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Strange Fruit: The Beatles' Apple Records

Strange Fruit: The Beatles' Apple Records
2:42:42 | 2012

Categories: Documentary, Music, Arts and Culture, Celebrity, Biography

In 1968, under a haze of publicity, The Beatles opened their collective door to all manner of musicians, writers, artists, filmmakers, 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 the collective or individual names of the company's bosses, there was plenty of music released under the stamp of this enterprise that stands the test of time. Much of the output—albums by Badfinger, James Taylor, Billy Preston, and Ravi Shankar, among others—remains as vibrant today as when it was produced more than four decades ago. Featuring interviews with former Apple exec Tony Bramwell, Jackie Lomax, Brute Force, David Peel, and members of Badfinger, The Iveys and Elephant's Memory, STRANGE FRUIT: THE BEATLES' APPLE RECORDS is the story of a label which came to exist under extraordinary circumstances, produced extraordinary records and was operated under the most extraordinary guidelines.

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