Beatles will finally get the release of the long awaited expanded edition of their 1970 classic album, Let It Be, today. It coincides with their new Get Back documentary, which will air next month, and this week's publication of the ‘Get Back’ book.
‘Let It Be’ has been newly mixed in stereo, 5.1 surround DTS and Dolby Atmos by the late George Martin's son Giles Martin.
All these versions feature a new stereo mix of the album as guided by the original “reproduced for disc” version of the album by Phil Spector. It was sourced directly from the original session and rooftop performance eight-track tapes.
Ringo Starr talked about the newly re-mixed version of their ‘Let It Be’ album:
"A lot of our early records, the drums are very low, but with the remastering now they're as loud as anybody else. And you can hear what I'm doing properly, you know. So I loved what Giles [Martin] has done and he's done the same to this one. I think people who know about the the old version will be really surprised with the new version. I think it's great."
The Special Edition (Super Deluxe) edition contains the following:
- 57 tracks -- 27 of which are previously unreleased
- 5-CD + 1-Blu-ray (album’s new stereo mix in hi-res; new 5.1 surround DTS and Dolby Atmos album mixes)
- 105-page hardbound book in a 10” by 12” die-cut slipcase
- 180-gram, half-speed mastered vinyl 4-LP + 45-rpm 12-inch vinyl EP with 105-page hardbound book in a 12.5” by 12.5” die-cut slipcase
[Source: Classic Hits Today]