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  Let It Be (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Let It Be is the twelfth and final album by The Beatles, released on May 8, 1970 by the band's own Apple Records label.
Let It Be was later 're-produced' (some critics have said overproduced) by Phil Spector and, in 1970, it became The Beatles' final release.
After increasing use of overdubs and multi-layered recordings on recent albums, there was a general consensus to record the new album live in the studio, just as they had done for their first albums in the early 1960s.
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 Let It Be (Replacements album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Let It Be is the title of a 1984 album released by The Replacements.
Although Let It Be was far from a commercial success, it is widely regarded by critics as one of the best albums of the 1980s.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 239 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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 The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Let It Be Let It Be The Beatles
Let It Be album, but the album was shelved for a year before it finally gained official release.
Let It Be (especially the stringless "Long And Winding Road"), and even the lousy stuff serves as a fascinating illustration of the group's vast array of influences, their working methods in the studio, and, at worst, the roots of the band's disintegration.
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 The Long and Winding Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spector wrought various changes on the songs that would be included on Let It Be, but his most dramatic embellishment would occur on April 1, 1970, when he turned his attention to "The Long and Winding Road." At Abbey Road studios, he recorded the orchestral and choir accompaniment for the song.
In 2003, the remaining Beatles and Yoko Ono released Let It Be...
The album included the master version of "The Long and Winding Road" recorded on January 31 closer to McCartney's original intention; with no strings or other added instrumentation beyond that which was played in the studio at the time.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Reviews | Let It Be - no strings attached
As the last-released of the Beatles' 12 original UK albums, Let It Be holds a special fascination for many fans because of the bittersweet circumstances of its recording.
Let It Be may never be revered by some fans in the same breath as Abbey Road, Revolver or the White Album, but 33 years on it remains an iconic and enjoyable record.
This album would not be possible without the total approval of all 4 Beatles (or their estates), so Yoko must have approved it, George Harrison approved the project before he died, and Ringo has done nothing but enthuse about the end result.
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 Let It Be - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The original versions were released in 2003 on the album Let It Be...
Let It Be is also the name of a 1970 film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, documenting the band's recording of the album as well as the interpersonal conflicts which eventually split the group apart.
In 2002, the "Let It Be" film was being prepared for release on DVD sometime in 2003.
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 PopMatters Music Feature | Reconsidering Let It Be
Naked, a stripped-down version of Let It Be, the album culled by producer Phil Spector from the sessions shortly after the band broke up, is creating a bit of a buzz.
Let It Be, as released, is flawed album that manages to rock nearly as hard as McCartney and Lennon probably intended.
At the same time, he says, the new album is not the open and unadorned disc that had been intended back in 1969.
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 The Beatles - Let It Be... Naked CD review
My brother received a copy of the album as a birthday present for his 10th birthday and I remember that was the first present that he opened up.
Let It Be… Naked has an entirely different running order than the original album, which was originally released in May of 1970, as well as the first pressing of the CD, which was released in 1990.
“Let It Be” is now the final song on the album (where I’ve always felt it belonged) and, again, the beauty of the song is in the hands of the Beatles.
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 Let It Be... Naked by Beatles CD
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 album was overdubbed, restructured, and rereleased as Let It Be in early 1970.
Despite having some of the Beatles' best songs, Let It Be is not generally as consistent as many of their albums.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Let It Be: Music: The Beatles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Generally regarded as the Beatles' last album, LET IT BE was actually recorded in 1969, before the recording and release of ABBEY ROAD.
LET IT BE was greeted with mixed reviews when it came out in 1970, and is still a controversial disc inthe band's catalogue--many fans reject it, while others defend it fiercely.
The basic the reason this album has had such mixed opinions and reactions ("cheap skate epitaph" as one reviewer put it in 1970), is because of the HUGE benchmark they lads set in the 8 years prior to it's release.
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 Amazon.de: Let It Be: Musik: the Beatles,The Beatles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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Let It Be bekommt oft nur schlechte Noten.
Sometimes I just think of "Let It Be" as the anti-Sgt. Pepper album, because whereas that classic Beatles album has a superb sense of construction from start to finish, the songs on this one seem to be arranged in a haphazard fashion (e.g., "Dig a Pony" followed by "Across the Universe").
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Filmed as the Beatles were crumbling under the weight of their own legend, LET IT BE is a milder film than its reputation suggests.
LET IT BE (originally to have been titled GET BACK) was conceived as part of a step away from the studio-bound music the Beatles had been making ever since they decided to quit touring.
Although the individual Beatles and others in attendance later reported that these sessions were torturous for all involved, LET IT BE is hardly a document of the Beatles's break up.
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 The Beatles : Let It Be - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews, there are few other rock records as controversial as Let It Be.
All that said, the album is on the whole underrated, even discounting the fact that a substandard Beatles record is better than almost any other group's best work.
McCartney in particular offers several gems: the gospel-ish "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.
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 eBay - beatles let it ..., Music Memorabilia, Records items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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 Amazon.com: Let It Be: Music: The Beatles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The quality of the sound is excellent; it's very ironic that their last released album ends with the hope that the group "passed the audition." The dubbing effects on "Across the Universe" are well done in my opinion.
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.
"Let It Be" is still remarkable for its layered interplay of organ, guitar, and percussion sung with passion and tenderness by Paul.
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 Amazon.ca: Let It Be... Naked: Music: Beatles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Let It Be (1970) est un peu l'album maudit des Beatles.
But, I admit, when I first heard of "Let It Be...Naked" I had said, "This I've gotta hear!", expecting something along the lines of a reproduction of the original, ill-fated "Get Back" album, some excerpts of which were released on "Anthology 3".
All in all, "Let It Be...Naked" is a bit of a ripoff, and I doubt I was the only Beatles fan who more or less felt cheated by it.
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 The Reel Beatles: "Let It Be"
Let It Be was intended to be a documentary of the "rebirth" of the Beatles, but turned out to document the band's "slow demise." The original idea for the movie was to film the Beatles rehearsing, and then performing a concert in front of an audience.
The British soundrack recording for Let It Be was issued on May 8, 1970 on the Parlophone label.
The U.S. version of the Let It Be soundtrack album was released on May 18, 1970 by Capitol Records.
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 The Beatles - Biography and Discography
Everyone of their albums, from Please Please Me to Abbey Road were all popular and unique in their own way.
However their "Let It Be" album was deemed un-releasable.
The Let It Be album was finally released on May 8, 1970 less than a month after Paul publicly announced he was no longer a member of the group.
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 Let It Be (1970)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A second remix by Johns was also rejected, and with Martin unwilling to work any further on "Let It Be", Phil Spector was hired to complete the soundtrack.
We might interpret the documentary's final scene on the roof as the Beatles' last attempt to recoup their unity that had once existed.
"Let It Be" is a good look at the end of the '60s.
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 Let It Be
In fact, it's the one found on Let It Be...Naked and it is this version that was previously overseen by Glyn Johns (for fans wishing to hear what Spector's version without strings would sound like, all you have to do is play the track found on The Beatles Anthology 3).
The orchestration for Let It Be was scored by none-other-than George Martin: On January 4, 1970, background vocals were done by Paul and George and were added onto the January 31, 1969, recording.
A recent on-line pop music poll that I came across on the web showed some stunning figures: 68% of music lovers are resistant to changes made with older music that they are already familiar with while 32% would be in favor of such changes made to their old familiar tunes.
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 Blogcritics.org: "Let It Be . . . Naked" - November 17
Let It Be Fans will notice that "Dig It" and "Maggie Mae" have been removed from the original lineup, replaced by "Don't Let Me Down." Also removed from the album is the studio chatter, which I always kind of liked.
Different take to the released versions on Let It Be and Anthology 3; It is a studio performance from the last day of recording; it is the one on the Let it Be film; with lyrics alternation and that excellent middle passage with Billy Prestons keyboards to the fore.
Let's all pray this campaign leads to an expanded "Let It Be" dvd, (at the very least) and eventually a catalog upgrade to either dvd-audio (most likely they'll go all out with graphics) or sacd-hybrid.
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 Let It Be by Beatles CD
LET IT BE was greeted with mixed reviews when it came out in 1970, and is still a controversial disc in the band's catalogue--many fans reject it, while others defend it fiercely.
LET IT BE (1970) Sometimes when I listen to other bands like the Doors and Led Zeppelin or whatever, I think, wow, this is better than the Beatles.
Two Let It Be Tracks not recorded during the actual sessions were Across the Universe which was Actually from 1968's Lady Madonna sessions But this track was Highly "Spectorized"..
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 Let It Be
Let it Be A rehersal where Paul is teaching the other guys the chords to Let it Be.
The music is bascially the same, but a new vocal was overdubbed for the Let it Be album version.
Slower, less uptempo than the Let it Be version that came from editing the rooftop version.
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 The Beatles - Let It Be…Naked - Review - Stylus Magazine
In a desperate attempt to keep Paul from releasing his album, Ringo was sent to Paul’s house in Scotland in the hope that he could persuade Paul with the power of his lovable Ringo charm to postpone the release of McCartney.
Let’s face it; during the time of this project, McCartney was carrying the band on his back.
The title-cut is a stirring piece of pop brilliance and it has supported the album for over three decades; however, like most of the good tracks, the single version of “Let It Be” is also available on Past Masters II and the naked version isn’t much different.
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 The Naked Truth About The Beatles' Let It BeNaked
Ever wondered what The Beatles' Let It Be album would have sounded like had it been properly completed instead of released as a companion disc to their 1970 fly-on-the-wall motion picture of the same name?
After the tumultuous sessions for the 1968 album The Beatles (aka, The White Album), the Fabs regrouped at Twickenham Film Studios in London in January 1969 to make a TV special showing the group rehearsing and recording an album.
Actually, though, the master on Let It Be…Naked is not even the one used by Spector; it's the only take on the album that was changed in its entirety.
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