29 August 2021
Deluxe edition: LET IT BE
Original LP: Released 8 May 1970 – 51 years ago
Content: The expanded version will be available in several different formats
and packages. Producer Giles Martin (yes, the son of fifth 5th Beatle Martin) and
engineer Sam Okell have put together a new mixi in stereo, 5.1 surround DTS, and
Dolby Atmos, sourced from the original tapes. There’s also the Super Deluxe edition
of all reissue options, including four LPs, an EP, and a book. It’ll feature 27 previously unreleased session recordings, including the 14-song Get Back stereo record mix that engineer Glyn Johns put together in May of 1969 before the Fab Four decided to throw
the raw album mix in the dustbin.
Turn Up the Volume: Like for billions of people on this planet, The Beatles are
also for me, the best band ever. Their virtuoso talent and innovatory skills made
them turn pop music into something that elevated pop-ular music to an ingenious
and very, worldwide, accessible form of entertaining art. Let It be wasn’t a
masterpiece but it made zillions of bands jealous. Say no more.
Full original album…
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Order info here.
New sonic impulses…
21 February 2021
Last October The National maestro MATT BERNINGER released his praised solo debut album Serpentine Prison. The LP was canned with the legendary musician/producer Booker T. Jones.
All recorded tracks – including some covers – didn’t show up on the longplayer. One of them is LET IT BE. The song will, along with some other unreleased pieces appear on a new deluxe edition of Serpentine Prison, out digitally in March.
Let it be here…
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8 May 2020
Today 50 years ago, on 8 May 1970, the Fab Four released their twelfth and final album
LET IT BE, a month after they split up. An album Macca wanted it to sound as a classic rock record. During the recordings, George Harrison left for a brief period of time and producer Phil Spector moved, as usual in mysterious ways.
Despite the longplayer’s commercial triumph – it topped the charts in America and the
UK – the reviews were mixed. It was obviously not their best work, but still, a solid gold achievement compared to many mainstream LPs that appeared in the early seventies.
Outstanding tracks Get Back, The Long Winding Road, Let It Be and Across The Universe, a
24 karat Lennon masterpiece, are among the best songs THE BEATLES ever wrote.
Rolling Stone‘s impressions: “The greatest band of all time gave the world their final album together on May 8th, 1970 The Beatles released Let It Be, the Phil Spector-produced LP that featured hits like the title track, “The Long and Winding Road” and one of John Lennon’s most famous compositions, “Across the Universe.” While the album was recorded during the band’s caustic final days, Let It Be would go on to become one of their most celebrated records: it ranked Number 86 in Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
Album in full…
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