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Let It Be [Expanded Edition]
 
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Let It Be [Expanded Edition]

29 Sept. 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 April 2008
  • Release Date: 29 Sept. 2008
  • Label: Ryko/Rhino
  • Copyright: 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.
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  • Total Length: 53:48
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  • ASIN: B001GEE226
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,887 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr Ticko on 8 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
It's no exaggeration to say this is one of the most important rock albums of all time. The Replacements had already shown on previous records that they were capable of something extraordinary, but with "Let It Be" they produced an album which set a template for all alternative American rock. The great thing about "Let It Be" is that it all just sounds so effortless. From the opening track "I Will Dare" right through to the final astonishing "Answering Machine", these are eleven songs which capture the spirit and power of rock and roll played with such a nonchalant grace that it leaves you breathless. I could go on about the way it influenced all of your favourite guitar bands.. or the incredible lyrics.. or the bands amazing humour and diversity, but I really shouldn't need to. This is a fantastic album from a band on top form, you MUST have this album. Five stars.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Robert George Moses on 5 Nov. 2009
Format: Audio CD
No one else has reviewed this yet, so I must. This is one of the best rock records you will ever come across. If you love rock and roll at its most essential and expressive then buy this cd. The band plays loose and powerful and Paul Westerberg is in my opinion a top songwriter in general and perhaps the best from his time and genre of college/independent rock - a good combination of powerful hard rock and a raw emotion. It may take a few listens, but you will find it full of treasures and something to come back to again and again. I remember the first time hearing 'Unsatisfied' in the mid-80s and it was breathtaking. It still makes my hair stand on end.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
The Replacements for the previous years had tinkered away making good albums with some stand out tracks. Then like many of their contemparies (Husker Du - Zen Arcade, Minutemen - Double Nickels, Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II) 1984 was to be the year it all clicked together. Make no mistake, this is a defining moment in American Punk.
From the upbeat 'I Will Dare' through to the closing 'Answering Machine' they never bettered this.
There problem was that they were in the wrong place at the wrong time and so success eluded them, but this was a blessing as they were one of the coolest underground bands around. Fronted by one of America's greatest songwriters Paul Westerberg and backed up by the Stinson brothers and Chris Mars this album was the first in the Holy Trinity which included 'Tim' and 'Pleased To Meet Me'. Songs of despair, growing up, sexuality and love-lost all in 30 minutes of music.
Argueably two of their finest songs were on this album in 'Answering Machine' and 'Unsatisfied', but as with all great albums there were no fillers.
The vinyl album was murder to find in the UK, but thankfully all of their records are easily available on CD now. But as I said this is the pick of the bunch and in my opinion among the best three records of the last 20 years. It's ironic now how many bands name-check them, but if only that had been transferred to sales then and given the band the success they deserved.
I had the great fortune to see them playing many of these songs live, but now almost twenty years later they sound just as fresh which is undoubtatly the sign of a great album.
Anyway, I've given you my opinion, so if want to own one of the real classics, this is the one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith M TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 May 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This 1984 album by Paul Westerberg’s Minnesotan quartet is, for me, the finest thing the man (or band) ever did. Let It Be’s mix of the band’s earlier punky sound and the increasing maturity (and, admittedly, mellowing) of (in particular) Westerberg’s song-writing adds up to a collection of sublimely dynamic and melodic moments, but still retaining an intoxicating sense of spontaneity in the band’s sound. Indeed, it is Steve Fjelstad’s 'raw’ production on this album (plus Westerberg’s passionate vocals) that is one of the main reasons why I prefer Let It Be to the more polished production sound of its follow-up, 1985’s Tim (perhaps surprising given that Tim was produced by the Ramones drummer, Tommy Erdelyi).

The development of Westerberg’s song-writing into more commercial territory is probably best illustrated by the infectious album opener I Will Dare, whose jaunty rhythm contrasts with the man’s disaffected lyrics (a trait which runs through much of the album) – and which features Peter Buck’s guitar solo. As if to remind us of the band’s heritage however, we’re back into more 'straight (and exuberant) alternative rock’ territory with what follows – Favourite Thing, We’re Comin’ Out (a particular favourite of mine), (the humorous) Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out and (later), the admittedly rudimentary, Gary’s Got A Boner. Slightly 'straighter’ (and, certainly, timeless) rock is more in evidence on Westerberg’s tales of 'frustration with all things modern (in 1984)’, Seen Your Video and Answering Machine, plus the stunning cover of Kiss’ Black Diamond (three songs on which Westerberg and Bob Stinson’s guitars are truly magnificent).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Handforth on 16 Aug. 2010
Format: Audio CD
This record - bloody brilliant beyond words. BUT, for the attention of both people unfamiliar with the Replacements and the Amazon team - you do know that the artwork displayed is that of "Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash", and NOT "Let It Be", right?
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