Deconstructing The Beatles
These films are as close as you can get to being in the studio with The Beatles.
In thoroughly engaging (and often surprising) ways, acclaimed "Beatle-ologist" Scott Freiman guides you, step by step, on an educational journey through each story and each album. These are the same presentations that have captivated audiences nationwide, from NYC to Silicon Valley.
So far, we've produced eleven films (with more on the way):
- The Birth of the Beatles. From a garden party meeting in 1957 to the "toppermost of the poppermost" by the end of 1962, explore the band's remarkable Origin Story.
- 1963: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: This was the year that defined the "mania." It began with their early sessions with George Martin and ended with worldwide acclaim. Follow each frenzied step.
- A Hard Day's Night: Follow the band's huge breakthrough in America, culminating in the innovative smash-hit film.
- Help!: The creative frenzy continues into 1965, as the band transitions to a more mature, deeper style of songwriting and production.
- Rubber Soul. Make a masterpiece, from scratch, in thirty days? No problem! This is a really entertaining race against the clock.
- Revolver. Many music polls list Revolver as the top album of all time, with good reason. Dig into this extremely-fertile creative process.
- Sgt. Pepper. For a band that wasn't sure it was even a band anymore (having recently stopped touring), The Beatles hit another creative peak here.
- Magical Mystery Tour. Failed film. Incredible album. That vastly oversimplifies a complex story, as you'll see...
- The White Album. After the studio wizardry of Sgt. Pepper, the band wanted to get back to basics. The approach may have been simpler, but the breadth of styles -- from music hall to metal -- is dazzling.
- Abbey Road: Side One. This album is so great, we needed two films to cover it. Begin with the so-called “song side” of Abbey Road,with deep dives into “Come Together,” “Something,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” and the rest of Side One, including analysis of “The Ballad of John and Yoko” and “Old Brown Shoe.”
- Abbey Road: Side Two. Learn about the Eastern rhythms on “Here Comes the Sun,” the influence of Beethoven on “Because,” and the reason why “Her Majesty” ended up as the album’s hidden track. Then explore the entire Side Two medley. Also includes deconstructions of “Give Peace a Chance” and “Come and Get It.”
Each film is roughly 90 minutes long. You can get the films individually, or in one big collection, either on Streaming or DVD. (You also get the streaming, free with the DVDs.)
No matter how much you think you know about the Fab Four, we promise that you’ll appreciate them in an entirely new way. Consider these films your Master's Class in The Beatles.
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