By Ron Howells • 28 August 2021 • 8:11
The Beatles to reissue hit song ‘Let It Be’ on their 50th birthday
The Beatles to reissue their hit song ‘Let It Be’ on their 50th birthday together with 27 never-before-released session recordings.
The Beatles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their album ‘Let It Be’ with the publication of a special edition that will include unreleased studio recordings- it will be released for sale on October 15.
This was confirmed by the legendary British band in a statement, which was accompanied by a preview of the album with three songs.
These songs are now available on all digital platforms: the 2021 version of ‘Let It Be’; Glyn Johns’ mix of ‘For You Blue’ (1969) and the first performance of ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ from a rooftop.
This special edition of ‘Let It Be’ will follow in the wake of previous expanded editions of ‘Sgt. Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band ‘(2017), The Beatles’ White Album’ (2018) and ‘Abbey Road’ (2019).
Like those mentioned, it will also include the remix of the album by Giles Martin- son of the group’s producer George Martin– and Sam Okell in stereo and Dolby Atmos taken from the original session, in addition to 8 rooftop recordings, and 27 never-before-released session recordings.
On January 2, 1969, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr began recording the album – which was tentatively called ‘Get Back’ – at studios in Twickenham, southwest London.
There, rehearsal weeks were documented by cameras and were the only sessions of The Beatles ever filmed. Some of them are seen in the 80 minutes of the tape ‘Let It Be’ (1970), however, hundreds of photographs and more than 60 hours of unpublished film and 150 hours of recordings have not yet seen the light.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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