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Learn more about Let It Be (Remastered):

Format: CD
Sku: 210982170
UPC: 094638247227
UPC 14: 00094638247227
Release Date: 9/9/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Two of Us
2. Dig a Pony
3. Across the Universe
4. I Me Mine
5. Dig It
6. Let It Be
7. Maggie Mae
8. I've Got a Feeling
9. One After 909
10. Long and Winding Road, The
11. For You Blue
12. Get Back
13. Let It Be Mini ~ Documentary
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This reissue of LET IT BE has been digitally re-mastered. It comes packaged with replicated original U.K. album art, an expanded booklet containing original and newly written liner notes, and rare photos. Limited quantities of the CD are embedded with a brief documentary film about the album.
Muze PNote The Beatles: Paul McCartney (vocals, guitar, piano, bass instrument); John Lennon, George Harrison (vocals, guitar); Ringo Starr (drums).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Billy Preston (keyboards).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Peter Bown.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Sam O'Kell; Steve Rooke; Guy Massey.
Muze PNote Recording information: 02/1968-04/1970.
Muze PNote Photographer: Ethan Russell.
Muze PNote The only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews, there are few other rock records as controversial as Let It Be. First off, several facts need to be explained: although released in May 1970, this was not their final album, but largely recorded in early 1969, way before Abbey Road. Phil Spector was enlisted in early 1970 to do some post-production work, but did not work with the band as a unit, as George Martin and Glyn Johns had on the sessions themselves; Spector's work was limited to mixing and some overdubs. And, although his use of strings has generated much criticism, by and large he left the original performances to stand as is: only "The Long and Winding Road" and (to a lesser degree) "Across the Universe" and "I Me Mine" get the wall-of-sound layers of strings and female choruses. Although most of the album, then, has a live-in-the-studio feel, the main problem was that the material wasn't uniformly strong, and that the Beatles themselves were in fairly lousy moods due to inter-group tension. All that said, the album is on the whole underrated, even discounting the fact that a sub-standard Beatles record is better than almost any other group's best work. McCartney in particular offers several gems: the gospelish "Let It Be," which has some of his best lyrics; "Get Back," one of his hardest rockers; and the melodic "The Long and Winding Road," ruined by Spector's heavy-handed overdubs (the superior string-less, choir-less version was finally released on Anthology Vol. 3). The folky "Two of Us," with John and Paul harmonizing together, was also a highlight. Most of the rest of the material, by contrast, was going through the motions to some degree, although there are some good moments of straight hard rock in "I've Got a Feeling" and "Dig a Pony." As flawed and bumpy as it is, it's an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever. ~ Richie Unterberger

Producer: Phil Spector

Engineer: Glyn Johns; Geoff Emerick

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Billy Preston

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Best Of George Harrison
Muze Music Compilations In The Beginning
Muze Music Compilations Gold:british Invasion
Muze Music Compilations The Us Vs John Lennon
Muze Music Compilations Billboard Top 10 Karaoke:70's Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations Billboard Top 10 Karaoke Box Set Vol
Muze Music Compilations Billboard 1960'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S

Associated Artists and Works

#1 Hit Songs Cover Band
101 Strings
101 Strings (Orchestra)
101 Strings Orchestra
12 Cellists Of Berlin Philharmo
12 Cellists Of Berlin...
Beach Boys (The)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Best, Pete
Bondi, Giacomo
Brothers Four (The)
Calo, Peter
Charles River Valley Boys
Cirque Du Soleil
LOVE ~ Cirque Du Soleil
LOVE [Bonus DVD] ~ Cirque Du Soleil
All Your Life: A Tribute to the Beatles Recorded a ~ DiMeola, Al
Ebony Steelband
Evingson, Connie
Fab Four (Beatles Tribute) (The
Fab Four (The)
Fazzari, Vinny
Firefall
Firefall Acoustic
Four, London Jazz
Glee: Sings the Beatles ~ Glee
Gratz, Wayne
Harmon, Sally
Harnoy, Ofra
Harnoy, Ofra (Cello)
Karaoke
Laibach
Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-M
Lieb Plays the Beatles ~ Liebman, David
Live From The Pound
Liverpool Band
London String Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Looney Tunes (Kids)
On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack
Let It Be [Let It Be... Naked] ~ Original Soundtrack
Help! [Digipak] ~ Original Soundtrack
Magical Mystery Tour [Digipak] ~ Original Soundtrack
A Hard Day's Night [UK] [Digipak] ~ Original Soundtrack
Let It Be [Digipak] ~ Original Soundtrack
Help! ~ Original Soundtrack
Pickin' On
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sheridan, Tony
Swingle Singers (The)
The Charles River Valley Boys
The London Jazz Four
The London String Orchestra
Plays Sgt. Pepper [Digipak] ~ Timmons, Andy
The Greatest Hits of the Beatles: Classical Style ~ Various Artists
Stax Does the Beatles ~ Various Artists
The Greatest Hits of the Beatles: Classical Style ~ Various Artists
Wakeman, Rick
Yoyo International Orchestra

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/08/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1970
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 3824722
Music Label Name Label : Apple Corps
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00094638247227

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.116)
- Ranked #86 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Some of the strongest rockers and most poignant ballads in their entire canon..."

Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.36)
- Ranked #45 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Beautifully explores a nostalgia for simpler times - theirs 'and' ours..."

Bio

The Beatles

"I have never seen anything like it. Nor heard any noise to approximate the ceaseless, frantic, hysterical scream which met the Beatles when they took the stage after what seemed a hundred years of earlier acts. All very good, all marking time, because no one had come for anything other than the Beatles...

Then the theatre went wild. First aid men and police -- men in the stalls, women mainly in the balcony -- taut and anxious, patrolled the aisles, one to every three rows.

Many girls fainted. Thirty were gently carried out, protesting in their hysteria, forlorn and wretched in an unrequited love for four lads who might have lived next door.

The stalls were like a nightmare March Fair. No one could remain seated. Clutching each other, hurling jelly babies at the stage, beating their brows, the youth of Britain's second city surrendered themselves totally."

- Derek Taylor (From his book Fifty Years Adrift)

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Beatles
Product attributeLabel:   Capitol Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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