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Beatles, The - Let It Be (CD)

Beatles, The - Let It Be (CD)

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Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 8 May 1970, almost a month after the group's public break-up, in tandem with the documentary of the same name. Concerned about recent friction within the band, Paul McCartney had conceived the project as an attempt to reinvigorate the group by returning to simpler rock 'n' roll configurations. The album topped charts in several countries, including both the UK and the US, but was a critical failure at the time, and Let It Be came to be regarded as one of the most controversial rock albums in history.

In 1971, Let It Be won the Grammy Award for the Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special. It was also one of the nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus. Despite his objections to Spector's embellishments and the expensive packaging, including the "blatant hype" printed on the LP's back cover, McCartney personally accepted the band's award. That same year, the Beatles won the Academy Award for the Best Original Song Score for the songs in the film.

The album was re-released in 2003 with the original Glyn Johns mix, which was more faithful to the band's original vision for the album. The album was also remixed in 2021 by Giles Martin, son of George Martin, the Beatles' original producer.

The album features some of the Beatles' most popular songs, including "Let It Be", "Get Back", "The Long and Winding Road", and "Across the Universe". The album is also notable for its stripped-down sound, which was a departure from the more elaborate productions of the band's previous albums.

Let It Be is a classic album that has stood the test of time. It is a testament to the Beatles' songwriting and musicianship, and it is a reminder of the power of music to bring people together.

Original Release:  1970.
Catalog No:  B0032262-02.
Type:  Digipack.