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Thread started 09/22/17 10:21pm

Toofunkyinhere

Beatles Let it Be vs Let it Be...Naked

Just picked up the Naked version of this album. Interesting comparing it to the original, a lot of the songs are very similar versions. Think i'm slightly leaning towards the original album, think it flows a bit better. What do you people prefer?

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Reply #1 posted 09/24/17 3:41pm

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I really prefer Naked. Beatle fans argue about it, and (I guess legitimately) complain that it is a doctored product, having lots of artificial segues of different takes and edits and so on -- which entirely goes against the band's idea for the whole Get Back/Let It Be project at the time -- but, just based on the listening experience, I think Naked is way better.

For one thing, 'Don't Let Me Down' has its proper place in the track-listing. Speaking of track-listing, the Naked track-listing makes a lot more sense and flows much better. I never liked the little between-songs snippets of dialogue (mostly Lennon's) edited in on Let It Be, and those are gone on Naked. The version of the song, 'Let It Be', while not as good as the George Martin-produced single, is still quite better than the crappy Phil Spector LP version on the old album, with its incongruous heavy-metal-like Harrison guitar solo. And what can you say about 'The Long and Winding Road'? It's a revelation on Naked, finally sounding like it always should have.

I did think 'For You Blue' doesn't sound quite as good on the newer record, though still fine. Other than that, basically Naked trumps Let It Be easily, for me.

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Reply #2 posted 09/24/17 9:43pm

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Yes I guess I've been hearing the original Spector version so long it feels weird trying to get into an altered track arrangement. Although I think it's cool they modernized the sound a bit. What I found frustrating is my cd copy of naked seems to have some sort of weird flickering noises throughout the cd. Strangely and thankfully they didn't come through when I transferred it to computer.
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Reply #3 posted 09/25/17 4:03pm

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Toofunkyinhere said:

Yes I guess I've been hearing the original Spector version so long it feels weird trying to get into an altered track arrangement. Although I think it's cool they modernized the sound a bit. What I found frustrating is my cd copy of naked seems to have some sort of weird flickering noises throughout the cd. Strangely and thankfully they didn't come through when I transferred it to computer. [Edited 9/24/17 21:46pm]

Annh, I prefer the original version.

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