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Paul McCartney has been doing press left-and-right as of late to not only promote his new book, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present, but also promote the new Beatles documentary The Beatles: Get Back.

The documentary, directed by Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson, will premiere on Disney+ on November 25, 26 and 27 in two-hour increments. The whole docuseries was compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage that was originally filmed for Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1969 chronicling the making of the Beatles’ Let It Be album.

The original 1969 film showed a band that was rife with tension, but that wasn’t necessarily the case. Speaking to The Sunday Times, Sir Paul said of the docuseries, “I’ll tell you what is really fabulous about it, it shows the four of us having a ball. It was so reaffirming for me. That was one of the important things about The Beatles, we could make each other laugh.”

He added, “John and I are in this footage doing ‘Two Of Us’ and, for some reason, we’ve decided to do it like ventriloquists. It’s hilarious. It just proves to me that my main memory of the Beatles was the joy and the skill.”

Macca’s Beatles’ memories have obviously been top-of-mind as of late. During a recent book event, he was asked what the biggest misconception was about “being Paul McCartney.” He gave an interesting response saying, “I think the biggest misconception at the end of The Beatles was that I broke The Beatles up, and I lived with that for quite a while. Once a headline’s out there, it sticks. That was a big one – and I’ve only finally just gotten over it.”

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