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From Let It Be | The Beatles:
The final Beatles album was first released on 8th May, 1970, just prior to the launch of the cinema film of the same name.
Rehearsals and recording sessions for the album had taken place in January, 1969 first At Twickenham Film Studios and later in the basement and on the roof of their Apple headquarters in London’s Savile Row.
A single comprising of “Get Back” and “Don’t Let Me Down” was released in April, 1969 but as The Beatles focussed their energies on a new album mainly recorded at Abbey Road, The “Get Back” album as it was then called remained unreleased.
Once Abbey Road had been issued and the completion of the documentary film now imminent, it was noticed that rehearsals of George’s song “I Me Mine” featured prominently in the film but had not been recorded in the studio. This was remedied on 3rd January, 1970 when George, Paul and Ringo performed it without John who was in Denmark. A second single from the album, which was now titled Let It Be appeared on 6th March.
Up to now the idea behind the album had been to capture the group “live in the studio” without overdubs or effects but this changed when producer, Phil Spector was brought in to re-produce the tracks. The Long And Winding Road, which had been given a new musical arrangement featuring orchestra and choir, was released as a single in the US and other markets but not the UK and became the group’s final # 1 single.
The album reached no. 1 for a three week stay during its 59 week chart stay. In the US, the album enjoyed a four week stay at #1 during an initial chart life of 55 weeks.
Last updated on May 1, 2021
Jan 05, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)
Jan 03, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)
May 09, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset - SHM - Japanese edition)
May 07, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset - SHM - Japanese edition)
Apr 25, 1969
March - May 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset - SHM - Japanese edition)
January 24 & January 26, 1969
Jan 14, 1969
Jan 13, 1969
Jan 10, 1969
Jan 09, 1969
Feb 08, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (UK - 1968)