Saturday, May 25, 2024

Beatles “Get Back” on DisneyPlus Triggers Sales, Sends 5 Albums Onto iTunes Top 100


The Peter Jackson doc mini series, “Get Back,” is a hit.

How do we know? The Disney Plus offering has send five Beatles albums onto the iTunes top 100.

The newly revived “Let it Be” double album set is the highest, at number 41. That’s followed closely by the Beatles “1” album, the Greatest Hits blue album, the White Album, and of course, Abbey Road.

What fans really need is the new “Let it Be” box set because that’s where you get the Glyn Johns mix CD from 1970. If you’re watching the mini-series you’re seeing a very young Johns — whom John Lennon affectionately calls “Glynis” — really guiding the group through the whole “Get Back” saga.

All the Beatles’ CDs are selling like crazy on amazon. The Super Deluxe “Let it Be” is number 55. “Abbey Road” is number 3. “Revolver” and “Rubber Soul” are also in the top 100. Just below is “Sgt. Pepper,” the greatest album of all time. If you’re trying to catch up, check out the Beatles Mono box set, and also individual US albums of “Beatles 65” and “Hey Jude– The Beatles Again.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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