Beatles - Let It Be...Naked - 2003 UK Issue - Rock - Analog Mastered SEALED 180 Grm LP + 7" + Booklet

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The Beatles - Let It Be...Naked

Label: Parlophone – 7243 5 95438 0 2
Apple Records – 7243 5 95438 0 2
Format: Vinyl, 180 Grm LP, Album

Heavyweight 180 grm vinyl pressing.

New Sealed
Vinyl, 7", Mixed
Comes with a 12" 10-page booklet.

Gatefold glossy cover.
Includes a 12" x 12" 20-page booklet and an additional 7" disc with 20 song-fragments: "Fly On The Wall": "A Unique Insight Into The Beatles At Work In Rehearsal And In The Studio During January 1969".
Generic anti-static die-cut poly-lined dust inner sleeve without corners (only the LP).

This "...Naked" -LP was mixed and remastered from the original 1969 recorded master-tapes and comes without "Dig it" and "Maggie Mae," two titles of the 1970 "Let It Be" release but with "Don't Let Me Down" that is not on Phil Spector's reproduced remix from 1970.

this is a later 1st pressing

Later 1st pressings have the phrase "recording is" correctly printed as two words.

Printed in the EU.
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 17 Nov 2003
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock


Let It Be... Naked

A1 Get Back 2:34
A2 Dig A Pony 3:38
A3 For You Blue 2:28
A4 The Long And Winding Road 3:34
A5 Two Of Us 3:21
A6 I've Got A Feeling 3:31

B1 One After 909 2:44
B2 Don't Let Me Down 3:19
B3 I Me Mine 2:21
B4 Across The Universe 3:38
B5 Let It Be 3:54

Fly On The Wall ( Vinyl, 7",)

C1 Conversation
C2 Sun King 0:17
C3 Don't Let Me Down 0:35
C4 Conversation
C5 One After 909 0:09
C6 Conversation
C7 Because I Know You Love Me So 1:32
C8 Conversation
C9 Don't Pass Me By 0:03
C10 Taking A Trip To Carolina 0:19
C11 John's Piano Piece 0:18
C12 Conversation
C13 Child Of Nature 0:24
C14 Back In The USSR 0:09
C15 Conversation
C16 Every Little Thing 0:09
C17 Don't Let Me Down 1:01
C18 Conversation
C19 All Things Must Pass 0:21

D1 Conversation
D2 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window 0:05
D3 Conversation
D4 Paul's Piano Piece 1:01
D5 Conversation
D6 Get Back 0:15
D7 Conversation
D8 Two Of Us 0:22
D9 Maggie Mae 0:22
D10 Fancy My Chances With You 0:27
D11 Conversation
D12 Can You Dig It? 0:31
D13 Conversation
D14 Get Back 0:32
D15 Conversation

Re-recorded, remixed, overdubbed and repackaged--all before its 1970 American release, mind you--Let It Be has long been the most second-guessed album in the Beatles otherwise sterling catalog. This curious, three-decade-late, stripped-down rethink offers up yet another spin on what started as a back-to-the-roots album/documentary project called Get Back in January, 1969, but ended up as the band's de facto swan song 18 months later.

Paul McCartney in particular has long been irked by producer Phil Spector's grandiose orchestra and choir overdubs to the title track and "The Long and Winding Road," and indeed the "bare" versions here have a distinct, plaintive charm lacking in Spector's typical pomp. All the various snippets of studio and live chatter that seasoned the original have been removed, leaving the recordings to be judged on their essentially live-in-the-studio merits.

The electric piano in "Dig A Pony" is more prominent here; otherwise, there is not much difference between this account and Spector's.

"For You Blue" reveals little difference as well.

"The Long And Winding Road" is a different take from Spector's, and, as another reviewer astutely points out, we get lots of rehearsal-like "plinky dink" playing, unworthy of a finished Beatles song. It is typical for musicians to play with this type of uncertainty when the arrangement is still in the building stage, and here the uncertain piano fills don't carry the song's emotion between Paul's vocal lines.

"Two Of Us" reveals no significant variation except that it fades out before the guitars stop and before John's whistling goes charmingly out of tune, present on the Spector version.

We are given a different rendition of "I've Got A Feeling." It is not quite as hot, matching neither the emotion in the vocals nor the intensity and drive of the performance Spector chose for his album. I also like Preston's piano line better on the Spector track.

Top honors go to NAKED for the better mix of "One After 909." The song really comes alive here. One very consequential difference is that Ringo's bass drum has punch on NAKED; on the Spector it's pure mud. The added punch gives the song an infectious--even delirious--drive that it never had before. Unfortunately, the fade at the end is quick so as not to catch the live atmosphere.

This take of "Don't Let Me Down" is rehearsal quality all the way; it pales in every respect compared with the glorious single version released in 1969.

On Spector's "I Me Mine," the strings are heard where, on this new mix, the organ pops through more noticeably.

And here, "Across The Universe" is back to its original speed. Though the Spector treatment sounds neither preferable nor wrong (John certainly liked it), this NAKED one sounds, well, naked. I still prefer the original version found on PAST MASTERS VOLUME TWO. That one sounds closer to the John of early 1968 who made bizarre requests of George Martin, wanting a song "to sound like an orange" and such.

Let It Be Naked Trailer

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The Beatles - Let It Be

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The Beatles - Get Back (Apple promo Video-Let it Be Naked)

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The Beatles - DON'T LET ME DOWN


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More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 7", 12LP, 180 Gram
Label Parlophone
Artist Beatles
Color Black