Released: 15 October 2021
Let It Be (50th anniversary deluxe edition)
‘Can You Dig It?’ was an improvisation recorded during The Beatles’ Get Back/Let It Be sessions.
It was recorded on 24 January 1969, the 13th day of the sessions. John Lennon led the band through several improvised 12-bar blues recordings lasting a total of 14 minutes, with few lyrics aside from “can you dig it?”
The last of the improvisations lasted over six minutes. At the end of the performance, Lennon added the commentary: “That was ‘Can You Dig It?’ by Georgie Wood. And now we’d like to do ‘Hark, The Angels Come’. The speech was used on Let It Be between ‘Dig It’ and ‘Let It Be’.
A two-minute excerpt of ‘Can You Dig It?’ was released in October 2021 on the super deluxe editions of the 50th anniversary reissue of Let It Be.