Let It Be Reborn

I can’t believe it. Me. The biggest Beatle fan this side of Liverpool, and I totally missed the release of Let It Be… Naked. After reading an article about the album in The Observer, I really can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Let It Be (the original) is not my favorite Beatle album. Most of it sounds like filler crap, and the rest was buried under Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound”. But after seeing the movie and hearing Paul McCartney’s beautiful piano work on “The Long and Winding Road”, I always wanted to have that version.

I realize that there are many who won’t appreciate the album. Non-Beatle fans say “it’s too short”; non-McCartney fans think he’s just finally getting his way because Lennon and Harrison are dead; and others just don’t want the original touched. But I’m not one of them. I’ve been waiting to hear this one song done properly for years. It still might not be right, but with a stripped-down “Let It Be” and “Across the Universe” thrown into the mix, it’s Must-Hear-CD (for me at least).

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5 Responses to Let It Be Reborn

  1. Zuly says:

    I heard from someone at work today that it’s absolutely awesome and a must for Beatles fans.

  2. I’d like to hear the new version & make my judgement from there.

  3. Ric The Schmuck says:

    I want both versions and will gladly listen to them both, any time.
    “All is right with the world when the Beatles are on the radio”
    With Spector or without him. I’m there. 🙂

  4. Scott says:

    I’m with you, Solly — that version in the movie always made me wonder.

    Can’t wait to hear it.

  5. Christine says:

    The Boston oldies station played this in full over a week ago, before it was even released. After hearing it, I had to have it. It’s out now…Best Buy has it for $11.99.

    It is MUCH better than the original. Go and get a copy…NOW!

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