This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks.
Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs on the Let It Be album can be navigated from below.
Let It Be CD track listing
Two Of Us; Dig A Pony; Across The Universe; I Me Mine; Let It Be; Maggie Mae.
I've Got A Feeling; ; One After 909; The Long And Winding Road; For You Blue; Get Back.
Let it be was originally part of the get back television project, and although released as the Beatles last CD, was actually recorded earlier than Abbey Road . The original idea came from John Lennon, who wanted to a simple Rock and Roll album with no studio effects, yet still capture the essence of how the Beatles had developed over the years. Paul McCartney suggested that they film the recording and creation of the new material. The material was filmed for the let it be album was recorded during January of 1969, yet the let it be album was not released until the 8 th of May, 1970 .
It was the Beatles financial advisor Allen Klein who delayed the release. Klein decided that the movie should be blown up from 16mm to 35mm film and released as a movie and not as an album. The original get back had already been pressed in the United States , but this album had to be shelved, as Klein thought it could be better. Klein also suggested the release of let it be as a single. Due to these delays the Beatles lost interest in the production so John Lennon invited Phil Spector to oversee the development of the album; Paul McCartney was very much against this idea, and in particularly did not like Spector’s syrupy treatment of the long and winding road.
Since the original release the remaining Beatles released a let it be naked, which removed the sugary production of Spector’s and put the control back into the hands of George Martin.
Copyright 2006 | Behind the Beatles Lyrics by Dean Ravenscroft