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Let it Be

The Beatles

℗ 1970 Apple Records PCS 7096 / © EMI Records / © Parlophone Records

℗ 1991 АнТроп-студио П91 00131

The Beatles • 1970 • Let it Be

В ноябре 1968 г. Пол Маккартни наконец понял, что "Битлз" находятся на грани окончательного распада. Оказавшись перед выбором: либо распрощаться с группой, либо бороться за ее будущее, Пол начал действовать решительно. В то время как Леннон и Харрисон прямо намекали, что они не хотят больше выступать вместе с "Битлз", а Ринго был счастлив плыть по течению, Маккартни сумел убедить группу еще раз подумать и пойти навстречу своим поклонникам сыграть на одном или самое большее двух концертах, которые были бы записаны для телевидения. Возможно, это будут два телешоу, говорил Маккартни, одно снятое на репетициях, а второе на концерте. Концертное исполнение ляжет в основу следующего альбома "Битлз", и группе уже не будет грозить многомесячная студийная работа, как в случае с "Sgt. Pepper" и "Тhе Beatles". В "Альберт-Холле" и "Раундхаусе" в декабре уже были забронированы съемочные дни, но планы не были выполнены из-за позиции Харрисона. Он возражал против съемок группы во время работы, но соглашался на концертные съемки, если репетиции пройдут успешно. Итак, 2 декабря 1969 г. "Битлз" первый раз собрались в киностудии "Твикенэм" — впереди были три недели репетиций. Позже Леннон вспоминал: "Я чувствовал себя на съемках в "Твикенэм Студиос" просто ужасно. Мне хотелось, чтобы их не было. Мы должны были начинать в восемь утра, а в это время невозможно играть музыку. Нас окружала странная обстановка — всюду люди с камерами и цветные прожекторы". В конце месяца съемочная площадка переместилась в студию "Эппл", которую недавно открыли "Битлз", где к музыкантам на две недели присоединился Билли Престон. Его присутствие помогло несколько смягчить внутренние разногласия в группе. Там они и предприняли попытку сделать "живой" студийный альбом, записывая пленку за пленкой довольно сумбурные композиции. 30 января "Битлз" устроили концерт на крыше здания студии, на высоте пары сотен футов над зрителями. На следующий день они исполнили еще несколько песен перед кинокамерами, установленными в "Эппл Студиос". Отснятые пленки были переданы инженеру Глину Джонсу с наказом сделать из них альбом.

В середине февраля группа уже начала работу над "Abbey Road". "Нам не хотелось ничего об этом знать, признался Леннон. Мы просто оставили все Глину и поручили ему заняться этим. Впервые со времени появления на свет нашего первого альбома нам не нужно было ничего делать. Никто не хотел принимать участия в работе. Мы собирались выпустить дерьмовый альбом, чтобы все видели, что с нами происходит".

В мае Джонс закончил работу над первой версией альбома, временно названной "Get Back", которую "Битлз" отвергли. Запись "Abbey Road" на какое-то время сплотила музыкантов, но затем Джон Леннон объявил всем, что уходит из группы. В январе 1970 г. "Битлз", оставшиеся втроем, записали еще одну песню и подработали остальные, а Глин Джонс подготовил вторую версию альбома "Get Back". Группа отвергла и ее. Наконец легендарный американский продюсер Фил Спектор убедил "Битлз" доверить проект ему. В марте 1970 г. он начал интенсивную работу по микшированию и наложению звука, а в первую неделю мая альбом с новым названием "Let It Be" в наборе с буклетом "Get Back", предназначавшимся для оригинального альбома, уже лежал на прилавках музыкальных магазинов.

"Спектор рыл землю, как кабан, - вспоминал Леннон. Он всегда хотел работать с "Битлз", ему дали самую кучу абсолютно скверных и дурно пахнущих записей, но Филу удалось что-то сделать и из нее. Он проделал огромную работу. Когда я услышал запись, меня не тошнило". Пол Маккартни, однако, остался недоволен тем, как были записаны инструментовка и вокальные партии в его композиции "The Long And Winding Road". Критики буквально разгромили альбом, и когда вышел документальный фильм о работе в студии, Маккартни объявил об уходе из группы. Решение Леннона все это время держалось в тайне от прессы, и именно его сразу же обвинили в развале "Битлз".

В конце 1970 г. Пол подал в Верховный суд на остальных членов группы. Как сказал Джон Леннон, время мечтаний закончилось. — Джон Робертсон.

Участие в альбоме:

Тексты и видео:

Two of Us

(Lennon — McCartney)

I did a pygmy by Charles Hawtrey an' the Deafaids,
Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats.

Two of us riding nowhere,
Spending someone's hard-earned pay.
You and me Sunday driving,
Not arriving on our way back home,
We're on our way home,
We're on our way home,
We're going home.

Two of us sending postcards,
Writing letters on my wall.
You and me burning matches,
Lifting latches on our way back home,
We're on our way home,
We're on our way home,
We're going home.

You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

Two of us wearing raincoats,
Standing solo in the sun.
You and me chasing paper,
Getting nowhere on our way back home.
We're on our way home,
We're on our way home,
We're going home.

You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

Two of us wearing raincoats,
Standing solo in the sun.
You and me chasing paper,
Getting nowhere on our way back home.
We're on our way home,
We're on our way home,
We're going home.
We're going home,
Better believe it, goodbye.

Dig a Pony

(Lennon — McCartney)

I hi, hi, hi, hi
Dig a pony
Well you can celebrate anything you want.
Yes you can celebrate anything you want.
Oooh.

I hi, hi, hi, hi
Do a road hog
Well you can penetrate any place you go.
Yes you can penetrate any place you go.
I told you so all I want is you.
Ev'rything has got to be just like you want it to,
Because.

I hi, hi, hi, hi
Pick a moondog
Well you can radiate ev'rything you are.
Yes you can radiate ev'rything you are.
Oh now

I hi, hi, hi, hi
Roll a stoney
Well you can imitate ev'ryone you know.
Yes you can imitate ev'ryone you know.
I told you so all I want is you.
Ev'rything has got to be just like you want it to,
Because.

I hi, hi, hi, hi
Feel the wind blow
Well you can indicate ev'rything you see.
Yes you can indicate ev'rything you see.
Oh now

I hi, hi, hi, hi
Go alonely
Well you can syndicate any boat you row.
Yes you can syndicate any boat you row.
I told you so all I want is you.
Ev'rything has got to be just like you want it to,
Because.

Across the Universe

(Lennon — McCartney)

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup,
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind,
Possessing and caressing me.

Jai Guru Deva Om,
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes,
They call me on and on across the universe,
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox,
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe

Jai Guru Deva Om,
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world

Sounds of laughter shades of live are ringing through my opened ears
View inciting and inviting me.
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on across the universe.

Jai Guru Deva Om,
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva.

I Me Mine

(Harrison)

Up to the day I me mine, I me mine, I me mine,
All through the night I me mine, I me mine, I me mine,
Now they're frightened of leaving it
Everyone's leaving it
Going on strong all the time.

All through the day I me mine.

I me me mine, I me me mine, I me me mine, I me me mine,

All I can hear I me mine, I me mine, I me mine,
Even those tears I me mine, I me mine, I me mine,
No one's frightened of playing it,
Everyone's saying it,
Blowing off freely the while.

All through the day I me mine.

I me me mine, I me me mine, I me me mine, I me me mine,

All I can hear I me mine, I me mine, I me mine,
Even those tears I me mine, I me mine, I me mine,
No one's frightened of playing it,
Everyone's saying it,
Blowing off freely the while.

All through the day I me mine.

Dig It

(Lennon — McCartney — Starr — Harrison)

Like a Rolling Stone
Like a Rolling Stone
Like a Rolling Stone
Like the FBI and the CIA
And the BBC …BB King
And Doris Day
Matt Busby
Dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it,
Dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it

Can you dig it, by Georgie Wood.
And now we'd like to do
Hark the angels come.

Let it Be

(Lennon — McCartney)

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me,
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me,
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree,
There will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted
There is still a chance that they will see,
There will be an answer, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be,
Yeah, there will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me,
Shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me,
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be,
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be,
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

Maggie Mae

(Lennon — McCartney — Starr — Harrison)

Oh dirty Maggie Mae, they have taken her away
And she'll never walk down Lisle St. Anymore.
Oh the judge he guilty found her
For robbin' the homeward bounder,
That dirty no-good robbin' Maggie Mae.

'Tis the part of Liverpool she returned me to,
Two pound ten a week there was my pay.

I've Got a Feeling

(Lennon — McCartney)

I've got a feeling, a feeling deep inside, oh yeah,
Oh yeah, that's right.
I've got a feeling, a feeling I can't hide, oh no, oh no,
Oh no, oh no, yeah, yeah.
I've got a feeling, yeah.
Lord, please believe me I'd hate to miss the train, oh yeah,
Oh yeah, oh yeah.
And if you leave me I won't be late again, oh no, oh no,
Oh no, yeah, yeah.
I've got a feeling, yeah, I've got a feeling.

All these years I've been wondering why,
Wondering how come nobody told me.
And all that I was looking for was somebody who looked like you.

I've got a feeling that keeps me on my toes,
Oh yeah, oh yeah.
I've got a feeling I think that everybody knows,
Oh yeah, oh yeah.
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah.
I've got a feeling, yeah.

Everybody had a hard year,
Everybody had a good time,
Everybody had a wet dream,
Everybody saw the sunshine, oh yeah,
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.
Everybody had a good year,
Everybody let their hair down,
Everybody pulled their socks up, oh yeah,
Everybody put their foot down,
Oh yeah, oh yeah.

I've got a feeling, a feeling deep inside, oh yeah.
Everybody had a wet dream,
Everybody saw the sunshine,
Everybody had a good year,
Everybody let their hair down,
Everybody pulled their socks up, oh no, oh no no,
Everybody put their foot down,
Oh yeah, oh yeah, I've got a feeling, I've got a feeling, oh yeah,
I've got a feeling.

One After 909

(Lennon — McCartney)

My baby says she's travelling on one after 909.
I said move over honey I'm travelling on that line.
I said move over once, move over twice,
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
I said I'm travelling on the one after 909.

I begged her not to go and I begged her on my bended knee.
You're only fooling around, you're only fooling around with me.
I said move over once, move over twice,
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
I said I'm travelling on the one after 909.

I've got my bag,
Run to the station.
Railman says
You've got the wrong location.
I've got my bag,
Run right home.
Then I find
I've got the number wrong.

I said I'm travelling on one after 909.
I said move over honey I'm travelling on that line.
I said move over once, move over twice,
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
I said I'm travelling on the one after 909.

I've got my bag,
Run to the station.
Railman says
You've got the wrong location.
I've got my bag,
Run right home.
Then I find
I've got the number wrong.

My baby says she's travelling on one after 909.
I said move over honey I'm travelling on that line.
I said move over once, move over twice,
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
I said I'm travelling on the one after 909.

The Long and Winding Road

(Lennon — McCartney)

The long and winding road that leads to your door,
Will never disappear I've seen that road before,
It always leads me here
Lead me to your door.

The wild and windy night that the rain washed away
Has left a pool of tears crying for the day
Why leave me standing here
Let me know the way.

Many times I've been alone
And many times I've cried
Anyway you'll never know
The many ways I've tried. But

Still they lead me back to the long and winding road
You left me standing here a long long time ago
Don't leave me waiting here
Lead me to your door.

Still they lead me back to the long and winding road
You left me standing here a long long time ago
Don't leave me waiting here
Lead me to your door.
Yeh yeh yeh yeh.

For You Blue

(Harrison)

Because you're sweet and lovely girl, I love you,
Because you're sweet and lovely girl, it's true,
I love you more than ever girl, I do.

I want you in the morning girl, I love you.
I want you at the moment I feel blue
I'm living every moment girl for you.

I loved you from the moment I saw you
You looked at me, that's all you had to do
I feel it now, I hope you feel it too.

Because you're sweet and lovely girl, I love you,
Because you're sweet and lovely girl, it's true,
I love you more than ever girl, I do.

Get Back

(Lennon — McCartney)

Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner,
But he knew it couldn't last.
Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona,
For some California grass.

Get back, get back,
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back, get back,
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back Jojo.
Go home.

Get back, get back,
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back, get back,
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back Jo.

Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman,
But, she was another man.
All the girls around her say she's got it coming,
But she gets it while she can.

Get back, get back,
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back, get back,
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back Loretta.
Go home.

Get back, get back,
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back, get back,
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back Loretta.