Let It Be... Naked

Release date
14 Nov 2003
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
36:00

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Get Back 3:05 691,466
2 Dig a Pony 3:51 298,639
3 For You Blue 2:29 271,326
4 The Long and Winding Road 3:36 494,425
5 Two of Us 3:33 320,679
6 I've Got a Feeling 3:35 302,963
7 One After 909 2:51 279,418
8 Don't Let Me Down 3:18 344,888
9 I Me Mine 2:24 307,566
10 Across the Universe 3:27 566,027
11 Let It Be 3:51 955,133

About this album

Recorded: 3, 4 February 1968; 2-31 January 1969; 3, 4 January 1970
Producers: George Martin
Engineers: Paul Hicks, Guy Massey, Allan Rouse, Glyn Johns, Ken Scott, Martin Benge, Peter Bown, Phil McDonald

Released: 17 November 2003

John Lennon: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, bass guitar, organ, whistling
Paul McCartney: vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, electric piano, Hammond organ, whistling

George Harrison: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, tambura
Ringo Starr: drums, percussion
George Martin: Hammond organ, shaker
Billy Preston: Hammond organ, electric piano

An extensively remixed and reworked version of songs first released in 1970, Let It Be… Naked stripped away the studio chatter and Phil Spector post-production from The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be, presenting a release closer to the group’s original vision.

The project came about following a chance meeting between Paul McCartney and the Let It Be film director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. They discussed the lack of availability of the film on VHS and DVD, and spoke about the possibility of remixing the soundtrack to accompany such a release.

McCartney had long been aggrieved by the Let It Be album, particularly the Spector’s 1970 post-production work which added his Wall of Sound signature to several songs. Chief among McCartney’s objections was The Long And Winding Road, which he felt had been transformed from a simple piano ballad to a full-blown orchestral epic without his consent.

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  • borgy

    Don't know how this is plastic sounding? It's the performances simply remixed and mastered. No artificial Phil Spector crap like added chorus and reverb effects. The right tape speed. No choirs burying the band. This is what the Beatles sounded like in the studio. Even the track list is much better.

    3 Jan 1:10am Reply
  • Akayz7

    meh this is plastic sounding, I prefer the original; much more homely sounding to me. (let's see how many agree, e.g. not many).

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • DavidVSoho

    So much better than the original Let It Be album. [9]

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HushSettleDown

    This is much better! Sorry Phil Spector but ya blew it.

    8 May 2014 Reply
  • peterdupont1

    So much better than the original Let It Be album.[8]

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Bastard1

    Of course your bullshit radar is sounding, it's reacting to your username.

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • donkukis

    Naked is always better.

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • talita_mendes

    ♥ The Long and Winding Road ... best

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • cum-mings

    I Me Mine ♥

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • JackMcFearless

    @Bastard1 Why would you paraphrase yourself? Why not quote yourself? How do I trust a man who paraphrases himself? My bullshit radar is sounding, and I haven't heard either album.

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • music4lief

    I actually prefer this version

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Bastard1

    I'll end this argument with a paraphrasing of myself: "Turns Let It Be, though a flawed album in any incarnation, into boredom in musical form. The half-assedness is part of the charm of the original album. This is oh so much less "Naked" than the original."

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • JUMAMOCA

    A pesar de las nuebas versiones de letitbe naked.mas paul.menos phill spector,considero la version del año 1970.superior a esta nueba version,aunque aparezca dont let me down

    19 Aug 2012 Reply
  • kell_salvador

    Although this album is truer to The Beatles and definitely superior to the original version, I am glad both versions exist. What made the original version epic were the little inside jokes and quotes that have now reached legendary status.

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • kell_salvador

    The funny thing about this album is that it shows The Long and Winding Road is actually a good song.

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • oigab_

    So much better than the original Let It Be album.[7]

    11 Jul 2012 Reply
  • PrettyStar

    действительно намного лучше Let It Be,сбылась мечта Пола,лучше поздно чем никогда

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • drumlikemason

    This is how Let It Be should be from the beginning.

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • chivesontheweb

    An interesting concept but hardly a definitive version of Let It Be. The naked version of Across the Universe might be my favorite, though.

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • tcbp

    Fuck Phil Spector. This is a lot better than the original

    2 Jan 2012 Reply
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