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Let It Be (50th Anniversary Reissue)

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Let It Be Presented with New Mixes in Stereo, 5.1 Surround, and Dolby Atmos;

Expanded with Never Before Released Session Recordings, Rehearsals & Studio Jams;  And the Previously Unreleased 1969 Get Back LP Mix by Glyn Johns.

This October The Beatles invite everyone everywhere to get back to the chart-topping 1970 album, Let It Be. The Let It Be album has been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo, 5.1 surround DTS, and Dolby Atmos. The album’s sweeping new Special Edition follows the universally acclaimed remixed and expanded anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2017), The Beatles (White Album) (2018), and Abbey Road (2019). All the new Let It Be releases feature the new stereo mix of the album as guided by the original “reproduced for disc” version by Phil Spector and sourced directly from the original session and rooftop performance eight-track tapes. The physical Super Deluxe collections also feature 27 previously unreleased session recordings, a four-track Let It Be EP, and the never before released 14-track Get Back stereo LP mix compiled by engineer Glyn Johns in May 1969.

On January 2, 1969, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr kickstarted the new year together on a cavernous soundstage at Twickenham Film Studios in London. The Beatles jumped into rehearsals for a project envisioned to get them back to where they once belonged: onstage. For 21 days, cameras and tape recorders documented almost every moment: first at Twickenham and then at The Beatles’ own Apple Studio, where Billy Preston joined them on keyboards. Together they rehearsed brand new originals and jammed on older songs, all captured live and unvarnished.

On January 30, the cameras and recorders were rolling as The Beatles, with Preston, staged what was to be their final concert on the chilly rooftop of their Savile Row Apple Corps headquarters before a small assembly of family and friends, and any others who were within wind-carried range of their amps. The midday performance brought London’s West End to a halt as necks craned skyward from the streets and the windows of neighboring buildings were flung open for better vantage. A flurry of noise complaints drew police officers to the rooftop, shutting the concert down after 42 minutes.

Work to compile an album to be called Get Back was carried out in April and May by Glyn Johns, who, for his version, included false starts, banter between songs, early takes rather than later, more polished performances, and even I’ve Got A Feeling falling apart with John explaining, “I cocked it up trying to get loud.” The Beatles, however, decided to shelve the project’s copious tapes, film reels, and photos, in order to record and release their LP masterpiece, Abbey Road. Drawn from the tapes made in January 1969, plus some sessions which preceded and followed those recordings, The Beatles’ final album, Let It Be, was eventually issued on May 8, 1970 (May 18 in the U.S.) to accompany the release of the Let It Be film.

Super Deluxe 4LP + 12" Includes

LP1: Let It Be - New Stereo Mix of Original Album
LP2: Get Back - Apple Sessions
LP3: Get Back - Rehearsals and Apple Jams
LP4: Get Back LP – 1969 Glyn Johns Mix
12": Let It Be EP

Super Deluxe 5CD + Blu-Ray Includes

CD1: Let It Be - New Stereo Mix of Original Album
CD2:
Get Back - Apple Sessions
CD3:
Get Back - Rehearsals and Apple Jams
CD4:
Get Back LP – 1969 Glyn Johns Mix
CD5: 
Let It Be EP
Blu-Ray: 
Let It Be Special Edition Audio Mixes

LP Includes

LP1: Let It Be - New Stereo Mix of Original Album

Deluxe 2CD Includes

CD1: Let It Be - New Stereo Mix of Original Album
CD2: Outtake Highlights

CD Includes

CD1: Let It Be - New Stereo Mix of Original Album

Tracklists

Let It Be - New Stereo 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

Get Back - Apple Sessions
1. Morning Camera (Speech – mono) / Two Of Us (Take 4)
2. Maggie Mae / Fancy My Chances With You (Mono)
3. Can You Dig It?
4. I Don’t Know Why I’m Moaning (Speech – mono)
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)

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

Get Back LP – 1969 Glyn Johns Mix
1. One After 909
2. 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)

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)

Blu-Ray: Let It Be Special Edition Audio Mixes
1. Dolby Atmos
2. 96kHz/24-bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
3. 96kHz/24-bit High Res Stereo (2019 Stereo Mix)

Outtake Highlights
1. Morning Camera (Speech – mono) / 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)