Let It Be-- Naked

Let It Be-- Naked

Music CD - 2003
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Publisher: New York : Capitol, p2003
Branch Call Number: 781.66 Bea
CDP BEAT LIB B24
Characteristics: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Preston, Billy
Beatles
Alternative Title: Fly on the wall

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Dec 24, 2017

The 'Naked' version of the Let It Be album is the musician's take (instead of producer's) on some of The Beatles' greatest hits. Having spent a week getting reacquainted with various releases and versions of most Beatles' music, I decided to leave this album as the final listening.
'The Long and Winding Road' is previously unreleased material, and captures a much more authentic somber mood presented by McCartney, befitting the song title compared to the generic release.
Lennon's 'Across the Universe' is presented in the original tempo, with a less altered sensation making it more relatable to my kind of Universe.
'Let It Be' on this album is by far the most pristine version of any that I've ever heard. The generic version's out of tune instrumental accompaniments are happily absent, allowing McCartney's purest voice to reach the listener's heart directly. The remix also has Harrison's guitar solo mixed in.
Other notable songs I enjoyed on this album includes 'For You Blue' and Harrison's I Me Mine'.
Overall, as a professional musician, I understand deeply the turmoils which always occurs behind the scenes among musicians and between producers/management. Hence as a fan of The Beatles, I'm very grateful that in 2003 Paul McCartney had the vision to release this alternate version, setting history right!

'fly on the wall' is a live microphone recording background sounds, like the BIG BROTHER television program. captured is paul, trying to catch up with john, after a session, asking his whereabouts. a telling vignette, as it were. album was meant to be beatle recorded without studio augmentation, so how could you not like it? except, LONG AND WINDING ROAD sounds like a lounge lizard saloon rendition. FOR YOU BLUE already was stripped. the most interesting changed one is ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. if you love John, check it out. 'cause he's out there, across the universe. I don't know that it took paul 'vision:' as long as I've heard about the original version, paul was always quoted as, hating what spector did to LONG AND WINDING ROAD. idon't know why: to me, the strings build to a crescendo of sadness and regret, just what you' d expect from this song. and, p.s., what I referred to as 'strings' is actually a choir of voices, added on. Though why Phil did not use the Beatles' voices, I do not know. They were somewhat averse to having women's voices on their tracks, so it is curious to hear the choir that Phil added. The Beatles were really tired of working together, so it probably was impossible to bring them in for re-editing purposes. Hey Mr. Expert, did you like their voices on Abbey Road's BECAUSE? As far as the guitar solo on LET IT BE, the song, is concerned, both George and John recorded solos. the single released at the time was graced by John's note by rote rendering; the album song had George's more scorching (rock and roll?) turn. In the film, you can see them playing simultaneously. You really ought to see the film, mr. Expert.

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