The Fab Four
Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 8 May 1970, almost a month after the group’s break-up, in tandem with the documentary of the same name. Concerned about recent friction within the band, Paul McCartney had conceived the project as an attempt to reinvigorate the group by returning to simpler rock ‘n’ roll configurations. The album topped charts in many countries, including both the UK and the US, but the critical response was generally unfavourable, and Let It Be came to be regarded as one of the most controversial rock albums in history.
Recorded in 1969 the session and atmosphere in the film studios, the early start each day, and the intrusive cameras and microphones of Lindsay-Hogg’s film crew combined to heighten the Beatles’ discontent and highlighted the imminent break up of the biggest band of all time.
This was the last Beatles album, although it was not the last to be recorded, that honour went to Abbey Road. At one time Let It Be was highly criticised by the know nothing critics, but like all other Beatles material it has grown into legendary status.
An excellent showcase of the bands undoubted talent and anyone who has spent time in a recording studio will recognise their brilliance.
The movie ends with the legendary rooftop performance in London.