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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Let It Be...Naked Again

The 2003-album "Let It Be...Naked" is out again, this time in digital downloadable form. Is it too much to ask for that the film may be made available to us this time around?

Published 2. apr. 2013:
When The Beatles first set out to make Let It Be in 1969, they intended to record an album that would be a return to live performance. No studio effects or overdubbing of voices or instruments would be allowed - just the bare necessities of the band.
Let It Be... Naked is the stripped-down, return-to-live-takes album that The Beatles originally aimed to create, free of vocal and instrumental overdubs or added effects.
Today, Let It Be... Naked makes its debut global digital release, exclusively on the iTunes Store® at
In addition to the 11-track album, the iTunes LP features all of the original booklet art and liner notes, as well as bonus audio of studio banter captured during The Beatles' 1969 recording sessions for Let It Be.
Music videos for the 'Naked' versions of "Get Back" and "Don't Let Me Down" are also exclusively available on iTunes for download purchase and free streaming.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be celebrating Let It Be... Naked on Facebook, with the Let it Be... Naked flickbook ( and a series of five special podcasts featuring tracks from the album, original archive sound from the making of Let It Be, and interviews with Paul, George and Ringo reflecting on that period in The Beatles' career.


Popper said...

LIBN was a real missed opportunity in my view. It was supposed to be the original band's-eye view of how the album should have been, less Spectorisation. What a chance to release not LIBN but "Get Back", with that staircase cover photo, just like it was originally conceived. That would have been the real 1969 package, had the project been seen through properly.

david_b said...

I'm still peeved that the movie won't be released anytime soon..

For Ringo to comment publically that it would 'tarnish' the band's image is total ca-ca. I'm thinkin' it's yet another revenue source to be cleaned up/packaged in a few years, like MMT was. It's just timing.

"What's yet to tarnish...???" With all the historical comments back-forth with Paul, Yoko, Ringo, etc over the decades.. something like this movie release really won't have an impact on 'the legend' itself at all.

I still suspect the definitive LIB 'deluxe boxset' will have its day.

Unfortunately, these days' it's all business.

Brian Fried said...

Disagree, Popper.

The "Get Back" cover is now associated with 1967-1970.

And, more importantly, doing the original Get Back would take too much out of Anthology 3 (where "Teddy Boy" was along with the unaltered "Dig A Pony") so close to it — especially when that could be held for a later release to match the Let It Be DVD.

Rumour has it that Let It Be on DVD has been pushed back. It's likely to me that 2013 will see the release of a special Beatles product (maybe First US Visit on Blu) followed by a 2014 special edition of AHDN and/or some live performance.

Unknown said...

As much as I like LIBN, I wish they had left the talking and goofy bits in. Those weren't Spectorized. I have a bootleg of one of the original pre-Spector mixes and that's my favorite LIB so far.

wogew said...

The AHDN film is not owned by The Beatles, so I doubt it features in their plans.

Popper said...

When I was suggesting "Get Back" I didn't mean the original version (Glyn Johns mix, was it?). I meant LIBN, as it came out - just with a different cover. I know what you mean about the 1967-70 LP, but Please Please Me has the earlier photo on - and making Get Back match would be a perfect way to bookend the band's career.

I'd also like to see "A Doll's House" with the original cover art (even though it was pinched for the Beatles Ballads LP).

Unknown said...


Where did you hear the rumour about the release date for 'Let it be' DVD being pushed back?