Let It Be

This disc was auctioned in March 2005. It's difficult to say which version this is but it would certainly be either the take from 26 January 1969 [DDSI 26.74] or 31 January 1969 (take 27A) since those two takes were chosen for further work and mixing.

Since this is an Emidisc (other "Let It Be" acetates are on Apple), it seems possible that this might originate from the 8 january 1970 mixing session at EMI. An alternate mix of the single version circulates. Perhaps it is what can be heard on this disc.

AUCTION DESCRIPTION:

THE BEATLES*LET IT BE*
UNIQUE ONE SIDED EMIDISC ACETATE*

A very interesting item for those collectors of rare Beatles records. this is a one sided emidisc acetate of " Let It Be " What is also interesting is that a little way in to the beginning of the song Paul McCartneys voice suddenly slows down, this is only momentarily ( this would be i think someone in the studio not having the right setting ) this is then corrected and the voice is fine from then onwards. this is a studio fault and not a fault with the acetate. Now i don't know if this recording is the same as the released one as I don't have the equipment to test these things out. As with all acetates there is some crackle however the condition of the acetate is very good and plays through with no skips or jumps. having sold many acetates over the years i can assure all interested parties that this is a genuine item

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)