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LET IT BE

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

3.30 | 585 ratings

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Evolver
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Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
2 stars The is absolutely evident as the work of a band winding down. After the experimentation shown from Rubber Soul through The Beatles, this is kind of a let down. But they telegraph that by starting the abum off with Two Of Us which state "We're on our way home". I Dig A Pony starts of with a promising lick, but then turns into a kind of standard bluesy ballad.

Across The Universe is a great John Lennon song, not terribly progressive, but for some psychedelic lyrics. And the song is brought down a bit by Phil Spector's awful overproduction. Even Harrison's I Me Mine is a much lesser tune than his previous Beatles songs. Dig It is a throwaway bit, that sounds like they are making fun of Let It Be. Maybe I've heard this song way too many time, but I don't ever recall thinking that this was just a maudlin McCartney piece. Yeah, it was a huge hit. I get it.

Maggie Mae sound like a piece of a country rock song, that just dissapears right in the middle of the song. Another throwaway song. I've Got A Feeling starts the second side. It's a McCartney screamer, much like what he'll later record with Wings. One After 909 is a throwback to their early music. The Long And Winding Road is another maudlin, over-produced McCartney ballad. For You Blue is a forgettable blues song. And you all know Get Back.

As a document to the end of what was a great band, this has interest. But as proto-prog, this is mostly a dud.

Evolver | 2/5 |

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