Listen To 1970’s “Let It Be,” One Of The Last Songs The Beatles Ever Released
One of the few songs to be released after The Beatles broke up, 1970’s “Let it Be” was inspired by a dream Paul McCartney had of his mother.
McCartney stated later that the stress of recording had gotten to him, and during the turbulent time toward the end of the history of the band, he had a dream where his mother — who had passed away 14 years before — came to him and told him to “let it be.” Touched, McCartney set the phrase to music.
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One Youtube commenter was particularly affected by the origin of the song. He mentioned, “Its[sic] beautiful how this came about due to his mother who had passed several years prior and visted[sic] him in his dream and told him ‘let it be’.”
The film for “Let it Be” was recorded at Apple Studios during what would later become known as the “Apple studio performance.” You’ll notice that the take on the music video below is stated as “take 23.” The masters of the song were recorded during takes 27-A and 27-B.
Released after the band had broken up, “Let it Be” stands as a message to the fans about the end of The Beatles as a group. Let the end of this era happen, the song seems to say, let us go on with our lives. Just listen to the wisdom of those older than you and let it be.