Pre restoration.


24 Responses to “Pre restoration.”

  1. Kwai Chang says:

    The restored print makes this look unusable!
    Positively ‘negative’?!?!

  2. Since 1963 says:

    Amazon just billed me for my CD and Blu-rays. They’re on their way!!! Mr. Postman check and see…

  3. Since 1963 says:

    BTW, I just learned that Peter Goldman died in the Philippines this week, 69 years old. What a memorial this release will be to his directing of the P.L. and S.F.F. promos.

  4. Kwai Chang says:

    The Bob Dylan megarelease The Cutting Edge hits today.
    If there are any good omens to note…this is one of them. I hope ‘1+’ dvd is even a fraction as enlightening. From the stuff I’ve heard so far…Dylan could be the sharpest blade in the set.

  5. Michael says:

    George achieves his goal not looking Beatley! Haha!

  6. Nick D. says:

    My 18 CD set of “The Cutting Edge” arrived two days ago. Its going to be a long winter…

  7. Bill C says:

    Just listened to the CD – maybe mines defective .
    End of 8 days is a mess, puano Echo during stop in ballad of J & Y .
    A few other weird mix issues …..

  8. Bill C says:

    Piano not puano

  9. The reaction on the faces of the dancers on American Bandstand were priceless when this promo film was first shown. Like they had just seen aliens. “They look so……weird!”.

  10. Kwai Chang says:

    Can anyone explain the significance of the ‘cd’ part of this release?
    Is there remixing of audio tracks for stereo?
    Thanks in advance!

  11. mcarp555 says:

    Supposedly “new stereo mixes”, whatever that means. I know many people are hoping they will be remixed in a manner similar to “Yellow Submarine Songtrack”. I’d like to hear that as well.

  12. The film of this double a-side. Amazing. To this day I’m still awestruck by SFF. Whatever shock JPG+R’s long hair caused to the eyes of Americans on the Sullivan show, SFF had the same impact on the ears imho. Everyone’s moptops had suddenly gone off their collective rockers.

    I’m not a fan of music videos, or even alot of “promo films” as they were called pre-MTV. I like to create my own images in my mind. But the promo film for SFF matches the avant garde-ness of the song. And all the other “big” 60s groups like the Stones/Who could do at that time is struggle to keep up with them.

  13. Kwai Chang says:

    Thank you. I’m worried the title won’t be accurate unless original mixes are also included. I guess it will never end.

    @johnny silver…
    I agree that the group had a firm visual reference point to match the new song. I wonder if anyone tried asking Dick Clark “what the hell did we just watch?”. Thank God, American Bandstand wasn’t really a source of cultural hipness…which is why hair and mustache is a much more interesting topic.

  14. I’m with ya Kwai, check it out. The reaction by the last kid? Effing priceless.

    “They went out The Twist”. Uh huh.

  15. Kwai Chang says:

    How many bands had this director oversee their next promo?
    I think Cream, Hendrix and maybe more…

  16. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    As far as I know, Kwai, only The Troggs with Night Of The Long Grass and The Hollies with Carrie Anne. Peter was a well-respected director for Swedish TV pop show ‘Popside’ during this time. He directed Manfred Mann in late 1966 for the show and was recommended to the Fabs by Klaus.

  17. Miss Tammy is still yet to land her peepers on this set (welcome to Australia 2015). From everything I’ve heard, and seen, i can’t wait. I can’t wait to hear the remixes, i have no interest in having the old catalog served up again, i have that multiple times, for me, it’s all about the remixes now.

  18. Kwai Chang says:

    @A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room…
    I appreciate your help. I couldn’t find anything to support my delusions. That must simply be the cinematography ripple effect across the waters of the medium. That said waters would never be the same is not a surprise…nor is the amount of visual influence SFF promo film would seemingly have upon promo films by other artists…and album covers(Between The Buttons?).
    So, will the great ‘1+’ campaign sail headlong into the vortices of a ‘cutting edge’?

  19. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Hi Kwai, sorry to torpedo another theory but Between the Buttons cover photo, shot by Gered Mankowitz, was done in November 1966 before the SFF promo.

  20. stephenmcg says:

    Peter goldman and Andy White RIP ,just as 1 is realeased,unsettling.

  21. Kwai Chang says:

    @A Car…
    Thank you. Please don’t let me wander into traffic.
    I will now have my poodle clipped into the 7th Oak.
    (Piano sold separately)

  22. Andy White claimed a few years ago that he drummed on the released version of Please Please Me as well. Said the drumset (and sound) on the song is completely different than Ringo’s.

  23. mcarp555 says:

    And Bernard Purdie claimed to have drummed on the first few albums. No disrespect to Andy White (RIP), but I think the tom sound on ‘PPM’ is very Ringo. If someone can find a session fee chit for Andy around the time ‘PPM’ was recorded (like there is for ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘PS I Love You’), it would give his story more credence.

  24. It’s hard to put Purdie’s claims in the same league as White’s. Purdie claimed to have drummed on TONS of early of Beatles songs. In White’s case he claims only 2: LMD and PPM. Whether or not he played on PPM it doesn’t diminish Ringo’s stature at the least. On the other hand Bernard Purdie’s claims were a sleazy way to make Ringo look bad and hype himself up.

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