воскресенье, 27 декабря 2009 г.
вторник, 8 декабря 2009 г.
пятница, 9 октября 2009 г.
вторник, 8 сентября 2009 г.
All songs written and composed by Lennon/McCartney, except where noted.
|1.||"Two of Us"||McCartney and Lennon||3:33|
|2.||"Dig a Pony"||Lennon||3:52|
|3.||"Across the Universe"||Lennon||3:47|
|4.||"I Me Mine" (George Harrison)||Harrison||2:25|
|5.||"Dig It" (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)||Lennon||0:49|
|6.||"Let It Be"||McCartney||4:01|
|7.||"Maggie Mae" (traditional, arr. by Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)||Lennon and McCartney||0:41|
|1.||"I've Got a Feeling"||McCartney and Lennon||3:37|
|2.||"One After 909"||Lennon and McCartney||2:52|
|3.||"The Long and Winding Road"||McCartney||3:37|
|4.||"For You Blue" (Harrison)||Harrison||2:32|
- The Beatles
- John Lennon – vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar ("Get Back"), lap steel guitar ("For You Blue"), acoustic guitar ("Two of Us", "Across the Universe" and "Maggie Mae"), six-string bass guitar ("Dig It", "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road")
- Paul McCartney – vocals, bass guitar, piano ("For You Blue", "Dig It", "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road"), acoustic guitar ("Two of Us" and "Maggie Mae"), Hammond organ ("I Me Mine"), electric piano ("I Me Mine")
- George Harrison – vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar ("For You Blue" and "I Me Mine"), tamboura ("Across the Universe"), six-string bass guitar ("Two of Us" and "Maggie Mae")
- Ringo Starr – drums and maracas
- Additional musicians
- Richard Anthony Hewson – string, choir and brass arrangements ("Across the Universe", "I Me Mine" and "The Long and Winding Road")
- George Martin – producer and maracas ("Dig It")
- Linda McCartney – backing vocals ("Let It Be" - uncredited on album sleeve)
- Billy Preston – electric piano ("I've Got a Feeling", "One After 909", "Get Back") and Hammond organ ("Dig It", "Let It Be", "The Long and Winding Road").
- Glyn Johns – engineer, mixing
- Alan Parsons - assistant engineer
- Phil Spector – producer (final overdubs), final mixing
- "The Changeling" – 4:21
- "Love Her Madly" – 3:20
- "Been Down So Long" – 4:41
- "Cars Hiss By My Window" – 4:12
- The 2007 remaster includes an additional verse making it 4:58.
- "L.A. Woman" – 7:49
- The 2007 remaster includes several seconds of intro and conclusion making it 7:59
- "L'America" – 4:37
- "Hyacinth House" – 3:11
- "Crawling King Snake" (Tony Hollins, Bernard Besman, John Lee Hooker) – 5:00
- "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)" – 4:16
- "Riders on the Storm" – 7:09
40th Anniversary Edition bonus tracks
- "Orange County Suite" – 5:45
- "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" (Willie Dixon) – 3:41
- Jim Morrison – vocals
- Robby Krieger – guitar
- Ray Manzarek – organ, Fender Rhodes piano bass, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano
- John Densmore – drums
среда, 19 августа 2009 г.
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