The Smiley Smile Message Board

Non Smiley Smile Stuff => General Music Discussion => Topic started by: pixletwin on January 09, 2018, 03:30:16 PM



Title: The Beatles Survivor #14 Winner: LET IT BE
Post by: pixletwin on January 09, 2018, 03:30:16 PM
The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

VOTE for your LEAST FAVORITE track.

Tally on January 12

Two of Us
Dig A Pony
Across the Universe
I Me Mine
Dig It
Let It Be
Maggie Mae
I've Got A Feeling
One After 909
The Long and Winding Road
For You Blue
Get Back

First round is easy peasy.

Go Dig It somewhere else...

Get your VOTE on!

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: B.E. on January 09, 2018, 03:34:42 PM
Had to think about this for a few minutes: Dig It or Maggie Mae?

I think Dig It is cooler, but Maggie Mae is more fun...

Dig It


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: KDS on January 09, 2018, 07:31:17 PM
The first two are easy.

Dig It.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 09, 2018, 11:14:01 PM
For You Blue.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on January 10, 2018, 02:19:57 AM
The Long And Winding Road......

If it was the Naked version though, I would have voted against something else


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gertie J. on January 10, 2018, 05:52:58 AM
across the universe.. :-[ sorry guys..


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 10, 2018, 07:22:08 AM
Dig It.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 10, 2018, 08:29:33 AM
Quote
I prefer Let It Be... Naked
Agree 100%. Phil Spector is overrated producer. ::)

"Across The Universe" is definitely the worst song here. John Gabree's right to deride it. John's wimpy lead & the mediocre at best melody.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: B.E. on January 10, 2018, 08:36:55 AM

"Across The Universe" is definitely the worst song here.

 :lol


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: KDS on January 10, 2018, 09:11:04 AM
Two votes for Across the Universe

Zero votes for Maggie Mae

This is why I'm not a betting man.   That's right up there with Super Bowl III. 


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 10, 2018, 09:13:21 AM
2 B.E.: I explained why it's the worst song. I just could leave it at that instead. But didn't.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on January 10, 2018, 09:34:41 AM
2 B.E.: I explained why it's the worst song. I just could leave it at that instead. But didn't.

Explain why Dig It is the better song.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 10, 2018, 09:39:35 AM
"Dig It" is better song as I despise "Across The Universe". I really don't like it, you see, to degree that "Dig It" is good, "Maggie Mae" is good.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on January 10, 2018, 10:22:26 AM
"Dig It" is better song as I despise "Across The Universe". I really don't like it, you see, to degree that "Dig It" is good, "Maggie Mae" is good.

Wow. Just wow.  :-X


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: SMiLE-addict on January 10, 2018, 04:24:07 PM
Maggie Mae


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: 1-1-wonderful on January 11, 2018, 08:32:44 AM
I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gabo on January 11, 2018, 01:02:59 PM
Dig It, because my name is Maggie. I like hearing them sing about me!!


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on January 12, 2018, 01:13:53 PM
The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

11 votes spread across 6 tracks!

But 5 smilers didn't Dig It. (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

VOTE for your LEAST FAVORITE track.

Tally on January 14

Two of Us
Dig A Pony
Across the Universe
I Me Mine
Let It Be
Maggie Mae
I've Got A Feeling
One After 909
The Long and Winding Road
For You Blue
Get Back

Round#1 Dig It Jan 12

Second round is easy peasy too.

Oh dirty Maggie Mae, I hope we vote your track  away.  >:D

Get your VOTE on!

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: SMiLE-addict on January 12, 2018, 02:23:48 PM
Maggie Mae


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: bummerinparadise on January 12, 2018, 02:38:57 PM
Maggie Mae


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 12, 2018, 02:54:02 PM
For You Blue.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 12, 2018, 03:27:39 PM
Maggie Mae


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on January 12, 2018, 04:21:08 PM
The Long And Winding Road


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: B.E. on January 12, 2018, 04:23:12 PM
Maggie Mae


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: KDS on January 12, 2018, 07:43:23 PM
Maggie Mae


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on January 14, 2018, 05:52:25 PM
The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

8 votes spread across 3 tracks!

Oh Dirty Maggie Mae. 6 smilers votes have taken you away. (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

VOTE for your LEAST FAVORITE track.

Tally on January 16

Two of Us
Dig A Pony
Across the Universe
I Me Mine
Let It Be
I've Got A Feeling
One After 909
The Long and Winding Road
For You Blue
Get Back

Round#1 Dig It Jan 12
Round#2 Maggie Mae Jan 14

Third round is easy peasy, again....

In this world it's not enough to be sweet and lovely. For You Blue >:D

Get your VOTE on!

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on January 14, 2018, 05:58:41 PM
The Long And Winding Song


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 14, 2018, 06:11:09 PM
For You Blue.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 14, 2018, 06:18:49 PM
I've Got a Feeling


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: B.E. on January 14, 2018, 06:28:46 PM
For You Blue


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: KDS on January 14, 2018, 07:22:14 PM
For You Blue


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: SMiLE-addict on January 14, 2018, 07:34:43 PM
For You Blue


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: petsoundsnola on January 15, 2018, 05:39:28 AM
Dig a Pony.  Never made any sense to me.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gabo on January 15, 2018, 03:00:02 PM
Dig a Pony


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: bummerinparadise on January 18, 2018, 08:49:38 AM
Dig a Pony - I like when John uses nonsensical lyrics in his songs but this is just too much.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on January 18, 2018, 12:01:49 PM

The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

10 votes spread across 4 tracks!

For You Blue wasn't sweet and lovely enough. (5 votes) (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

VOTE for your LEAST FAVORITE track.

Tally on January 20

Two of Us
Dig A Pony
Across the Universe
I Me Mine
Let It Be
I've Got A Feeling
One After 909
The Long and Winding Road
Get Back

Round#1 Dig It Jan 12
Round#2 Maggie Mae Jan 14
Round#3 For You Blue Jan 18

Fourth round is a little tougher, but not by much.

Dig A Pony

Get your VOTE on!

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: KDS on January 18, 2018, 12:03:04 PM
I'm actually a big fan of Dig a Pony............but I like all of the other songs more. 

So, my vote is for Dig a Pony.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 18, 2018, 01:06:26 PM
I've Got a Feeling -


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 18, 2018, 01:24:10 PM
Dig a pony.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: petsoundsnola on January 18, 2018, 01:46:35 PM
Dig a Pony


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: bummerinparadise on January 18, 2018, 02:53:56 PM
Dig a Pony


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gertie J. on January 18, 2018, 03:28:42 PM
dig a pony


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on January 18, 2018, 04:16:44 PM
The Long And Winding Road


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 19, 2018, 07:46:24 AM
"Dig A Pony" is really dull.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: SMiLE-addict on January 19, 2018, 04:27:10 PM
One After 909


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gabo on January 20, 2018, 11:47:06 PM
dig a pony


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on January 22, 2018, 09:02:17 AM
The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

11 votes spread across 4 tracks!

8 smi-eh, hi-hi, eh, hi-hi-lers don't Dig Ponies. (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

VOTE for your LEAST FAVORITE track.

Tally on January 24

Two of Us
Across the Universe
I Me Mine
Let It Be
I've Got A Feeling
One After 909
The Long and Winding Road
Get Back

Round#1 Dig It Jan 12
Round#2 Maggie Mae Jan 14
Round#3 For You Blue Jan 18
Round#4 Dig A Pony Jan 21

Fifth round is a little tougher, but not by much.

One After 909. I prefer the original (spliced together in 1994) recording from Anthology I.

Get your VOTE on!

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: KDS on January 22, 2018, 09:04:16 AM
I've Got a Feeling


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: petsoundsnola on January 22, 2018, 12:20:58 PM
I've Got a Feeling


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 22, 2018, 12:28:52 PM
I've Got a Feeling


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gabo on January 22, 2018, 02:29:30 PM
one after 909


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on January 22, 2018, 04:33:16 PM
The Long And Winding Road


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: bummerinparadise on January 22, 2018, 05:56:36 PM
Across the Universe


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 23, 2018, 12:28:43 AM
One After 909.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: SMiLE-addict on January 23, 2018, 03:34:23 PM
One After 909


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gertie J. on January 23, 2018, 07:31:41 PM
one after 909


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: All Summer Long on January 24, 2018, 08:56:07 AM
I've Got a Feeling


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 24, 2018, 08:59:19 AM
"One After 909"


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on January 24, 2018, 10:40:41 AM
The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

12 votes spread across 4 tracks!

Move over honey, 6 smilers are traveling on this line! (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

VOTE for your LEAST FAVORITE track.

Tally on January 27

Two of Us
Across the Universe
I Me Mine
Let It Be
I've Got A Feeling
The Long and Winding Road
Get Back

Round#1 Dig It Jan 12
Round#2 Maggie Mae Jan 14
Round#3 For You Blue Jan 18
Round#4 Dig A Pony Jan 21
Round#5 One After 909 Jan 24

Sixth round is where I start to question.

I've Got A Feeling is almost ready for my vote. But I just love how John and Paul put their two songs together too much.

So my vote goes to The LONG and LONGING LONG, erm I mean Winding Road.

Get your VOTE on!

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: KDS on January 24, 2018, 10:55:19 AM
I've Got a Feeling


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: petsoundsnola on January 24, 2018, 11:51:04 AM
I've Got a Feeling


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 24, 2018, 01:04:45 PM
I've Got a Feeling!


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 24, 2018, 01:21:27 PM
I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gabo on January 24, 2018, 02:14:05 PM
I've got a feeling


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on January 24, 2018, 05:16:08 PM
It'll be a Long And Winding Road before this song finally goes  :lol


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: SMiLE-addict on January 24, 2018, 06:03:57 PM
I've Got A Feeling


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: All Summer Long on January 25, 2018, 07:05:18 AM
I've Got A Feeling


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: bummerinparadise on January 28, 2018, 08:22:04 AM
Across the Universe


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on January 28, 2018, 06:58:26 PM
The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

10 votes spread across 4 tracks!

I've Got A Feeling this song is #6 on the loser's list. (6 votes) (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

VOTE for your LEAST FAVORITE track.

Tally on January 31

Two of Us
Across the Universe
I Me Mine
Let It Be
The Long and Winding Road
Get Back

Round#1 Dig It Jan 12
Round#2 Maggie Mae Jan 14
Round#3 For You Blue Jan 18
Round#4 Dig A Pony Jan 21
Round#5 One After 909 Jan 24
Round#6 I've Got A Feeling Jan 28

Seventh round is a rerun vpte for me.

I've Got A Feeling is almost ready for my vote. But I just love how John and Paul put their two songs together too much.

So my vote goes to The LONG and LONGING LONG, erm I mean Winding Road.

Get your VOTE on!

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 28, 2018, 08:49:25 PM
The Long and Winding Road.

I think it's a great song, but WAY overproduced.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on January 28, 2018, 10:12:14 PM
Could we finally be reaching the end of.... The Long And Winding Road


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 28, 2018, 10:35:59 PM
I'll change my vote to The Long And Winding Road.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 29, 2018, 05:26:41 AM
The Long and Winding Road.

I think it's a great song, but WAY overproduced.
Really glad you say it's great song AND that Phil Spector royally epic failed as producer, ha. Voice of reason Liz. :3d

That said, as bummerinparadise - btw, happy to see like-minded :) - I shall buzz off boring "Across The Universe" with terrible John lead.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: KDS on January 29, 2018, 05:31:10 AM
The final six pack is a tough one, but I'm voting to cast off I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: SMiLE-addict on January 29, 2018, 03:20:08 PM
I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: All Summer Long on January 29, 2018, 03:47:58 PM
I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gabo on January 29, 2018, 04:44:08 PM
Get Back... prefer the single


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Wrightfan on January 30, 2018, 03:26:43 PM
I me mine.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: bummerinparadise on January 30, 2018, 03:39:46 PM
Across the Universe


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: B.E. on January 30, 2018, 05:31:58 PM
Sorry, I haven't been able to vote in recent rounds...too hard to decide! I'll be back, eventually.

Anyway, is it just me or is Paul's vocal on the Let It Be version of The Long And Winding Road the worst Beatles lead vocal ever?! if you listen closely, it's clear how much he's struggling. He actually sounds old, at times. This version is from Jan. 26, 1969 and is also available on Anthology 3 without Spector's changes. I find the version on Let It Be...Naked to be vastly superior, vocally. That was the final take on Jan. 31st (which also appeared in the film). The 26th was just a run through, it wasn't a final attempt to record the definitive version, and it shows. John's bass playing is also far better on the ...Naked version.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: SMiLE-addict on January 30, 2018, 05:54:54 PM
I have mixed feelings about the Naked vs Spector versions. On a few songs I actually think the "overdone" Spector arrangements work well - particularly on Let It Be, which naturally seems like a gospel-type song you would want to sing with a gospel choir bursting out in the background, so here I think the Spector version is great. Long and Winding Road I think I agree with BE that the Naked version is better.

Across the Universe is another one that was overdone on the Spector version. Personally my favorite version is this one, which is similar to the World Wildlife Fund version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpGME3Iv7Yg&list=RDYpGME3Iv7Yg

Anyway, I could go on for a long time about Across the Universe. Let's just say that I think my brain's default mode is to having Across the Universe going through my head. In fact, more than any other song I have ATU going through my head (with "These Dreams" by Heart close behind), and I think when my brain has nothing else to think of, it gets ATU going through it. I am pretty sure on my deathbed, the last thing going through my brain is going to be Across the Universe. :)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on January 30, 2018, 06:15:31 PM
I do prefer the naked version as well. Sequence is better, production sounds better (the Spector version sounds so dated), the leads are better. It’s just an all round better version.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 31, 2018, 12:35:48 AM
Hmm... Spector vs. Naked poll would be interesting...


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on January 31, 2018, 04:53:54 AM
Hmm... Spector vs. Naked poll would be interesting...

It would be. Do it!


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on February 02, 2018, 06:47:14 AM
The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

12 votes spread across 4 tracks!

The Long and Winding Road has hit a road block, put up by 5 smilers! (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

VOTE for your LEAST FAVORITE track.

Tally on February 4

Two of Us
Across the Universe
I Me Mine
Let It Be
Get Back

Round#1 Dig It Jan 12
Round#2 Maggie Mae Jan 14
Round#3 For You Blue Jan 18
Round#4 Dig A Pony Jan 21
Round#5 One After 909 Jan 24
Round#6 I've Got A Feeling Jan 28
Round#7 The Long and Winding Road Jan 31

Eighth round is a tough. Two songs I like equally. One is more iconic and one is more  interesting, musically.

Bah... I think I'll vote off the iconic one: Get Back

Get your VOTE on!

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: B.E. on February 02, 2018, 06:49:44 AM
I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: KDS on February 02, 2018, 06:52:26 AM
I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 02, 2018, 08:00:25 AM
I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gabo on February 02, 2018, 11:17:19 AM
get back


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 02, 2018, 02:54:12 PM
Looks like Across the Universe won't be going for a bit longer, I'll go with I Me Mine this time.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: SMiLE-addict on February 02, 2018, 05:44:47 PM
I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on February 02, 2018, 07:23:02 PM
I Me Mine.

I like the song but the chorus is boring


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on February 04, 2018, 02:51:40 AM
Two Of Us


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: petsoundsnola on February 05, 2018, 09:12:26 AM
I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: 1-1-wonderful on February 05, 2018, 09:48:42 AM
I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on February 05, 2018, 02:31:25 PM
The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

11 votes spread across 3 tracks!

8 smilers overwhelmingly voted (very selfishly*) for I Me Mine. (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

*j/k  :P

VOTE for your LEAST FAVORITE track.

Tally on February 7

Two of Us
Across the Universe
Let It Be
Get Back

Round#1 Dig It Jan 12
Round#2 Maggie Mae Jan 14
Round#3 For You Blue Jan 18
Round#4 Dig A Pony Jan 21
Round#5 One After 909 Jan 24
Round#6 I've Got A Feeling Jan 28
Round#7 The Long and Winding Road Jan 31
Round#8 I Me Mine Feb 5

Ninth round is easy because my vote is a left over from round 8.

 Get Back

Get your VOTE on!

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: petsoundsnola on February 05, 2018, 02:43:30 PM
Across the Universe


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on February 05, 2018, 03:26:10 PM
Two Of Us


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: SMiLE-addict on February 05, 2018, 03:34:26 PM
Get Back


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 05, 2018, 04:24:14 PM
two of us


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on February 05, 2018, 04:35:27 PM
Getting harder.
Have to go with Two of Us.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: KDS on February 05, 2018, 07:14:41 PM
Get Back


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gabo on February 06, 2018, 05:26:39 PM
get back


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 06, 2018, 06:22:06 PM
Two of us


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on February 07, 2018, 06:31:56 PM
Currently running a tie between Get Back and Two of Us.

Next  new vote for either of those wins!


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on February 07, 2018, 06:42:16 PM
Get Back


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: Gabo on February 08, 2018, 01:20:23 PM

get backkkkkk

(edit, oooops already voted!!!)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: All Summer Long on February 08, 2018, 02:32:27 PM
Across the Universe.  I hate it


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 08, 2018, 09:30:45 PM
Across the Universe.  I hate it
:-D Me too!


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on February 09, 2018, 06:21:45 AM
The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

13 votes spread across 3 tracks!

6 smilers overwhelmingly decided it was time to make Jojo get back to Arizona. (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

FINAL THREE TIME!!!

Vote for the song which you feel deserves the title of SURVIVOR from Let It Be.

Again, VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE REMAINING TRACK!!!

Tally on February 11

Two of Us
Across the Universe
Let It Be

Round#1 Dig It Jan 12
Round#2 Maggie Mae Jan 14
Round#3 For You Blue Jan 18
Round#4 Dig A Pony Jan 21
Round#5 One After 909 Jan 24
Round#6 I've Got A Feeling Jan 28
Round#7 The Long and Winding Road Jan 31
Round#8 I Me Mine Feb 5
Round#9 Get Back Feb 8

I love Two of Us. I am glad it made it to the final three. But it's not my favorite.

I SUPER love Across The Universe. (I prefer the version on the Wildlife single with the Apple Scruffs singing backup with Paul and George).

So, predictably, I am voting for Let It Be. It really is a powerhouse track from Paul. Such a moving song. He was truly inspired.

Get your VOTE on!

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be (Final Round)
Post by: KDS on February 09, 2018, 06:23:42 AM
Tough one, yet again. 

I love Two of Us. 

I actually prefer the single version of Let It Be

So, my vote goes to Across the Universe.   Great song.  Terrible idea for a movie. 


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be (Final Round)
Post by: petsoundsnola on February 09, 2018, 06:24:17 AM
I've got to go with Let it Be as my favorite, although I really love Two of Us.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be (Final Round)
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 09, 2018, 06:30:14 AM
Let It Be.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be (Final Round)
Post by: Gertie J. on February 09, 2018, 06:54:23 AM
let it be


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be (Final Round)
Post by: Gabo on February 09, 2018, 10:29:52 AM
two of us


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be (Final Round)
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 09, 2018, 12:01:20 PM
"Let It Be"


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be (Final Round)
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on February 09, 2018, 12:07:41 PM
Let It Be


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be (Final Round)
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 09, 2018, 01:22:02 PM
Let it Be


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be (Final Round)
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on February 09, 2018, 03:04:44 PM
Let It Be


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be (Final Round)
Post by: SMiLE-addict on February 09, 2018, 04:57:23 PM
This is tough, but I'll go with Across the Universe.


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be
Post by: pixletwin on February 11, 2018, 09:41:49 AM
The final album (recorded before the final album... if that makes any sense). I prefer Let It Be... Naked... But there it is!  :3d

Quote
Let It Be topped albums charts in both America and the UK, and the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reached number one in the US. Despite its commercial success, according to Beatles Diary author Keith Badman, "reviews [were] not good".[28] NME critic Alan Smith wrote: "If the new Beatles' soundtrack is to be their last then it will stand as a cheapskate epitaph, a cardboard tombstone, a sad and tatty end to a musical fusion which wiped clean and drew again the face of pop."[29] Smith added that the album showed "contempt for the intelligence of today's record-buyer" and that the Beatles had "sold out all the principles for which they ever stood".[30] Reviewing for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was also critical of the album, citing Spector's production embellishments as a weakness: "Musically, boys, you passed the audition. In terms of having the judgment to avoid either over-producing yourselves or casting the fate of your get-back statement to the most notorious of all over-producers, you didn't."[31]

However, John Gabree of High Fidelity magazine found the album "not nearly as bad as the movie" and "positively wonderful" relative to the recent solo releases by McCartney and Starr. Gabree admired "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "Two of Us", but derided "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe", the last of which he described as "bloated and self-satisfied – the kind of song we've come to expect from these rich, privileged prototeenagers".[32] While questioning whether the Beatles' split would remain permanent, William Mann of The Times described Let It Be as "Not a breakthrough record, unless for the predominance of informal, unedited live takes; but definitely a record to give lasting pleasure. They aren't having to scrape the barrel yet."[33] In his review for The Sunday Times, Derek Jewell deemed the album to be "a last will and testament, from the blackly funereal packaging to the music itself, which sums up so much of what The Beatles as artists have been – unmatchably brilliant at their best, careless and self-indulgent at their least."[33]

In a retrospective review, Richie Unterberger of AllMusic described Let It Be as the "only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews", but felt that it was "on the whole underrated". He singles out "some good moments of straight hard rock in 'I've Got a Feeling' and 'Dig a Pony'", and praises "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "the folky 'Two of Us', with John and Paul harmonising together".[34] Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003[35] but was moved down to number 392 in the 2012 version.[36]

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/LetItBe.jpg)
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jTGHV5xqHPvEcwL8f6YU5

11 votes spread across 3 tracks!

1 smiler believed there was only the Two of Us. (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

2 smilers believed the best was out catching falling words from Across the Universe in a paper cup.

But there can only be one Survivor. 8 smilers felt that Mother Mary had some pretty good stuff to say in....

!!!! L E T   I T   B E !!!

Round#1 Dig It Jan 12
Round#2 Maggie Mae Jan 14
Round#3 For You Blue Jan 18
Round#4 Dig A Pony Jan 21
Round#5 One After 909 Jan 24
Round#6 I've Got A Feeling Jan 28
Round#7 The Long and Winding Road Jan 31
Round#8 I Me Mine Feb 5
Round#9 Get Back Feb 8
Round#10 Two of Us Feb 11
Round#10 Across the Universe Feb 11

Thank you all for playing. Next round we will be voting off two songs a round between the Psychedelic Period (which I'll call Piccadilly) and the Hey Jude period (Which I'll call Twickenham).

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/d428/f/2010/140/9/b/the_beatles_psychedelic_era_by_jeff_joye.jpg)(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d7/7f/03/d77f03d88ebe81e892ae7eb6f21aa3f5--studio-photos-let-it-be.jpg)

PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT  (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24175.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24427.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24580.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24696.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP! (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24830.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24908.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25015.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25116.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25161.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25236.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25354.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25508.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25581.0.html)
The Beatles Survivor #14 Winner: LET IT BE (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25725.0.html)


Title: Re: The Beatles Survivor #14 Winner: LET IT BE
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 11, 2018, 09:56:50 AM
 :pirate Cooly cool the longest Survivor White Album resulted in Paul's rocking "Helter Skelter"s win! :3d & now the last album's win is "Let It Be"! :3d

Well played, folks. :)