Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Beatles - 1969 - A/B Road (Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 20 January 31, 1969)

The Beatles

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 20

January 31, 1969

 


Disc 1: (1:16:39)
01: Roll Announcement (0:12)
02: Two Of Us 31.01 (2:00)
03: Unknown 31.02 (0:38)
04: Hey Good Lookin' 31.03 (0:56)
05: Take This Hammer (medley) 31.04 (9:02)
06: Two Of Us (10A) 31.05 (0:53)
07: Two Of Us (10B) 31.06 (3:13)
08: Two Of Us 31.07 (0:23)
09: Two Of Us 31.08 (0:21)
10: Two Of Us 31.09 (3:04)
11: Step Inside Love 31.10 (3:07)
12: Friendship 31.11 (0:40)
13: Tales Of Frankie Rabbit 31.12 (1:05)
14: Two Of Us (11) 31.13 (3:48)
15: Deed I Do 31.14 (2:20)
16: Two Of Us (12) 31.15 (3:58)
17: I Got Stung 31.16 (0:58)
18: Step Inside Love 31.17 (0:14)
19: Let It Be 31.18 (0:41)
20: Let It Be 31.19 (0:58)
21: The Long And Winding Road 31.20 (1:55)
22: Let It Be 31.21 (0:42)
23: The Long And Winding Road 31.22 (22:31)
24: The Long And Winding Road (13A) 31.23 (0:50)
25: The Long And Winding Road (13B) 31.24 (3:51)
26: The Long And Winding Road 31.25 (1:07)
27: The Long And Winding Road (14) 31.26 (3:17)
28: The Long And Winding Road (15A) 31.27 (0:18)
29: The Long And Winding Road (15B) 31.28 (3:37)

Disc 2: (1:13:19)
01: The Long And Winding Road 31.29 (2:40)
02: The Long And Winding Road (16A) 31.30 (0:10)
03: The Long And Winding Road (16B) 31.31 (0:44)
04: The Long And Winding Road (16C) 31.32 (3:37)
05: The Long And Winding Road (16D) 31.33 (4:45)
06: Lady Madonna 31.34 (3:47)
07: The Long And Winding Road 31.35 (2:14)
08: The Long And Winding Road (17A) 31.36 (2:51)
09: The Long And Winding Road (17B) 31.37 (0:17)
10: The Long And Winding Road 31.38 (0:18)
11: The Long And Winding Road (18) 31.39 (5:38)
12: The Long And Winding Road (19) 31.40 (4:29)
13: I Want You (She's So Heavy) 31.41 (5:30)
14: Let It Be 31.42 (6:34)
15: Let It Be (20A) 31.43 (1:28)
16: Let It Be (20B) 31.44 (0:08)
17: Let It Be (20C) 31.45 (4:33)
18: Build Me Up Buttercup 31.46 (0:40)
19: Let It Be 31.47 (1:48)
20: Let It Be (21) 31.48 (3:42)
21: Let It Be (22) 31.49 (5:12)
22: Let It Be (23) 31.50 (4:18)
23: Let's Have A Party 31.51a (0:26)
24: Let's Have A Party 31.51b (1:21)
25: Let It Be 31.49P (6:09)

Disc 3: (48:39)
01: Dialogue (5:25)
02: Instrumental 31.52 (1:03)
03: Let It Be 31.53 (2:58)
04: Let It Be 31.54 (3:45)
05: Roll Announcement (0:25)
06: Let It Be 31.55 (1:03)
07: Let It Be 31.56 (4:42)
08: Let It Be 31.57 (1:04)
09: Let It Be - 12th Street Rag 31.58 (0:18)
10: Let It Be 31.59 (4:24)
11: Oh! Darling 31.60 (3:15)
12: Oh! Darling 31.61a (2:43)
13: Oh! Darling 31.61b (0:49)
14: Unknown 31.62 (2:43)
15: Let It Be 31.63 (5:37)
16: Let It Be (27A) 31.64 (4:23)
17: Let It Be (27B) 31.65 (4:02)

 
Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
Producer:
George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns
This was the 20th and final day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions, and saw The Beatles perform the songs which had been judged unsuitable for the previous day's rooftop concert.


The main purpose was to allow the film crew to capture satisfactory versions of the songs. Primary among them were Let It Be, The Long And Winding Road and Two Of Us.
A performance of Two Of Us was included as the opening track on the Let It Be album. The Beatles completed the song early on in the session, leaving them with time to mess around in the studio. Among the performances were numerous golden oldies, and a version of Step Inside Love, which Paul McCartney had given to Cilla Black the year before.
Various other songs were also performed during the day, including a version of Lady Madonna featuring the lines "Lord and lady docker, in your private yacht/All the people wonder why you have such a lot". McCartney also sang on I Want You (She's So Heavy), which The Beatles had played earlier in week and were clearly keen to work on further.
Most of the takes of The Long And Winding Road were recorded after a lunchtime break. Among them was the version included on the 2003 album Let It Be... Naked. The song Let It Be proved slightly more troublesome, with The Beatles recording a total of 22 takes, beginning with a skiffle-style one with John Lennon on lead vocals, singing the words to a different melody.
Patience began to wear thin during this part of the session, with Lennon audibly bored and interjecting mischievous lines such as "And in my hour of darkness she is standing left in front of me, squeaking turds of whisky over me". McCartney, too, changed some of the lyrics, including a reference to "Brother Malcolm" (presumably Mal Evans), and changing "times of trouble" to "times of heartache".
The group did eventually record a take which - with overdubs recorded at a later date - was used on both the single and album. This was the penultimate take of the day; an edit of this and the final take was used in the Let It Be film.


So That's All Folks!

7 comments:

Zen Archer said...

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Anonymous said...

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Marc said...

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Anonymous said...

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