Beatles-Let it Be Digital
The Beatles have just released the 2003 Let It Be. . . Naked collection on iTunes. The album, which was spearheaded by Paul McCartney, sought to showcase the band’s 1970 Let It Be collection minus Phil Spector’s post-production editing, remixing, and orchestrations. Naked’s tracklist differs from Let It Be’s in that the original album’s background dialogue, and two impromptu songs — “Dig It” and “Maggie Mae” — are not included, while a live composite of the two Apple Rooftop versions of “Don’t Let Me Down” — the studio version of which, was originally released as the B-side of “Get Back” — is added. Also new to the set is a live composite of the two Apple Rooftop versions of “I’ve Got A Feeling,” and a sparse remix of “Across The Universe.”
The iTunes LP includes approximately 20 minutes of bonus studio banter audio, historic photography of the studio sessions, and transcribed excerpts from the Beatles’ studio dialogue — which first appeared in the original 1970 UK LP package for Let It Be. In addition to the 11-track album, the iTunes album features all of the original booklet art and liner notes. 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.