Australian singles charts:
Let it Be entered the Kent charts on 16 March 1970 and was a #1 hit. The song was #1 on the Top 100 of 1970.
The song is on Let it Be which entered the Kent album charts on 8 June 1970. The album hit #1 the following week and remained there for 4 weeks.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney
George Martin (single version), Phil Spector (album version)
Record label of Australian release:
Let It Be by the Beatles, was written and sung by Paul McCartney, and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. McCartney said he had the idea of the song after he had a dream about his mother during the tense period surrounding the sessions for The Beatles (the White Album) in 1968. Mary McCartney died of cancer in 1956, when he was 14.
The single version of Let it Be, produced by George Martin, features a softer guitar solo and the orchestral section mixed low, compared to the album version, produced by Phil Spector, featuring a more-aggressive guitar solo and the orchestral sections mixed higher.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Be_(Beatles_song)
Since Let It Be was The Beatles’ last album, it made an appropriate statement about leaving problems behind and moving on in life. The album was supposed to convey an entirely different message. It was going to be called “Get Back,” and they were going to record it in front of an audience on live TV, with another TV special showing them practicing the songs in the studio. It was going to be The Beatles getting back to their roots and playing unadorned live music instead of struggling in the studio like they did for The White Album. When they started putting the album together, it became clear the project wouldn’t work, and George Harrison left the sessions. When he returned, they abandoned the live idea and decided to use the TV footage as their last movie. While the film was being edited, The Beatles recorded and released Abbey Road, then broke up. Eventually, Phil Spector was given the tapes and asked to produce the album, which was released months after The Beatles broke up. By then, it was clear Let It Be would be a better name than “Get Back.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-beatles/let-it-be
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