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Old Aug 09, 2017, 10:27 AM   #1
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Okay, maybe Paul envisioned a more modest, stripped-down arrangement for “The Long and Winding Road” than what appeared on the Let It Be album. But I think that Phil Spector’s orchestration was pretty good and fit the song — choir and all. I certainly don’t think Spector’s arrangement is as bad as Paul has been saying over the years; not bad enough to signal “the end of the Beatles,” as Paul said when he first heard it. (On the other hand, maybe I’m just used to it.)
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The orchestration is ok. It gives the song a certain majesty.

The choir is a bit over the top though.

I am luke warm about the song.

Three number one hits from that album though. More than most bands careers - and it's considered one of their worst albums too!
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Well, I like it. As to the Naked v. Spector, I have mixed reactions. Some of the songs are better on the one and others better on the other. I prefer the Specterized Road as I do Let it Be. In my opinion both benefited from the fuller sound, although maybe a little over the top at times.
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