The Beatles have announced an expanded reissue of Let It Be. The special edition box set, which is out October 15 via Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe, will include 57 tracks spread over five CDs and one Blu-ray. It will feature 27 previously unreleased session recordings, a four-track Let It Be EP, and a new 14-track mix compiled and engineered by Glyn Johns in 1969. Find more details here, and check out three tracks from the newly remixed edition – ‘Let It Be’ (2021 Stereo Mix), ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ (first rooftop performance), and ‘For You Blue’ (Get Back LP Mix) – below.
“I had always thought the original film Let It Be was pretty sad as it dealt with the break-up of our band,” Paul McCartney writes in his foreword for a special edition Let It Be book. “But the new film shows the camaraderie and love the four of us had between us. It also shows the wonderful times we had together, and combined with the newly remastered Let It Be album, stands as a powerful reminder of this time. It’s how I want to remember The Beatles.”
The new edition of Let It Be follows anniversary reissues of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2017), The BEATLES (‘White Album’) (2018), and Abbey Road (2019). The Beatles: Get Back, a three-part documentary series directed and produced by Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson that will include the first full video of the band’s final rooftop performance, will air on Disney+ in the fall.