THE BEATLES’ “Let It Be” Set For Reissue

Overdue for a year now, THE BEATLES‘ final album is finally set for a reissue now, in a variety of formats, on October 15th, shortly before Peter Jackson’s documentary on its genesis will see the light of day. It could have been a massive box set in a super deluxe edition, given dozen of hours of rehearsals and sessions logged by the band, preserved for posterity by rolling cameras and available for years on bootlegs – only the team behind the new release decided to keep things short and sweet. Included in the box set are a fresh mix of the classic LP, two discs of the ensemble working and having fun in the studio – Apple, not Twickenham where the movie was shot – and a Glyn Johns-produced “Get Back” that would become “Let It Be” after Phil Spector got involved (although it’s not known at the moment which mix of “Get Back” it’s going to be, as there were two: from 1969 and 1970) – as well as a rather pointless EP and a Blu-ray with surround and other mixes of the LP.

Of course, there’s a book and, hopefully, some other goodies to go with the box set – on CD and vinyl. There’s also a 2CD version planned, where the first disc is a new mix of the album and the second contains “Outtake Highlights” – detailed below. So here’s what to expect (a pity, the complete rooftop concert is out of question):

THE BEATLES –
Let It Be – deluxe edition

Disc One: new mix of original album

1. Two Of Us
2. Dig A Pony
3. Across The Universe
4. I Me Mine
5. Dig It
6. Let It Be
7. Maggie Mae
8. I’ve Got A Feeling
9. One After 909
10. The Long And Winding Road
11. For You Blue
12. Get Back

Disc Two: Get Back – Apple Sessions

1. Morning Camera (speech) / Two Of Us (take 4)
2. Maggie Mae / Fancy My Chances With You
3. Can You Dig It?
4. I Don’t Know Why I’m Moaning (speech)
5. For You Blue (take 4)
6. Let It Be / Please Please Me / Let It Be (take 10)
7. I’ve Got A Feeling (take 10)
8. Dig A Pony (take 14)
9. Get Back (take 19)
10. Like Making An Album? (speech)
11. One After 909 (take 3)
12. Don’t Let Me Down (First Rooftop Performance)
13. The Long And Winding Road (take 19)
14. Wake Up Little Susie / I Me Mine (take 11)

THE BEATLES –
Let It Be – deluxe edition

Disc Three: Get Back – Rehearsals And Apple Jams

1. On The Day Shift Now (speech) / All Things Must Pass (rehersals)
2. Concentrate On The Sound
3. Gimme Some Truth (rehersal)
4. I Me Mine (rehersal)
5. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (rehersal)
6. Polythene Pam (rehersal)
7. Octopus’s Garden (rehersal)
8. Oh! Darling (jam)
9. Get Back (take 8)
10. The Walk (jam)
11. Without A Song (jam – Billy Preston with Jonn and Ringo)
12. Something (rehersal)
13. Let It Be (take 28)

Disc Four – Get Back LP – 1969 Glyn Johns Mix

1. One After 909
2. Medley: I’m Ready (aka Rocker) / Save The Last Dance For Me / Don’t Let Me Down
3. Don’t Let Me Down
4. Dig A Pony
5. I’ve Got A Feeling
6. Get Back
7. For You Blue
8. Teddy Boy
9. Two Of Us
10. Maggie Mae
11. Dig It
12. Let It Be
13. The Long And Winding Road
14. Get Back (Reprise)

Disc Five – Let It Be EP

1. Across The Universe (unreleased Glyn Johns 1970 mix)
2. I Me Mine (unreleased Glyn Johns 1970 mix)
3. Don’t Let Me Down (new mix of original single version)
4. Let It Be (new mix of original single version)

Disc Six – Blu-ray

1. Two Of Us
2. Dig A Pony
3. Across The Universe
4. I Me Mine
5. Dig It
6. Let It Be
7. Maggie Mae
8. I’ve Got A Feeling
9. One After 909
10. The Long And Winding Road
11. For You Blue
12. Get Back


Outtake Highlights on 2CD edition:
1. Morning Camera (mono – speech) / Two Of Us (take 4)
2. Maggie Mae / Fancy My Chances With You (mono)
3. For You Blue (take 4)
4. Let It Be / Please Please Me / Let It Be (take 10)
5. The Walk (jam)
6. I’ve Got A Feeling (take 10)
7. Dig A Pony (take 14)
8. Get Back (take 8)
9. Like Making An Album? (speech)
10. One After 909 (take 3)
11. Don’t Let Me Down (First Rooftop Performance)
12. The Long And Winding Road (take 19)
13. Wake Up Little Susie / I Me Mine (take 11)
14. Across The Universe (unreleased Glyn Johns 1970 mix)

August 25, 2021

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