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Ranking of all tunes on let it be
3 December 2012
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12. Maggie Mae -- junk filler

11. Dig It -- geez, why didnt that SOB Spector use the terrific "Don't Let Me Down" instead of those bottom two?

10. The Long And Winding Road (the screwed up version) -- those dumbass strings make me mad, the song was perfect with the piano, and was utterly destroyed, even more than "Let It Be" or "Across The Universe" where it actually worked because the lyrics were about divine experiences…this song is supposed to be dreary and melancholy, with a hushed tone.

9. Get Back -- it gets old, an average song overall, a little catchy, but not too memorable

8. Let It Be -- also over-the-top with the overblown chorus, but the guitar riffs and brass sorta worked -- I just wished that Spector had found the right balance--otherwise a great song, though very flawed

7. One After 909 -- though one of the more forgettable tracks, it is still pumped with so much energy and harkens back to the classic rock era when a fun time was all that mattered

6. Two of Us -- a nice opener, and though it goes on for a little long, the pace is lovely and everything comes together real well

5. For You Blue -- love all the different licks in this one, its cool, bluesy rhythm, it works, and is perhaps slightly underrated

4. Dig A Pony -- this is a terrific piece of shit, a real nice rocker, with lyrics thrown to the wind

3. I've Got A Feeling -- a haywire joyride, akin to "Helter Skelter" in its vocal, though not quite as heavy…another great rocker

2. Across The Universe -- always has been a fine and dense piece of poetry, the Moksha melody carries it through--unfortunately the Spector edits were a bit much and brings the song down…this was ALMOST perfect! The perfect version would be the one on the Naked album.

1. I Me Mine -- somehow, here the overblown production is used to the song's advantage--the way the song transforms from a cool spiritual reminiscence--typical of Harrison songs--into a kickin' explosion of rock is wonderful--short but extremely satisfying

3 December 2012
11.08pm
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Ed Sullivan Show
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12 Dig It – it's only 30 seconds of a jam session

11 Dig A Pony – the song is gibberish, and John couldn't remember the words

10 Maggie Mae – it's not bad, but I just like the other 9 better

9 I Got A Feeling – I used to like it until I saw the scene in Let it Be when they're rehearsing this one

8 Across The Universe – it's not how Johned pictured it in his head, but it's not bad

7 The Long And Winding Road – Paul shouldn't have made such a big deal about what Spector did to it

6 Let it be – the most overrated song

5 Get Back – I like the piano and John's comment at the end

4 I Me Mine – George really had talent, love that guitar

3 For You Blue – so cute!

2 One After 909 – the most energetic song on the album

1 Two of Us – just awesome, I don't need to say more

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26 January 2013
2.04am
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  1. Get Back
  2. Two of Us
  3. I Me Mine
  4. Dig A Pony
  5. Across The Universe
  6. Let it Be
  7. I've Got a Feeling
  8. One After 909
  9. For You Blue
  10. Long and Winding Road
  11. Maggie Mae
  12. Dig it

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4 February 2013
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1. Dig A Pony

2. Across The Universe

3. Two of Us

4. I've Got A Feeling

5. One After 909

6. Get Back

7. The Long & Winding Road

8. Let It Be

9. Dig It

10. I Me Mine

11. For You Blue

12. Maggie Mae

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4 February 2013
3.23pm
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1. Across The Universe -One of my favourite songs, unfortunately the arrangement is a bit..meh.

2. Let It Be – Great song. Can't say anything else. Love the arrangement.

3. I Me Mine – Ditto. I like what Spector did there.

4. The Long And Winding Road – One of the songs that make me cry. I personally really love all the strings and definitely prefer it over the naked version.

5. Two of us – The harmonies

6. Get Back – Catchy

7. I've Got A Feeling – Good song.

8. For You Blue – Fun and cheery

9. Dig A Pony – Okay..

10. One After 909 – Never liked this song.

11. Maggie Mae – Meh.

12. Dig It – Crap.

4 February 2013
6.25pm
DrBeatle
Boston
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1. Get Back – catchy, chugging rocker, really energetic

2. I've Got a Feeling – hard rocking, great performances, love the lyrics…ballsy

3. Let it Be – the quintessential Beatles hymn

4. Two of Us – great vocal harmonies

5. Across The Universe – I prefer the first version from '68 from the Wildlife LP (on Past Masters)

6. One After 909 – good rockin' fun

7. The Long And Winding Road – nice song, prefer the un-Spectorised versioon on LIB…N

8. Dig A Pony – Nonsense and a mess, but still catchy…nice harmonies and playing

9. I Me Mine – it's ok…mediocre

10. For You Blue – weak, cheesy George ("Elmore James got nothing on this baby!" *cringe*)

11. Maggie Mae – indifferent…a waste to put it on here

12. Dig It – aimless wanking, and only a 30-second excerpt from a long jam makes it lose any context

 

 

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4 February 2013
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DrBeatle said
5. Across The Universe – I prefer the first version from '68 from the Wildlife LP (on Past Masters)  

All released versions come from the same set of '68 versions. The only thing the "Wildlife" version can claim to be is the first version of the 1968 master released. It did not exist until October 1969. The "Wildlife" version, the "LIB" version, and the "LIB… Naked" version are all derived from (at least my understanding) the same take – take 8. The only true 1968 version released as it existed in 1968 is the Anthology take 2.

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4 February 2013
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I know that. I should have said the "un-Spectorised" version that is not slowed down and drenched with echo and effects. I prefer the original version's tempo and backing vocals. John sounds like he's in slo-mo on the LIB mix.

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4 February 2013
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While the Spector version is slowed down, the "Wildlife" version is speeded up. So neither are at the 1968 tempo.

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4 February 2013
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Gah! You know what I mean! :P

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4 February 2013
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I like take 2!

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4 February 2013
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I like the Spector version speed corrected or the outtakes.

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28 February 2013
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I wonder why Spector slowed that down, anyways? I know, I know, you might as well ask why Spector made any of the many of the dumb decisions he made – as well as one or two good ones. But at least the other changes he made had some aesthetic purpose, whether good or bad. Slowing ATU down to slower that its original speed is just weird, though. Maybe he was aware that the first released version was presented sped-up, and he over-corrected it by mistake? Who knows?

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28 February 2013
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vonbontee said
I wonder why Spector slowed that down, anyways? I know, I know, you might as well ask why Spector made any of the many of the dumb decisions he made – as well as one or two good ones. But at least the other changes he made had some aesthetic purpose, whether good or bad. Slowing ATU down to slower that its original speed is just weird, though. Maybe he was aware that the first released version was presented sped-up, and he over-corrected it by mistake? Who knows?

I doubt it could be that since the Spector was done from original tape, and not the Wildlife mix. Seems Spector just liked it at a slightly slower speed.

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28 February 2013
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Maybe he thought it worked better with the 879 strong choir and Wall of Sound with the 30 trillion oboes, 563 chellos, 34,291 violins, 431 harps, and Ringo. Purple Chick speed corrected it thankfully and if i could get past thinking it was sacrilegious to the Beatles i would happily switch them over and banish the Spector original to a pit 10,000 levels beneath the sea. Its just so slow.

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