Beatles, The – Let it be

The Beatles - Let it Be

The final Beatles release which came on the marked shortly after the band members finally split up. As mentioned in a former post they all came up with solo albums during 1970, so it was a very productive year for Beatles “related” releases, in spite of the conflicts the divorce also accomplished. Actually Harrison already left the band 16 January, but agreed to return a week later. It is said that he and Lennon got into a physical fight, but Harrison denied that in a interview same day, quoted to say;

There was no punch-up. We just fell out.”

The basic recordings for the album has a time spand from February 1968 (Across the Universe” but finally mixed between January and April 1970. Partly in Apple, EMI and Twickenham studios in London. Produced by George Martin and finally mixed by Phil Spector.

Please note that Let It Be has been released in various versions, already in 1970 and also later years. This setup is taken from the most interesting release in my opinion, the limited box set, which was available from day one, 8 may 1970. It Includes a 164 page book, Get Back. The official catalog number of the box is PXS 1, but sleeve and labels are printed with the standard catalog number; PCS 7096

Of this reason both the track-list and additional musicians can vary on different releases.

John Lennon – lead and backing vocals, guitar, six-string bass guitar
Paul McCartney – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, guitar, maracas
George Harrison – lead and backing vocals, guitar, tambura
Ringo Starr – drums, percussion

Additional musicians
Richard Anthony Hewson – string and brass arrangements
John Barham – choral arrangements
George Martin – hammond organ
Linda McCartney – backing vocals
Billy Preston – electric piano
Brian Rogers – string and brass arrangements


Side one:

Two of Us 3:36
Dig a Pony 3:54
Across the Universe 3:48
I Me Mine 2:26
Dig It 0:50
Let It Be 4:03
Maggie Mae 0:40

Side two:

I’ve Got a Feeling 3:37
One After 909 2:54
The Long and Winding Road 3:38
For You Blue 2:32
Get Back 3:09


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