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The Beatles “Get Back”/”Let It Be” sessions and the resulting unreleased and released albums and bootlegged recordings are among the most interesting and confusing aspects of the Beatles recorded legacy.
Bruce Spizer’s fourth installment in his Beatles album series, The Beatles Finally Let It Be covers the January 1969 rehearsals and recording sessions, the unreleased “Get Back” albums, “Let It Be” and “Let It Be...Naked,” along with American, British and Canadian perspectives. The book relies on articles from 1969 and 1970 magazines and newspapers to report on what fans knew about the sessions and the planned albums that were never issued, as well as reviews of the unreleased and released albums. There are also chapters on 1970 current events and music and film, plus a detailed breakdown of all of the songs released from the sessions. The fan recollections chapter includes stories from those were fortunate enough to be up on the roof for the Beatles final public performance on January 30, 1969, along with one from a fan on the ground.
This book measures 9" x 9" and includes images in both color and original black & white.
The Beatles Finally Let It Be is the perfect companion to the other books in the album series, the upcoming Get Back film directed by Peter Jackson, and the anniversary edition of the Let It Be album.
About the Author
Bruce Spizer has written eight critically acclaimed Beatles books, including The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay, The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records, The Beatles on Apple Records, and The Birth of Beatlemania in America. He has appeared on several national television programs (ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, CNN, and Fox National News) and radio programs (NPR, ABC, BBC) as a Beatles expert and has given presentations in such venues as the Grammy Museum, the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and Beatles conventions in the United States and Liverpool. Bruce serves a consultant on Beatles projects for Universal Music Group, Capitol records, and Apple Corps, Ltd. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.