Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

The Beatles' Apple Records

DVD - 2011
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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 company's 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
Publisher: Surrey, U.K. : Sexy Intellectual : Chrome Dreams Media, Ltd. 2011
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.42166 STRANGE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (162 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Beatles' Apple Records

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Aug 07, 2013

A very good account of Apple. I especially enjoyed the sampling of music that they recorded, remembering old hits. The most irritating and unnecessary part of this documentary was the old 'scratch and line' method over photographs to give you the impression they are really old. Very bothersome. And in this time period not really valid.

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