Sunday, July 31, 2016

Beatles' Shea Stadium Concert to Show With Ron Howard's New Documentary

by Newsdesk

The Beatles played Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965 in what was to be the first rock concert ever staged in a stadium in front of more than 55,000 people. The event was filmed using fourteen 35mm cameras by Ed Sullivan Productions and Brian Epstein and, for the very first time, the fully restored, remastered, 30-minute performance will be available to screen as part of the worldwide theatrical release of Academy Award winner Ron Howard’s authorized documentary feature film, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years.

Only available in cinemas, the 4K restoration with sound remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, includes performances of the classic songs such as A Hard Days Night, I’m Down, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby and Dizzy Miss Lizzy.

Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment also launched a new trailer for the film opening in Cinemas Worldwide from September 15 following The World Premiere in London’s Leicester Square that same evening.

Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse Pictures’ Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award-winner and Emmy Award-winner Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing with Howard. Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall. Also executive producing is the film’s award-winning editor Paul Crowder and Crowder’s long-time collaborator, Mark Monroe, who is also serving as writer. Marc Ambrose is the supervising producer.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It will delve into their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, highlighting The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

Shea Stadium Set list:
  • Twist and Shout
  • She’s a Woman
  • I Feel Fine
  • Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
  • Baby’s in Black
  • Act Naturally
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Help!
  • I’m Down