A Beatles' Recording Timeline: Get Back

Let It Be, etc.

Back to White Album '68|Ahead to Abbey Road '70


MOTHER WORKS: 
o GET BACK c/w DON'T LET ME DOWN [UK MONO 45] ................... "APPLE R 5777"
o LET IT BE c/w YOU KNOW MY NAME (LOOK UP THE NUMBER) [UK S/M 45] "APPLE R 5833"
o LET IT BE  [STEREO LP] ........................................ "APPLE PXS1,PCS 7096"

OTHER WORKS:
o Let It Be Film Soundtrack

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GET BACK -
Recordings from January 2, 1969 to January 31, 1969 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TIMELINE PREFACE - SIGNIFICANT EARLIER DATES 08FEB68 [EMI] WRAP-UP RECORDING SESSION FOR ACROSS THE UNIVERSE This was the last Beatles recording session for this track. See date in sequence for details. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 02JAN69 TWICKENHAM REHEARSALS #1 OF 10 Rehearsal for a live concert. "Let It Be" may not have been performed. o Don't Let Me Down o All Things Must Pass o Don't Let Me Down o Dig A Pony o Everybody Got Song o Don't Let Me Down o Let It Down o (jam) o Brown Eyed Handsome Man o I've Got A Feeling o A Case Of The Blues o (jam) o On The Road To Marrakesh o Revolution o I Shall Be released o Sun King o Don't Let Me Down o The Teacher Was A Lookin o Don't Let Me Down o Sun King o Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues o I've Got A Feeling o (jam) o Speak To Me o I've Got A Feeling o Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) o I've Got A Feeling o Sun King o Don't Let Me Down o Sun King o Don't Let Me Down o Sun King / Don't Let Me Down o Don't Let Me Down o (jam) o Don't Let Me Down o (jam) o Well, All Right o (jam) o All Things Must Pass o Two Of Us o We're Goin' Home o Two Of Us o It's Good To See The Folks Back Home o Two Of Us 03JAN69 TWICKENHAM REHEARSALS #2 OF 10 Unproductive rehearsal for a live concert. "Let It Be" was performed 1 time. o Adagio For Strings "30d" o Adagio For Strings "Film, 30d" o Tea For Two Cha Cha o Chopsticks o (jam) o Todgy Todgy o Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On o (jam) o Let It Be "early 1st verse/1st chorus only, 30d" o (jam) o Taking A Trip To Carolina o (jam) o Please Mrs. Henry o Ramblin' Woman o Is It Discovered? o (jam) o Picasso o Taking A Trip To Carolina o Yesterday/Hey Jude o All Things Must Pass o Don't Let Me Down o Crackin' Up "30d" o All Shook Up "30d" o Your True Love "30d" o Blue Suede Shoes "30d" o Three Cool Cats "30d" o Blowin' In The Wind o Lucille "30d" o I'm So Tired "30d" o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da "30d" o Get On The Phone o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da o Don't Let Me Down o The Third Man Theme "30d" o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o (jam) o My Words Are In My Heart o Negro In Reserve o Don't Let Me Down o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da o Going Up The Country o On The Road Again o One After 909 "30d" o Because I Know You Love Me So "30d" o One After 909 o I'll Wait Til Tomorrow "30d" o A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody o I've Been Thinking That You Love Me o Won't You Please Say Goodbye "30d" o Bring It On Home "30d" o Hitch Hike "30d" o You Can't Do That "30d" o The Hippy Hippy Shake "30d" o Two Of Us o Sun King o (jam) o Short Fat Fannie "30d" o Midnight Special (Prisoner's Song) "30d" o When You're Drunk You Think Of Me o What's The Use Of Getting Sober o What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? "30d" o Money (That's What I Want) o Give Me Some Truth o All Things Must Pass o The Weight o I'm A Tiger o All Things Must Pass o chatter: George gets shocked "Film" o (jam) o All Things Must Pass o (jam) o All Things Must Pass o (jam) o Back In The USSR o Every Little Thing o Piece Of My Heart o Sabre Dance o Piece Of My Heart o Over And Over Again o All Things Must Pass "30d" o I've Been Good To You o Maxwell's Silver Hammer o Maxwell's Silver Hammer "30d" o I Want You o I'm Gonna Pay For His Ride o Don't Let Me Down 06JAN69 TWICKENHAM REHEARSALS #3 OF 10 Rehearsals without a plan. George has a row with Paul. "Let It Be" may not have been performed. o Oh! Darling o C'mon Marianne o I've Got A Feeling o High School Confidential o I've Got A Feeling o Hear Me Lord o (jam) "30d" o You Wear Your Women Out "30d" o My Imagination "30d" o (jam) "30d" o I'm Talking About You "30d" o Tracks Of My Tears o Dizzy Miss Lizzy "30d" o Money (That's What I Want) "30d" o Fools Like Me o Sure To Fall "30d" o Right String Wrong Yo-Yo o Don't Let Me Down o Send Me Some Lovin' o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o Two Of Us o Frere Jacques o It Ain't Me Babae o Two Of Us "30d" o When The Saints Go Marching In o Loop De Loop o Two Of Us o Hear Me Lord o Across The Universe "30d" o I Want You o Hear Me Lord o (jam) o Hear Me Lord "30d" o Let's Dance o All Things Must Pass "30d" o She Came In Through The Bathroom Window o Carry That Weight 07JAN69 TWICKENHAM REHEARSALS #4 OF 10 George has a row with Paul. Rehearsals without a plan. "Let It Be" may not have been performed. o The Long and Winding Road "30d" o Golden Slumbers "30d" o Carry That Weight "30d" o The Long and Winding Road o (jam) o Lady Madonna o She Came In Through the Bathroom Window o (jam) o Mr Epstein Said It Was White Gold o Lowdown Blues Machine o What'd I Say o Carry That Weight o Shout! o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "30d" o I've Got Rings On My Fingers o For You Blue o My Back Pages o I've Got A Feeling o She Came In Through the Bathroom Window o Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again o (jam) o I Shall Be Released o To Kingdome Come o For You Blue o (jam) o Bo Diddley o What the World Needs Now Is Love o (jam) o First Call o She Came In Through the Bathroom Wiindow o I've Got A Feeling o (jam) o Maxwell's Silver Hammer o Woman Where You Been So Long "30d" o Oh Julie Julia "30d" o Oh! Darling o The Long and Winding Road o Maxwell's Silver Hammer o Rule Brittania o (jam) o Maxwell's Silver Hammer o Speak To Me o When I'm 64 o Speak To Me o Oh! Darling o Maxwell's Silver Hammer o (jam) o A Shot of Rhythm and Blues "30d" o (Youre So Square) Baby I Don't Care o Across the Universe o Give Me Some Truth o (jam) o Across the Universe o A Case of the Blues o Cuddle Up o Give Me Some Truth o Across the Universe o Give Me Some Truth o From Me To You o Across the Universe "edit in Film" o Rock and Roll Music "30d" o Lucille "30d" o Lotta Lovin' o Across the Universe "edit in Film" o Gone, Gone, Gone "30d" o Dig A Pony "Film" o One After 909 o What'd I Say o One After 909 "30d" o (jam) o Don't Let Me Down o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o Devil In Her Heart o Don't Let Me Down o Thirty Days "30d" o Revolution o A Case Of the Blues o Be-Bop-A-Lula "30d" o Lotta Lovin' "30d" o Somethin' Else "30d" o (jam) o School Day o F.B.I. o She Came In thru the Bathroom Window "30d" o (jam) 08JAN69 TWICKENHAM REHEARSALS #5 OF 10 Rehearsals without a plan. George has a row with Paul. "Let It Be" was performed 2 times. o chatter: George doesn't care "Film" o I Me Mine "Film" o (jam) o Honey, Hush o (jam) "30d" o Stand By Me "30d" o Hare Krishna Mantra o Well If You're Ready o Hare Krishna Mantra o Two Of Us "film" "30d" o You Got Me Going o Twist And Shout o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "edit in film" "30d" o St Louis Blues o One After 909 o Too Bad About Sorrows o chatter:Queen says no to... "In film & Let It Be LP" "30d" o Just Fun o She Said She Said o All Things Must Pass o All Along the Watchtower o Mean Mr. Mustard "30d" o Don't Let Me Down o All Things Must Pass "30d" o Fools Like Me "30d" o You Win Again "30d" o (jam) o She Came In THrough the Bathroom Window "30d" o Maxwell's Silver Hammer "30d" o She Came In Through the Bathroom Window o Maxwell's Silver Hammer o I Me Mine o How Do You Think I Feel o Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde o Hello Muddah Hello Faddah o I Me Mine o F.B.I. o I'm Going To Knock Him Down Dead o (jam) o Oh! Darling o I Me Mine o Let It Be o I Me Mine o Domino o I Me Mine o The Long And Winding Road o Adagio For Strings o I Me Mine o Tell All the Folks Back Home o I Me Mine o True Love o (jam) o Shout! o Sweet Little Sixteen o Malanguena o Almost Grown o What Am I Living For? o Rock and Roll Music o I Me Mine "30d" o The Long And Winding Road o Let It Be o To Kingdom Come 09JAN69 TWICKENHAM REHEARSALS #6 OF 10 Rehearsal for a live concert. "Let It Be" was performed 3 times. o Another Day o (jam) o Let It Be o The Long and Winding Road o Let It Be o Her Majesty o Golden Slumbers o Carry That Weight o The Long and Winding Road o Oh! Darling o (jam) o For You Blue "30d" o (jam) o Two Of Us o chatter: Paul admonishes "in film" o Two Of Us o (jam) o Two Of Us "30d" o Baa Baa Black Sheep o Don't Let Me Down o Suzy's Parlour "edit in film" "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "edit in film" "30d" o I've Got A Feeling o One After 909 "film" o Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) o She Came In Through the Bathroom Window o Be-Bop-A-Lula o She Came In Through the Bathroom Window o Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo o Boogie Woogie o Baa Baa Black Sheep o Mr. Bass Man o Get Back "30d" o (jam) o La Penina o (jam) o Across the Universe o Teddy Boy o Junk o Across The Universe "30d" o Shakin In The Sixties o Move It "30d" o Good Rockin Tonight "30d" o Tennessee "30d" o Across the Universe o House of the Rising Sun "30d" o Commonwealth "30d" o Enoch Powell o Get Off! "30d" o For You Blue "30d" o Get Off! "30d" o Honey Hush "30d" o For You Blue "30d" o Ramblin Woman "30d" o I Threw It All Away "30d" o Mama You Been On My Mind "30d" o Let It Be o That'll Be The Day "30d" o I've Got A Feeling o Jenny, Jenny "30d" o Slippin and Slidin "30d" o Let It Be "Read the Record-Mirror version, 30d" 10JAN69 TWICKENHAM REHEARSALS #7 OF 10 Rehearsals without a plan. George has a row with John and quits the Beatles. "Let It Be" may not have been performed. o All Together Now o Don't Let Me Down o Hi Heel Sneakers "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Two Of Us "30d" o I'm Talking About You "30d" o chatter: George quits the Beatles "30d" o A Quick One While He's Away o (jam) o Till There Was You o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o Maxwell's Silver Hammer "30d" o Mack the Knife o Maxwells Silver Hammer "30d" o Don't Be Cruel "30d" o On A Sunny Island "30d" o The Peanut Vendor "30d" o Groovin' "30d" o I Got Stung "30d" o The Peanut Vendor "30d" o It's Only Make Believe "30d" o Through A London Window "30d" o The Long And Winding Road o Adagio For Strings o Martha My Dear 13JAN69 TWICKENHAM REHEARSALS #8 OF 10 Paul & Ringo &co. sit about. John & Yoko arrive very late. "Let It Be" may not have been performed. o Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da o Sleep On Otis o Baby Come Back o Build Me Up Buttercup o Dig A Pony o Get Back o (jam) o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "30d" o On The Road Again o (jam) 14JAN69 TWICKENHAM REHEARSALS #9 OF 10 Paul, Ringo, John, &co. sit about. "Let It Be" may not have been performed. o (jam) o Martha My Dear o San Francisco Bay Blues o (jam) o The Day I Went Back To School o Lady Jane o chatter: Ringo arrives "film" o Jazz Piano Song "film" "30d" o (jam) o Woman o Cocaine Blues o Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart o On A Clear Day You Can See Forever o (jam) o The Back Seat Of My Car "30d" o (jam) o Song Of Love "30d" o As Clear As A Bell o Hello Dolly "30d" o You Are Definitely Inclined Towards It o Madman "30d" o Mean Mr Mustard "30d" o Madman o Watching Rainbows o (jam) o Take This Hammer "30d" o Johnny B. Goode o Madman o You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) 15JAN69 TWICKENHAM REHEARSALS #10 OF 10 Paul rehearses alone in the morning. "Let It Be" may not have been performed. o Oh! Darling o Oh! Darling "30d" o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 17JAN69 ==MOTHER RELEASE== YELLOW SUBMARINE (Stereo/Duophonic LP) See the postscript to A Study In Drugs, Sex, and Revolution for details. 22JAN69 APPLE STUDIO REHEARSALS #1 OF 8 "Let It Be" was not performed. _ Going Up The Country "Lewisohn (or is it 23JAN?)" o Somethin' Else "30d" o Daydream "30d" o You Are My Sunshine "30d" o Whispering "30d" o (jam) "30d" o I Shall Be Released o (jam) o Act Naturally o Don't Let Me Down o I've Got A Feeling o (jam) o Every Night o Dig A Pony o Watch Your Step o New Orleans o Madman o Dig A Pony o Hi Heel Sneakers o My Baby Left Me "30d" o That's All Right "30d" o Milk Cow Blues "30d" o Hallelujah I Love Her So o Little Queenie o When Irish Eyes Are Smiling o Queen Of the Hop o All I Want Is You "30d" o In The Middle Of An Island "30d" o Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea "30d" o (jam) "30d" o Good Rockin Tonight "30d" o Forty Days "30d" o Too Bad About Sorrows "30d" o Dig A Pony "30d" o I'm Ready o Dig A Pony o Papa's Got A Brand New Bag o Dig A Pony o Shout! o Dig A Pony "30d" o You've Got Me Thinking "30d" o William Smith Boogie o You Gotta Give Back o Dig A Pony o Dig A Pony o Dig A Pony "ANTH3" 22.21 o Rocker (I'm Ready) "Get Back LP" o Save The Last Dance For Me "Get Back LP" o Don't Let Me Down "2-line tag, Get Back LP" o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o chatter: I Dig A Pygmy "Let It Be LP, 30d" o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "frag" o I've Got A Feeling "frag" o Dig A Pony "frag" o I've Got A Feeling/discussion o chatter: Glyn's out of tape, they've done DLMD, IGAF, DAP o I've Got A Feeling/Road Runner jam o I've Got A Feeling o Don't Let Me Down "playback snippet" o She Came In Through The Bathroom Window o She Came In Through The Bathroom Window "ANTH3" DDSI21.78 23JAN69 APPLE STUDIO REHEARSALS W/BILLY PRESTON #2 OF 8 "Let It Be" was not performed. o John, John (Let's Hope For Peace) "Englehardt" o Drum Solo o Octopus' Garden o Hey Hey Georgie o Get Back/Get Back/Get Back "rehearsal sequence" o Get Back "Paul sings, rest come in, tape cuts off" o Reach Out I'll Be There o Get Back _ (jam) o (jam) o Get Back o I'll Get You o Get Back o Get Back "WCBN acetate?" o I've Got A Feeling (snippet) "WCBN acetate" o Help! o Please Please Me Rolls 416A-428A: o Dig A Pony "30d" o Going Up The Country "30d" o Dig A Pony "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o Chatter: You Want A Session Job? Billy Preston arrives. "30d" o Dig A Pony "30d" o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o Don't Let Me Down "Get Back LP (moved from 22JAN!)" "30d" o Dig A Pony "30d" o Dig A Pony "Get Back LP" "30d" DDSI22.70 o I've Got A Feeling (breakdown) "Get Back LP & ANTH3" "30d" DDSI22.71 o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "rehearsal take and someone can't play (moved from 22JAN!)""30d" 24JAN69 APPLE STUDIO REHEARSALS W/BILLY PRESTON #3 OF 8 "Let It Be" was not performed. o Get Back o I Can't Get No Satisfaction o What'd I Say o (jam) o Get Back o (jam) o Get Back o (Jam) o Get Back o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da o Get Back o Get Back o Soldier of Love o Cathy's Clown o Soldier of Love o Where Have You Been o Love Is A Swingin Thing o What'd I Say o Love Is A Swingin Thing Rolls 1022B/434A-446A o Get Back "improvising lyrics, 30d" o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Blues "Lewisohn, 30d" o Twenty Flight Rock "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Oh! Darling "30d" o Oh! Darling "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Jealous Guy "On the road to Marrakesh, 30d" o Two Of Us "30d" o Two Of Us "30d" o Two Of Us "30d" o Two Of Us o Teddy Boy o Teddy Boy o complete "30d" % "-> ANTH3 edit 28JAN69" ddsi24.33 o Teddy Boy o Balls To Your Partner o Ach Du Lieber Augustin o Teddy Boy o Two Of Us "30d" o Polythene Pam o Two Of Us "ANTH 3" ddsi24.30 o (jam) o Two Of Us o Two Of Us "30d" o Maggie Mae o Two Of Us o Maggie Mae "30d" o I Fancy Me Chances "30d" 0 Two Of Us "30d" o Two Of Us o Two Of Us "Get Back LP" o Maggie Mae "OV Let It Be LP track & Get Back LP track, 30d" o Teddy Boy (playback) o Two Of Us (playback) o Get Back o (jam) o Her Majesty "30d" o There You Are Eddie "30d" o Every Night o Pillow For Your Head o Hot As Sun o Catcall (Catswalk) o Two Of Us o Two Of Us o Two Of Us o Hello Goodbye o Diggin My Potatoes "30d" o Hey Liley Liley Lo "30d" Rolls 448A-452A o Rock Island Line "30d" o (jam) o Michael Row The Boat "30d" o Rock A Bye Baby "30d" o Singing the Blues "30d" o Knee Deep In the Blues o Dig It o Dig It "30d" o Dig It "30d" o Chatter: Can You Dig It By Georgie Wood "OV Let It Be LP" o Get Back o There You Are Eddie o Get Back "30d" o Little Demon "30d" o Maybelline "30d" o You Can't Catch Me "30d" o Brown Eyed Handsome Man "30d" o Short Fat Fannie "30d" o Patter: Get Back o Get Back "30d" o Green Onions o Get Back o Bad Boy "30d" o Sweet Little Sixteen "30d" o Around and Around "30d" o Almost Grown "30d" o School Day "30d" o Stand By Me "30d" o Where Have You Been "30d" o Lady Madonna o Lovely Rita o Get Back "radio broadcast" "30d" o Lonely Sea o (jam) 25JAN69 APPLE STUDIO REHEARSALS W/BILLY PRESTON #4 OF 8 "Let It Be" was performed 8 times or so. o On The Road Again o Untitled Jamming o Another Day o Two Of Us o I Lost My Little Girl "30d" o Two Of Us "30d" o Two Of Us "30d" o Bye Bye Love "30d" o Two Of Us "30d" o Snippets: Two Of Us o For You Blue TAKE 1 "ANTH3" ddsi25.34 o For You Blue "edit on film" o For You Blue "edit in film" o For You Blue "30d" o For You Blue "30d" o For You Blue "30d" o For You Blue "Get Back LP track (->OV LP track w/new vocal), 30d" o For You Blue "30d" o For You Blue "Bluthner - 30d" o Take This Hammer o Early In the Morning o Let It Be "rehearsals" o Snippets:(jam) o Let It Be "rehearsals" o Let It Be "Really bad, 30d" o Let It Be "Psalm 22 version, 30d" o Let It Be "playbacks" o Window Window o chatter: "Back to the drudgery... It's you making it that way!, 30d" o I'm Talking About You "30d" o Let It Be "The True Meaning Of Xmas version, 30d" o Let It Be "Quiet, 3rd v.=repeat of 1st v., 30d" o Let It Be "ANTH3 w/pre- & post-chatter from 31JAN69" ddsi25.81 o Crazy Feet o Please Please Me _ Let It Down 26JAN69 APPLE STUDIO REHEARSALS W/BILLY PRESTON #5 OF 8 "Let It Be" was performed 10 times. o Isn't It A Pity "30d" o Window Window "30d" o Let It Down o Octopus' Garden o (jam) o Octopus's Garden "30d" _ She's A Little Piece of Leather _ Two Of Us _ Dig A Pony _ Octopus' Garden o Let It Be o Piece of My Heart o Little Yellow Pills o High School Confidential "30d" o Great Balls of Fire "30d" o Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying o (jam) o Suicide o Let It Be "QUIET!, 30d" o Let It Be "3rd v.=vocalizing, 30d" o Let It Be "3rd v.=portmanteau, 30d" o Let It Be "3rd v.=vocalizing, 30d" o Let It Be "A cat whose name is Bamagee version, 30d" o Dig It o "Complete Nagra reel recording (15:05)- 30d" % "Get Back LP Edit" % "OV, Let It Be LP edit (0:48)" % "Let It Be Film Edit" o Rip It Up/Shake Rattle And Roll/Kansas City/Miss Ann/Lawdy Miss Clawdy/Blue Suede Shoes ddsi26.56 o [stereo] "Incomplete(?) multitrack recording (Rip It Up incomplete on available copies)" o "Celluloid Rock acetate mix" o [mono] "Complete Nagra reel recording - 30d" o "Let It Be film edit/mix: Shake Rattle and Roll/Kansas City/Miss Ann/Lawdy Miss Clawdy" o "ANTH3 edit/mix: Rip It Up/Shake, Rattle And Roll/Blue Suede Shoes" o You Really Got A Hold On Me "film" "30d" ddsi26.60 o Tracks Of My Tears o Let It Be o You Really Got A Hold On Me o (jam) "Pt. 1-Lennon slides, McC drums, Preston plays, Ono moans" "30d" o (jam) "Pt. 2-Lennon slides, McC drums, Preston plays, Ono moans" o (jam) "30d" o Let It Be "3rd v.=repeat of 2nd v., 30d" o Let It Be "You will be a good girl, 30d" o Let It Be "w/full band intro/portmanteau 3rd verse" o "(mono) Nagra reel, 30d" o "10MAR69 Acetate mix, w/full band intro/portmanteau 3rd verse, WBCN version" o Let It Be "frag" o I Told You Before "30d" o I Told You Before "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "rehearsal, 30d" o The Long And Winding Road "rehearsal, 30d" o The Long And Winding Road "edit in film -rehearsal, " "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "edit in film -rehearsal, " "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "rehearsal, 30d" o The Long And Winding Road "Take 1" ddsi26.91 o "Complete, 30d" o "un-Spectorized, Get Back LP track & ANTH3" % "-> OV Let It Be LP track" 27JAN69 APPLE STUDIO REHEARSALS W/BILLY PRESTON #6 OF 8 "Let It Be" was not performed. o (jam) o Strawberry Fields Forever "30d" o Let It Be "A mild cigar...Roll 505, 30d" o Let It Be "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "30d" o Old Brown Shoe "30d" o Old Brown Shoe "30d" o Old Brown Shoe "30d" o Old Brown Shoe "30d" o Untitled Jamming "Lewisohn - 30d" o I Told You Before "30d" o I Told You Before "30d" o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Oh! Darling ddsi27.56 o "complete" "30d" o "ANTH3 edit" o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "30d" o Get Back o "Best Take, unedited" "30d" % Get Back "Best Take, Get Back LP edit" % Get Back "Best Take, OV 45 edit" % Get Back "Best Take, OV Let It Be LP edit" o Get Back "30d" o Get Back "snippet" o Get Back "FS, German/French version" "30d" o chatter "Rosetta etc" o Get Back "Here comes the fudge, 30d" o Get Back "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "breakdown" o You Won't Get Me That Way "30d" o The Walk "acetate version" "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o Rainy Day Women #s 12 & 35 o I've Got A Feeling o I've Got A Feeling o Dig It o The Long And Winding Road o Save The Last Dance For Me o (jam) o The River Rhine/The Long And Winding Road "30d" 28JAN69 APPLE STUDIO REHEARSALS W/BILLY PRESTON #7 OF 8 "Let It Be" was not performed. o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o Dig A Pony "Lewisohn, 30d" o Dig A Pony "Lewisohn, 30d" o Get Back "30d" o Love Me Do "Lewisohn, 30d" o Get Back o "Complete as recorded, 30d" % "segment used as coda of 45" % "segment used as fade of Let It Be film and Get Back LP" o I've Got A Feeling o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o "as recorded" % "OV 45 release w/addtl vocal" o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o Don't Let Me Down o Complete "30d" % "Source of addtl vocal part -> OV 45" o I've Got A Feeling "w/French count in, 30d" o I've Got A Feeling o One After 909/jam o One After 909 "Yeah, rock and roll, 30d" o Hava Negeilah o (jam) o The Inner Light o Some Other Guy o Old Brown Shoe o Old Brown Shoe o Old Brown Shoe o Old Brown Shoe o Old Brown Shoe o Old Brown Shoe "30d" o Old Brown Shoe "30d" o Old Brown Shoe "30d" o I Want You (She's So Heavy) "30d" o Something o Something o Something "30d" o Get Back (2:48) "30d" o How Do You Tell Someone o Positively 4th Street o Get Back _ Billy's Song (1) "Lewisohn" _ Billy's Song (2) "Lewisohn" o Teddy Boy ddsi28.83 o "as recorded" "30d" o "ANTH3 edit of 24+28JAN" o Get Back o Let It Down o All Things Must Pass "30d" o All Things Must Pass "brief response" o All Things Must Pass "30d" o I Want You (She's So Heavy) "30d" o I Want You (She's So Heavy) "30d" 29JAN69 APPLE STUDIOS REHEARSALS #8 OF 8 "Let It Be" was not performed. _ I Want You (She's So Heavy) o Dig A Pony "30d" o I've Got A Feeling "30d" o Don't Let Me Down "30d" o Get Back "30d" o One After 909 "30d" o She Came In Through The Bathroom Window "30d" o Two Of Us "30d" o Let It Be "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "30d" o For You Blue "30d" o All Things Must Pass "30d" o chatter: Paul tells John they need to play live "film" o All Things Must Pass o All Things Must Pass "30d" o Let It Down o Let It Down "30d" o Let It Down "30d" o I Want You (She's So Heavy) "30d" o Something "30d" o Sexy Sadie "30d" o Dig It "faster version, 30d" o Besame Mucho o Complete "30d" o "Let It Be Film Edit" o Three Cool Cats "30d" o I Got To Find My Baby "30d" o The One After 909 "30d" o The One After 909 "30d" o Vacation Time "30d" o Cannonball [stereo] "Complete" "30d" o Not Fade Away [stereo] "Complete" "30d" o Hey Little Girl (In The High School Sweater) [stereo] "Complete" "30d" o Bo Diddley [stereo] "Complete" "30d" o Maybe Baby "30d" o Peggy Sue Got Married "30d" o Thinking Of Linking "30d" o Crying, Waiting, Hoping "30d" o Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues "30d" o "Clean version" o "ANTH3" o Teddy Boy "30d" o Two Of Us "30d" 30JAN69 THE APPLE STUDIO ROOFTOP CONCERT "Let It Be" was not performed. o (stage noises) o Get Back (rehearsal) o Get Back (warmup) o I Want You (She's So Heavy) (warmup) o Get Back "Let It Be Film" o Don't Let Me Down "Let It Be Film" o I've Got A Feeling "Let It Be LP & Film" o One After 909 (warmup) o One After 909 "Let It Be LP & Film, Get Back LP" o Danny Boy "w/chatter" o Dig A Pony (warmup) o Dig A Pony o Complete o "Uneditted Film Mix" o "OV Let It Be LP Mix/Edit" o God Save The Queen o I've Got A Feeling o A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody o Get Back (warmup) o Don't Let Me Down o Get Back "ANTH3 and Let It Be Film" ddsi30.17 o Chatter "Thanks, Mo. On behalf of... passed the audition." 31JAN69 THE APPLE STUDIO BASEMENT PERFORMANCE "Let It Be" was performed at least 14 times. o (Unknown)/Hey Good Lookin' "30d" o Take This Hammer "30d" o Lost John "30d" o Five Feet High And Rising "30d" o Bear Cat "30d" o Black Dog Blues "30d" o Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo "30d" o Run For Your Life "30d" o Medley: Two Of Us (take 10AB)/Friendship/Turkey In The Straw "30d" o Step Inside Love "30d" o Friendship/Tales Of Frankie Rabbit "30d" o Two Of Us "Take 11" o "as recorded" "30d" % "-> Let It Be LP track" o "film edit w/outro from tk 12" o 'Deed I Do/In The Middle Of An Island/All Together Now "30d" o Two Of Us "Take 12 w/I Got Stung" "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "Take 13AB/snip/14" "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "Take 15AB" "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "Take 16ABC" "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "Take 16D" "30d" o Lady Madonna "fragment, multitracked" "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "Take 17A" "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "snip/tk 17BC" "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "Take 18" "30d" o The Long And Winding Road "Take 19, Let It Be Film" "30d" o I Want You (She's So Heavy) "30d" o Let It Be "rehearsal frag" "30d" o Let It Be "Take 20ABC" "30d" o Let It Be "Take 21" "30d" o Let It Be "Take 22" "30d" o chatter:change the tempo a bit "Get Back LP" o Let It Be "Take 23" "30d" o Let It Be "Take 24" "30d" o Let It Be "Take 25A" "30d" o Let It Be "Take 25B" "30d" o chatter "OK, let's track it" "30d" o Medley: Let It Be (take 26A)/Twelfth Street Rag "30d" o Let It Be "Take 26B" "30d" o Oh! Darling "30d" o Oh! Darling "30d" _ The third verse of Let It Be was finally written. o Let It Be "Take 27A" o "as recorded, w/original guitar solo and w/o SI" "30d" % "-> Get Back LP (w/30APR69 solo SI, no orch)" % "-> unused mix/edit (w/04JAN69 solo and OM orch SI)" % "-> OV 45 (w/30APR69 solo SI and 04JAN69 orch SI)" % "-> OV Let It Be LP" o Let It Be "Take 27B" o "as recorded w/laugh" "30d" o "Let It Be Film Edit w/o laugh + frag" % Let It Be 31.37 "sequence unknown: frag edited into tk 27b for Let It Be Film Edit"
TIMELINE POSTSCRIPT: GET BACK / LET IT BE POST-JAN69 CRITICAL SESSIONS 
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05FEB69  Mixing of rooftop concert.

10MAR69 Mixing of "WBCN" Acetate 
Producer: Glyn Johns/Olympic Studios
 o Get Back "10MAR69 Acetate mix
 o I've Got A Feeling (breakdown)"10MAR69 Acetate mix
 o Dig A Pony "10MAR69 Acetate mix
 o I've Got A Feeling (fragment) "10MAR69 Acetate mix
 o Teddy Boy "10MAR69 Acetate mix
 o The Walk "10MAR69 Acetate mix
 o Two Of Us "10MAR69 Acetate mix
 o Let It Be "10MAR69 Acetate mix, w/full band intro/portmanteau 3rd verse, WBCN-only"
 o The Long And Winding Road "10MAR69 Acetate mix
 o Get Back "10MAR69 Acetate mix, same performance as used for 45/Get Back LPs/LET IT BE LP"
 o For You Blue "10MAR69 Acetate mix
 % Rocker (aka I'm Ready/Jam) "10MAR69 Acetate mix
 % Save The Last Dance For Me "10MAR69 Acetate mix
 o Don't Let Me Down "10MAR69 Acetate mix, WBCN-only"

11-12-13MAR69 Mixing "Celluloid Rock" Acetate
Producer: Glyn Johns/Olympic Studios
o Rip It Up/Shake Rattle and Roll
o Blue Suede Shoes
o Dig It
o You've Really Got A Hold On Me
o I've Got A Feeling
o Miss Ann/Kansas City/Lawdy Miss Clawdy
o Let It Be

26MAR69  EMI (Jarratt) mixing "Get Back" track.
31MAR69  World Premiere of John and Yoko's film RAPE.
07APR69  Olympic (Glyn & McC) mixing "Get Back" c/w "Don't Let Me Down" 45.


11APR69  ==MOTHER RELEASE==  GET BACK c/w DON'T LET ME DOWN  "APPLE R 5777"
o GET BACK c/w DON'T LET ME DOWN [UK MONO 45]
     o GET BACK [UK MONO 45]
     o DON'T LET ME DOWN [UK MONO 45]
 

30APR69
% Let It Be "Get Back LP track = Lead Guitar SI to Tk 27A from 31JAN69"
% Let It Be "Lead Guitar SI to Tk 27A from 31JAN69 -> OV 45"
% You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) "Vocal & FX SI [6'08"]"

LateMAY69  Rough acetate of "GET BACK, DON'T LET ME DOWN, AND 12 OTHER SONGS" prepared.
Same as 28MAY69 lineup, except longer edit of Dig It (, and more chatter.

28MAY69  Master tape banding of LP "GET BACK, DON'T LET ME DOWN, AND 12 OTHER SONGS"
Producer: Glyn Johns, Known sources: Yellow Dog's acetate or Vigotone's tape reel.
?Avail in mono and stereo?
o One After 909 "also appears on LET IT BE LP"
o Rocker "aka I'm Ready/Jam"
o Save The Last Dance For Me
o Don't Let Me Down
o Dig A Pony
o I've Got A Feeling
o GET BACK [UK MONO 45 VERSION]
o For You Blue
o Teddy Boy
o Two Of Us
o Maggie Mae "also appears on LET IT BE LP"
o Dig It (3:59)
o Let It Be "Lead Guitar SI to Tk 27A from 31JAN69"
o The Long And Winding Road
o Get Back (reprise)

DEC69 Post-production of LET IT BE film & soundtrack completed.
Act I = Twickenham Rehearsals
o chatter: setup
o Paul's Piano Theme (fragment)
o Don't Let Me Down (fragment)
o chatter
o Maxwell's Silver Hammer (fixup)
o chatter: George gets shocked
o Two Of Us (fragment)
o I've Got A Feeling (fragment)
o chatter: teaching George guitar
o I've Got A Feeling (fragment)
o Oh! Darling (fragment)
o chatter
o Just Fun (fragment)
o One After 909 (fragment)
o One After 909 (fixup of frags)
o Piano Boogie
o Two Of Us
o chatter: Paul and George
o Across The Universe (fragment)
o Dig A Pony (fragment)
o Suzie Parker (fragment)
o I Me Mine (fixup)

Act II = Apple Studios Rehearsals
o For You Blue
o Da-Doo-Run-Run (fragment)
o chatter: Maharishi
o Besame Mucho
o Octopus' Garden
o chatter
o "Isadora Duncan"
o You Really Got A Hold On Me
o The Long And Winding Road (fragment)
o The Long And Winding Road (fragment)
o Shake Rattle and Roll
o Miss Ann/Kansas City/Lawdy Miss Clawdy
o Dig It

Act III = Apple Studio Basement Performance
o chatter: film, audiences, etc
o Two Of Us
o Let It Be
o The Long And Winding Road

Act IV = Apple Studio Rooftop Concert
o Get Back
o Don't Let Me Down
o I've Got A Feeling
o One After 909/Danny Boy
o Dig A Pony
o Get Back 
o Get Back (reprise)

03JAN70  EMI
o I Me Mine "Take 16, ANTH3"
_ Peggy Sue Got Married

04JAN70  EMI
% For You Blue "Vocal SI to 25JAN69 -> OV LP"
% Let It Be "Orchestra SI"
% Let It Be "Guitar solo SI for LP version"
% Let It Be "Let It Be 45 track = tk 27A w/30APR69 solo + 04JAN70 orchestra SI"
% Let It Be "Let It Be LP track = tk 27A edit w/04JAN70 solo + 04JAN70 orchestra SI"

05JAN70  MASTER TAPE BANDING LP: GET BACK (2ND TRACK LINEUP)
Producer: Glyn Johns, Known sources: Barrett tapes
% One After 909 (from 28MAY69) "also appears on LET IT BE LP"
% Rocker (from 28MAY69)  "aka I'm Ready/Jam"
% Save The Last Dance For Me (from 28MAY69) 
% Don't Let Me Down (from 28MAY69) 
% Dig A Pony (from 28MAY69) 
% I've Got A Feeling (from 28MAY69) 
% Get Back (from 28MAY69) 
% Let It Be (from 28MAY69) 
% For You Blue (from 28MAY69) 
% Two Of Us (from 28MAY69) 
% Maggie Mae  (from 28MAY69) "also appears on LET IT BE LP"
% Dig It (from 28MAY69) 
% The Long And Winding Road (from 28MAY69) 
o I Me Mine "Get Back LP remix"
o Across The Universe "Get Back LP remix"
% Get Back (reprise)

06MAR70  ==MOTHER RELEASE== LET IT BE c/w YOU KNOW MY NAME (LOOK UP THE NUMBER)"APPLE R 5833"
o LET IT BE c/w YOU KNOW MY NAME (LOOK UP THE NUMBER) [UK S/M 45] 
     o LET IT BE [UK Stereo-A 45] = tk 27A w/30APR69 solo + 04JAN70 orchestra SI
     o YOU KNOW MY NAME (LOOK UP THE NUMBER) [UK Mono-B 45] 


23MAR70  PHIL SPECTOR BEGAN REMIX OF LET IT BE LP

01APR70  FINAL RECORDING SESSION
% Across The Universe "Ringo & orchestra SI"
% The Long And Winding Road "Ringo & orchestra SI"
% I Me Mine "Ringo & orchestra SI"

02APR70  PHIL SPECTOR COMPLETES REMIX OF LET IT BE LP


08MAY70  ==MOTHER RELEASE=  LET IT BE  [STEREO LP]  "APPLE PXS1 or PCS 7096"
SIDE ONE
o TWO OF US [LP VERSION]
o DIG A PONY  [LP VERSION]
o ACROSS THE UNIVERSE [LP VERSION]
o I ME MINE [LP VERSION]
o DIG IT (0:48)[LP EDIT]
o LET IT BE [LP VERSION]= tk 27A edit w/04JAN70 solo + 04JAN70 orchestra SI
o MAGGIE MAE [LP MIX]
SIDE TWO
o I'VE GOT A FEELING  [LP VERSION]
o THE ONE AFTER 909 [LP MIX]
o THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD [LP VERSION]
o FOR YOU BLUE [LP VERSION]
o GET BACK [LP VERSION]


13MAY70  Premiere of film Let It Be. 

KEY: RECORDING TYPES AND SESSION NOTES

Recording Types
o Collectable. _ Exists/Uncollectable. * Recorded/Lost.
% Collectable AS an embedded component of officially released track.
. Song title listed to provide context. No recording implied.
Session Notes
OM = Other Musicians for Beatles' product.
NTB = Not The Beatles.
Song title "version name" ... The quoted phrase is to indicate some distinctive characteristic of this recording version of the song.

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