Πέμπτη, 9 Ιανουαρίου 2014

The Beatles - Let It Be

Forty four years ago, the Beatles gave the world their final album together: On May 8th, 1970, they released "Let It Be", the Phil Spector-produced LP that featured hits like the title track, "The Long And Winding Road" and one of John Lennon's most famous compositions, "Across The Universe." While the album was recorded during the band's caustic final days, "Let It Be" would go on to become one of their most celebrated records: it ranked Number 86 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!

The story behind "Let It Be" is almost as mythic as the Beatles themselves. The band originally intended to record it as a "live in the studio" album and movie in 1969. But the ambitious undertaking left the Beatles so weary, they abandoned the project to make Abbey Road instead. Later, Phil Spector added oversweetened orchestral overdubs to many of the album's tracks — even though the record features some of the band's strongest rock songs ever (including "Get Back"). In 1970, the Beatles released the documentary film of the same name, which captured the group's iconic performance atop the Apple Studios building in January 1969. Perhaps due its controversial and detailed look at the Beatles' interpersonal problems, the film itself remains unavailable on DVD...