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Strange fruit : the Beatles' Apple Records

Author: Thomas Arnold, narrator.Tony BramwellJackie LomaxBrute ForceDavid PeelAll authors
Publisher: Surrey, U.K. : Sexy Intellectual : Chrome Dreams Media, Ltd., 2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1968, under a haze of publicity, The Beatles opened their collective door to all manner of musicians, writers, artists, film-makers, inventors, designers, freaks and more than a fair share of opportunist sharks. But, despite a hefty investment, little of substance was forthcoming from these assorted misfits outside of the music that emerged from one division of the potential empire; Apple Records. Even  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Documentary films
History
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Arnold, narrator.; Tony Bramwell; Jackie Lomax; Brute Force; David Peel; Chris Ingham; Mark Paytress; Stefan Granados; Badfinger (Musical group); Iveys (Musical group); Elephants Memory (Musical group); Prism Films.; Chromedreams Media (Firm); Sexy Intellectual (Firm)
OCLC Number: 793823170
Notes: Originally produced in 2011.
Extra features include the Fuh King Speaks! : In conversation with Brute Force ; contributor biographies.
Credits: Camera, Peter Lowden ; edited by Tom O'Dell ; original score, Chris Ingham.
Performer(s): Narrator, Thomas Arnold ; interviews with former label M.D. Tony Bramwell, members of Badfinger, The Iveys and Elephants Memory, Jackie Lomax, Brute Force and David Peel, plus musician and Beatles expert Chris Ingham, author and journalist Mark Paytress and Apple biographer Stefan Granados.
Description: 1 videodisc (162 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, stereo., full screen 4:3 presentation.
Other Titles: Beatles' Apple Records
Responsibility: produced by Prism Films ; a Sexy Intellectual production.

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"In 1968, under a haze of publicity, The Beatles opened their collective door to all manner of musicians, writers, artists, film-makers, inventors, designers, freaks and more than a fair share of opportunist sharks. But, despite a hefty investment, little of substance was forthcoming from these assorted misfits outside of the music that emerged from one division of the potential empire; Apple Records. Even discounting those Apple platters that featured as artist the collective or individual names of the companys bosses, music that stands the test of time superbly was released under the stamp of this enterprise. Music which remains available still and both popular and exciting more than 40 years after the majority of it was produced. Strange fruit : The Beatles' Apple Records is the story of a record label which came to exist under extraordinary circumstances, produced extraordinary records and was operated under extraordinary guidelines."--Container.

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