Bigger And Better
This week sees the long-awaited DVD release of "The Beatles Anthology" and the Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart." The former includes the original eight episodes of the "Anthology" as well as 81 minutes of special features, including previously unreleased footage of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr jamming together in the studio for the first time since 1970.
The bonus footage encompasses interviews and candid conversations with McCartney, Harrison, and Starr over a 12-month period, including recording sessions at Abbey Road studios and private meetings to discuss the project. The DVD will also feature upgraded picture quality and remastered audio, including 5.1 surround sound.
"I Am Trying To Break Your Heart," directed by Sam Jones, chronicles the tumultuous recording sessions for the album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" and Wilco's subsequent war with Warner Bros. to get the set released. The two-disc DVD sports an audio commentary from Jones and the band members, 17 extra songs, live footage, and a "making-of" featurette."
"My goal all the time was to make [the film] theatrical, but I think I was the only one who believed in that when we first started," Jones says. "I figured the DVD was still going to be the main place that people saw this. Then I realized I was getting all this musical stuff that just wouldn't fit in the size of the movie that I wanted to make. I didn't want to make a movie that was too long, but I knew from the start that this was something I wanted to show more of."