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Ranking of all tunes on let it be
27 June 2012
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Because there's the thread Ranking of all tunes on Abbey Road, and because let it be is the most underrated album for me, I decided to make this thread.
My ranking:
1. Get Back (nice pop rock song, i like it's 3 solos, it's my favourite beatles single)
2. Let It Be (very fine song)
3. I've Got A Feeling (I like it's rock style and the together putting of the paul and john parts are very very good)
4. Two of us (very nice with it's harmony and acoustic style)
5. I Me Mine (one of george's best songs, though it would suit better on all things must pass (especially the spector version)
6. The Long And Winding Road (nice song, overproduced though)
7. For You Blue (good song, I like it's slide guitar, although it gets a bit boring
8. Across The Universe (good song but tamboura and strings don't work together)
9. Dig A Pony (boring)
10. One After 909 (not so bad, but it isn't the right style for this album and it's arrangement is terrible (much worse than the spector overproducing) it sounds as if guys would play it, who play together for the first time)

I don't count dig it and Maggie Mae as songs. What is your ranking?

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1. Across The Universe

2. Long and Winding road
3. Two of us
4. Let it be
5. I Me Mine
6. Get back
7. Ive got a feeling

8. Maggie Mae ( I like his accent)
9. Dig A Pony
10. For You Blue
11. One After 909
12. Dig it

 

The spaces after first and seventh songs indicate the distance I think can be attributed to the songs "value".  This album just baffles me, it has many great songs and some soundbites that are amusing but maybe not fitting to the Beatles standard. I Me Mine is a spot on by George; I didn't really get it before I learnt more about the history of the Beatles

28 June 2012
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1.) I've Got A Feeling- This is one of my favorite songs and my favorite song on this album. I heard it heard on the Naked version and that version I prefer, but I still love the original album version. The energy on this song, that bassline, Paul's screaming, John's verse, EVERYTHING.

 

2.) Let It Be- Beautiful Song. One of Paul's best and ever since a recent occurrence in my life this song has a very special meaning and I love it.

 

3.) Get Back- This song wasn't a favorite at first but has grown so much on me. It's a fantastic song to sing a long with and is an all around fun groove.

 

4.) Dig A Pony- I love this song mostly because of the instrumentation. They are grooving so hard on this song. Plus I love the 'Hold it!'

 

5.) Two of Us- Love the harmony and it really is a sweet song. Plus the whistling at the end is awesome.

 

6.) One After 909- Love this song. Once again the energy is fantastic and it sounds like they are having fun singing it.

 

7.) I Me Mine- Really cool song. I actually like the strings on this one.

 

8.) Dig It- I love the fade in and I get a kick out of listening to it.

 

9.) Across The Universe- This is a weird one. I love the lyrics. I love the melody. I hate the production on the album version. I love the version on Naked (I'd rank it higher up is we were judging the Naked version actually) It really is a great song but I hardly listen to it.

10.) Maggie Mae- I like it better than the next two lol

11.) For You Blue- Probably one of my least favorite songs from George. It has a cool groove but it's boring.

12.) The Long And Winding Road- I used to love this song but now I can barely listen to it. Not sure why they picked that particular take to include on the album because I think the first 'long' sounds awful and the song can be a bit boring. I heard the Naked version of this album and got used to the 'no strings' version.

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28 June 2012
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BornInThe80s said

1.) I've Got A Feeling- This is one of my favorite songs and my favorite song on this album. I heard it heard on the Naked version and that version I prefer, but I still love the original album version. The energy on this song, that bassline, Paul's screaming, John's verse, EVERYTHING.

 

2.) Let It Be- Beautiful Song. One of Paul's best and ever since a recent occurrence in my life this song has a very special meaning and I love it.

 

3.) Get Back- This song wasn't a favorite at first but has grown so much on me. It's a fantastic song to sing a long with and is an all around fun groove.

 

4.) Dig A Pony- I love this song mostly because of the instrumentation. They are grooving so hard on this song. Plus I love the 'Hold it!'

 

5.) Two of Us- Love the harmony and it really is a sweet song. Plus the whistling at the end is awesome.

 

6.) One After 909- Love this song. Once again the energy is fantastic and it sounds like they are having fun singing it.

 

7.) I Me Mine- Really cool song. I actually like the strings on this one.

 

8.) Dig It- I love the fade in and I get a kick out of listening to it.

 

9.) Across The Universe- This is a weird one. I love the lyrics. I love the melody. I hate the production on the album version. I love the version on Naked (I'd rank it higher up is we were judging the Naked version actually) It really is a great song but I hardly listen to it.

10.) Maggie Mae- I like it better than the next two lol

11.) For You Blue- Probably one of my least favorite songs from George. It has a cool groove but it's boring.

12.) The Long And Winding Road- I used to love this song but now I can barely listen to it. Not sure why they picked that particular take to include on the album because I think the first 'long' sounds awful and the song can be a bit boring. I heard the Naked version of this album and got used to the 'no strings' version.

As the great President Josiah Bartlet would say "you said it right that time". (fictional president but I don't care. I've had better days so I'm making the rules). You nailed it as I see it nearly word for word.

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8 July 2012
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Well, this is gonna be my list, of some, sort.

  1. Dig A Pony, because it is so, of its time, it is riffs dude, and riff-songs weren't very common in the Beatles' catalogue. (although I would add Don't Let Me Down first on the list if it was on the album, 'cause it hits me so hard every time)
  2. Across The Universe, because it is so beautiful, although the arrangement for the official Let it Be kinda sucks a-hard-days-night-ringo-13.
  3. The Long and Winging road, although the arrangement still sucks. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8
  4. I Me Mine, which is a beautiful ballad.
  5. I've Got A Feeling, because it's so heavy paul-mccartney
  6. Two of Us, a rather nice song, very country, very fun to listen to also.
  7. One After 909, this could have been 2nd, only if it sounded like the EMI/Cavern version
  8. Get Back, the solos apple01
  9. For You Blue, which is a reason why I like George so much, so funkeh.............
  10. Let it Be, I don't know why this is so low on my list, maybe it's the PhilSpector-ization.
  11. Dig It, WHY IS THIS EVEN ON MY LIST
  12. Maggie Mae, a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

So yea that was me list.

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8 July 2012
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Top 12 Countdown.

 

#12. Across The Universe. Have said it repeatedly here, the album mix is so slow, boring and tedious, and the Past Masters mix aint much better. Glyn Johns has it is perfected with his mix, check it out and be blown away. Play this concoction and be bored to death.  Actually its not the orchestration as i have it speed corrected and it sounds far better.What on earth was Mr Spector thinking? "No it needs to be slower, slooooowwwwwwer, slllllllllllllloooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr......... I want the fans to think they were falling asleep at their instruments and had given up on life." paul-mccartneyblue-meanie 

#11. Dig It. Filler but fun. 48 seconds is long enough, any more and it starts to get dull.

#10. For You Blue. Its good but not something that grabs me - the solo is cool tho and love the line "you looked at me, thats all you had to do".

#9. Maggie Mae. Again fun filler. Beatles messing about and having some fun, no harm in that. 

#8. One After 909. Another fun track, evidence that Billy added so much to the band. A cool groove the band got into - better than in '63.

#7. Let It Be. Maybe i've heard it too much, maybe because we have 788 alternate versions and they all sound so damn similar.

#6. The Long And Winding Road. Spectors version is good, not as badly butchered as ATU (see above).  Going up in my liking levels. When heard, not that often admittedly, its a delight but prefer the basic take pre-Spector (see Anthology 3).

#5. Get Back. Ringos drumming is what brings this alive and we get to hear John do a solo again. Yeay.

#4. Dig A Pony. Yip the lyrics mean nothing but the false start is fabulous, again the groove they get into on the rooftop is incredible, and it just sounds so good, especially when John and Paul harmonise.

#3. I Me Mine. George annoyed by the world and the egos and the Threatles capture it brilliantly (as does George's spoken intro on Anthology 3). Spector got the length right and the orchestration plays its part well.

#2. I've Got A Feeling. Everything about it (both lead vocals, proof that they could still play when moved despite the crap all around. How John's part fits i dont know but somehow it totally works). If i had to pick one song to show that the beatles stand tall today and still sound modern this would probably be it. Bands out there have spent years trying to get this fresh live energetic sound and have come nowhere close. Heck it took the beatles to get off their backsides and play it live in the freezing weather to get it themselves.

#1. Two Of Us. Love the intro ("i dig a pygmy by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids. Phase 1 in which Doris gets her oats"), Paul and John harmonising like they did in back at the bbc in '63, the guitars, Ringos understated perfect drums, the whistling outro. Have heard many a Two of Us rehearsal or run through from January '69 and i never get bored or fed up or annoyed or want to skip.

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13 July 2012
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1. I've Got A Feeling - It's one of those songs when the guitar starts you can just feel it in your chest...you get that feeling :)

2. Let It Be - This song is beautiful and I do realize it is played a lot, but somehow it gets better and better each time

3. I Me Mine - George Harrison, do I even have to explain the genius of this human? 

4. For You Blue - This song is simple yet complicated at the same time, plus wonderful guitar playing

5. Two Of Us - I love Ringo's drumming that almost overpasses everything else, like all I want to do is listen to the simple yet beautiful beat

6. Across The Universe - Lyrics, lyrics, lyrics. 

7. Get Back - This song had to grow on me, besides my dad used to play it on the record player at faster speeds then it should have gone so every time I listen to it I hear them singing in really high pitched voices a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

8. The Long And Winding Road - It's a beautiful song, it's just not my favorite

9. Dig A Pony - It is amusing to sing along with, and I love listening to it in the dark with my eyes closed just soaking it in... but that's not much different than every other Beatles song! a-hard-days-night-george-9

10. One After 909s - Again, not my favorite. 

I don't feel the need to explain in depth, it's just how I feel and which ones make me feel better when I'm listening to them, the ones that suck me in more. a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

23 July 2012
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12. For You

11. One After 9009

10. I Me Mine

9. Dig It

8. Maggie Mae

7. Two Of US

6. Dig A Pony

5. I've Got A Feeling

4. The Long And Winding Road

3. Across The Universe

2. Get Back

1. Let It Be

7 August 2012
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12) Maggie Mae

11) Dig It

10) One After 909

9) For You Blue

8) Get Back (this isn't bad i actually like it alot but for me the next 7 were better)

7) The Long And Winding Road

6) I Me Mine

5) I've Got A Feeling

4) Dig A Pony

3) Let It Be

2) Two Of Us

1) Across The Universe (I don't know which version it is but one of the versions i love & the other is probaly my least favourite song)

7 August 2012
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12. The Looooong and Whinding Road
11. Maggie May - Wish it didn't end prematurely, actually
10. Dig It - Another one i wish had been a bit longer, although the entire uncut 8 or 12 or whatever-minute version would be stretching it, surely...
9. For You Blue - a really weak song but a cheerful performance, one of the few carefree moments here
8. I Dig A Pony - another throwaway from John on his worst album as a Beatle; some of the time-signature changes and nonsensiscal lyrics are kinda interesting though.
7. I've Got A Feeling - Certainly no "Day in the Life", nor even "Baby You're A Rich Man", as far as Len-Mac Frankensteins go. Nicely performed though with almost-noisy guitars.
6. I Me Mine - I've always loved the tunefulness of this, and how the mournfulness of the verses counterbalances the cheery "I me me mine!" nonsense. Weird to hear George and Paul alone. Phil Spector did the right thing by extending this one.
5." Let It Be - I really don't like this one as much as most people, it's one of my least-loved Beatles "absolute classics" in fact. Mostly because I tend to have an aversion to much gospel-reminiscent music. But George's guitar solo is mighty indeed. (And a similar solo could've/would've/should've livened up the second half of that other absolute classic that leaves me a bit underwhelmed, "Hey Jude", but that's another topic.)
4. Get Back - Boogie! And some nice solos from John and Billy.
3. One After 909 - For me, the absolute highlight of the rooftop recordings, and one of the most underrated straight rockers The Beatles ever did. Chuck Berry could've done it.
2. Two Of Us - Three McCartney compositions from this album were released as singles (in the USA) and all hit #1, and yet I'll take this overlooked little item over all of them.
1. Across The Universe - Too good for this album, unfortunately, which it didn't really belong on anyways.

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9 September 2012
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I'm going to bring this topic back up to date because I felt like posting.

One After 909 - I like the solo for the most part, but considering I found the rest of the album fairly depressing, this one was nice.

Two Of US - I really like the bass on this, and once I figured out it was George, I was not surprised. I like his bass lines a lot.

Dig A Pony - I like the riff for the most part, but the rest is great too.

I've Got A Feeling - Probably my 2nd favorite bass line on the album.

Across The Universe - I'm not used to the faster versions of this song yet, so I like yhis version more, and the lyrics are good too.

For You Blue - The naked version is nicer, but yeah.

I Me Mine - I never really paid much attention to this song, but the faster parts are pretty fun.

Get Back - This would probably be up higher, but I like the rest of the album more, so here it is.

Dig It - You may be wondering why this is above the "holy 2" but I'll elaborate.

The Long And Winding Road - I have problems with this and Let It Be. They're both Paul songs led by piano and walled by orchestration. I always preferred it backing up the other instruments. The anthology and naked takes do that better.

Let It Be - see above. I was never gaga about the solo, but I'll take it.

Maggie Mae - meh

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12. Maggie Mae
11. Dig It
10. The Long And Winding Road (Naked version is better)
9. One After 909
8. Let it Be
7. Two of Us
6. I Me Mine
5. Dig A Pony
4. Get Back
3. For You Blue
2. I've Got a Feeling
1. Across The Universe
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9 September 2012
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12) Dig It

11) Maggie Mae

10) For You Blue

09) Dig A Pony

08) Two Of Us (I prefer the Anthology take)

07) The Long And Winding Road (naked better, obviously)

06) I Me Mine

05) I've Got A Feeling

04) Let It Be (naked is better, again)

03) One After 909

02) Get Back

01) Across The Universe

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10 September 2012
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13 September 2012
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12: dig it

11: maggie may

10: Dig A Pony

9: One After 909

8: Across The Universe 

7: I Me Mine 

6: For You Blue

5: long and winding road ( stripped down version would be higher)

4: i gotta feeling 

3: two of us

2: get back 

1: let it be 

16 September 2012
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1. Across The Universe-John the Genius

2. I've got a Feeling-Best of the fabulous rooftop sessions

3. Let it be-Paul the Apostle

4. Two of us-I dig a pigmy by Charles Hawtry and the Deaf Aids. Phase one in which Doris gets her oats!

5. For You Blue. Elmore James has got nothing on this, baby! Go Johnny, Go!

6. Dig A Pony. Sour-scowled John. 

7. One After 909. Awesome rock n roll like the old days. You can tell they love playing it.

8. The Long And Winding Road. Great Paul melody.

9. I Me Mine. Mr. Pessimism strikes back.

10. Get Back. Best part of the song: "Sweet Loretta fat she thought she was a cleaner, but she was a frying pan" Overplayed. Forced.

11. Maggie Mae. Scouse is great, the song not so much. Amusing.

12. Dig It. Shite. 

 

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16 September 2012
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12. Dig It-it's kind of whatever in my book.

11. Maggie Mae-same reason, but it is more fun.

10. Long and Winding Road-it's a beautiful song, it just seems to drag.

9. I Me Mine-I like the message of the song, but it just doesn't do anything for me.

8. Dig A Pony-the musicality is better, still doesn't do anything for me.

7. Across The Universe-love the song, it just doesn't fit on the album in my opinion.

6. Let it Be-wonderful song, arrangement could be better.

5. Get Back-it's a good closer for the album.

4. I've Got a Feeling-puts me in a good mood!

3. For You Blue-I want a guy to pull out a guitar and sing it for me!

2. One After 909-I love it!

1. Two of Us-one of my all time favorites of theirs. It's just amazing.

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12. Maggie Mae.

11. Dig it

10. One After 909

Those were the filler tracks in my opinion.  Nothing of substance really there,  Just filler.  Now for the real content:

 

9.  The Long And Winding Road:  too sappy and while it's 'nice' it's a song i find annoying.  my negative comments stop here.

8.  For You Blue.  Lyrically it's not that great so that's why i rate it at 8, but the groove is awesome.  One of my favorite songs to play on an acoustic.

7. Get Back:  Anthology version is SOOOOOOOOOO much better.

6. Two of us.  a nice song.

5.  I've got a feeling.  A cool song.

4.  Let it Be:  it's a little on the sappy side, but this time Paul pulls it off nicely.  Points given the state of the band and the pending breakup.

3. Dig A Pony:  don't get why some people play it down. 

2. I Me Mine:  Love this song.  Ringo's drumming is top notch.

1. Across The Universe:  One of the beatles finest compositions.

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1. Two of us

2. Across The Universe

3. Let it be

4. Dig A Pony

5. Get back

6. I Me Mine

7. I've got a feeling

8. One After 909

9. Maggie Mae

10. The Long And Winding Road

11. For You Blue

12. Dig it

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12. Dig It - Filler

11. Maggie Mae - Nice warm up ditty, but more filler

10. For You Blue - Nice opening guitar lick, but gets old

09. Long And Winding Road - A very good song that Spector ruined. Naked version would move this up the list

08. Across The Universe - The beginning is very ADitL-ish.  Another good song ruined by Spector. Remove the strings and choir and add a George sitar and a McCartney harmony, and it would move up the list

07. Let It Be - Overplayed, but a great song.

06. Get Back - Another great song with John's wit to open and close

05. Two of Us - Great harmonies

04. Dig A Pony - The heavy raw sound

03. One After 909 - I probably rate this one higher than most. This is actually one of my favorite Beatle numbers.  Billy Preston's presence  seemed to make the studio more relaxed and it inspired some Lennon/McCartney magic.  Sounds like it was recorded live in one take.

02. I Me Mine - What's not to like here? All around great song.

01. I Got A Feeling - Lennon / McCartney merging their own compositions together, nuff said.  Like "Dig A Pony", a very raw sound.

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