Friday, August 1, 2008

Upcoming Vinyl Releases

Aerosmith - Pump
Blind Faith - Blind Faith
James Brown - Live at the Apollo
James Brown - Sho is Funky Down Here
Alice Cooper - Along Came a Spider
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Marvin Gaye - I Want You
John Mellencamp - Life, Death, Love & Freedom
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman

McCartney & Starr Block Release of Let It Be

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have block a planned re-release of the final Beatles' film, Let It Be.

The film was originally released in 1970 and documented some of the last days of the Fab Four while they were recording the tracks for the Let it Be album. There was quite a bit of bickering between the group members, including George Harrison taking exception to Paul criticizing his guitar playing and a disinterested John Lennon who spent much of his time with Yoko Ono.

When complete, the group was so unhappy with the outcome that they returned to the studio to record Abbey Road and ended up releasing Let It Be later, as their final album.

According to a spokesman from within Apple, "There has been talk of Let It Be finally being released but now there has been a change of heart. The Beatles are still a massive global brand and it's felt it won't be helped if the public sees the darker side of the story. Neither Paul nor Ringo would feel comfortable publicising a film showing The Beatles getting on each other's nerves."

"People like to imagine The Beatles were a happy ship but the reality towards the end was very different as this film shows. There's all sorts of extra footage showing more squabbles but it's unlikely it will ever see the light of day in Paul and Ringo's lifetime."