Music Buff
Phil Spector added orchestra, chorus, and other such high-flown hoo-ha to the Beatles album Let It Be. In other words, he most certainly did not let it be. His embellishments flew right up the noses of many critics and fans. "Denude the album," they beseeched in unison, "of Spector's pretentious frillery!" Well, it's taken over thirty years, but now, finally, their wish has been granted. EMI has released a de-Spectorized version of Let It Be, called, embarrassingly enough, Let It Be...Naked. All Things Considered reviewed the new version.

Here you can listen to two hours' worth of rare recordings from the Let It Be sessions.