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Let It Be (1970)
The Beatles

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Name:  Royston Spears
Rating:  4 / 5
Comments:  Let It Be was the final album released by the Beatles: the keyboard player and "Fifth Beatle" was Billy Preston. Many of the tracks feature a Fender Rhodes "suitecase" in a supporting role - but the keyboard's presence is often hidden under Phil Spector's complex over-dubbing. Two tracks which do allow Preston to show his skills are "I've Got A Feeling" and "Get Back": the latter track features some great percussive Rhodes playing during the famous rooftop concert at "Apple Studios".

A new "pre-Spector" mix of this classic album is due to be released, featuring the songs "as nature intended" - this will undoubtedly bring out more of the Rhodes magic.

Name:  Joel
Rating:  4 / 5
Comments:  This is the album that made me want a Rhodes piano. A great example of the Rhodes used in a rock/pop context. Billy Preston's Get Back solo is freaking great!