At 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.
Let 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.
Now, through the smart digital technology of Abbey Road studios, the never-heard band's take of the original sessions was finally released worldwide by EMI Records on November 17th, 2003.
Naked is Let It Be brought right up to now for the '1 Generation', de-mixed 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 great band.
"If 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."
"When 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.
When 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
re-produced by Phil Spector and never released as The Beatles had originally meant it to sound. Until now.
Let It Be ... Naked's track listing differs from the 1970 release. The 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:
Let It Be ... Naked
- 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 Be
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.
The 20-minute bonus disc is a unique insight into The Beatles at work in rehearsal and in the studios in January 1969.Let 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.
Released worldwide, Let It Be ... Naked
is the sound of The Beatles as nature intended; raw and rocking.
"The music always surpassed any bullshit we were going through; once the count-in happened we turned back into those brothers and musicians."— Ringo Starr
"It's just us playing, in our best voices, it's very honest."— George Harrison
"For all our success The Beatles were always a great little band. When we sat down to play, we played good."— Paul McCartney
"In spite of all things, The Beatles could really play music together."— John Lennon
Let It Be ... Naked
is available for purchase on line from Amazon. Please follow this link
and enjoy the music.