The Beatles…Let It Be Box Set (2021)

A 5-CD plus Blu-ray “Super Deluxe” box set of Let It  Be is being released on October 15th (vinyl too).

The discs include the new remix the Let It Be album, the original unreleased 1969 Get Back album, plus songs from sessions and rehearsals.  You can see a hardback book of photos and information is included.  It’s a 100 page book, as compared with the 240 page The Beatles: Get Back book that’s coming out October 12th.  The book in the box set has information on the recordings, and comments from Paul McCartney, Glyn Johns and more, whereas the other book has dialogue from the film.  Both have previously unreleased photos.   The list price for this Super Deluxe set is $139.98.  (The vinyl version is $199.98.)

Here are the track listings from the back of the box (click to enlarge & make clearer):

Each of these playlists is short enough to fit on a vinyl record, so the Super Deluxe vinyl box set is 5-discs too (4 LP’s and an EP).  The list price is $199.98.

A 2-CD Deluxe set (below) contains the new remix, plus a disc of selected highlights from the rest of the box set.  The list price is $24.98.  The remixed album will also be available as a single disc or record.

The never-released Get Back album (with no overdubs) that was assembled by Glyn Johns comes with a nice touch.  Both the CD & Vinyl sets include a version of the cover that was planned for that 1969 album.

The Super Deluxe sets also include two discs of recordings from sessions and rehearsals, and a 4-track EP that includes remixes of the “Let It Be” & “Don’t Let Me Down” singles.  The CD set also has a Blu-ray audio disc of the new remix album with 5.1/Dolby Atmos.  

It’s surprising the rooftop concert isn’t included using the best versions of the five songs that were played.  There was certainly room for it on the five CD’s.  Maybe the version of the album done by Glyn Johns is meant to take its place, because the rooftop recordings were used for those mixes, and all five of the songs played during the concert are on the Get Back album.

The cover of the box set is very similar to the original Let It Be album cover.

There’s even a vinyl picture disc!  $35.98 ($10 more than the standard vinyl.)

A lot of the material from the sessions, rehearsals, and jams has been available in various versions from Anthology 3 and bootlegs.  Now we’ll hear them in the best possible audio, along with the remix of the original Let It Be album.  We’ve been waiting nearly a year-and-a-half past the 50th Anniversary!

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