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Record Roundup #5 – “Let It Be,” 1970 Apple single

Let It Be, U.S. picture sleeve, 1970

Record Roundup is back this week after a long break with a mini-documentary on the Apple Records single “Let It Be,” originally released in March 1970. “Let It Be” was to be the last single by The Beatles before their official split the following month. Find out some additional details about this record, the break-up and more, before I place a copy of the disc on my portable turntable and play it through for you to listen to just like it was done in the old days.

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Here are some Amazon links to read more on, or purchase, some music related to this post:

1) Past Masters 2009 remaster of this 2-CD compilation of Beatles non-album tracks, including the single version of “Let It Be” and it’s b-side “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number).”

2) Let It Be – 2009 CD remaster of original 1970 Apple LP featuring the slightly longer album version of the title track, “Let It Be.”

3) Let It Be… Naked – 2003 CD of “naked” version of Let It Be LP with many production enhancements added by Phil Spector on the original removed for a cleaner sound. Features alternate version of title track, “Let It Be.”

4) More Amazon links for any of your favorite Beatles-related music: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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