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The Beatles



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4 stars "Let It Be" is a documentary, an idea by McCartney, which captures the Beatles directly in the winter of 1969, while they are in studio to record their album, initially called "Get Back". As it is known, the project of the album "Get Back" fails but is resurrected in 1970 (when the Beatles have just melted) thanks to an idea by Lennon that, by calling the famous producer Phil Spector to arrange the songs, manages to convince the ex-beatles to release the album.

The atmosphere of failure is perceived well by seeing this film. The 4 beatles after the "White Album", which saw them "separated at home" to record each of his pieces, are still nervous, and not inclined to collaboration. Despite this, the quality of the musical pieces remains incredibly high. And Spector's orchestral arrangements will dramatically improve songs like "I Me Mine" and "The Long and Winding Road" and ... "Let It Be".

The song "Let It Be" which will be recorded on the 33 rpm, in fact, enjoys the production of Spector and a fantastic guitar solo of Harrison (which unfortunately is not seen in the documentary): it is much nicer than the 45 rpm version. The film ends with the concert on the roof of Apple building, where you can still see the Beatles' harmony, and listen to the other "Get Back", which ends with Lennon, who, sarcastic, hopes that the group has passed the audition. The 45 rpm version of "Get Back" will add a (beautiful) final tail to the song.

Historical document not to be missed.

jamesbaldwin | 4/5 |


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