It may not display this or other websites correctly. You should upgrade or use an alternative browser. It's a long and winding road TAE All you have is now. So Phil Spector passed 7 days ago and I was reading up on stuff about him on the internets. I ran into a story about how Paul McCartney was totally pissed off and what Phil had done to his song long and winding road and wrote a letter to Apple, CCing him saying as much So then I wondered if there was a version out there without Phil's meanderings I love live recordings and have a ton of Beatles live studio tapes.
They are the real deal before going through the star maker machinery voodoo that provides us with the polished version we all fall in love with at first hearing. This one does not disappoint Man Paul sings like a bird and I really enjoy this raw version though I always loved the Spector version and assumed Paul had something to do with it all TalismanRich Well-known member.
I love most "in the studio" stuff as well. But, in this case, this interpretation just feels unfinished. I felt that way about the "Naked" version that was released. The Spector version just seems a more complete product. I'm surprised that Paul would be so upset about it, George Martin had always added orchestral parts to Beatles work, and Paul was usually the schmaltzy love ballad guy in the first place.
If anything, I would have used that as the closer for the album, much like Good Night was the closer of the White Album. CrowsofFritz Flamingo! The guy was a huge dick, though. In , musicologist and critic Wilfrid Mellers wrote: "The music has a tremendous expectancy … Whether or no Paul approved of the plush scoring of 'The Long and Winding Road', it works not because it guys the feeling but because the feeling has integrity.
Its words, too, are among his most poignant, particularly the reproachful lines of the brief four-bar middle section. A shame Lennon didn't listen more generously. According to Williams, writing in his book Phil Spector: Out of His Head , Spector's mistake was in "taking McCartney at his face value" and emphasising the sentimental qualities that George Martin's orchestral arrangements for the Beatles had successfully tempered. Williams added: "Some might say that this track, above all others, epitomises Paul McCartney, and that when Spector sent the saccharine strings sweeping in after the first line of vocal, he was merely highlighting the reality.
Besides, underneath all the Wagnerian gloop, John's bass playing is horribly out of tune In his commentary for the magazine, Brian Wilson described it as his "all time favourite Beatles track", saying that while the Beatles were "genius songwriters", this song was distinguished by a " heart-and-soul melody".
Wilson concluded: "When they broke up I was heartbroken. I think they should have kept going. Since the original release in , there have been six additional recordings released by McCartney. On McCartney's —90 world tour in support of Flowers in the Dirt — his first world tour since —76 — the song was performed with a musical backing that, in Kenneth Womack 's view, "clearly attempts to replicate" the strings added by Spector in The Beatles' outtakes compilation Anthology 3 includes the original 26 January take, without Spector's overdubs.
The album included a take of the song from 31 January Naked version: "There's nothing wrong with Phil's strings [on the release], this is just a different attitude to listening.
But it's been odd years since I've heard it without all that and it just blew me away. In the case of "The Long and Winding Road", the performance was accompanied by screen-projected photos taken by Linda of the family's Arizona ranch, including the horse trail she and McCartney rode shortly before her death. According to Walter Everett,  except where noted:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Archived from the original on 1 October Archived from the original on 16 March A second innovative approach was added when it was decided to film the rehearsals; allowing viewers to trace the development of each song from its first rough run through to the final polished version. Thirdly, as the climax of the project was a return to live performance, no studio effects or overdubbing of voices and instruments would be allowed at any time. It is the Twickenham Film Studios sessions that have characterised the whole Let It Be project as an unhappy one both in the minds of The Beatles themselves and anyone who saw the documentary footage in the movie.
On 13 November , the completed Let It Be Naked album had its world premiere with a two-hour radio special from Infinity Broadcasting. Naked album; and a minute roundtable discussion hosted by Pat O'Brien. The roundtable discussion featured analysis from musicians Sheryl Crow , J. All songs published by Northern Songs , except tracks 3 and 9 published by Harrisongs.
The minute bonus disc contains song excerpts and dialogue from the many hours of tape which accumulated during the Let It Be sessions. Some of the removed dialogue that had appeared on the original album appears on this disc. In total, the track is 21 minutes and 55 seconds long and brings the album's total length to The album was released in some regions with the Copy Control protection system. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Beatles remix album. For other uses, see Let It Be.
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