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LET IT BE - NAKED

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

3.55 | 131 ratings

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burgersoft777
4 stars I love this set , although it has to be admitted that its not the finest record they made. I do miss the silly studio outtakes in there original placing on the first release (let it be) but other than that the songs sound far better stripped down. One real bonus for fans is a chance to hear the original work from a digital transfer. The richness of the sound is quite stunning. This proves that despite everything the production values remains very high by 60's standards. I am not going to bother to list the songs but I will say I like George's ah me mine. This record and the anthology's are just such a treat. It doesnt quite get 5 stars though the band isn't on its very best form, but even though they are falling apart they still pull out all the stops. When this record is good its magick and it does hold together very well. There is a continuity of sound on this record that is unique in Beatles albums. The music is not a diverse but we are given some great little rock songs by a very good little band. The Beatles are dead , long live the Beatles. Is this prog well probably not if anything it is a backward looking record. Of course you could say the studio outtake disc is a masterpiece of experimental recording but its really less entertaining than Faust live which is an achievement. I say don't bother with disc two unless you really want to know what happened to maggie may and Charles Hawtree and the Deaf aids.
burgersoft777 | 4/5 |

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