Or some such convoluted story. All these years after the fact, what is clear is that The Beatles were special mainly because they were dedicated to producing things nobody else could. These songs, the band's persona, the stances they took and lessons learned in front of the camera weren't just the exploits of a popular band, but live memoirs of the spiritual, artistic and disciplined Ideal. For each word written and photo taken of all manner of celebrities, they are still arguably the only group of musicians worth talking about with the same significance as any world leader or religious icon you care to name-- at least in the West. Bigger than Jesus? Because of this, most folks with a half a brain refuse to write about them in the same boundless way fans and journalists did in the 60s.
Let It Be...Naked
Let It BeNaked | The Beatles
When The Beatles first set out to make Let It Be in , they intended to record an album that would be a return to live performance. No studio effects or overdubbing of voices or instruments would be allowed - just the bare necessities of the band. Let It Be… Naked is the stripped-down, return-to-live-takes album that The Beatles originally aimed to create, free of vocal and instrumental overdubs or added effects. First, abandoning the easier path, they opted to learn a completely new batch of songs for the televised concert. A second innovative approach was added when it was decided to film the rehearsals; allowing viewers to trace the development of each song from its first rough run through to the final polished version. Thirdly, as the climax of the project was a return to live performance, no studio effects or overdubbing of voices and instruments would be allowed at any time.
Let It Be... Naked
John Lennon : vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, bass guitar, organ, whistling Paul McCartney : vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, electric piano, Hammond organ, whistling George Harrison : vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, tambura Ringo Starr : drums, percussion George Martin : Hammond organ, shaker Billy Preston : Hammond organ, electric piano. They discussed the lack of availability of the film on VHS and DVD, and spoke about the possibility of remixing the soundtrack to accompany such a release. Rouse recruited fellow in-house engineers Paul Hicks and Guy Massey, and the trio began assembling a new album from the 30 reels of tape, referring to the albums assembled by Spector and Glyn Johns for comparison. The tapes were transferred into Pro Tools 5. Each individual track of every song was digitally cleaned up before remixing work began.
Let It Be The project was initiated by Paul McCartney , who felt that the original album's producer, Phil Spector , did not capture the group's intended stripped-down aesthetic. The album is presented in a form which Paul McCartney considered closer to its original artistic vision: to "get back" to the rock and roll sound of their early years  rather than the orchestral overdubs and embellishments which were added by Phil Spector to three of the songs in the production of the final Let It Be album. McCartney in particular was always dissatisfied with the " Wall of Sound " production style of the Phil Spector mixes of these three tracks, especially for his song " The Long and Winding Road ", which he believed was ruined by the process.