Silva Screen Records will digitally release The Beatles And India, the original score for the award winning documentary film. The hypnotic, lyrical soundtrack for The Beatles And India was written by award winning composer Benji Merrison and recorded at Abbey Road Studio 2, the legendary home of The Beatles recording sessions, Budapest, Hungary and Pune, India. Both a classically trained composer and a skilled music producer and engineer, Benji has scored music for hundreds of projects across film, television, installations and events. His distinctive musical voice is in high demand, and he is known for SAS: Red Notice, Forces of Nature with Brian Cox, Dynasties, General Magic.
The Beatles And India film is a unique historical chronicle of the enduring love affair between The Beatles And India that started more than half a century ago. Rare archival footage, recordings and photographs, eye-witness accounts and expert comments along with location shoots across India bring alive the fascinating journey of George, John, Paul and Ringo from their high octane celebrity lives in the West to a remote Himalayan ashram in search of spiritual bliss that inspires an unprecedented burst of creative songwriting. It is the first serious exploration of how India shaped the development of the greatest ever rock band and their own pioneering role bridging two vastly different cultures.
Premiering earlier in June at the UK Asian Film Festival, the film won two awards for Best Film Audience Choice and Best Music. It will now also feature at upcoming film festivals in Gent (Belgium), Valladolid (Spain) and at the New Generations Indian Film Festival. The film has screened at select Everyman Cinemas on August 31st as part of their Everyman Music Film Festival and is set for October 4th UK digital release and UK TV premiere on Channel 4 on January 4, 2022. BritBox will premiere the documentary for the US and Canada early 2022.
Jeremy [Six Strings]