Let It Be… Naked Has Made Its Global Digital Debut On iTunes
When The Beatles first set out to make Let It Be in 1969, they intended to record an album that would be a return to live performance. No studio effects or overdubbing of voices or instruments would be allowed - just the bare necessities of the band.
Let It Be… Naked is the stripped-down, return-to-live-takes album that The Beatles originally aimed to create, free of vocal and instrumental overdubs or added effects.
Let It Be… Naked has now made its debut global digital release, exclusively on the iTunes Store. We have been celebrating the album in a few ways:
We've launched a series of five special podcasts featuring tracks from the album, original archive sound from the making of Let It Be, and interviews with Paul, George and Ringo reflecting on that period in The Beatles' career. The podcasts have been featured on the Let It Be… Naked site, Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter. The complete version should be available for download on the iTunes podcast store shortly. It will be announced at thebeatles.com
We've uploaded the first one for you to this page. You can link through to the full set, here.
In Chapter One, we explore the process of making the original Let It Be album and film - why Let It Be… Naked has been released as an album distinct from the original Let It Be, and where The Beatles were at as a band at the time of recording.
For a fully immersive Let It Be... Naked experience, check out the flickbook - you can find the podcasts, animation, music previews, artwork and more.
There's also a video scavenger hunt - find our four separate clips on the web and put them together to see the whole film. Check out the The Beatles Facebook page to find clues.
In addition to the 11-track album, the iTunes LP features all of the original booklet art and liner notes, as well as bonus audio of studio banter captured during The Beatles' 1969 recording sessions for Let It Be.
Music videos for the "Naked" versions of "Get Back" and "Don't Let Me Down" are also exclusively available on iTunes for download purchase and free streaming.