The Beatles: Get Back recounts the making of Let It be in The Beatles’ own words

The Beatles: Get Back, a deluxe hardcover from Callaway Arts & Entertainment and Apple Corps, will offer a unique insight into the making of Let It Be

The first official standalone book to be released by The Beatles since the bestselling The Beatles Anthology,  the 240-page hardcover tells the story of creation of the legendary 1970 album, Let It Be, in the band’s own words. 

It features transcribed conversations drawn from over 120 recorded hours of studio sessions with hundreds of previously unpublished images, including photos by Ethan A. Russell and Linda McCartney.

To be published August 31 2021, the book corresponds with the release of a feature documentary film of the same name, from director Peter Jackson, to be released theatrically August 27. Jackson’s documentary film is built around 55 hours of unreleased original 16mm footage filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, now fully restored, and 120 hours of mostly unheard audio recordings.  

The book’s texts are edited by music journalist John Harris from original conversations between John, Paul, George and Ringo spanning three weeks of recording. Their story culminates with their historic final rooftop concert.  

The book travels back to January 1969, the beginning of The Beatles’ last year as a band, and documents what was to be their next project,  initially Get Back. For 21 days, first at Twickenham Film Studios and then at the then new Apple Studios, everything was recorded with cameras and tape recorders. The majority of the photographs are by the two photogs who had special access to their sessions, Ethan A. Russell and Linda Eastman (soon McCartney). 

 The Beatles: Get Back is currently available for pre-order.