ARTIST: The Beatles
ALBUM: Let It Be
RELEASED: 8 May 1970
Episode 1: Let It Be (The Beatles). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing Let It Be, which is the twelfth and final studio album by The Beatles. It was released on 8 May 1970, almost a month after the group’s break-up. It contains the Beatles hits: Get Back, The Long And Winding Road and Let It Be.
Let It Be is the final Beatles final studio album, that was actually recorded prior to Abbey Road, but released afterwards in May 1970. The sessions for Let It Be were infamous for many years for arguments between the band as portrayed in the original Beatles TV documentary also titled: Let It Be. For many years the Let It Be documentary appeared to be a front row seat to the break up of the greatest band in history, but was that really the story? We take a look at the songs of the original Let It Be album and debate which songs we like and the stories behind them.
00.00 – Welcome to our podcast
02:30 – Puns
04:15 – Is Let It Be a failure of an album? What was the big idea for Let It Be?
05:30 – Was Paul McCartney was the leader of the Beatles by 1966?
06:53 – The first qualifier: I Me Mine vs Dig A Pony
07:24 – [MUSIC] Dig A Pony
11:30 – [MUSIC] I Me Mine
13:18 – The second qualifier: Dig It v Maggie Mae
13:52 – [MUSIC] Dig It
14:10 – Did Paul McCartney push the band too far with the Let It Be album concept?
15:40 – [MUSIC] Maggie Mae
16:00 – To what extent is Let It Be Naked significantly better than the original Let It Be album?
19:00 – The third qualifier: One After 909 v Across The Universe
20:50 – [MUSIC] One After 909
22:00 – [MUSIC] Across The Universe
23:32 – The fourth qualifier: The Long And Winding Road v For You Blue
23:59 – [MUSIC] For You Blue
24:48 – What other George Harrisons songs could have been on the Let It Be album?
30:28 – The Quarter Finals
30:38 – First quarter final: Two Of Us v Dig A Pony
31:00 – [MUSIC] Two Of Us (demo)
31:45 – The infamous argument in the recording sessions between George Harrison and Paul McCartney
32:30 – The narrative of the original Let It Be TV documentary
36:59 – Second quarter final: Maggie Mae v Get Back
37:22 – Third quarter final: I’ve Got A Feeling v Across The Universe
41:45 – Fourth quarter final: The Long And Winding Road v Let It Be
43:25 – [MUSIC] Let It Be
45:36 – [MUSIC] The Long And Winding Road
49:05 – First semi final: Two Of Us v Get Back
49:58 – [MUSIC] Get Back
51:37 – Second semi final: I’ve Got A Feeling v Let It Be
52:13 – [MUSIC] I’ve Got A Feeling
53:50 – The final: Two Of Us v I’ve Got A Feeling
56:19 – [MUSIC] Two Of Us