The Beatles Let It Be Will Be Released
by Paul Cashmere - August 4 2008
Reports stating that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have blocked the release of The Beatles Let It Be DVD are completely untrue.
Steve Marinucci from Beatles site AbbeyRd`s Beatles Page has confirmed with Apple that there are plans to release the long awaited movie, but just not right now.
Marinucci pointed out in an email that the story circulating last week claiming McCartney and Starr were blocking the release came from a blog at the Chicago Tribune.
After the original story requested the release of Let It Be, bloggers added their bits to the point were the truth certainly got in the way of a good story.
Marinucci set about to debunk the story. The official word from Apple, The Beatles record company is “we do have plans to release it some time in the future”.
`Let It Be` was filmed in 1969 and released to cinemas in 1970. The movie was meant to document The Beatles recording but instead captured the destruction of the band. However, the movie is historic as it is the most complete look inside The Beatles inner sanctum and despite the results, shows the fans what went on during the recording process.
In 1971, the film won an Academy Award for Best Music Score and a Grammy Award for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special.
While last week`s story is now proven completely unfounded, there is still no official time-line for the release of the movie on DVD.
(Bands are like a marriage or any other relationship, there is always internal stuff going on, the trick is to keep the communcation lines open so that things don't fester and get blown out of sorts; hurt feelings and misunderstandings. I'm not surprised that it wasn't all happy all the time for The Beatles)