Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Let it Be single

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The "Let It Be" album.

From 1970 Beatles album "Let it Be," the title track was a No.1 hit has since become a standard. The video taken from the move of the same name is one of the best music videos ever made, if you ask me, even if it is just a straightforward performance of the song. Billy Preston nonchalantly knocks out the organ notes, George rips through the guitar solo, Ringo takes the occasional drag on a cigaret as he laconically drums away, and Paul mugs for the camera. It is just a splendid window on these sessions.

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The single was released on 6 March 1970. The flip side was "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)." "Let It Be is one of the more famous Beatles songs, and it is the only one that Linda McCartney sings backup vocals on. As with the other "Let It Be" songs, initial recordings took place in January 1969. Some overdubbing was done on 4 January 1970, when Linda added her contribution.

While talking with John Lennon about the song in the studio, Paul indicates that he knows the song is a winner:
This'll – this is gonna knock you out, boy.
Paul was right, and John later indicated that he did like the song. It went on to spend multiple weeks at No. 1 in the United States. In the United Kingdom, it was kept out of the top spot by, of all things, a Lee Marvin novelty song, "Wand'rin' Star," from the film musical "Paint Your Wagon."

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