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Let It Be

An album by Original Soundtrack/The Beatles

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Not their best but what by the Beatles Is Less Than Good

  • Jan 29, 2000
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Now I am not the biggest Beatle fan on the plannet. I like their music but I like other bands somewhat more. However the Fab Four NEVER, EVER made a mis-step when they were together. For a record that was their last release, the sound is pretty damn raw and honest. The songs from The Two Of Us to Get Back are all fairly good although none of them would rank among my top 20 Beatle Songs of all time. Catchy yes, worth buying, absolutely, but this release is a little short of classic status and certainly not the 99th best record of the Millenium as other voters may think.

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review by . July 09, 2006
posted in Music Matters
'Let It Be' is easily the most disappointing Beatles album. It's not simply that it is uneven and less professional, it is also inevitable with the matchless achievements of all their previous work, comparisons would render this album a failure. Significantly, this album sadly was strategically put on the shelf for a year and became their last release once it had become acceptable enough for them. Also, it is no small matter that this is their only studio album to change hands from their able producer …
review by . November 23, 2000
posted in Music Matters
Pros: The Beatles     Cons: some filler     If there is one Beatle album that you could say has been very, very over analyzed, it is Let It Be. Born from the idea of the group getting back to recording the way that they did in the beginning, this album became more of a statement of the trials and tribulations that the band was going through then the return to rock and roll that they were trying to achieve.      With all that was going on, …
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LET IT BE...NAKED contains a FLY ON THE WALL bonus disc including song rehearsals and conversation snatches. The Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr. Additional personnel: Billy Preston (keyboards). Includes liner notes by Kevin Howlett and interview excerpts with The Beatles from the original LET IT BE book. Original Soundtrack/The Beatles: Paul McCartney (vocals, guitar, piano, bass instrument); John Lennon, George Harrison (vocals, guitar); Ringo Starr (drums). Additional personnel: Billy Preston (keyboards). In its original form, LET IT BE signaled the end of an era, closing the book on the Beatles, as well as literally and figuratively marking the end of the '60s. The 1970 release evolved from friction-filled sessions the Beatles intended to be an organic, bare-bones return to their roots. Instead, the endless hours of tapes were eventually handed over to Phil Spector, since neither the quickly splintering Beatles nor their longtime producer George Martin wanted to sif...
Song List: Disc 1
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
11. For You Blue
12. Get Back
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Label: Capitol/EMI Records
Release Date: October 26, 1987

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