In the Current Issue (#209)

Beatlefan #209 takes a look at The Beatles' cinematic career, with an exclusive excerpt on the films they did and didn't make from Richard Buskin's new "Beatles 101" book, and Wally Podrazik examining the impact "A Hard Day's Night" had delineating the Fab Four's individual images. Plus, Brad Hundt provides an overview of 25 years of Ringo's All Starr Band and compares shows on Paul and Ringo's summer tours. We have more from the tours, including Kit O'Toole's review of Macca in Chicago and Tom Frangione's report on meeting Ringo in New York City.

Also in the new issue is Jeff Slate's exclusive preview of the new "The Beatles in Mono" vinyl box set, Kit O'Toole's look at the best R&B covers of classic Beatles tracks, Rick Glover's 1964 memories of New York's World's Fair, and the concluding part of Howie Edelson's freewheeling interview with Beatles historian and biographer Mark Lewisohn. You'll also find updates on the latest Beatlenews, including the upcoming Ron Howard film on their touring years and two new McCartney Archive reissues, and three pages of reviews, including the London Brian Epstein stage musical and a new Shea Stadium bootleg!

A sample issue costs $8 in the U.S. or $11 abroad. U.S. funds only. If you want the latest issue, be sure to specify #209. For more information, email COMING IN ISSUE #210: The adventures of uber fan/collector Dave Morrell! Check it out!

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Beatlenews Headlines

Apple Corps Ltd. announced it is teaming with White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment to produce a new authorized documentary about The Beatles' touring years. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. ... The impending release of McCartney Archive Collection reissues of the Wings albums "Venus and Mars" and "At the Speed of Sound" finally was confirmed by MPL and Concord Music Group in late July. The reissues will be out Sept. 23 in the U.S. (Sept. 22 elsewhere) in a variety of physical and digital formats. ... McCartney has begun adding fall dates to the rescheduled Out There! tour. Added so far are shows in San Diego, CA; San Antonio, TX, and Greensboro, NC. ... Capitol/EMI announced that on Sept. 8 worldwide (Sept. 9 in North America) The Beatles' nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled "Magical Mystery Tour" and a 3-LP "Mono Masters" collection of nonalbum tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork. ... The buzz in Beatles circles this summer has been a rare recording that appears in the film "A Hard Day's Night" and may or may not have been done by The Beatles. The Beatlefan Something New blog talked to a number of Beatles experts and found opinions widely divided. For the latest Beatles news, subscribe to Beatlefan/EXTRA! . . . And you can find more Beatles reading from our contributors at SOMETHING NEW: The Beatlefan Blog. Check it out!

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