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Old Nov 16, 2003, 05:19 PM   #1
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Yay, I can't wait for it to be released, I've been waiting for what seems like forever! I hope the Beatles have a #1 album again, it would be fantastic.
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Beatles set for yet another best-seller with 'new' album
Sun Nov 16, 8:24 AM ET

LONDON (AFP) - More than three decades after they split, the Beatles are on the verge of yet another multi-million smash hit with their 'new' album, a stripped down version of the band's swansong, "Let It Be".

Five million copies of "Let It Be - Naked", which hits British record shops on Monday, have been pressed to meet what is expected to be huge demand.

The album is a radically re-vamped version of the original, with the sometimes syrupy orchestral arrangements of producer Phil Spector removed, leaving a far rawer sound.

The Beatles had planned "Let It Be" as a back-to-basics rock record when they recorded it in 1969.

But unhappy with the results, they shelved the tapes and went on to record and release Abbey Road later that year.

The unfinished album was later handed to Spector, who added layers of lush orchestration, notably on Paul McCartney's epic ballad "The Long and Winding Road".

McCartney famously hated the finished product, which was released in May 1970 after the Beatles had split, and has been the guiding force behind the new, cleaned-up version.

British music retail chain HMV said it expected the new album to sell well, although not to the extent of the band's greatest hits album released in 2000, which shifted an astonishing 25 million copies worldwide.

"We've certainly had a lot of interest before its release -- Beatles fans and completists will definitely want it," said spokesman Gennaro Castaldo.

The album attracted fulsome praise from the New Muscial Express, the bible of cutting-edge British music, which placed the Beatles on its cover for the first time in 33 years.

In contrast, another music magazine, Q, slammed the record as the unfortunate product of "one man's bile".
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Old Nov 17, 2003, 08:39 AM   #3
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The album attracted fulsome praise from the New Muscial Express, the bible of cutting-edge British music, which placed the Beatles on its cover for the first time in 33 years.
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">This is the cover, strangely enough from the Abbey Road period, not from Let It Be:

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Just got home with the album and listening to it now.BRILLIANT!!
The sound is so clear and Two of Us,Across the Universe and Don't Let Me Down in particular benefit from this.Great Stuff!
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