- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Let It Be (Limited Edition) LP.
- EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road
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Phil Spector began the day by creating a stereo mix of “For You Blue“, omitting George Harrison’s acoustic guitar track and including George’s new vocals recorded on January 8, 1970. The acoustic guitar track was however preserved in the intro of the song. Phil Spector did seven attempts at remixing this intro, “remix five” being the keeper. He then edited “remix five” (the introduction) with “remix one” (the rest of the song). This composite was the one released on the “Let It Be” album (on March 30, the track would however be augmented with a spoken introduction by John Lennon, “Queen Says ‘No’ to Pot-Smoking FBI Member“).
Phil Spector then made two mixes of Paul McCartney’s “Teddy Boy“, recorded on January 25, 1969. The second one was shortened to 3’10”.
It’s surprising that Phil Spector spent time on “Teddy Boy“. The song was initially included on Glyn John’s “Get Back” LP mixed in March / May 1969. However, in December 1969, Glyn Johns was asked to make sure the album was aligned with the content of the upcoming documentary by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, which was now near completion. It meant removing “Teddy Boy” which was not appearing in the latest version of the film.
For “Two Of Us“, Phil Spector decided to use a recording from the last day of the “Get Back” sessions, January 31, 1969, instead of the January 24 performance chosen by Glyn Johns for his “Get Back” LP.
Two stereo mixes of “Two Of Us” were done on this day. Phil Spector would add John’s spoken words “I Dig A Pygmy’ by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf-Aids! Phase one, in which Doris gets her oats!” to the beginning of “Two Of Us” on March 27, 1970.
Phil Spector continued his work on the “Get Back” tapes on the following day, March 26, 1970.
Last updated on December 10, 2021
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