- John Lennon was at the height of his heroin addiction and the others didn’t know how to help him.
- John wanted little to no production from George Martin, hoping for a raw recording of the band jamming in the studio, which is what happened to a degree, not that one can tell in the Phil Spector-produced version of the album.
- John suggested replacing George Harrison with Eric Clapton at one point. And the two of them were probably the chummiest of the four during the sessions!
- Nobody even introduced George Martin and Yoko Ono to each other.
- Being constantly filmed at early-morning sessions didn’t help anything either.
- Midway through, they made Billy Preston an honorable member of the band and everything calmed down. They hit their old stride and made great songs with Preston, like “Get Back.”
- “Two of Us” is about Paul and Linda McCartney but it can be interpreted as about Paul and John.
- “I’ve Got a Feeling” is probably the last genuine collaboration between Paul and John.
- The band didn’t bother to help produce the album, for the first time since Please Please Me.
- George Martin and Paul really disliked Spector’s production, agreeing he made The Beatles try to sound like other bands instead of themselves.
My take: I definitely love the album Let It Be, but it’s because of the songwriting, not because of Spector’s production.
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