Ringo's hi-hat is crisp, Harrison's Leslie'd asides are in plain sight, rather than being buried by excitable sopranos. The band performs it here more uptempo than on the released "Get Back" B-side, and generally more ragged-- as is to be expected, given that this was pulled from their famous rooftop performance. Lennon lets loose with some wailing falsetto near the end, and even though they weren't the tightest outfit ever to play, few can deny the contagious enthusiasm they mustered onstage.
Still, they're hardly bad recordings and I wonder why the band was so reluctant to release them at the time. The former because it seems very much improved with this remix; the Harrison guitar solo is new, so this is likely a different version than was released originally, and the hymnal-esque backing vocals are gorgeously placed across the aural plane in the mix. These are the kinds of changes that make Naked an interesting listen for longtime fans, and raise the question of the powers that be possibly issuing a full-length project of Beatles remixes wherein drastic changes are made to songs without the obligation of placing the project alongside the rest of their proper LPs, as if this is the way they were "meant" to be.
That said, "Across the Universe" is the same slowed-down vocal and guitar from Let It Be , but with more reverb and soft sitar-like sounds. Though there's already a beautiful, lesser-known version of this track available an elaborate George Martin-produced studio version with a background children's choir and bird chirps , this take eclipses the already beautiful original Let It Be version as the second-best performance of the song.
Naked also comes with a second disc entitled Fly on the Wall , consisting of several short fragments of studio conversation and song rehearsals, amounting to approximately 21 minutes of bonus material.
This disc will doubtless be fascinating to fans, and in particular the snippets of John performing a very early version of "Imagine" here referenced as "John's Piano Piece" , and a short, striking version of Harrison's "All Things Must Pass", obviously influenced by his time spent with Bob Dylan and The Band in America the previous year.
However, given that the entire two-disc set runs less than an hour, I wonder why it wasn't condensed to a single disc. Furthermore, if a minute outtakes collection deserves its own bonus disc, why not expand this material to fill the rest of the CD?
John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "The Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied — the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".
They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet. In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated".
In early , when the Beatles' EMI contract expired, the group's subsequent pressings ceased sporting Apple labels, Capitol labels replacing them; Let It Be , however, went out of print in America for three years.
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Let It Be CD.8. Don't Let Me Down 9. I Me Mine Across The Universe Let It Be This release takes the original recordings from the fractious sessions that spawned the Beatles' swan song album and removes the Phil Spector-added lush string and brass instrumentation, stripping the /5(1).