"Dig It" (on Let it Be)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Never noticed that before. Makes sense.
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  2. Radardog

    Radardog Forum Resident

    I dig it the most. Even the full length. Would love to see a Compleat Let It Be box set, with all sessions.
  3. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

    Vancouver, BC, CA
    Everything on "Let It Be" is essential to me (including the "Dig It" edit), although "Don't Let Me Down" should have been added as the 2nd track of Side 2, which is several minutes shorter than Side 1. Fits perfectly after "I've Got A Feeling".
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  4. johnny moondog 909

    johnny moondog 909 Beatles-Lennon & Classic rock fan

    Yes the full length is for completeists only. However I'd love a remixed 2-3 minute version, a real song instead of just a 50 second link track.
  5. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    I think one of the things Spector wisely considered were the keys of the songs when sequencing. "Dig It" nicely sets up Lennon's "Hark the Angels..." comment and in turn the title song. Of course, I'm accustomed to hearing it that way. And generally I like hearing bands mess around a bit in the studio. For me, Harrison's songs and "One After 909"are the only weaknesses on LIB.
  6. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen PORKCHOPS! Productions

    "Get Off!" is hilarious, especially once you read @RayS and @Doug Sulpy's Get Back! book and find out the context behind the jam: George was trying to get the band to start rehearsing "For You Blue" and John and Paul weren't having any of it; they simply went off on their own six minute tangent through their own subconscious (they name drop a lot of their old classmates in the latter half of the song). As the book says, "Other than his instrumental contribution, George doesn't participate in this jam at all" (if he is indeed participating at all) and I'd imagine George was probably cheesed off that once again serious rehearsal of one of his songs was ignored in favour of simply farting around some more. The day after the "Get Off!" jam, of course, is when George told the boys they could see him 'round the clubs...
    Well, in a manner of speaking, such a thing already exists: the massive 83 disc A/B Road set (b--tleg), which consists of damn near all the Nagra reels recorded between January 2 and 31st 1969. Aside from cherry picking some of the best officially unreleased stuff with the help of Ray's book (since Ray's book was the guide as far as track-by-track breakdown goes), as far as listening all the way through I couldn't even make it to the end of January 2nd...
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  7. For the Record

    For the Record Forum Resident

    Ontario Canada
    I really just think the "filler" is to set the tone for the album, that it's more "off the cuff" rather than actually trying to be a serious follow up Abbey Road.
    It almost comes off as a live album and in doing so, is much more forgivable for not being as polished as Abbey Road.
  8. AudioLoup

    AudioLoup Well-Known Member

    The Netherlands
    I don't really 'dig it'. In my view, the greatest improvement on LIB.N was scrapping this tomfoolery, along with Maggie Mae, which annoys me cause it has good song potential and is cut off at the very moment it starts to get interesting.

    The only thing more silly than adding these loose ends to an otherwise proper album is taking them off the original release and then put a way longer bunch of these loose ends on a complementary bonus disc.
  9. rod sphere

    rod sphere Forum Resident

    San Jose, CA, USA
    i like dig it......it's perfect.....we never really heard them before like that..loose.....except for some white album stuff.....it reminded us that..yeah..lennon was there too....anyway...it was the let it be album..and that's how it was.......and as a fan...i dug it....
  10. Tero

    Tero Well-Known Member

    I have my own Let It Be version. It takes some improved Naked tracks and throws out the two worst orchestrated pieces. I put it all in the Spector order, leaving in the short Dig IT, even though I have two longer versions. Get back was one song that was vastly better on Naked, though on a car stereo most Get Backs sound fairly good. I also added the roof top Get Back at the end. I put Don't Let Me Down and You Know My name between the two Get backs.
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  11. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    That's the best LIB track list I've ever seen. Well done.
  12. Tero

    Tero Well-Known Member

    Thanks. it preserves " 'ark the angels come" before Let It Be.

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