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Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. Like most of the band's previous releases, the album topped record charts in many countries, including both the US and the UK. However, the critical response was generally unfavourable.
Rehearsals began at Twickenham Film Studios in January as part of a planned documentary showing the Beatles preparing to return to live performance. Paul McCartney conceived the project as an attempt to re-energize the band. It proved disastrous, however,  resulting in one of the most controversial rock albums ever. As a condition of his return, the members reconvened at their own Apple Studiowhere they continued work on the recordings with the help of guest keyboardist Billy Preston.
In Aprilthe Beatles issued the single " Get Back ". Several proposed mixes of the album, then titled Get Backwere created by engineer Glyn Johnsbut were deemed unsatisfactory by the band. From then, the Dont Let This Feeling Pass (Alternative Mix) - Mezzaluna - Dont Let This Feeling Pass laid in limbo as they moved onto the recording of the album Abbey Roadreleased that September.
By then, John Lennon had departed the group. The former was issued as a single in Apriland like all the album's recording to this point, was produced by George Martin. Spector also included excerpts of studio chatter, as well as applied original orchestral and choir overdubs that offended McCartney, particularly in the case of his song " The Long and Winding Road ".
Naked. By latemore than two years after the Beatles gave up touring, Paul McCartney was eager for the group to perform live again. The sessions for that year's The Beatles commonly known as the "White Album" had seen a number of serious arguments and strained relations among the group.
He believed that the best way to improve band relations and revive enthusiasm was to get the group back into rehearsal as quickly as possible and begin work on a new album that made little or no use of studio artifice or multiple overdubbing. This idea mirrored the "back to basics" attitude of a number of rock musicians at this time in reaction against the psychedelic and progressive music dominant in the previous two years.
The concert itself would be filmed for broadcast on worldwide television, with the album released to coincide with it. Glyn Johns ' proposed role was apparently not clearly defined, as McCartney also wished to retain the services of George Martin.
As it turned out, Johns acted as engineer, while the band used Martin for advice and ideas as they worked. The other three Beatles were less enthusiastic about McCartney's Zakurzone Drogi - Mirage (40) - Zakurzone Drogi as they had just completed five months' work on their previous album.
George Harrison in particular was opposed to the idea of touring, having taken the strongest dislike of any Anders Dan Je Denkt - Kinderen voor Kinderen - 30 Jaar TV Op DVD (DVD) the group to the gruelling tours of the Beatlemania era.
In the end, the group agreed to convene for rehearsals immediately following 1 Januaryeven though no firm direction for the new project had been agreed on. The rehearsals and Dont Let This Feeling Pass (Alternative Mix) - Mezzaluna - Dont Let This Feeling Pass sessions for the album did not run smoothly. The acrimony that began during the recording of the White Album resumed soon after the rehearsals began.
The Beatles were not getting along, and Lennon and McCartney weren't working together as before. McCartney assumed the role of the leader, while a detached Lennon was more interested in spending time and making music with his soon-to-be wife Yoko Onowho was present in the studio with him at all times.
Lennon was in a fragile emotional state, with Ono having suffered a miscarriage of their child just six weeks before the start of the sessions, following a drug bust the month before. All of these factors led to friction within the band. At one point, Harrison quit the group after several arguments with McCartney and a falling out with Lennon, due to the former's Dont Let This Feeling Pass (Alternative Mix) - Mezzaluna - Dont Let This Feeling Pass and the latter's disengagement.
Harrison was coaxed back a few days later. The film version is famous for showcasing a number of conflicts between the group members and has frequently been referred to as a documentary that was intended to show the making of an album but instead shows "the Dont Let This Feeling Pass (Alternative Mix) - Mezzaluna - Dont Let This Feeling Pass of a band".
Since all the rehearsals were to be filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and his film crew, the decision was made to use a film studio for rehearsals and the sound stage at Twickenham Studios was chosen.
Rehearsals began on 2 January Sound recordings were made on Nagra mono recorders solely for the purpose of the film sound track; no professional multi-track recordings were made of the Twickenham sessions as the Beatles were simply rehearsing for a proposed live performance. Phil Spector later used a snippet of dialogue from one of these rehearsals Lennon announcing "Queen says no to pot-smoking FBI members" to introduce " For You Blue " on the finished album.
Numerous bootleg records taken from the many hours of soundtrack recordings are in wide circulation, and various bits of music and dialogue from the same source were eventually used on the second disc of the release Let It Be The rehearsals quickly disintegrated into what one biographer characterised as a "hostile lethargy".
Although the very first song to be worked on, " I've Got a Feeling ", had been semi co-written by Lennon 只怕留不住你 - 梁朝偉* - 為情所困 McCartney in the days leading up to the start, Lennon quickly ran out of ideas himself, and showed little interest in the songs McCartney and in particular Harrison were offering. Unable to generate much enthusiasm or focus their attention, the Beatles' playing was largely ragged and unprofessional, not helped by the fact that they were severely out of practice at playing as a live ensemble.
McCartney tried to organise and encourage his bandmates, but his attempts to hold the band together and rally spirits were seen by the others as controlling and patronising. Matters came to a head on 6 January, when Harrison had a heated argument with McCartney during a rehearsal of " Two of Pump Up The Jam Rap - Various - Bolero Mix 30 ", which later became one of the most famous sequences in the Let It Be film.
What is not shown in the film is another, allegedly much more severe argument that Harrison had with Lennon on 10 January. Harrison had become fed up with Lennon's creative and communicative disengagement from the band, and the two had a heated row during the day's lunch My Kinda Lover - Bobby Kimball - All I Ever Needed. According to journalist Michael Housego of the Daily Sketchthis descended into violence with Harrison and Lennon allegedly throwing punches at each other.
Harrison denied this in a 16 January interview for the Daily Expresssaying: "There was no punch-up. We just fell out. A week later the band agreed to Harrison's terms for returning to the group, which included abandoning the cold and cavernous soundstage at Twickenham.
Multi-track recording began on that date  and continued until 31 January. Preston worked with the group throughout their stay at Apple. As another condition of his rejoining the Beatles, Harrison had the others agree to drop the plan of making a return to public performance.
From now on, the filming would simply capture the band making a new album. The band subsequently revisited the idea of playing a concert merely to provide a suitable ending for Lindsay-Hogg's film. On 30 January, the Beatles and Preston performed on the rooftop of the Apple building before a small audience of friends and employees. Only Harrison was against this, calling it "silly", but went along with it for the sake of the film.
The performance was cut short by the police after complaints about noise. The complete concert has circulated among bootleg collectors for many years. Three numbers recorded at the rooftop concert — " Dig a Pony ", " I've Got a Feeling " and " One After " — were subsequently issued on the Let It Be album, while several portions of dialogue from the live performance appear between tracks that were taped in the studio.
The final rooftop number was that day's third performance of " Get Back " and featured McCartney's ad-lib about getting arrested for playing on rooftops. This version was released on Anthology 3. Aside from original songs ultimately released on Let It Bethere were early versions of many tracks that appeared on Abbey Roadincluding " Mean Mr. Throughout the rehearsals and recording sessions, much of the band's attention was focused on a broad range of covers, extended jams on bar bluesand occasional new efforts such as Lennon's uncompleted " Madman ".
Two songs appearing on the album were not recorded during the January sessions. Lewisohn recognises "I Me Mine" as the final song to be recorded by the Beatles before Zig Zag - George Harrison - The Dark Horse Years 1976 - 1992 (CD, Album, Album, Album, Album, Album, official dissolution.
Overdubbing of vocals and instrumentation for other tracks continued into Apriljust before the album's release. After increasing use of overdubs and multi-layered recordings on recent albums, there was at first a consensus to record the new album live. In keeping with the back-to-roots concept, the cover artwork was planned to be an update of the cover of their first album, Please Please Mewith the band looking down the same stairwell of EMI 's headquarters office block in Manchester Square, Londonand in the same poses, as in the earlier cover photo.
The photograph was later used instead for the cover of the compilation album — the "Blue Album". Days after the sessions at Apple had ended, Glyn Johns put together a rough mix acetate of several songs, for the band to listen to. A tape copy of this acetate made its way to America, where it was played on radio stations in Buffalo and Boston over September Johns also favoured earlier, rougher versions of "Two of Us" and "The Long and Winding Road" over the more polished performances from the final, 31 January session which were eventually chosen for the Let It Be album.
Get Back version one, May . The Get Back album was intended for release in Dont Let This Feeling Pass (Alternative Mix) - Mezzaluna - Dont Let This Feeling Pass but its release was pushed back to September to coincide with the planned television special and the theatrical film about the making of the album.
In September, the release was pushed back to December, because the Beatles had just recorded Abbey Road and wanted to issue that album instead.
By December, Get Back had been shelved. On 15 December, the Beatles again approached Johns to compile an album, but this time with the instruction that the songs must match those included in the as yet unreleased Get Back film.
Between 15 December and 8 Januarynew mixes were prepared. Glyn Johns' new mix omitted "Teddy Boy" as the song did not appear in the film. It added "Across the Universe" a remix of the studio version, as the January rehearsals had not been properly recorded and "I Me Mine", on which only Harrison, McCartney and Ringo Starr performed. The Beatles once again rejected the album. Get Back version two, January . Spector remixed all of the tracks, adding orchestra and choir to three tracks, and compiled the eventually released album — by now entitled Let It Be.
The album and the film of the same name were released on 8 May ; the Beatles had already broken up by that time.
The film captured the critical tensions within the band, and also included footage from the rooftop Giovanni Danieli - Senza Fretta Senza Sosta. The rooftop performance closed with the song "Get Back", and afterwards Lennon said, "I'd like to say 'thank you' on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition.
Several songs from the recording sessions have been released officially in versions different from those on the Let It Be album. McCartney had conceived of the song as a simple piano ballad, but Spector dubbed in orchestral and choral accompaniment. McCartney unsuccessfully attempted to halt release of Spector's version or at least have it altered.
Despite the criticisms levelled at Spector over the years for his handling of Dont Let This Feeling Pass (Alternative Mix) - Mezzaluna - Dont Let This Feeling Pass material, Lennon defended him in his December 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.
Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good". In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't.
John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr.
Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "The Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied — the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers". They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet. In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated".
Several months later, the album was reissued in a standard LP jacket the same one that was included in the box setsans book.
EMI subsidiary Capitolwhich held the Beatles' US contract, had simultaneous rights to the music on the album, allowing them to distribute pre-recorded tape versions of the album, as well as to release its songs on singles and compilation albums.
Capitol, however, did not have the rights to release or distribute the album in LP format.
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