On May 8, 1970.

Let It Be

On May 8, 1970, “Apple” label released “Let It Be”, the twelve and final Beatles studio album. It was recorded February 1968, January–February 1969, January; March–April 1970, at “Abbey Road Studios” and “Apple Studios” and “Twickenham Film Studios” in London, and was produced by Phil Spector. The album was released at the same time with a motion picture of the same name. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Let it Be” at number 392 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by the “ARIA”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Gold in France by “SNEP”; Gold in UK by the “BPI” and 4 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, lap steel guitar, acoustic guitar, six-string bass guitar, whistling
  • Paul McCartney– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar,  piano, Hammond organ. electric piano, maracas
  • George Harrison– lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar, tambura, tuned-down six-string electric guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Ringo Starr– drums, percussion
  • Richard Anthony Hewson– string and brass arrangements
  • John Barham– choral arrangements
  • George Martin– shaker, string and brass arrangements , production
  • Linda McCartney– backing vocals
  • Billy Preston– electric piano, Hammond organ
  • Brian Rogers– string and brass arrangements
  • Glyn Johns– audio engineering, mixing
  • Alan Parsons– assistant engineer
  • George Martin– producer, original mixing (uncredited)
  • Phil Spector– final mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Two of Us
  2. Dig a Pony
  3. Across the Universe
  4. I Me Mine – George Harrison
  5. Dig It – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison,Richard Starkey
  6. Let it Be
  7. Maggie Mae – trad. arranged by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison,Richard Starkey
  8. I’ve Got a Feeling
  9. One After 909
  10. The Long and Winding Road
  11. For you Blue – George Harrison
  12. Get Back
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