The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Album Coming in October, Featuring Previously Unreleased Version of Iconic Song

by Keeli Parkey

Get ready Beatles fans! A special edition of one of the legendary group’s albums is coming your way in just a few weeks!

According to the band’s website, the album getting this very special treatment is the group’s last. That, of course, is the classic, “Let It Be.”

This album, which includes such famous tracks as “Get Back,” “The Long and Winding Road,” and the title track, debuted in May of 1970. Its release came just weeks after The Beatles decided their time as a group should come to an end.

Now 51 years later, fans will get to hear a previously unreleased version of “Get Back,” according to Nerdist. But, this isn’t the only reason Beatles fans should be excited about the upcoming release. There will be three songs available for the first time digitally. These have been expanded and remixed. These tracks are “Let It Be” (2021 Stereo Mix), “Don’t Let Me Down” (first rooftop performance), and “For You Blue” (Get Back LP Mix).

The band’s website reports that “a range of beautifully presented Special Edition packages” will be available. Also, the upcoming release will “feature the new stereo mix of the album as guided by the original ‘reproduced for disc’ version by Phil Spector and sourced directly from the original session and rooftop performance eight-track tapes.”

If you opt for the Super Deluxe collections, you will get 27 session recordings that have not been released before. There will also be a book with a foreword by Paul McCartney, previously unpublished images, and much more.

This special version of “Let It Be” will be available on Oct. 15. So, mark your calendars! You can check out the trailer for the upcoming special edition of The Beatles’ “Let It Be” album below.

A New Documentary About The Beatles Is Coming Later This Year

If the upcoming special edition of “Let It Be” isn’t enough for The Beatles fans out there, there is also a new documentary about the Fab Four – Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr – coming out later this year.

The documentary, which is titled “The Beatles: Get Back,” is directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson. He is most famous for his “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. It will be available on Disney+. It will consist of three episodes, each of which will have a runtime of around two hours. The three episodes will be released on Nov. 25, Nov. 26, and Nov. 27.

To make this documentary about The Beatles, Jackson was given access to unseen footage that was filmed in January 1969. He also had access to 150 hours of audio that was previously unheard of. And, he is singular in that he is the sole individual to see this private film footage in five decades. The famous director reportedly spent three years reviewing the material and putting “The Beatles: Get Back” together.

In the meantime, you can also watch the series, “McCarney, 3, 2, 1.”