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LET IT BE - NAKED

The Beatles

 

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3.53 | 123 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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3 stars The Beatles "Let It Be- Naked" album is a makeover of the old album, a remixing of the original version of the legendary final Beatles studio outing. I never really adored the album though it has some excellent songs, but this remix without Phil Spector's tampering hand, is quite extraordinary. It shows how an album can be improved in the right hands. It features some definitive Beatles classics such as the title track and 'Get Back' which are huge worldwide hits in their own rights. In their remixed form there are notable differences and it is more fun to discover these yourself than to read about them here. Suffice it to say the album is very different on many levels. the sound quality is one of the drawcards to revisiting this classic.

The masterpieces such as 'Across The Universe' and 'The Long and Winding Road' sound even better here in their naked state. The driving rock of 'One After 909' and 'Dig a Pony' are revamped and have a great clean sound. I still feel that a lot of tracks on "Let It Be" are forgettable and uncharacteristically dull such as 'Two Of us' and 'For You Blue', though marginally better on this remix than on the original without all the Beatles ranting voices that ruined the originals.

This is the version to get hold of if you want to hear really good versions of these tracks, and the quality is ineffaceable compared to the original. Own both versions if you are worried but really this version makes the original surprisingly obsolete in my collection.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 3/5 |

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