Watch the Trailer and Listen to Snippets from The Beatles' New ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Releases

The Beatles 'Let It Be Special Edition'
(Image credit: Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe)

Let It Be The Beatles’ final album from 1970 – has been revisited in style. Due out on October 15 in a range of formats and a must-have for Beatles fans, the Special Edition releases include new mixes by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo, 5.1, and Dolby Atmos surround sound.

Also included are previously unreleased session recordings, rehearsals, and studio jams, along with the May 1969 Get Back LP stereo mix by Glyn Johns.

Three of these tracks are available to listen to right now, including “Let It Be” (2021 Stereo Mix); “Don’t Let Me Down” (first rooftop performance); and “For You Blue” (Get Back LP Mix).

The Beatles performing their last live public concert on the rooftop of the Apple Organization building for director Michael Lindsey-Hogg's film documentary, 'Let It Be,' on Savile Row, London, UK, 30th January 1969.

The Beatles performing their last public concert on January 30, 1969 on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London for Michael Lindsay-Hogg's documentary film Let It Be (Image credit: Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

All Let It Be Special Edition releases feature the new stereo mix which is based on Phil Spector’s “reproduced for disc” version taken from the original sessions and rooftop performances.

Further to the standard release, a Deluxe CD digipak (with 40-page booklet) contains a disk of outtake highlights. Additionally, the physical and digital Super Deluxe collections boast 27 previously unreleased session recordings, a four-track Let It Be EP, and Glyn Johns’ 14-track stereo mix from ‘69.

“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 the foreword of the new release’s accompanying 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.”

Preorder / pre-save The Beatles’ Let It Be Special Edition here.

Rod Brakes

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