At this point, one would have thought that all of the Beatles-related material from their appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" would have made it to market.
"On Sept. 7, UMe will reissue "The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring the Beatles" with 13 minutes of previously unreleased footage…," USA Today reports today, June 22, in its print edition.
The additional footage, the article says, "includes an ad for Beatles dolls and [Sullivan’s] interview with members of the band, not seen since it aired on May 24, 1964."
Also, the story says, the reissue is newly remastered, with audio in mono and a 5.1 remix. Furthermore, the four episodes have the original commercials included from 1964 and 1965.
The Beatles’ appearance on Sullivan’s show on Feb. 9, 1964 was seen by 73 million viewers, which represented 86% of all TVs turned on at the time, and was the most-watched TV program of all-time up to that point in time.