Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tune Time - Let It Be

Written by Paul McCartney, Let It Be is a 1970 song by the Beatles (like you didn’t know that, right?); the title track of their album with the same name. It was the band’s final single before McCartney announced his departure (by that time, Lennon had already left). Both the Let It Be album and the US single "The Long and Winding Road" were released after McCartney's announced departure from and subsequent break-up of the group.


6 comments:

  1. Yes, I remember it well. How shocking it was to think there would be no more Beatles.

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    1. I know. I remember that very clearly. A sad day for the music world.

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  2. Hey Martha!
    My son just did a guest post and the Beatles are discussed quite a bit in his post, he is a huge Beatles fan!
    He tells me that LET IT BE was recorded before ABBEY ROAD but they hated the sound of LET IT BE so it was shelved. They released ABBEY ROAD but then JOhn Lennnon got Phil Spector to become involved in it and so it then was released after ABBEY ROAD. (And of course, you meant 1969)!)
    And I know that Paul has always said that LET IT BE has no religious overtones to him, but MARY says the words, "LET IT BE" when the angel visits her and tells her she will be carrying the Son of God. (After she asks first, of course, "HOW CAN THIS BE". She then says, "LET IT BE"). Whether or not he meant to take those words from the Bible, they are there nevertheless.

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    1. Great comment, Kay, with lots of interesting info. This is one of my favourite tunes from the Beatles.

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  3. I agree with Debra that there was a void for a while for a lot of us when they split.
    This is beyond a classic and one of my favourites. for so many reasons. Thanks for posting it Martha.

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    1. Yes, this is certainly beyond a classic. It will live forever.

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