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Composing Outside the Beatles - Lennon and McCartney 1967 - 1972 is an independent documentary film which reviews the music and impact of Lennon and McCartney as solo composers, during this first post-Beatles period. From the avant-garde, Yoko influenced, brace of Lennon/Ono albums, via some superb singles and albums from both players, and culminating with the first Wings album from Macca, and Lennon celebrating his new city of residence on the most political record he ever made this film shows how and why they composed the music they did during this era and illustrates their using of old and new techniques, and how they were still borrowing from each other despite being in both legal and personal disputes throughout these years.
If, like me, you are someone who appreciates Ram and considers it an excellent album and you also enjoyed McCartney I for the raw organic self-portrait that it is on many levels,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by deeplyshallow2
It's true that more time is devoted to Lennon during this period but the documentary isn't a "hatchet job" on McCartney by any means. Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by Just Some Guy
Please buy this if you are likely to enjoy a completely sycophantic deluded lesson on the greatness of john lennon as a solo artist then this is the dvd for you. Read morePublished on November 17, 2011 by mark bradley
The DVD is "Lennon-heavy", but to be fair, Lennon's "outside The Beatles" recording was more prolific in a way. Read morePublished on January 31, 2010 by Tangerine Dreamer