Let It Be Re-release

Now streaming on Disney+
Image courtesy of Disney+ - https://press.disneyplus.com/https:/press.disneyplus.com/news/let-it-be-streaming-may-8
Image courtesy of Disney+ – https://press.disneyplus.com/https:/press.disneyplus.com/news/let-it-be-streaming-may-8

On May 8, 2024, Disney+ re-released the acclaimed 1970 music film “Let It Be” which features The Beatles recording and rehearsing what would soon be their final album. This studio remaster was a project endeavor led by Neil Aspinall, taking the original master tapes of the film and editing them to meet modern standards in regards to enhancing visuals, clearing sounds of instruments, and dialogue from the Beatles having a more crisp tone than ever before. 

The director of photography of this film was Anthony B. Richmond, who provided a more clear look into this pivotal time in the band’s history by adding more clear and concise photos for advertising and print. The original film was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in early 1969, when the Let It Be sessions were first taking place, and it has now been taken under new management for the project in restoring his amazing film for every die hard Beatles fan to re-watch or watch for the first time. 

This film takes place during the recording of the Let It Be album, and features a variety of segments with the band rehearsing songs from the album, songs from their future album Abbey Road (Let It Be was the last released album but Abbey Road was the last recorded) as well as featuring the famed “Rooftop Concert” which was the last time the Beatles ever performed live together for an audience. The shots of this film have a more clear, as well as high definition finish due to the amazing studio mastering work done by Neil Aspinall and his group of film development experts.

Let It Be features amazing original songs by The Beatles such as “Across the Universe” “Dig a Pony” “The Long and Winding Road” and my personal favorite song featured in the bands “Rooftop Concert” “Don’t Let Me Down.” If you would like to view this amazing concert film, and soak up all the amazing melodies that The Beatles provide you can see it on streaming services such as the aforementioned Disney+ right now. 

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Robert Wingler is a first year journalism student and a member of the Class of 2024. He enjoys photography and media such as audio and video productions.