Sunday, 11 June 2017

The best documentaries on the Sgt.Pepper

Though all these decades numerous documentaries about the Beatles has been released and so a lot about the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
Recently, a new documentary on the Pepper year has been released and screened in the cinemas across the world. I'm talking about "It Was 50 Years Ago Today! (The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond)".

It Was 50 Years Ago Today! (The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond)
This documentary is a sort of continue of "Eight Days A Week", it starts with the ending of touring, followed by develop of the Sgt.Pepper's idea and into the studio recordings. It continues with the death of Brian Epstein, the formation of Apple and the trip to India.
Despite the title, this 2 hours film talks only shortly of the Sgt.Pepper album. At some point the conversation shifts onto Apple getting subject of the documentary completely off track, and only 6 minutes before the end it is flooded with quotes from the interviewees about random things while the video editor struggle to remind us that this is all about the Sgt.Pepper.

The interviews to the Beatles are all well known footages from the 60s, other interviewee includes Tony Bramwell, Julia Lennon, Philip Norman, Hunter Davis, Freda Kelly, jenny Boyd Pete Best and more.
It is poorly edited and does not contain Beatles music, but it has some very interesting curious facts to learn.
I will give it a 4 stars out of 5

In this blog I will give everybody the chance to watch it in the contort of your room.
So, sit back and enjoy the show.

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Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall
On the 3rd of June this year BBC produced another Sgt.Pepper's documentary called "Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall". This documentary is particularly good. Much better than the above one; the host Howard Goodall guides us though each recording session of each song of the LP, reveals curiosities and analyses the musical structure of each composition. In this documentary you can hear a lot of audio clips from the recent Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe boxset.
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It Was 20 Years Ago Today!
Last one [but this blog will be updated with more] a documentary from 1987 called "It Was 20 Years Ago Today!". It was released as the 20th anniversary of the album release and it is a masterpiece of documentary for that period. Strangely broadcasted only a couple of time on TV.
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  2. so now everyone wants to know what i said and why i removed it?!! i thought this was that pretentious PBS documentary i saw. it wasn't.

    1. you said "No it wasn't. A lot of intellectual claptrap" and there's nothing wrong with having an opinion .... just wanna make sure that you realized these are 3 different documentaries, not one. You can comment what you want, mate ... as long as it is not racist or offensive. I didn't like so much the first documentary either .... the other two are 400 times better.