Watch an Exclusive Bonus Clip From The Beatles' 'Eight Days A Week' Documentary
On Friday (Nov. 18), The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years comes to DVD and Blu-ray. The deluxe two-disc version has over 100 minutes of special features.
Ahead of its release, Billboard is excited to preview an exclusive clip from the DVD/Blu-ray extras. The below video features a football crowd in Liverpool in 1964 singing the Beatles' “She Loves You.” The footage stems from a 1964 game between Liverpool and Arsenal that was first used by the BBC in 1964 in a film about football crowds and their loyalty to their home teams.
“They created an incredible group energy,” the film's producer, Nigel Sinclair, told Billboard of the Beatles. “We tried in the film to display that." He called their decision to leave touring the biggest moment in the film. He said they trusted that the adventure would continue in the studio.
The DVD/Blu-ray release features new interviews with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. Each was interviewed twice -- once early in the filming and then later after a rough cut was made. “Particularly in the second interview, they gave material that no interviewer had ever had before. They felt compelled to tell us how it happened.”
One of the special features in the deluxe set, “Recollections of Shea Stadium,” looks back at the concert, but it is not the full performance shown in the theatrical release. “I know that Apple knew they wanted to do something special in the theater,” Sinclair said. “It's particularly effective to enjoy Shea in the movie theater on a big screen with great sound.” He says that Apple and the Beatles will decide what they want to do with Shea in the future.