Beatles 8/26/21

The contents to the Beatles‘ upcoming Let It Be box set have evidently been leaked, with the full tracklisting and graphics now online. According to the reliable website, The Daily Beatle, the “Super Deluxe” version features six discs — a remastered version of the album, outtakes, a Blu-ray mix of Let It Be, and engineer Glyn Johns‘ original 1969 mix of the scrapped original album titled Get Back.

The Daily Beatle posted: “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 ‘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.”

The report went on to say, “The Super Deluxe editions feature a 100 page hard-back book with an introduction by Paul McCartney, extensive notes and track-by-track recording information and many previously unseen photos, personal notes, tape box images and more.”

Richie Unterberger, author of the excellent book The Unreleased Beatles, told us that if it wasn’t for Paul McCartney holding the band together at that point, they would have easily fallen apart: [“Paul’s gotten a little bit of a bad rap for how he acted during those sessions. I think he was pushy and bossy at some points. You can see it in the final film, which they edited pretty heavily. On the other hand, someone had to do that and he was the guy to do it. Nobody else would have done it. If he wasn’t there, nothing would have been done.”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . have been done)

The full tracklisting  to The Beatles’ “Super Deluxe” ‘Let It Be’ box set — according to The Daily Beatle:

Disc One – New Mix of the original ‘Let It Be’ 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)

Disc Three – Get Back – rehearsals and Apple jams
1. On The Day Shift Now (Speech)*/All Things Must Pass (Rehearsals)
2. Concentrate On The Sound *
3. Gimme Some Truth (Rehearsal) *
4. I Me Mine (Rehearsal) *
5. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Rehearsal) *
6. Polythene Pam (Rehearsal) *
7. Octopus’s Garden (Rehearsal) *
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) *
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 (Several formats of the same songs, including Dolby Atmos 48 kHz/24 bit – DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM)
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

* = Mono

TL; DR

  • The contents to the Beatles‘ upcoming Let It Be box set have evidently been leaked, with the full tracklisting and graphics now online.

FAST FACTS

  • Let It Be earned the Beatles their only Academy Award, when they won the 1970 Oscar for Best Original Song Score. The film was briefly available on VHS in 1981, but is not yet available on DVD.
  • The Let It Be album hit Number One on June 13th, 1970, ending Paul McCartney‘s three-week run on top of the charts with his solo debut, McCartney.
  • Let It Be went on to hold the top spot for a solid month until the soundtrack to Woodstock displaced it.