The Beatles produced many classic albums; However, John Lennon do not invest in all of them. He once claimed none of the Beatles were interested in one of their classic albums. Here’s how the public and music critics reacted to the recording.
John Lennon and George Harrison really didn’t want to make this Beatles album
Co-founder of Rolling Stone Jann S. Wenner published a lengthy interview with John as a book titled Lennon remembers. In the book, Wenner asks John many questions about The Beatles and his early solo career. John wasn’t interested in mythologizing The Beatles during the interview, so he’s honest about the difficult parts of being a member of the Fab Four.
At one point, Wenner asked John about the album Let it be. John said the conditions that The Beatles created Let it be similar to the conditions they had fulfilled Mystical tour. “In short, Paul [McCartney] Want to do – it was time for another Beatle movie or something, and Paul wanted us to move on or do something,” he recalls. “As usual, George [Harrison] and I said, ‘Oh, we don’t want to do that, f—,’ and all that. “
“[Paul] set it up, and have all the discussions about where to go and all that,” he added. “I’ll just watch, and I’ve got Yoko [Ono] Until then, I didn’t even object to anything. I also get stoned constantly, about H, etc. And I just don’t give a sh–. And no one did, you know. Anyway, like in the movie when I was doing ‘Across the Universe’, Paul yawned and played boogie, and I just simply said, ‘Oh, anyone want to do it fast?’ That’s the way I am. Year after year, it starts to bring you down. “
How did the public react to The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’
No matter what The Beatles think Let it be, it was a huge commercial and critical success. The album reached #1 on Billboard 200 and stayed on the charts for weeks. Three of the album’s singles, the title track, “The Long and Winding Road,” and “For You Blue,” peaked at No. Billboard Hot 100. The title track stayed on the chart for 14 weeks, while “The Long and Winding Road” and “For You Blue” stayed on the chart for 10 weeks.
How critics reacted to the album
Let it be still acclaimed decades after its release. Rolling Stone ranked it on their list of the greatest albums of all time. Rolling Stone doesn’t rank it as high as other Beatles albums like WILLgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (at 24th place) and Abbey Road (in 5th place), but they still praise it highly. John says The Beatles don’t care Let it be, but it seems the public and critics did.