Let It Be

Accurate dating of this disc is difficult. I no longer have the info for this specific disc. This disc was auctioned on eBay in late 2003. It is a single song and not the album (photo enhancement will reveal this).

Neither Barrett nor Lewisohn mention a single-song acetate being cut. The 25 January 1969 take [DDSI 26.74] of the song on reel E90496 was mixed 11 March 1969 (on reel
E69739 or E69740) as part of an "album" commonly referred to as "the WBCN acetate" (a.k.a. "Kum Back").

The label style of this acetate would indicate the pre-mid 1969 era. It seems likely this might originate from the 30 April 1969 overdub session which used take [DDSI 31.64] from 31 January 1969 .

An acetate of "Let It Be" can be heard on "Acetates Collection" from Unicorn records.
It sounds like the single mix.

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RECORDING HISTORY

COMPLETE
JOHN BARRETT NOTES
FOR "LET IT BE"

26 January 1969
E90494 8T
Let It Be (take ?)

26 January 1969
E90496 8T
Let It Be (take ?)
(The 26 January performance is listed here because Glyn chose it for his first compilation/acetate and, potentially, could be the version on this disc.)

31 January 1969
30 April 1969
4 January 1970
E90507 8T
Let It Be (TK27) B
(ORIGINALLY TAKEN AWAY BY MAL EVANS + GLYN JOHNS 4 JAN 1970)
(see this reel here)

11 March 1969
E69739 Z
Let It Be (take 27)

E69740
Let It Be (take 27)
(Two mix reels are listed for 11 March. It can be assumed they are both from take 27)

2 Jun 1969
[AR14271/2]
LP "GET BACK" STEREO LP
SIDE TWO
Let It Be (take 27
(GIVEN TO MALCOLM DAVIS 1969)

4 January 1970
E91745 8T
Let It Be (8T-8T) (TK28-TK30) B
(ORIGINALLY TAKEN AWAY BY MAL EVANS + GLYNN JOHNS)
(see this reel here)

4 January 1970
[E91743] Z
Let It Be (ROUGH REMIX) (RS1-RS2)
(remix) (TAKEN AWAY BY MAL EVANS + GLYNN JOHNS)

13 February 1970
TL21621 S
Let It Be (7YCE 21407)

26 March 1970
E97131 Z
Let It Be

26 March 1970
E97131 Z
The Long And Winding Road Let It Be

3 April 1970
AR16350 LP
"LET IT BE" STEREO LP
(YEX 773/4)(FOR CUTTING)

5 April 1970
AR16216
"LET IT BE" STEREO LP (YEX 773/4)
(FOR TAPE COPIES)

29 Jul 1970
AR16991/2
"GET BACK" STEREO LP
(DO NOT USE FOR MASTERING)