Let It Be review by The Beatles

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  • Released: May 8, 1970
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.4 (53 votes)
The Beatles: Let It Be

Sound — 10
This album finds the Beatles leaving the psychadelic themes of Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour in order to return to thier raw, rock and roll roots. Songs such as One After 909 and I've Got A Feeling really show that The Beatles never forgot the days of The Cavern. This album really leaves behind the studio effects and experimentation for a more conservative sound. The Beatles did however bring in Billy Preston to play on many of the songs which was a great choice seeing as how he is an amazing keyboardist.

Lyrics — 8
The most outstanding song on this album would have to be the title. Let It Be is a song with beautiful lyrics accopanied by great work on the piano; one of McCartney's finest songs in the later years. Another song that really stands out is Across The Universe. This song still echos with the mystical lyrics we were used to hearing in the Sgt. Pepper days, but without all the fancy music to accompany it. This is a simpler song is guitar based with some minor orchestral accompaniment to make it stand out more.

Overall Impression — 8
Overall, this album is great for those of you who favor the Beatles earlier works, but also has some songs for those who loved the days of Sgt. Pepper. If this album was lost or stolen, I would definately replace it.

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