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What to Stream: “The Beatles: Get Back” to Headline Next List of Music Documentaries | Television






From left to right, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison in “The Beatles: Get Back”.


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KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service

This fall promises an embarrassment of riches of streaming musical documentaries. From some of the greatest bands and albums of all time to more niche interests, a plethora of content is hitting the streaming services in November and December, so here’s a list of the best rockumentaries to release soon.

Just in time for your Thanksgiving viewing, director Peter Jackson will unveil six hours of restored footage from The Beatles’ recording “Let it Be” over three nights, starting November 25 on Disney +. “The Beatles: Get Back” is a three-part miniseries edited from restored footage that was recorded for Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 doc “Let It Be” (the title of the working album was “Get Back”). During the editing process, Jackson discovered that, unlike the controversial process described in “Let It Be,” the footage revealed that there was much less discord than what the cultural myth has become. Created in cooperation with the surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as the widows and children of John Lennon and George Harrison, “The Beatles: Get Back” covers 21 days in studio rehearsal for the album, concert and film and ends with a 42-minute rooftop concert.

The documentary “Jagged”, directed by Alison Klayman, is a deep dive into another massive, culture-changing album, “Jagged Little Pill” by Alanis Morissette. After its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, “Jagged” arrives on HBO Max Thursday, kicking off a month of rock documentaries as part of the Music Box series on HBO Max, produced by The Ringer honcho Bill Simmons and his Ringer Films imprint, which already debuted “Woodstock 99: Peace Love and Rage” on HBO Max over the summer.