Please consider registering
sp_LogInOut Log Insp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Forum Options

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
The Curse of Let it Be
30 May 2022
Andy Stanza
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 4
Member Since:
28 May 2022
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ok, so we just got a slew of releases over the past 3 years on this, so I am not to complain. But just think about it; it took more than half a century, and still there is limited OFFICIAL RELEASES on the Beatles’ mysterious album, “Let it Be”. One could even describe it as “lost”. 
Right image for iTunes. []Image Enlarger

So let’s look at this. The song was written and recorded by Paul McCartney in 1969 (?) and became his most celebrated one ever. It even got an album and movie named after it! But this is where is gets mysterious. The album was recorded in 2 pieces; Twickenham and Apple. Yet then, the Beatles were on the verge of breaking up, and the album was traumatized by the abandoned (recently released)  Glyn Johns mix, which was actually good, and an (some would say it was good, but this is the public opinion) awful [RELEASED] mix by Phil Spector. 

Above this, the album and it’s sound bites, reimagined 50s tunes, unfinished titles and takes have been bootlegged over the years, and this led to the Let it Be… Naked release in 2003. It only issued like, 5 tunes of bootlegs along with McCartney’s original idea of hits! Rip-off in content. (Again, public opinion).

We finally come to this 50th, and everything is stacked against it, so much so that it takes 4 years of release time. Announced in 2019 that Peter Jackson was doing a movie of new footage, along with a reissue of the original [bootlegged forever]. Supposedly to come out in May for the birthday, but delayed BECAUSE NO ONE DID WORK ON THE ALBUM!, DELAYED AGAIN in September because Jackson restored so much footage (good?). Also, a companion book (which is kind of like the Complete Chronicle by Lewisohn, 1992), a final release pushed again for STREAMING on Disney plus, finally going further (beyond ridiculous) with IMAX and Blu-ray (limited edition???) release THAT WAS DELAYED BY A DISK ERROR! 


Yet, after all this, over 70% of the material went unreleased in mp3s, not to mention the footage (WHICH I WANT TO SEE RELEASED IN A “SEASON 2” OF GET BACK DOC).  I am happy we get something, not complaining. Just pointing out this strange serendipity.

1 June 2022
Somewhere In Time
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 1916
Member Since:
28 March 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey Andy. As far as the Twickenham recordings go, there is a unofficial 8 CD boxset out there, that will give you plenty to listen to.


Good luck finding it, but it’s out there.

The following people thank Bongo for this post:


  Screen-Shot-2022-10-04-at-7.52.07-PM.png   BEATLES Music gives me Eargasms!  apple01

9 May 2024
London Palladium
Forum Posts: 150
Member Since:
21 February 2024
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey, @Andy Stanza the curse has struck again! The 50th deluxe edition only reissued alternate takes and no new titles! Watching Rainbows, Suzy Parker, Palace of King of Birds, Adagio for Strings, No Pakistanis, Madman… Never to be released!

Forum Timezone: Europe/London
Most Users Ever Online: 700
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 1
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 16105
Ron Nasty: 12534
Zig: 9832
50yearslate: 8759
Necko: 8046
AppleScruffJunior: 7583
parlance: 7111
mr. Sun king coming together: 6402
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6064
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 88
Members: 2884
Moderators: 5
Admins: 1
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 5533
Posts: 381216
Newest Members:, rubbersouldier, Bullfrog, Besty, Jimeo
Moderators: Joe: 5695, meanmistermustard: 24980, Ahhh Girl: 22315, Beatlebug: 18191, The Hole Got Fixed: 8410
Administrators: Joe: 5695