The Beatles Announce Let It Be Reissue
The Beatles have announced a reissue of Let It Be, packaging the classic 1970 album with previously unreleased session recordings and a 1969 mix by Glyn Johns. The reissue, which also corrals unreleased rehearsals, studio jams, and new mixes by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell, arrives on October 15 via Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe.
“I had always thought the original film Let It Be was pretty sad as it dealt with the break-up of our band,” writes Paul McCartney in his foreword for a special edition Let It Be book. “But the new film shows the camaraderie and love the four of us had between us. It also shows the wonderful times we had together, and combined with the newly remastered Let It Be album, stands as a powerful reminder of this time. It’s how I want to remember The Beatles.”
In 2017, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was reissued for its 50th anniversary. The White Album got the same treatment the following year, and Abbey Road was reissued in 2019.
The Peter Jackson doc The Beatles: Get Back, originally set for a theatrical release last year, will now air on Disney+ in the fall as a six-hour miniseries. It will include the first full video of the band’s final rooftop performance.
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