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Comments were taken and adapted from The Complete Beatles Chronicle by Mark Lewisohn.
Friday 31 January

Apple Studios, London, The "Apple Studio Performance", in other words the final recording of those numbers unsuitable for the rooftop show two piano songs (The Long And Winding Road and Let It Be) and one acoustic (Two Of Us). The Beatles also ventured into a jam of Lady Madonna which, although later mixed by Glyn Johns as a potential LP track, was barely worthy of release. For these recordings the Beatles and Billy Preston arranged themselves into stage formation on and around a platform. As can be seen in the Let It Be film, Paul was the focus of attention throughout because these were all his songs.


With this session, the shooting of Get Back was completed, but the finished production would be a long time coming...

To promote Let It Be when it was issued as a single, Apple distributed to TV stations a 16mm colour promotional clip showing one of the nine takes of this song recorded/filmed this day (but different from the one seen in the Let It Be movie) combined also with footage from Two Of Us and The Long And Winding Road performances.



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