When is The Beatles: Get Back released? New trailer shows unseen footage of Fab Four in Peter Jackson’s film

A major new Beatles documentary from Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson features previously unseen footage of the iconic band

A new trailer for the hotly anticipated new Beatles documentary Get Back features further behind-the-scenes footage of the Fab Four

Compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage shot in January 1969 and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, Get Back is causing huge excitement among Beatles fans around the world.

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Most of the material has been locked in a vault for five decades.

John Lennon and the Beatles in the studio (Photo: The Beatles: Get Back / Disney+)

What is The Beatles: Get Back?

The three-part documentary series is directed by Oscar winner Sir Peter Jackson.

It will be released through the Disney+ streaming service next month.

It follows John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Sir Ringo Starr and their creative process as they write and rehearse 14 new songs in preparation for their first live show in more than two years.

The tracks were originally intended for release on an accompanying live album.

‘It’s taking off!’

Within the trailer, Sir Paul jokes: “It’s going to be such a comical thing like in 50 years’ time. They broke up because Yoko sat on an amp.”

The original 1969 documentary maker Michael Lindsay-Hogg also says later on in the trailer: “The documentary is just grinding to a halt”, but Lennon replies: “Grinding to a halt? I think it’s taking off!”

The film also features the Beatles’ final live performance as a group, the rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row. The Beatles split in 1970.

The Beatles performing their last live public concert on the rooftop of the Apple Organization in London in 1969 (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The producers on the documentary include Sir Paul, Starr, Lennon’s former wife Yoko Ono and Harrison’s former wife Olivia.

Earlier this week, Sir Paul revealed how it was actually John Lennon who instigated the break-up of the band, rather than him.

“I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny,” he said. “I am not the person who instigated the split.

“Oh no, no, no. John walked into a room one day and said I am leaving the Beatles. And he said, ‘It’s quite thrilling, it’s rather like a divorce.’ And then we were left to pick up the pieces.”

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in the studio (Photo: The Beatles: Get Back / Disney+)

Sir Paul has also been in the news after claiming that The Rolling Stones are just a “blues cover band”.

In an interview with The New Yorker, the 79-year-old singer said that he felt that his “band’s net was cast a bit wider” than The Rolling Stones.

“I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are,” McCartney said.

The Rolling Stones are currently on tour in the US, just over a month after the death of their drummer Charlie Watts.

When is The Beatles: Get Back released?

The Beatles: Get Back will be released on Disney+ over three days on November 25, 26 and 27.

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