The book begins in early 1969, shortly after the release of their debut album “The White Album,” and covers the sessions of their final album as well as their now iconic rooftop performance – their last concert in their history.
It features transcribed conversations from the group’s 120-hour studio recording sessions, as well as hundreds of never-before-seen footage from the archives of Linda McCartney and acclaimed photographer Ethan A. Russell, images of which appear on the cover art of ‘ The It Be ‘.
It features a preface by director Peter Jackson, including the album documentary, also titled The Beatles: Get Back, will be released shortly before the book on August 27. Novelist Hanif Kureishi wrote the introduction.
While the Never mind The sessions have often been described as difficult, writes Kureishi: “It was actually a productive time for them, when they created some of their best work. And it is here that we have the privilege of witnessing their first drafts, the mistakes, the drift and digressions, the boredom, the excitement, the joyous scrambling and the sudden breakthroughs that led to the work. that we know and admire now.
This is the first stand-alone Beatles book officially published by the group since The Beatles Anthology, which was a bestseller when it was released in 2000.
Meanwhile, John Lennon’s 80th birthday is expected to be marked with the release of a new remix album called “Gimme Some Truth”. Next month of Ultimate Mixes.