The Beatles, Let It Be (1970)
We’re in the shop the other day and Oscar (he’s coming up three years old and a massive fan of The Beatles) spies a corner of the cover of this LP on the floor and says, excitedly, “hey! That’s The Beatles! That’s Let It Be!” And I have no idea where my vinyl copy of this album is – and my CD version is in Oscar’s bedroom. Permanently. (“No! That’s my Beatles CD Daddy!”) So I figure, what they hey, what’s one more…and we buy the album. But I’m glad I did. Oscar got a kick out of seeing this one take a spin, as it were. And I’ve really fallen for this album lately, with all the repeat-plays in the car as the tiny strutting dictator DJs from the backseat – barking orders for particular track numbers (“No! Number Six!” – everything – everything! – comes with an exclamation mark). I was never a huge fan of the Let It Be album. Certain tracks, sure. And then I figured it was killed because of the arrangements – and due to the pieced-together nature, those short song snippets killing the flow and interrupting and announcing the very piecemeal nature of it. But nah, not now. I mean, sure, all of that probably still stands. But the good songs on here are fucking great. And I needed a lot of time away from it – without ever being interested in revisiting it – to know that.
Sample Track: I’ve Got A Feeling
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