.”
“It just seemed silly,” he continued, explaining the editorial thinking behind the revised cut, “to include people in the film who tried so hard to thwart things.”
After the press conference had finished, McCartney continued to upbraid his erstwhile colleagues of over four decades gone by.
NB: The Beatles Get Back; photographs by Ethan A Russell; text by Jonathan Cott and David Dalton; designed by John Kosh; Produced by Neil Aspinall; published 1969 by Apple; printed in England by Garrod and Lofthouse International Limited.
No box or Lp, just the book for fifty pee at Ashford Bootfair two Sundees ago!