1 (2015 Blu-ray)
Release date: 6 November, 2015
The Beatles work was always impeccable. Those four young men, John, Paul, George and Ringo, broke so many records and so many barriers and they will be remembered for being the most significant music creators of the twentieth century.
This collection of number ones is taken from the most widely circulated charts in the UK (Record Retailer) and the USA (Billboard).
Looking through the list of songs brings back so many memories for me. My first thought was about Love Me Do - our first single. To begin with nobody wanted to know, even in our own record company. But after a lot of hard work it entered the Top 20 in the UK, and in the States it later reached number one. From then on John and Paul seemed to burst with inspiration. Those early songs were so fresh and sparkling, always surprising and delighting me with each new offering. Never did they fall back on cliche or a rehash of an earlier success. Each one was a gem. Before long their worked spurred George into writing great material too, like the classic ballad Something.
It barely took eight years to cover this collection - Love Me Do to The Long and Winding Road - but it was a lifetime in the world of rock and roll. A wonderful collection, and wonderful for me to have been there.
The Beatles “1” was originally released in 2000 and quickly became the fastest selling album of all time. Featuring 27 of the band’s most significant singles, all of which reached #1 in the US or UK charts, this brand new DVD edition features all 27 promo videos, all of which have been beautifully restored up to 4K resolution by a team of film and video technicians and restoration artists who have undertaken painstaking frame-by-frame cleaning, colour-grading, digital enhancement and new edits that took months of dedicated, ‘round-the-clock work to accomplish.
This stunning DVD also includes exclusive audio commentary and filmed introductions by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr respectively, and also features fantastic new stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS HD surround audio mixes by Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.
Videos include: Love Me Do, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Can’t Buy Me Love, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride, Yesterday, Day Tripper, We Can Work It Out, Paperback Writer, Penny Lane, All You Need Is Love, Hey Jude, Something, Come Together, and more!