Mixing "Let It Be" album #5

Monday, March 30, 1970 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Let It Be (Limited Edition) LP.
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road

Master release

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This was the fifth day of work for Phil Spector on the “Get Back” tapes recorded in January 1969.

On this day, he created a 16-second tape loop from the instrumental break in George Harrison’s “I Me Mine“, onto which were overlaid pieces of dialogue from people on the street commenting on the rooftop performance recorded on January 30, 1969. The idea was finally rejected.

The only idea from this day released on the “Let It Be” album is the addition of a spoken introduction by John Lennon, “Queen Says ‘No’ to Pot-Smoking FBI Member“, to introduce “For You Blue“.

Phil Spector continued his work on the “Let It Be” album on April 1, 1970.

From Peter Jackson’s film “The Beatles: Get Back“, 2021 – “Nice to have something for free in this country at the moment, isn’t it?” was one of the pieces of dialogue used by Phil Spector for his tape loop idea.
From Peter Jackson’s film “The Beatles: Get Back“, 2021 – “I just can’t see that it makes sense” was one of the pieces of dialogue used by Phil Spector for his tape loop idea.

Last updated on January 5, 2022

Songs recorded


For You Blue

Written by George Harrison

Mixing • Unnumbered stereo remixes


Production staff

Phil Spector:
Peter Bown:
Roger Ferris:
Second engineer

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