About The Lectures

"Scott Freiman's presentation was pure MAGIC. Just ask those lucky enough to attend one of our TWO SOLD OUT SHOWS! Can't wait to have him back for another walk through Strawberry Fields!"

–Steve Apkon, Founder, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY

Scott Freiman combines his love of The Beatles with his experience as a composer, producer and engineer to deliver unique educational lectures about the creative process of the Beatles. He moves past the personalities of the four Beatles to uncover the reasons why their music continues to be loved by millions. 

Scott's multimedia presentations transport his audiences into Abbey Road Studio with anecdotes about The Beatles' recording sessions, allowing fans to experience the evolution of The Beatles' groundbreaking albums and songs.

Scott's lectures have entertained audiences of musicians and non-musicians alike, from pre-teenagers to octogenarians. Once you've attended one of Scott's presentations, you'll never listen to The Beatles or any other music the same way again!

The views and opinions expressed in the lectures are Mr. Freiman’s, and do not necessarily reflect the views of, nor imply approval from, endorsement of, or any affiliation with Apple Corps., The Beatles, or The Beatles estates.


Films and Live Lectures

DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES' WHITE ALBUM
(Film - 90 minutes; Lecture - 2 hours)

In Deconstructing The Beatles’ White Album,  composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles as they create their bestselling album, The Beatles (commonly referred to as the White Album).

Released in 1968, the White Album’s thirty songs span almost every style of music—from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde. Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included the death of Brian Epstein, the creation of Apple Corps, and a trip to India to study meditation.

In this multimedia presentation, Mr. Freiman transports his audience into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird,” and other songs from the White Album. It will be an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions, allowing the audience to see and hear the evolution of these groundbreaking songs and their lasting influence on popular music.


DECONSTRUCTING SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
(Film - 90 minutes; Lecture - 2 hours)

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. Rolling Stone described it as “the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time.”

In Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, composer, musician, and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at The Beatles’ innovation in the studio and have a newfound appreciation for the talents of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr.


DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES' REVOLVER
(Film - 90 minutes; Lecture - 2 hours)

In Deconstructing The Beatles’ Revolver, composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles as they create their seminal 1966 album, Revolver.

In many music polls, Revolver is rated the top album of all time. The 1966 album launched a period of studio experimentation for The Beatles that coincided with their decision to stop performing live. With memorable songs, such as “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yellow Submarine,” and “Tomorrow Never Knows,” The Beatles pushed popular music to a place it had never been before.

Deconstructing The Beatles’ Revolver explores the groundbreaking production techniques that went into creating this landmark piece of music history. In addition to many of the tracks from Revolver, Mr. Freiman will also explore the creation of two other songs recorded during the same time period, “Paperback Writer” and “Rain.” Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions.


DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES' RUBBER SOUL
(Film - 90 minutes; Lecture - 2 hours)

In October 1965, The Beatles were faced with an impossible task—produce a new album of original music for a Christmas release. Within one month, The Beatles had emerged with what many consider to be one of their greatest albums—Rubber Soul. They even had time to create a double A-side single, “We Can Work It Out” backed by “Day Tripper.” Both sides of the single, as well as the album, hit number one on the charts.

In Deconstructing The Beatles' Rubber Soul, composer/producer Scott Freiman walks Beatles fans young and old through the creation of Rubber Soul.  Learn the stores behind the creation of “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life,” “Nowhere Man,” and other classic Beatles songs. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions.


OTHER LECTURES

A TRIP THROUGH STRAWBERRY FIELDS
(45 minutes [short version] /90 minutes [full version]) 

In early 1967, The Beatles released a groundbreaking single -- John Lennon's "Strawberry Fields Forever" backed by Paul McCartney's "Penny Lane." In its music, lyrics, arrangement, and subject matter, "Strawberry Fields Forever"/"Penny Lane" was a large step forward for the Beatles and for all of popular music.

In A Trip Through Strawberry Fields, Scott explores the creation of these two masterpieces with special attention to the evolution of the songs from demos to final recordings. The presentation also includes an in-depth look at Sgt. Pepper's "A Day In The Life" -- one of The Beatles' most remarkable achievements.


DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES' MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
(2 hours)  

Deconstructing The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour explores the music written for the Magical Mystery Tour TV show, as well as the additional songs that appeared on the 1967 LP. 

In 1967, The Beatles embarked on an ambitious project, writing and directing a one-hour film, Magical Mystery Tour.  The music written for the film is some of The Beatles' psychedelic best. In Deconstructing The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, Mr. Freiman delves into the creative process behind “The Fool On The Hill,” “Blue Jay Way,” “I Am The Walrus,” and other selections from Magical Mystery Tour.  Scott will also “deconstruct” other songs from the Magical Mystery Tour album, including “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane,” and “All You Need Is Love.”


DECONSTRUCTING THE EARLY BEATLES
(2 1/2 hours)

Deconstructing The Early Beatles, traces the birth of the Beatles from Liverpool to Hamburg -- from John Lennon's first guitar to their first recording session at Abbey Road. The journey continues through their initial recording sessions at EMI for "Love Me Do" through their first several groundbreaking singles, including "Please Please Me," "From Me To You," "She Loves You," and "I Want To Hold Your Hand."

Learn what it was like to record at EMI in 1962.  Learn how The Beatles' songwriting prowess developed. And you too will say: "YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!"