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The Beatles "Let It Be" 50th Anniversary - 1st Seating
Listen to lead-up music related to this amazing LP. Then enjoy the entire album on the best hi-fi stereo in KC, brought in exclusively for the show.
Time & Location
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Waldo Pizza, 7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114, USA
About The Event
Tickets on sale April 18th. Due to demand for Beatles shows there will be one seating at Noon and one at 3:15 PM.
This is the FIRST seating
Let It Be was the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released a month after the band broke up, on May 8th 1970. Like most of the band's previous releases, the album topped record charts in many countries, including both the US and the UK. However, the critical response was generally unfavourable, and Let It Be came to be regarded as one of the most controversial rock albums ever.
Rehearsals began at Twickenham Film Studios in January 1969 as part of a planned documentary showing the Beatles' return to live performance. Paul McCartney conceived the project as an attempt to reinvigorate the band by returning to simpler rock and roll configurations. The filmed rehearsals were marked by ill-feeling, leading to George Harrison's temporary departure from the group. As a condition of his return, the members reconvened at their own Apple Studio with guest keyboardist Billy Preston. The project then yielded a single public concert, held impromptu on the studio's rooftop on January 30th 1969, from which three of the album's tracks were drawn.
In April 1969, the Beatles issued the single "Get Back". From then, the project lay in limbo as they moved onto the recording of Abbey Road, released that September. After John Lennon left the group, the remaining Beatles finished the album in January 1970, with the completion of "Let It Be" and "I Me Mine".
Get Back was ultimately assembled under the title of Let It Be by the American producer Phil Spector in early 1970. He omitted "Don't Let Me Down", the B-side of the "Get Back" single, and instead included a 1968 take of "Across the Universe". Spector also included excerpts of studio chatter and applied original orchestral and choir overdubs to four tracks. The additions offended McCartney, particularly in the case of "The Long and Winding Road".
In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". Let It Be was ranked number 86 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003. It was voted number 890 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).