This was especially evident on many of their album tracks, where they dared to delve into sophisticated themes like on " If I Fell " and storytelling like on " No Reply ". But when it came to writing the hit singles, the songs that would make the biggest impact and reach the most people, they specifically played it safe and fell back to writing standard pop classics about relationships. For instance, John Lennon knew very well that when he and Paul were asked to write the title song to their second feature film, it would very likely become their next 1 hit single as did " A Hard Day's Night " the year before. Although they were given the title to write a song around, he could very well have written another innocent pop standard the likes of which they could churn out at any given moment.
Origins[ edit ] McCartney said he had the idea of "Let It Be" after he had a dream about his mother during the tense period surrounding the sessions for The Beatles "the White Album" in I felt very blessed to have that dream.
During this stage of the film they were only recording on the mono decks used for syncing to the film cameras, and were not making multi-track recordings for release.
A single take was recorded, with just McCartney on piano and vocals. The first attempt with the other Beatles was made on 8 January. Work continued on the song throughout the month. Multi-track recordings commenced on 23 January at Apple Studios.
The first version, designated take A, would serve as the basis for all officially released versions of the song. The other version, take B, was performed as part of the "live studio performance", along with " Two of Us " and " The Long and Winding Road ".
The film performance of "Let It Be" has never been officially released as an audio recording. The how to write a song beatles in the two versions differ a little in the last verse.
The studio version has mother Mary comes to me … there will be an answer, whereas the film version has mother Mary comes to me … there will be no sorrow.
Finally, the instrumental progression featured on the middle of the song after the second chorus that descends from F to Cwhich is played twice on all released studio versions, is played or at least is shown being played only once in the film.
On 30 AprilHarrison overdubbed a new guitar solo on the best take from 31 January. The first overdub solo was used for the original single release, and the second overdub solo was used for the original album release. Some fans mistakenly believe that there were two versions of the basic track — based mostly on the different guitar solos, but also on other differences in overdubs and mixes.
This version includes orchestration and backing vocals overdubbed on 4 Januaryunder the supervision of Martin and McCartney, with backing vocals that included the only known contribution by Linda McCartney to a Beatles song.
The intention at one point was to have the two overdub solos playing together. This idea was dropped for the final mix of the single, and only the 30 April solo was used, although the 4 January overdub can be heard faintly during the final verse.
Martin mixed the orchestration very low in this version. Original pressings erroneously show the running time of 4: On the album, as the preceding track " Dig It " ends, Lennon is heard saying in a falsetto voice, mimicking Gracie Fields: This version, take 1, was recorded on 25 January I wake up to the sound of music Instead, the first verse is repeated.
The track, as released on Anthology 3 also features studio talk between Lennon and McCartney prior to a 31 January  take: Also, at the end of the song on the Anthology 3 version, Lennon can be heard saying, following another 31 January take,  "I think that was rather grand.
Gasps You bounder, you cheat! The running time of the Anthology version is 4: Naked version[ edit ] Still another version of the song appeared on the Let It Be Naked album in The majority of this remix is take A from 31 Januarywith parts of take B as used in the film "Let It Be"including the subdued guitar solo, spliced in.
The backing vocals in the chorus of this version are similar to those in the single version, but are significantly reduced in volume while still retaining a reverb-heavy, choral effect. Naked features his original "stripped-down-approach" drumming. Also departed were the tom-tom overdub rolls, heard after the guitar solo during the third verse.
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