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Ringo Starr discusses Peter Jackson’s new Beatles documentary

Former Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr, has been discussing the eagerly-anticipated new Peter Jackson documentary, explaining that fans can expect to the see the band in high spirits.

The film, which has faced delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, is due to be released later in the summer. The Beatles: Get Back is using previously unseen footage from the band’s famous Let It Be Sessions which culminated in their iconic performance atop the Apple Records headquarters in London.

The acclaimed director used 55 hours of unreleased footage of the band from that tumultuous year and has also gathered 140 minutes worth of unheard audio from the sessions too.

While many remained concerned that the footage will include an insight into the bitter infighting between the members, Starr has calmed the doubts by claiming it will be a joy-filled watch.

“I always moaned the original documentary was very narrow,” Starr said on Monday. “There was no joy in it and I was there. We were laughing, we were the lads. We would do this. And there was a little bit of tension, no one can take that away. But you know, to use that moment and not use these 56 hours of unused film,” Starr added.

See the interview, below.