Apple Corps finally Let It Be

Thursday, 18 September 2003 — 9:19am | Music

Now this Associated Press article has really got me going now:

New Version of Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ Coming

LONDON – A new version of The Beatles’ album “Let It Be” will be released in November, the group’s company Apple Corps announced Thursday.

“Let It Be…Naked” strips the 1969 album of Phil Spector’s lavish production effects, returning to Sir Paul McCartney (news)’s original idea for the recording. “This is the noise we made in the studio,” McCartney said of the new version. “It’s exactly as it was in the room. You’re right there now.”

“Let It Be…Naked” mostly keeps the same track listing as the original album, which featured songs Let It Be, The Long and Winding Road, Get Back and Across the Universe.

Background dialogue, Dig It and Maggie Mae have been taken off the album, and Don’t Let Me Down has been added, Apple Corps said.

That’s right, folks. “The Long and Winding Road” without the overdone orchestration that got in the way of such a beautiful convergence of lyrical and musical sentimentality. Read the rest of the story here.

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