Monday, November 2, 2015

Countdown to the Beatles "1" CD/DVD: What's in store, part 4 of 7: "Rain" and "Paperback Writer"

Copyright Capitol Records.

With the release date of the "Beatles 1" and "1+" DVDs coming this Friday, this is the fourth of seven advance looks of what you'll find. (See the rest of this series and all of our coverage of the new release at this link.)

Anyone who saw the broadcast of the videos for "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on June 5, 1966, as we did, will remember the message to Ed Sullivan and the humorous introduction done for the videos by Ringo Starr, who said the Beatles couldn't be on the show in person because "everybody's busy these days with the washing and the cooking." That intro is included on the "1+ disc (aka disc 2), just before the second version of "Paperback Writer" on the set (there's one on disc one). There are also two versions of "Rain," one in color and the other, a rarely seen black-and-white version, on disc 2. 

And another restored video should be out today (Monday) if it isn't already. 

Order the DVD or CD, which comes out Nov. 6 around the world at this link. You can order for the versions for the U.S., the UK, Germany, Japan and Canada. And catch up on the rest of our coverage of the Beatles "1" and "1+" DVD/CD set at the "Beatles 101" link at the right.