For everyone who’s been waiting and wondering about the Beatles’ 50th anniversary of “Let it Be,” we have to let it be for now.
The actual anniversary of the album’s release is May 8th, and the Michael Lindsay-Hogg movie came out on May 13, 1970.
But I’m told the whole 50th anniversary celebration will occur in the fall, not this spring. There are two reasons.
One reason is that no work has been done yet on the mixing, remixing and so on of the original album, the original movie’s soundtrack, or the Peter Jackson documentary. The mixing sessions are set for this July. It shouldn’t take too long. At this point Giles Martin and his crew know exactly what they’re doing.
The other reason is that all these expensive packages will be aimed at a holiday release. They’re a waste of time in May for Apple Records and for retailers. If they come in October, they’ll be part of the Christmas shopping madness. It makes more sense all around.
Hey, we’ve waited this long. Another few months won’t hurt anyone!
PS If there are any abrupt changes, we’ll be on it.