“Let It Be” by The Beatles - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1970Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Most of “Let It Be” was recorded in January 1969, before the recording and release of the album “Abbey Road”. Unhappy with the production, the band shelved the album. Phil Spector was handed the master tapes in March 1970 and his re-production saw release just 2 months later, no messing, just in time for the motion picture of the same name (cynical, moi?) McCartney wasn’t happy with Spector’s production but Lennon defended him in his 1971 Rolling Stone interview, saying, “He was given the shittiest load of badly-recorded shit with a lousy feeling to it ever, and he made something of it.” I wouldn’t be quite as critical as John Lennon, but “Let It Be” goes down as a disappointingly dull finish to an enthralling history.

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A1 [03:33] 6.6.png The Beatles - Two Of Us (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Folk Rock / Americana
A2 [03:52] 5.5.png The Beatles - Dig A Pony (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
A3 [03:47] 5.6.png The Beatles - Across The Universe (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Songwriter
A4 [02:25] 5.4.png The Beatles - I Me Mine (George Harrison) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A5 [00:49] 5.0.png The Beatles - Dig It (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Richard Starkey) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A6 [04:01] 4.9.png The Beatles - Let It Be (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop Ballad
A7 [00:41] 5.2.png The Beatles - Maggie Mae (Traditional) Folk
B1 [03:37] 4.8.png The Beatles - I’ve Got A Feeling (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B2 [02:52] 4.4.png The Beatles - One After 909 (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B3 [03:37] 4.0.png The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop Ballad
B4 [02:32] 6.8.png The Beatles - For You Blue (George Harrison) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [03:07] 7.1.png The Beatles with Billy Preston - Get Back (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Blues Rock / Soul Rock

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