History Film / LetItBe

1st Nov '17 1:11:53 PM bt8257
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** George and Ringo work through "Octopus's Garden", another song that was set aside until ''Abbey Road'' (see Evolving Music below).

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** George and Ringo work through "Octopus's Garden", another song that was set aside until ''Abbey Road'' ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' (see Evolving Music below).



** We see the band running through a hard rock version of "Two of Us" during the Twickenham sessions. When they play the finished version in the studio, it is a mellow acoustic pop song.
** In one scene Ringo demonstrates his new composition "Octopus's Garden", which is pretty much only one verse. George, inspired, goes to a piano and pounds out the chords that became the song's chorus (the "We would be so happy, you and me" part). John Lennon then sits down and plays drums, something he never did on an official Beatles recording.

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** We see the band running through a hard rock {{hard rock}} version of "Two of Us" during the Twickenham sessions. When they play the finished version in the studio, it is a mellow acoustic pop song.
** In one scene Ringo demonstrates his new composition "Octopus's Garden", which is pretty much only one verse. George, inspired, goes to a piano and pounds out the chords that became the song's chorus (the "We would be so happy, you and me" part). John Lennon then sits down and plays drums, something he never did only once on an official Beatles recording.recording ([[Music/TheWhiteAlbum Back in the U.S.S.R."]]).
10th Jun '17 11:34:55 AM jamespolk
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* ChangedForTheVideo: The filmed performances of "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road" are different from the versions which were later released. The "Let It Be" recording, both single and album versions, is based on take 27-A from the Jan. 31, 1969 session. The film version, which has never been released as an audio recording, was the next take, 27-B. In the filmed video, [=McCartney=] sings "there will be no sorrow" in the last verse instead of "there will be an answer". Similarly, the filmed performance of "The Long and Winding Road" is from the Jan. 31 session, while the released song is based off a recording from five days earlier. Also, the live performance is in accordance with Paul's original conception of the song as a simple piano ballad, while the released version includes the stringed instruments and backing choir overdubbed by Phil Spector.

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* ChangedForTheVideo: The filmed performances of "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road" are different from the versions which were later released.
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The "Let It Be" recording, both single and album versions, is based on take 27-A from the Jan. 31, 1969 session. The film version, which has never been released as an audio recording, was the next take, 27-B. In the filmed video, [=McCartney=] sings "there will be no sorrow" in the last verse instead of "there will be an answer".
**
Similarly, the filmed performance of "The Long and Winding Road" is from the Jan. 31 session, while the released song is based off a recording from five days earlier. Also, the live performance is in accordance with Paul's original conception of the song as a simple piano ballad, while the released version includes the stringed instruments and backing choir overdubbed by Phil Spector.
5th Jun '17 6:09:04 AM Trueman001
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KeepCirculatingTheTapes, as this film has not been released on home video since a laserdisc edition back in TheNineties. The long absence of ''Let It Be'' from home video has never been officially explained, although it may simply be that the surviving Beatles (three were still alive when the film went out of print) don't feel good about it.

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KeepCirculatingTheTapes, as this film has not been released on home video since a laserdisc edition back in TheNineties. The long absence of ''Let It Be'' from home video has never been officially explained, although it may simply be but the unofficial explanation is that [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065976/trivia the surviving Beatles (three were issues depicted in the movie are still alive when too controversial after all these years]], and unresolved (probably unresolvable), so the film went out of print) don't feel good about it.
movie will never again see release during the remaining two Beatles' lifetimes.
23rd May '17 6:19:26 AM Trueman001
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* "Maggie May", a Liverpool folk song which the Beatles often performed in their Quarrymen days.

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* ** "Maggie May", Mae", a Liverpool folk song which the Beatles often performed in their Quarrymen days.
23rd May '17 6:18:19 AM Trueman001
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* "Maggie May", a Liverpool folk song which the Beatles often performed in their Quarrymen days.
8th Mar '17 7:15:48 PM jamespolk
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* ChangedForTheVideo: The filmed performances of "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road" are different from the versions which were later released. The "Let It Be" recording, both single and album versions, is based on take 27-A from the Jan. 31, 1969 session, while the film version, which has never been released as an audio recording, was the next take, 27-B. In the filmed video, [=McCartney=] sings "there will be no sorrow" in the last verse instead of "there will be an answer". Similarly, the filmed performance of "The Long and Winding Road" is from the Jan. 31 session, while the released song is based off a recording from five days earlier. Also, the live performance is in accordance with Paul's original conception of the song as a simple piano ballad, while the released version includes the stringed instruments and backing choir overdubbed by Phil Spector.

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* ChangedForTheVideo: The filmed performances of "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road" are different from the versions which were later released. The "Let It Be" recording, both single and album versions, is based on take 27-A from the Jan. 31, 1969 session, while the session. The film version, which has never been released as an audio recording, was the next take, 27-B. In the filmed video, [=McCartney=] sings "there will be no sorrow" in the last verse instead of "there will be an answer". Similarly, the filmed performance of "The Long and Winding Road" is from the Jan. 31 session, while the released song is based off a recording from five days earlier. Also, the live performance is in accordance with Paul's original conception of the song as a simple piano ballad, while the released version includes the stringed instruments and backing choir overdubbed by Phil Spector.
28th Feb '17 9:59:29 AM jamespolk
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* ChangedForTheVideo: The filmed performances of "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road" are different from the versions which were later released. The "Let It Be" recording, both single and album versions, is based on take 27-A from the Jan. 31, 1969 session, while the film version, which has never been released as an audio recording, was the next take, 27-B. In the filmed video, McCartney sings "there will be no sorrow" in the last verse instead of "there will be an answer". Similarly, the filmed performance of "The Long and Winding Road" is from the Jan. 31 session, while the released song is based off a recording from five days earlier. Also, the live performance is in accordance with Paul's original conception of the song as a simple piano ballad, while the released version includes the stringed instruments and backing choir overdubbed by Phil Spector.

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* ChangedForTheVideo: The filmed performances of "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road" are different from the versions which were later released. The "Let It Be" recording, both single and album versions, is based on take 27-A from the Jan. 31, 1969 session, while the film version, which has never been released as an audio recording, was the next take, 27-B. In the filmed video, McCartney [=McCartney=] sings "there will be no sorrow" in the last verse instead of "there will be an answer". Similarly, the filmed performance of "The Long and Winding Road" is from the Jan. 31 session, while the released song is based off a recording from five days earlier. Also, the live performance is in accordance with Paul's original conception of the song as a simple piano ballad, while the released version includes the stringed instruments and backing choir overdubbed by Phil Spector.
16th Dec '16 10:15:23 AM jamespolk
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* NumerologicalMotif: ''One After 909'', a reference to the fact that Lennon considered ''nine'' his lucky number.

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* NumerologicalMotif: ''One "One After 909'', 909", a reference to the fact that Lennon considered ''nine'' his lucky number.



* RevisitingTheRoots: The driving concept behind the album and film was an attempt to return to the sort of spontaneous, energetic rock and roll they'd played at the beginning of their career, as opposed to the sophisticated and intricately produced music they'd moved on to. It didn't work out so well in practice, see RealLifeWritesThePlot above.

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* RevisitingTheRoots: RevisitingTheRoots:
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The driving concept behind the album and film was an attempt to return to the sort of spontaneous, energetic rock and roll they'd played at the beginning of their career, as opposed to the sophisticated and intricately produced music they'd moved on to. It didn't work out so well in practice, see RealLifeWritesThePlot above.above.
** This is why "One After 909" was performed during the sessions. It was originally written in 1963 by Lennon, recorded by the band, and set aside. So six years later when the band was making a concerted effort to get back to their 1962-63 sound, "One After 909" was revived, rehearsed, and performed/recorded on the Apple rooftop.
30th Nov '16 5:23:21 AM 06tele
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* ChangedForTheVideo: The filmed performances of "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road"are different from the versions which were later released. The "Let It Be" recording, both single and album versions, is based on take 27-A from the Jan. 31, 1969 session, while the film version, which has never been released as an audio recording, was the next take, 27-B. In the filmed video, McCartney sings "there will be no sorrow" in the last verse instead of "there will be an answer". Similarly, the filmed performance of "The Long and Winding Road" is from the Jan. 31 session, while the released song is based off a recording from five days earlier. Also, the live performance is in accordance with Paul's original conception of the song as a simple piano ballad, while the released version includes the stringed instruments and backing choir overdubbed by Phil Spector.

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* ChangedForTheVideo: The filmed performances of "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road"are Road" are different from the versions which were later released. The "Let It Be" recording, both single and album versions, is based on take 27-A from the Jan. 31, 1969 session, while the film version, which has never been released as an audio recording, was the next take, 27-B. In the filmed video, McCartney sings "there will be no sorrow" in the last verse instead of "there will be an answer". Similarly, the filmed performance of "The Long and Winding Road" is from the Jan. 31 session, while the released song is based off a recording from five days earlier. Also, the live performance is in accordance with Paul's original conception of the song as a simple piano ballad, while the released version includes the stringed instruments and backing choir overdubbed by Phil Spector.



* ControlFreak: Paul comes off as this, especially during his infamous sniping with George and with the long scene where Paul blathers about the direction of the band while Lennon gives him the ThousandYardStare.

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* ControlFreak: Paul [=McCartney=] comes off as this, especially during his infamous sniping mainly thanks to two long scenes:
** A combative conversation
with George and with the Harrison in which [=McCartney=] says that he's ''not'' trying to be controlling, to which Harrison answers "I'm okay, I don't mind, I'll play, you know, whatever you want me to play. Or I won't play at all, if you don't want me to play. Now, whatever it is that will please you, I'll do it."
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long scene where Paul blathers [=McCartney=] talks to Lennon about the direction of how he thinks the band while is getting stale, and needs to play a few live shows, in response to which Lennon gives simply [[DisapprovingLook stares at him the ThousandYardStare.in silence]].



* LastNoteHilarity: John's "I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition", which he originally said at the end of the rooftop concert, but Spector edited it into the "Get Back" song.

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* LastNoteHilarity: John's Lennon's "I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition", which he originally said at the end of the rooftop concert, but Spector edited it into the "Get Back" song.



** Then there's everything left out of the movie, like George Harrison's RageQuit from the band, which lasted for nine days and only ended after Paul and the film crew agreed to abandon Twickenham Studios and reconvene at Apple.

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** Then there's everything left out of the movie, like George Harrison's RageQuit from the band, which band was not included in the edit, although it lasted for nine days and only ended after Paul and the film crew agreed to abandon Twickenham Studios and reconvene at Apple.



** The film was originally conceived as a documentary of the Beatles' "rebirth" as a live performing band. Instead, by capturing the tension and infighting among the band members (including a famous spat between McCartney and Harrison), it became a chronicle of the band's break-up, lampshaded by the choice of name. When originally conceived as a chronicle of the band's rebirth, the project was entitled "Get Back". By the time the pieces had been picked up and enough footage cobbled together to release as an album and film, it had metamorphosed into "Let It Be", effectively serving as the band's epitaph.

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** The film was originally conceived as a documentary of the Beatles' "rebirth" as a live performing band. Instead, by capturing the tension and infighting among the band members (including a famous spat between McCartney [=McCartney=] and Harrison), it became a chronicle of the band's break-up, lampshaded by the choice of name. When originally conceived as a chronicle of the band's rebirth, the project was entitled "Get Back". By the time the pieces had been picked up and enough footage cobbled together to release as an album and film, it had metamorphosed into "Let It Be", effectively serving as the band's epitaph.



* RevisitingTheRoots: The driving concept behind the album and film was an attempt to return to the sort of spontaneous, energetic rock and roll they'd played at the beginning of their career - as opposed to the sophisticated and intricately produced music they'd moved on to. It didn't work out so well in practice, see RealLifeWritesThePlot above.

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* RevisitingTheRoots: The driving concept behind the album and film was an attempt to return to the sort of spontaneous, energetic rock and roll they'd played at the beginning of their career - career, as opposed to the sophisticated and intricately produced music they'd moved on to. It didn't work out so well in practice, see RealLifeWritesThePlot above.



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: The album was intended as a ''back to basics'' to their original, simpler sound. Played straight in the film, where the band sounds raw to the point of painful; violently averted on the album, when John hired Phil Spector to dub strings and a heavenly choir over "The Long and Winding Road", to Paul's extreme displeasure.

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: The album was intended as a ''back to basics'' to their original, simpler sound. Played straight in the film, where the band sounds raw to the point of painful; violently averted on the album, when John hired Phil Spector to dub strings and a heavenly choir over "The Long and Winding Road", to Paul's extreme displeasure.
19th Jun '16 11:18:35 PM gewunomox
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