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The Compleat Beatles (1982)

Video  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  October 1982 (USA)
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A documented account of the life and career of the Fab Four, from their early years in Liverpool to their breakup, featuring rare interview and concert footage.

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Narrator (voice)
Gerry Marsden ...
Himself - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Allan Williams ...
Himself - Beatles' First Manager
Bill Harry ...
Himself - Editor: Mersey Beat
Tony Sheridan ...
Himself
Horst Fascher ...
Himself - Manager: Star Club, Hamburg
Billy J. Kramer ...
Himself
Bob Wooler ...
Himself - DJ: Cavern Club
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Himself - Record Producer
Nicholas Schaffner ...
Himself - Author, The Beatles Forever
Milton Okun ...
Himself - Record Producer-Arranger
Bruce Johnston ...
Himself - The Beach Boys
Lenny Kaye ...
Himself - Guitarist
Wilfred Mellers ...
Himself - Musicologist
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A documented account of the life and career of the Fab Four, from their early years in Liverpool to their breakup, featuring rare interview and concert footage. Written by Hiphats

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Fantastic 2-hour documentary
26 July 2006 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Terrific rare footage (film and sound recordings from The Cavern; studio recording sessions), lots of George Martin, all-remastered music that sounds better than you've ever heard the Beatles, and a big emphasis on the early pre-1964 years make this a must-have for any Beatles fan.

The 1982 release date is just distant enough from 1970 to give a smart perspective on the Beatles in history, and close enough so that the interviews with George Martin and many much earlier Beatles affectors sound fresh and intelligent.

As of 2006, this film is not on DVD, and difficult to find on VHS.


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