Beatles - Let It Be...Naked - UK Issue - Rock 180 Grm LP + 7" + Booklet
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
Vinyl, 7", Mixed
Comes with a 12" 10-page booklet.
"Fly On The Wall" consists of snippets of conversations and tracks as they were recording the album.
Printed in the EU.
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 17 Nov 2003
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",)
C2 Sun King 0:17
C3 Don't Let Me Down 0:35
C5 One After 909 0:09
C7 Because I Know You Love Me So 1:32
C9 Don't Pass Me By 0:03
C10 Taking A Trip To Carolina 0:19
C11 John's Piano Piece 0:18
C13 Child Of Nature 0:24
C14 Back In The USSR 0:09
C16 Every Little Thing 0:09
C17 Don't Let Me Down 1:01
C19 All Things Must Pass 0:21
D2 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window 0:05
D4 Paul's Piano Piece 1:01
D6 Get Back 0:15
D8 Two Of Us 0:22
D9 Maggie Mae 0:22
D10 Fancy My Chances With You 0:27
D12 Can You Dig It? 0:31
D14 Get Back 0:32
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
LET IT BE NAKED
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THE BEATLES - I ME MINE
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