This week, Disney is releasing a restored version of the classic Beatles documentary, “Let It Be”, which hasn’t been available for fifty years.

First released in May 1970 amidst the swirl of The Beatles’ breakup, Let It Be now takes its rightful place in the band’s history. Once viewed through a darker lens, the film is now brought to light through its restoration and in the context of revelations brought forth in Peter Jackson’s multiple Emmy Award-winning docuseries, “The Beatles: Get Back”, which was released on Disney+ in 2021.

Let It Be” contains footage not featured in the Get Back docuseries, brings viewers into the studio and onto Apple Corps’ London rooftop in January 1969 as The Beatles, joined by Billy Preston, write, and record their GRAMMY Award-winning album Let It Be, with its Academy Award-winning title song, and perform live for the final time as a group.

Earlier this evening, Disney+ and Apple Corps Ltd. hosted an early screening of “Let It Be” at the iconic Curzon Mayfair. Following the screening, Edith Bowman hosted an on-stage in-conversation with Jonathan Clyde, Apple Corps producer of Peter Jackson’s documentary series “The Beatles: Get Back”, and journalist and author John Harris.

Numerous music stars were in attendance to watch a special preview of the film, including Oasis guitarist and singer Gem Archer, singer and songwriter James Bay and English songwriter and musician Gary Kemp. 

Other VIP guests included actors John Simm, Sanjeev Bhaskar, and Dean Kelly, alongside classical musicians Anoushka Shankar and Anna Lapwood, and comedian and actor Suzy Izzard.

Here are some photos from this event:

“Let It Be” will debut exclusively on Disney+ around the world on May 8th 2024. 

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Roger Palmer

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