The Beatles' 'Let It Be' Treated to Remixed, Expanded Reissue
Published Aug 26, 2021The Beatles' revered catalogue entries Sgt. Pepper's..., the "White Album" and Abbey Road have all been given expanded, remixed editions in recent years, and it's only fitting that final outing Let It Be receive the same treatment.
Expanded editions of the Beatles' 1970 album will arrive October 15 through Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe, bringing together the original LP with 27 previously unreleased session recordings, a four-track Let It Be EP, and the never-before-released 14-track Get Back stereo LP mix, compiled by engineer Glyn Johns in May 1969.
Like the aforementioned Beatles reissues, Let It Be has been newly remixed by Giles Martin (son of longtime Beatles producer George Martin) and mix engineer Sam Okell for the package. Previously, Exclaim! interviewed Martin about the process of remixing The White Album in 2018.
Super Deluxe editions on CD and vinyl also feature a 100-page hard-back book with an introduction by Paul McCartney, extensive notes and track-by-track recording information, previously unseen photos, personal notes, tape box images and more.
"I had always thought the original film Let It Be was pretty sad as it dealt with the break-up of our band," McCartney writes in the book's foreword. "But [Peter Jackson's documentary] shows the camaraderie and love the four of us had between us. It also shows the wonderful times we had together, and combined with the newly remastered Let It Be album, stands as a powerful reminder of this time. It's how I want to remember the Beatles."
Find a teaser for the Let It Be reissue package below, and find further pre-order details here.
Jackson's Let It Be documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, will arrive on Disney+ in November.
For all that this reissue will dig out of the Beatles' vaults, it was recently announced that the Fab Four's music would be headed to a bomb-proof vault for 1000 years.