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LET IT BE

The Beatles

 

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3.30 | 585 ratings

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Seyo
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2 stars This is a poor album - and I mean, POOR! Actually, I just recently managed to listen to it entirely and was bored to death!

It is obvious why the band were reluctant to release it immediately after recording, especially amidst the fight between them and having the imminent break-up approaching... It was performed live in studio with some orchestral parts overdubbed later, but the production and sound is pretty awful.

As for the songs, apart from strangely neglected Harrison's "I Me Mine", a decent rocker "I've Got a Feeling" and a smash hit "Get Back", I cannot say many nice words. Of course, after thousands of times listening to the cry-baby cheesy ballads "Let It Be" and "Long and Winding Road" one can only develop a disgust. The rest of the album is really unnecessary filler, filled with occassional acoustic country/folk nonsense.

The thing is - I got introduced to this album via very good remake of its content by Slovene industrial/noise/post-punk champions LAIBACH, which is one of their best albums. One should only hear their rendition of "Across the Universe" with angelic female vocals and symphonic arrangements, in order to throw Lennon's unconvincing and weakly performed original onto the antique shoppe.

"Let It Be" is for Beatlemaniacs only!

PERSONAL RATING: 2/5

P.A. RATING: 2/5

Seyo | 2/5 |

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