Last As Nature Intended
last revealed - The Beatles album that has taken more than 30 years to finish, Let
It Be…Naked, just the bare sound of the band inside The Beatles.
It Be…Naked is the no frills, back-to-basics album that The Beatles first set out
to make back in 1969 - but which was never released as they intended, the band back
to the bone.
through the smart digital technology of Abbey Road studios, the never-heard band’s
take of the original sessions will be finally released worldwide by EMI Records in
is Let It Be brought right up to now for the ‘1 Generation’,
and re-mixed, un-dubbed of orchestration, choirs and effects and stripped-back to
the raw to reveal The Beatles simply as what they were very best at being – just a
we’d have had today’s technology back then, it would sound like this because
this is the noise we made in the studio”, said Paul McCartney “It’s all
exactly as it was in the room. You’re right there now”.
I first heard it, it was really uplifting. It took you back again to the times when
we were this band, the Beatle band”, said Ringo Starr.
The Beatles first set out to make the album in 1969, they intended to record an
album that would be a return to live performance of just the bare necessities of the
band, no studio effects or overdubbing of voices or instruments would be allowed.
However, caught in the turmoil of the break-up of the band, the album was
by Phil Spector and never released as The Beatles had originally meant it to sound.
It Be…Naked’s track listing differs from the 1970 release; background dialogue, ‘Dig
It’ and ‘Maggie Mae’ have been taken off the album and ‘Don’t
Let Me Down’ has been added to the running order, which now is as follows: Get
Back, Dig A Pony, For You Blue, The Long And Winding Road, Two Of Us, I’ve Got A
Feeling, One After 909, Don’t Let Me Down, I Me Mine, Across The Universe, Let It
It Be…Naked will be issued together with a bonus fly-on-the-wall disc that
features extracts from tapes of The Beatles at the time of first making the Let It
Be album and movie in the Sixties.
20-minute bonus disc is a unique insight into The Beatles at work in rehearsal
and in the studios in January 1969.
It Be…Naked will also come with a booklet that features historic photography of
the recording sessions and extracts of band dialogue from the original booklet that
first accompanied early copies of the 1970 album.
worldwide from November 17th, Let It Be…Naked is the sound of The Beatles as
nature intended; raw and rocking.
music always surpassed any bullshit we were going through; once the count-in
happened we turned back into those brothers and musicians.”
just us playing, in our best voices, it’s very honest”.
all our success The Beatles were always a great little band. When we sat down to
play, we played good”.
spite of all things, The Beatles could really play music together”
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