Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset)

By The BeatlesOfficial album • Part of the collection “The Beatles • Post break-up albums

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Release date:
Oct 15, 2021

Master album


Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


















Mixing "Get Back"

Apr 07, 1969














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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Two Of Us

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:37 • Studio versionA • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals, Whistling
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals, Whistling
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Phil Spector :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Overdubs:
Jan 21, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Mixing:
Mar 25, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 27, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


2.

Dig A Pony

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:55 • Studio versionA2021 • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocal
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Lead vocal, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Phil Spector :
Producer
Peter Bown :
Engineer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano

Concert From "The rooftop concert" in London, United Kingdom on Jan 30, 1969

Session Mixing:
Mar 23, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


3.

Across The Universe

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:49 • Studio versionG • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion, Svaramandal
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Tambura
George Martin :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Assistant recording engineer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Jeff Jarratt :
Mixing engineer
Martin Benge :
Recording engineer
Lizzie Bravo :
Backing vocals
Gayleen Pease :
Backing vocals
Richard Lush :
Assistant recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 04, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 08, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 02, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


4.

I Me Mine

Written by George Harrison

2:26 • Studio versionA2021 • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric piano, Hammond organ, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Harmony vocals, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Phil Spector :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Peter Bown :
Recording engineer
Unknown musician(s) :
Eighteen violins, Four cellos, Four violas, Fourteen vocalists, Harp, Three trombones, Three trumpets

Session Recording:
Jan 03, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 23, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 01, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 02, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


5.

Dig It

Written by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison

0:51 • Studio versionB • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Six-string bass guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer, Shaker
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Hammond organ

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Speech recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London


6.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:52 • Studio versionA • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar, Maracas, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Jeff Jarratt :
Recording engineer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano, Organ

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Overdubs:
Apr 30, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 04, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

Maggie Mae

Written by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison

0:40 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
Phil Spector :
Producer
Peter Bown :
Engineer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Mixing:
Mar 26, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


8.

I've Got A Feeling

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:38 • Studio versionA • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano

Concert From "The rooftop concert" in London, United Kingdom on Jan 30, 1969

Session Mixing:
Mar 23, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


9.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:54 • Studio versionA • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano

Concert From "The rooftop concert" in London, United Kingdom on Jan 30, 1969

Session Mixing:
Mar 23, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


10.

The Long And Winding Road

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:38 • Studio versionA • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Bass
George Harrison :
Guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Richard Hewson :
Orchestra arrangement
Phil Spector :
Producer
Peter Bown :
Recording engineer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Unknown musician(s) :
Eighteen violins, Four cellos, Four violas, Fourteen vocalists, Harp, Three trombones, Three trumpets

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Orchestra overdubs:
Apr 01, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 02, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


11.

For You Blue

Written by George Harrison

2:32 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Electric lap steel slide guitar
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 25, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session John's spoken intro:
Jan 08, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
Jan 08, 1970
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
2021 ?
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


12.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:14 • Studio versionA • Mono • 2021 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead vocal
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocal, Lead guitar
George Harrison :
Rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano
Jerry Boys :
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Mixing:
Apr 07, 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Disc 2


1.

Get Back – Apple Sessions – Medley 1


1.

Morning Camera

0:08 • Studio version • Medley with "Two Of Us". The first 8 seconds of dialogue in Ringo’s voice were recorded on January 22, 1969 during a playback session of “Don’t Let Me Down”; recorded by the tape NAGRA Roll 414 and is also available on the Bonus disk ‘Fly on the Wall’ (19:27-19:35) from ‘Let it Be… Naked’.

Session Recording:
Jan 22, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


2.

Two Of Us

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:34 • Studio version • Medley with "Morning Camera". Take 4 (which includes a false start) of “Two Of Us” was recorded on January 24, 1969 -in stereo on the EMI Tape E90491-8T and available in mono on the NAGRA Roll 444 Slate 320-; seven seconds of this same take are located on the acetate known as “Glyn Johns compilation/mix # 1” (of four different ones) for the album ‘Get Back’ (# 3 from 1969 is the best known version and is included mostly in this official box on CD 4). Two different takes of “Two of Us” recorded on the same day are available on ‘Anthology 3’ (Take 1) as well as on Glyn Johns’ ‘Get Back’ album. The album ‘Let it Be’ uses a take recorded on January 31st.

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


2.

Get Back – Apple Sessions – Medley 2


1.

Maggie Mae

Written by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison

0:20 • Studio version • Medley with "Fancy My Chances With You". Recorded on January 24, 1969 nine minutes before Take 4 of “Two of Us”. The actual length of this version of “Maggie Mae” was 55 seconds, of which only 20 are used in this new mix in the same way that it is edited on the disk ‘Fly on the Wall’ (17:27-17:47) from ‘Let it Be… Naked’.

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


2.

Fancy My Chances With You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

0:38 • Studio version • Medley with "Maggie Mae". “Fancy Me Chances” is complete on any of the official releases. The unedited medley is available thanks to the NAGRA Roll 443. Between the first takes of “Two Of Us” of this day three improvisations of “Maggie Mae” were attempted; the album ‘Let it Be’ as well as ‘Get Back’ by Glyn Johns use the last one that was recorded immediately after Take 4 of “Two Of Us”.

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


3.

Get Back – Apple Sessions


1.

Can You Dig It?

Written by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison

2:02 • Studio versionC • 39 seconds of this improvisation recorded on January 24, 1969 were officially available on the disk ‘Fly on the Wall’ (18:37-19:18) from ‘Let it Be… Naked’. Now it appears much longer coming from the multi-track EMI Tape E90491-8T, however the complete improvisation lasted 5:05 and is available thanks to the NAGRA Roll 449. John’s dialogue towards the end “That was’ Can You Dig It ‘by Georgie Wood” was used for Glyn Johns’ ‘Get Back’ compilations and the LP ‘Let it Be’, both of which use a different improvisation from “Dig It” recorded on January 26, 1969.

Paul McCartney :
Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Six-string bass guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer, Shaker
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Hammond organ

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


2.

I Don't Know Why I'm Moaning

1:22 • Studio version • Mono • Fragment of dialogue recorded on January 25, 1969 and is practically another duplicate track from the disk ‘Fly on the Wall’ (20:11-21:29) from ‘Let it Be… Naked’. The entire dialogue lasting more than ten minutes was recorded on the NAGRA Roll 458.

Session Recording:
Jan 25, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


3.

For You Blue

Written by George Harrison

2:53 • Studio versionE • Take 4. January 25, 1969 (EMI Tape E90493-8T); the last 11 seconds presented here correspond to a dialogue that took place one minute and 35 seconds later on the unedited NAGRA Roll 466 Slate 346. After several rehearsals, the first formal take of this day was included in ‘Anthology 3’ and the sixth was selected by Glyn Johns for his mixes of the never-released album ‘Get Back’ # 1, # 2 and # 3 from 1969; the same take 6 was used after a vocal overdub for mix # 4 in 1970, and also for the album ‘Let it Be’ (and ‘Let it Be Naked’). Between formal take #1 and #6 there were actually more than ten takes, but not all of them were recorded on the EMI multi-track tapes and they are only available on the NAGRA rolls.

Session Recording:
Jan 25, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


4.

Get Back – Apple Sessions – Medley 3


1.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

0:09 • Studio version • Medley with "Please Please Me", "Let It Be". The first two segments (“Let it Be / Please Please Me”) were recorded separately on January 25, 1969 on a previously unknown EMI multi-track tape; they circulate unedited on the NAGRA tape Roll 471 Slates 351 and 352. A different and complete take of “Let it Be” recorded this day was included in ‘Anthology 3’.

Session Recording:
Jan 25, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


2.

Please Please Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

0:37 • Studio version • Medley with "Let It Be", "Let It Be". The first two segments (“Let it Be / Please Please Me”) were recorded separately on January 25, 1969 on a previously unknown EMI multi-track tape; they circulate unedited on the NAGRA tape Roll 471 Slates 351 and 352. A different and complete take of “Let it Be” recorded this day was included in ‘Anthology 3’.

Session Recording:
Jan 25, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


3.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:45 • Studio version • Medley with "Let It Be","Please Please Me". Take 10. Take 10 was recorded on January 26, 1969 (EMI Tape E90494-8T and NAGRA Roll 484); however in Kevin Howlett’s notes that accompany the book in this Deluxe Edition he mentions that this take was the last to be recorded this day which is incorrect (it would have to be on EMI Tape E90496-8T); after this take, at least four more were recorded on two different 8-track EMI tapes, but there were actually 9 additional takes; six complete and several false starts as we can hear thanks to the NAGRA tapes. [...]

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


5.

Get Back – Apple Sessions


1.

I've Got A Feeling

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:38 • Studio version • Take 10. January 27, 1969 (EMI Tape E90499-8T and NAGRA Roll 521 A / Roll 1110 B), now available in impeccable quality. Glyn Johns used a different take for the LP ‘Get Back’, recorded on January 22, 1969. The LP ‘Let it Be’ uses the first of two performances from the Rooftop Concert, January 30, 1969, and ‘Let it Be… Naked’ uses a mix of the two performances.

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


2.

Dig A Pony

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:01 • Studio versionD • Take 14. January 28, 1969 (EMI Tape E90502-8T and NAGRA Roll 533), is the last take of this song recorded on that day. John comments towards the end “I think the other one was much better… let’s do ‘Get Back’”. Glyn Johns used a different take for the LP ‘Get Back’, recorded on January 22, 1969. The LP ‘Let it Be’ and ‘Let it Be… Naked’ use the performance of the Rooftop Concert, recorded on January 30, 1969.

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


3.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:57 • Studio version • Take 19 - January 28, 1969 (EMI Tape E90502-8T and NAGRA Roll 534). The last seconds of this take (2:42-3:15) were used in the official version of the single as part of the “coda”, edited together with Take 11 that was recorded the day before, January 27 (used in the LP ‘Let it Be’ and ‘Let it Be… Naked’). It was also selected by Glyn Johns for versions # 2, # 3 and # 4 of the LP ‘Get Back’ including the track named “Get Back (Reprise)”, and to close the film ‘Let it Be’. The last four seconds of the performance have vanished in this official release, circulated in full on the NAGRA tape.

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


4.

Like Making An Album?

0:43 • Studio version • Excerpt of dialogue recorded on January 28, 1969 (EMI Tape E 90504-8T) just after finishing the long “Teddy Boy” rehearsal that appears fragmented in ‘Anthology 3’. The full dialog appears on the NAGRA Roll 544.

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


5.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:27 • Studio version • Take 3. January 29, 1969 (EMI Tape E90505-8T and NAGRA Rolls 558 and 559 A and 1143 B). ‘Let it Be’, ‘Let it Be… Naked’ and ‘Get Back’ (compilations # 2, # 3 and # 4) use the performance of the Rooftop Concert, recorded on January 30, 1969.

Session Recording:
Jan 29, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


6.

Don't Let Me Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:29 • Live • First rooftop performance. January 30, 1969, Rooftop Concert. It was performed twice (‘Let it Be… Naked’ uses a mix of the two performances), the first of which appears on this album dedicated to the ‘sessions’; this same interpretation had already been included in the film ‘Let it Be’. No version appeared on the ‘Let it Be’ album but a studio take recorded on January 28, 1969, included in this collection on the EP CD 5, had previously been released as a single.

Concert From "The rooftop concert" in London, United Kingdom on Jan 30, 1969

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


7.

The Long And Winding Road

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:47 • Studio version • Take 19. January 31, 1969 (EMI Tape E90574-8T and NAGRA Roll 565 A and 1153 B), previously available in the film ‘Let it Be’ and the album ‘Let it Be… Naked’. ‘Let it Be’ and ‘Get Back’ albums use a different take recorded on January 26, 1969.

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


6.

Get Back – Apple Sessions – Medley 4


1.

Wake Up Little Susie

Written by Felice Bryant, Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant

0:14 • Studio versionA • Medley with "I Me Mine","Studio Dialogue"

Session Recording:
Jan 03, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


2.

I Me Mine

Written by George Harrison

1:40 • Studio versionF • Medley with "Wake Up Little Susie","Studio Dialogue". Take 11 of “I Me Mine” is the basic instrumental track with two brief and almost imperceptible vocal harmonies from George, which up to this point consisted only of George on acoustic guitar, Ringo on drums, and Paul on bass (the final overdubs were made on Take 16).

Session Recording:
Jan 03, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


3.

Studio Dialogue

0:20 • Studio version • Medley with "Wake Up Little Susie","I Me Mine". The last 20 seconds come from the dialogue after Take 14 of which we had already heard half in ‘Anthology 3’; and it is George’s joke regarding John’s absence from the session (parodying the breakup months ago of the British group ‘Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich’): “You all will have read that Dave Dee’s no longer with us .. but Mickey and Tich and I would just like to carry on the good work that’s always gone down in Number Two”, which now adds McCartney’s reply: “What Dozy says goes for me and Tich”, provoking more laughs from Ringo and George.

Session Recording:
Jan 03, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle

Disc 3


1.

Get Back – Rehearsals and Apple Jams – Medley 1


1.

On The Day Shift Now

0:22 • Studio version • Mono • Medley with "All Things Must Pass". The entire track comes from the NAGRA tapes and features small snippets recorded at Twickenham film studios, beginning January 2, 1969 with the arrival and greetings of George and Ringo (already available on the disk ‘Fly on the Wall’ from ‘Let it Be… Naked’ 0:01-0:09), and George Martin [...] 0:01-0:22: January 2, 1969 NAGRA Take1 Roll 1.

Session Recording:
Jan 02, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


2.

All Things Must Pass

Written by George Harrison

3:58 • RehearsalB • Medley with "On The Day Shift Now". [Track made of] several rehearsals recorded on January 3, 1969, of the song that would give the title to George’s solo album. 0:23-1:27: January 3, 1969 NAGRA Take1 Slate 49. 1:28-3:38: January 3, 1969 NAGRA Take1 Slate 53 (19 seconds of this rehearsal appear in ‘Fly on the Wall’ (9:22-9:41) from ‘Let it Be…Naked’.). 3:39-4:20: January 3, 1969 NAGRA Take1 Slate 56

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocal, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocal, Organ
George Harrison :
Electric guitar, Lead vocal

Session Recording:
Jan 03, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


2.

Get Back – Rehearsals and Apple Jams


1.

Concentrate On The Sound

1:07 • Studio version • Mono • Excerpt of dialogue recorded on January 6, 1969 (NAGRA Roll 36 slate 72 A) that at the end includes an improvisation of John singing “We should concentrate on the sound” previously available on the disk ‘Fly on the Wall’ from ‘Let it Be… Naked’ (10:07-10:28).

Session Recording:
Jan 06, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


2.

Gimme Some Truth

Written by John Lennon

1:17 • Studio rehearsal • Mono • January 7, 1969, known until then by John as “Hypocrites”. Includes several cuts compared to the original sequence. In this track we can hear an improvisation authored by McCartney known among fans as “Cuddle Up”, in addition to “Across The Universe”, none of them appear on the official track list. 0:01-0:08: “Where is the band? Where is Harrisongs? ”. Dialogue recorded after an improvisation of “Across The Universe” and before “A Case of the Blues” (unreleased song by Lennon). 0:09-0:13: “Cuddle Up Baby” -Paul on vocals 0:14-0:23: “Across The Universe” -John and Paul on vocals 0:24-1:17: “Gimme Some Truth” -John on lead vocal and Paul on backings (Track with various editions compared to the original performance). The unedited segments were captured by the NAGRA Roll 64 A.

Session Recording:
Jan 07, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


3.

I Me Mine

Written by George Harrison

1:33 • Studio rehearsalD • Mono • January 8, 1969. Was compiled with segments and dialogues recorded within the NAGRA Roll 83 A. The main track is the same interpretation partially in the film ‘Let it Be’ with John and Yoko dancing.

Session Recording:
Jan 08, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


4.

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:48 • Studio rehearsal • Jan 21, 1969 (EMI Tape E90489-8T) previously available in full on ‘Anthology 3’ (at a slightly faster speed, possibly adjusted on this new 2021 mix to try and match the edit at 0:59); only a fragment of the end of this sequence was recorded by the NAGRA Roll 411 A, so it is difficult to compare the edits and cuts made in the official releases. Drastically edited compared to ‘Anthology 3’, only the first 58 seconds have been left here (including Paul’s count-in that appears for the first time). Still, there is an edit at 0:59 with different electric guitar chords and slower speed with what appears to be the end of another short rehearsal edited perfectly right after the phrase “Tuesday’s on the phone to me” (in ‘Anthology 3’ the track continues from the phrase “She said she’d always been a dancer” and until the end of the rehearsal, two minutes and five seconds later); so now we have a previously unavailable 32-second segment (0:59-1:31) before there is another edit on this track at 1:32. It is possible that this insert was recorded even before the full rehearsal, but without the NAGRA tape available in this short sequence it is difficult to know and not even if we put the two official sources (‘Anthology 3’ and ‘Let it Be 50th’) together will we be able to get the whole segment. ‘Anthology 3’ includes 10 seconds at the end that were omitted here, with Paul’s dialogue suggesting playing some notes as classical music (they only left John’s reply “What’s that?” here); the rest of the track (1:32-2:48) is available on the NAGRA Roll 411 A that began recording again precisely from these words of McCartney.

Session Recording:
Jan 21, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


5.

Polythene Pam

Written by Lennon - McCartney

0:77 • Studio rehearsal • Mono • January 24, 1969, was compiled with segments and dialogue recorded within the NAGRA Roll 443 A / 1044 B, one minute after “Maggie Mae/Fancy Me Chances” which appears on CD 2. The unedited performance of “Polythene Pam” is 1:33.

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Details & description coming from Mike Carrera - published on The Daily Beatle


6.

Octopus's Garden

Written by Ringo Starr

1:47 • Studio rehearsal • Mono • January 26, 1969, was compiled with segments and dialogues recorded within the NAGRA Rolls 477 and 478 A; partially seen in the film ‘Let it Be’.

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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7.

Oh! Darling

Written by Lennon - McCartney

5:19 • Studio version • Jam - January 27, 1969 (EMI Tape E90498-8T and NAGRA Roll 515 A and 1104 B). A 4:08 version was previously available in ‘Anthology 3’. The complete performance (not captured from the beginning on the 8-track tape) lasts 6:30.

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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8.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:50 • Studio version • Take 8. January 27, 1969 (according to Engineer Glyn Johns’s annotations on the EMI Tape E90498-8T (page 84 of the book that accompanies this new release), the first take recorded there was number 8; however this recording coincides with what was thought to be the last documented take on the earlier EMI Tape E90497-8T, also available on NAGRA Roll 514 A and 1103 B); and was recorded nine minutes before the previous rehearsal for “Oh! Darling “.

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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9.

The Walk

Written by Jimmy McCracklin, Bob Garlic

0:53 • Studio version • Jam. January 27, 1969 (EMI Tape E90500-8T and NAGRA Roll 521 A and 1110 B). The original performance lasted four minutes, available in mono on the NAGRA tapes, and is tied to an improvisation by McCartney called “You Won’t Get Me That Way” for the first two minutes before becoming “The Walk” (1:53), cover of Jimmy McCracklin’s 1958 song; which Glyn Johns had also used in 1969 for his compilation # 1 of ‘Get Back’.

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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10.

Without A Song

Written by Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu

1:58 • Studio version • Jam – Billy Preston with John and Ringo. January 28, 1969 (EMI Tape E90503-8T and NAGRA Roll 540 A and 1128 B). Known from bootlegs as “Unless He has a Song”, it is a cover of a classic 1929 song composed by Vincent Youmans. The performance available on the NAGRA tapes is 3:47 in length.

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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11.

Something

Written by George Harrison

0:81 • Studio rehearsal • Mono • January 28, 1969, was compiled with segments and dialogues recorded within the NAGRA Rolls 541 and 542, including about 35 minutes of rehearsals for this song.

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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12.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:41 • Studio version • Take 28. It was the last take of the last song of the last day dedicated to the ‘Get Back/Let it Be’ project, recorded on January 31, 1969; known to fans as “Take 27B”, partially available in ‘Let it Be… Naked’ (edited with Take 27) and was also featured in the film ‘Let it Be’. The additional 23 seconds of dialogue right after Take 28 -deciding which of the last two takes was the best- are new, not available on the NAGRA tape. 0:01-0:09- Dialogue from the end of Take 26 (EMI Tape E90507-8T / NAGRA Roll 566 Take26 A/ 1155 B) 0:10-4:17- Take 28 (EMI Tape E90507-8T and NAGRA Roll 566 Take27 A/ 1155 B) 4:18-4:41- Final dialogues (EMI Tape E90507-8T)

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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Disc 4


1.

Get Back LP – 1969 Glyn Johns Mix


1.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:06 • Live • 1970 mix? January 30, 1969, Rooftop Concert, and the final dialogue comes from the end of the concert. It includes an additional second with two quick handclaps almost hidden in the mix at 3:05 and a slight pause which in the circulating versions of the ‘Get Back’ compilations is only available in mix #4 (1970) (some Bootlegs fade it out earlier), so it’s hard to tell if we’re listening to the 1969 or the 1970 mix (no more noticeable differences between them except for the reversed channels, the 1969 one features John’s voice on the right channel and Paul on the left and vice versa with the 1970 mix which is how it appears here).

Concert From "The rooftop concert" in London, United Kingdom on Jan 30, 1969

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2.

Get Back LP – 1969 Glyn Johns Mix – Medley


1.

I'm Ready (aka Rocker)

Written by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Fats Domino, Al Lewis, Sylvester Bradford

1:57 • Studio version • Medley with "Save The Last Dance For Me","Don't Let Me Down"

Session Recording:
Jan 22, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London


2.

Save The Last Dance For Me

Written by Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman

1:57 • Studio version • Medley with "I'm Ready (aka Rocker)","Don't Let Me Down"

Session Recording:
Jan 22, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London


3.

Don't Let Me Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:57 • Studio version • Medley with "I'm Ready (aka Rocker)","Save The Last Dance For Me"

Session Recording:
Jan 22, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London


3.

Get Back LP – 1969 Glyn Johns Mix


1.

Don't Let Me Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:12 • Studio version • January 22, 1969 (EMI Tape E90489-8T and E90492-8T). Mixes #3 from 1969 and #4 from 1970 are the same, but since tracks 2-5 are linked together, we could be hearing either of them; however there is a very odd detail here with Track 3 “Don’t Let Me Down” that is not present in any of Glyn’s original mixes shortly after the false start during John’s words to Ringo: “Do a nice big pshhhh (imitates the sound of a cymbal) .. for me, you know, to give me the courage to come screaming in ”, and now we hear an edit and a glitch (0:19-0:20) just at the moment of saying the word “big“, which is cut off.

Session Recording:
Jan 22, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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2.

Dig A Pony

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:53 • Studio versionE • 1969 Glyn Johns Mix. In reality, the 1970 mix. January 22, 1969 (EMI Tape E90492-8T and NAGRA Roll 424 A). The only difference between the three Glyn Johns mixes from 1969 and 1970 for this song is a “glitch” on the original tape that is heard right at the beginning when the tape started recording; for the 1970 mix Glyn “fixed” it so that it was no longer noticeable and is the mix used in this official release. The original 1969 mix with the “glitch” (on any of Jones’ three 1969 compilations) will remain available only on bootlegs. Apple may have relied on the bootleg disc entitled “Get Back – Glyn John’s Mix # 1 [DESS UK Stereo LP v1 PCS 7080]” from ‘Dr. Ebbetts’, which is the only bootleg in circulation that coincidentally uses some mixes from 1970, mistaking them as “1969”. (This same bootleg apparently was also used as a reference for “For You Blue” – see below – with the wrong mix of 1970 instead of 1969).

Session Recording:
Jan 22, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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3.

I've Got A Feeling

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:53 • Studio version • 1970 mix? Recorded immediately after “Dig a Pony” on January 22, 1969 with an edit of the final dialogue recorded on the 27th. The 1969 and 1970 mixes are practically the same, although Billy Preston’s organ is more prominent in the 1969 mix during the first seconds and more balanced in the one of 1970, and with the inverted channels as they present it to us now.

Session Recording:
Jan 22, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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4.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:10 • Studio version • 1970 mix / new mix? January 27 and 28, 1969, edit of Takes 11 and 19. It is the same version used for the single. Although it has been commented that the compilations of Glyn Johns # 3 (1969) and # 4 (1970) are the same mix, the truth is that in the 1970 one there is an additional second at the end after Paul pronounces the name “Loretta” and his voice is more prominent as the track fades. In the 1969 mix, “Loretta” is practically buried in the mix; the odd thing is that in this 2021 mix we hear the word “Loretta” more prominent than in the original mixes of Glyn Johns and with an additional second similar to version # 4 from 1970.

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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5.

For You Blue

Written by George Harrison

2:54 • Studio versionF • 1969 MIX (00:01- 00:14 from a different source with much more “hiss” noise than the Japanese version) 1970 MIX (00:15- 02:54), with the vocal overdub of George from 1970, different in several verses combined with the 1969 vocal.

Paul McCartney :
Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Electric lap steel slide guitar
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 25, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Overdubs:
Jan 08, 1970
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

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6.

Teddy Boy

Written by Paul McCartney

3:41 • Studio versionC • January 24, 1969 (EMI Tape E90491-8T). The complete sequence with the entire rehearsal lasting longer than seven minutes circulates in the NAGRA Roll 443-444 A and 1043 B. This song was omitted from Glyn Johns compilation # 4 (1970).

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Lead vocal
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Lead vocal
George Harrison :
Electric guitar

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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7.

Two Of Us

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:29 • Studio version • January 24, 1969, Take 6 (EMI Tape E90491-8T or NAGRA Roll 448 A and 1048 B). Take 5 is a false start and is available only on Johns compilation # 1, although Lennon’s dialogue at the beginning “I forget things” from that incomplete take was used and mixed by Glyn over the beginning of Take 6 for his compilations # 3 (1969) and # 4 (1970), which show no differences.

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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8.

Maggie Mae

Written by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison

0:37 • Studio version • January 24, 1969 (EMI Tape E90491-8T and NAGRA Roll 444-445), recorded immediately after Take 4 of “Two Of Us” (see CD 2). The 1969 and 1970 mixes are the same.

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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9.

Dig It

Written by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison

4:09 • Studio version • January 26, 1969 (EMI Tape E90495-8T) with the final dialogue recorded on January 24 (EMI Tape E90491-8T). Mixes #3 from 1969 and #4 from 1970 are the same; however #2 is one minute longer.

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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10.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:10 • Studio version • January 31, 1969 with a guitar overdub by George recorded April 30, 1969. This is the same Take 27 used for the single but without the additional overdubs made in the early 1970. It looks like a recreation of Glyn’s 1969 mix #3 but using two different sources. There is a noticeable change (4:02) with a lot of noise on the tape (“hiss”) not previously present in this track, in the words of George and Paul: “Reload our stomachs? … Reload our stomachs too” (recorded the same day several minutes before, after “Take 16D”of “The Long and Winding Road”, EMI Tape E90523-8T and NAGRA Roll 564 Take16 A and 1152 Take16 B), which by the way is edited for the mix #4 of 1970 by omitting the word “too”. The four-second dialogue at the end “Are we supposed to giggle in the solo?”, was recorded before Take 23 of “Let it Be” (EMI Tape E90507-8T and NAGRA Roll 565 Take23 A and 1154 Take23 B ) although Glyn originally edited it to look like the start of the next track. Take 27 with the original guitar solo is available thanks to the NAGRA Roll 566 Take 27.

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Overdubs:
Apr 30, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

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11.

The Long And Winding Road

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:39 • Studio version • January 26, 1969 (EMI Tape E90496-8T, NAGRA Roll 498 A and 1086 B). It’s the same take without the overdubs done by Phil Spector for the ‘Let it Be’ album. It also appears in ‘Anthology 3’. Glyn’s mixes #3 from 1969 and #4 from 1970 are the same (mixes #1 and #2 from 1969 are slightly different even though they use the same take).

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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12.

Get Back (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

0:39 • Studio version • January 28, 1969. See “Get Back Take 19” on CD 2 for more information. The 1969 and 1970 mixes are the same.

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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Disc 5


1.

Let It Be EP


1.

Across The Universe

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:27 • Studio versionH • Unreleased Glyn Johns 1970 mix

Paul McCartney :
Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion, Svaramandal
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Electric guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Tambura
George Martin :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Assistant recording engineer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Glyn Johns :
Mixing engineer
Martin Benge :
Recording engineer
Richard Lush :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 04, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 08, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 05, 1970
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


2.

I Me Mine

Written by George Harrison

1:45 • Studio versionE • Unreleased Glyn Johns 1970 mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric piano, Hammond organ, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Harmony vocals, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Glyn Johns :
Mixing engineer
Richard Langham :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 03, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jan 03, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 05, 1970
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


3.

Don't Let Me Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • New mix of original single version. January 28, 1969 (EMI Tape E90502-8T), with vocal overdubs performed weeks later. The original performance is available on NAGRA Roll 534, 535 A and 1123 B. The dialogue included at the beginning is a selection of excerpts recorded just after Take 19 of “Get Back” and before this master take of “Don’t Let me Down”, also available unedited on the same NAGRA tape.

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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4.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:48 • Studio version • New mix of original single version

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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About

It’s an album of conflict. Not, funnily enough, conflict within the band, despite what people think, but creative conflict. It’s the most creatively conflicted album the Beatles made, because they aren’t quite sure what they’re making.

Giles Martin – from Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Super Deluxe Box Set: 10 Best Outtakes and Demos – Rolling Stone

I see Let It Be as a married couple whose relationship has become stale. They say, what we need to do is go back to the old place and go on those dates we used to go on. But doing that, they realize that the place was just old, and they didn’t have anything to talk about anyway. ‘We need to get our sex life back, let’s go to that club again,’ but then realizing the music’s too loud. And what they need to do is move on to something like Abbey Road. […]

Get Back, the original concept, was the Beatles saying, okay, we’re going to do a live album. We’re going to play a gig, which we haven’t planned yet. We’ve got to have songs, which we actually haven’t written yet, and we’re going to do it in three weeks’ time, and we’re going to film it. That was that concept. And even for the Beatles, that’s brave. […]

I said to Paul at Abbey Road, ‘I know you were never happy with the overdubs. But it doesn’t make sense not to mix the album as people know it. We can’t really change history. He said, ‘Yeah — but can you take the harp down on ‘The Long and Winding Road?’ So yeah, there’s a little nudge, we did take the harp down a little bit, but there’s only so much you can do. […]

Giles Martin – from Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Super Deluxe Box Set: 10 Best Outtakes and Demos – Rolling Stone

From THE BEATLES GET BACK TO LET IT BE WITH SPECIAL EDITION RELEASES | The Beatles, August 26, 2021:

THE BEATLES GET BACK TO LET IT BE WITH SPECIAL EDITION RELEASES

Let It Be Presented with New Mixes in Stereo, 5.1 Surround, and Dolby Atmos;
Expanded with Never Before Released Session Recordings, Rehearsals & Studio Jams; And the Previously Unreleased 1969 Get Back LP Mix by Glyn Johns

London – August 26, 2021 – This fall, The Beatles invite everyone everywhere to get back to the chart-topping 1970 album, Let It Be, with a range of beautifully presented Special Edition packages to be released worldwide on October 15 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe.

Three tracks from the newly remixed and expanded edition make their digital release debuts with today’s preorder launch: “Let It Be” (2021 Stereo Mix), “Don’t Let Me Down” (first rooftop performance), and “For You Blue” (Get Back LP Mix).

The Let It Be album has been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo, 5.1 surround DTS, and Dolby Atmos. The album’s sweeping new Special Edition follows the universally acclaimed remixed and expanded anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2017), The BEATLES (‘White Album’) (2018), and Abbey Road (2019).

All the new Let It Be releases feature the new stereo mix of the album as guided by the original “reproduced for disc” version by Phil Spector and sourced directly from the original session and rooftop performance eight-track tapes. The physical and digital Super Deluxe collections also feature 27 previously unreleased session recordings, a four-track Let It Be EP, and the never before released 14-track Get Back stereo LP mix compiled by engineer Glyn Johns in May 1969.

On January 2, 1969, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr kickstarted the new year together on a cavernous soundstage at Twickenham Film Studios in London. The Beatles jumped into rehearsals for a project envisioned to get them back to where they once belonged: onstage. For 21 days, cameras and tape recorders documented almost every moment: first at Twickenham and then at The Beatles’ own Apple Studio, where Billy Preston joined them on keyboards. Together they rehearsed brand new originals and jammed on older songs, all captured live and unvarnished.

On January 30, the cameras and recorders were rolling as The Beatles, with Preston, staged what was to be their final concert on the chilly rooftop of their Savile Row Apple Corps headquarters before a small assembly of family and friends, and any others who were within wind-carried range of their amps. The midday performance brought London’s West End to a halt as necks craned skyward from the streets and the windows of neighboring buildings were flung open for better vantage. A flurry of noise complaints drew police officers to the rooftop, shutting the concert down after 42 minutes.

Work to compile an album to be called “Get Back” was carried out in April and May by Glyn Johns, who, for his version, included false starts, banter between songs, early takes rather than later, more polished performances, and even “I’ve Got A Feeling” falling apart with John explaining, “I cocked it up trying to get loud.” The Beatles, however, decided to shelve the project’s copious tapes, film reels, and photos, in order to record and release their LP masterpiece, Abbey Road. Drawn from the tapes made in January 1969, plus some sessions which preceded and followed those recordings, The Beatles’ final album, Let It Be, was eventually issued on May 8, 1970 (May 18 in the U.S.) to accompany the release of the Let It Be film.

The sessions that brought about the Let It Be album and film represent the only time in The Beatles’ career that they were documented at such great length while creating music in the studio. More than 60 hours of unreleased film footage, more than 150 hours of unreleased audio recordings, and hundreds of unpublished photographs have been newly explored and meticulously restored for three complementary and definitive Beatles releases this fall: a feast for the senses spanning the entire archival treasure. The new Let It Be Special Edition is joined by “The Beatles: Get Back”, the hotly-anticipated documentary series directed by three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, and a beautiful new hardcover book also titled The Beatles: Get Back. The raw sources explored for the new projects have revealed that a more joyous, benevolent spirit imbued the sessions than was conveyed in the 1970 Let It Be film’s 80 minutes.

“I had always thought the original film Let It Be was pretty sad as it dealt with the break-up of our band, but the new film shows the camaraderie and love the four of us had between us,” writes Paul McCartney in his foreword for the Let It Be Special Edition book. “It also shows the wonderful times we had together, and combined with the newly remastered Let It Be album, stands as a powerful reminder of this time. It’s how I want to remember The Beatles.” […]

Super Deluxe Editions

5CD + 1Blu-ray (album’s new stereo mix in hi-res 96kHz/24-bit; new 5.1 surround DTS and Dolby Atmos album mixes) with 105-page hardbound book in a 10” by 12” die-cut slipcase

180-gram, half-speed mastered vinyl 4LP + 45rpm 12-inch vinyl EP with 105-page hardbound book in a 12.5” by 12.5” die-cut slipcase

Digital Audio Collection (stereo + album mixes in hi res 96kHz/24-bit / Dolby Atmos)

Let It Be (new stereo mix of original album): 12 tracks

Previously unreleased outtakes, studio jams, rehearsals: 27 tracks

Previously unreleased 1969 Get Back LP mix by Glyn Johns, newly mastered: 14 tracks

Let It Be EP: 4 tracks

Glyn Johns’ unreleased 1970 mixes: “Across The Universe” and “I Me Mine”

Giles Martin & Sam Okell’s new stereo mixes: “Don’t Let Me Down” & “Let It Be” singles

From Facebook – We’re celebrating The Beatles’ upcoming ‘Let It Be’ reissue from today with a takeover of the Abbey Road wall. Make sure to stop by and see for yourself!

Last updated on October 12, 2021

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berT Ludwig 2 months ago

get back is not in mono. why did they exclude a remix of the single version of get back that has the outro part of take 19? that is glaringly absent


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