Laibach ‎– Let It Be

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Get Back
Two Of Us
Dig A Pony
I Me Mine
Across The Universe
Dig It
I've Got A Feeling
The Long And Winding Road
One After 909
For You Blue
Maggie Mae (Auf Der Luneburger Heide & Was Gleicht Wohl Auf Erden)

Versions (38)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album) Mute STUMM 58 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CD STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Mute CD STUMM 58 UK 1988 Sell This Version
32XB-309 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Mute 32XB-309 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
INT 846.845, CD STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Mute, Mute INT 846.845, CD STUMM 58 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
7 75404-2, CD STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Mute 7 75404-2, CD STUMM 58 US 1988 Sell This Version
CD STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Mute CD STUMM 58 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CD STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Mute CD STUMM 58 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
7 75404-4 Laibach Let It Be(Cass, Album) Enigma Records (3) 7 75404-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
70668 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album) Mute, Virgin 70668 France 1988 Sell This Version
7 75404-1 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 7 75404-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
STUMM 58, INT 146.845 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album) Mute, Mute STUMM 58, INT 146.845 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album, P.R) Mute STUMM 58 UK 1988 Sell This Version
STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Mute STUMM 58 UK 1988 Sell This Version
KL 1729 Laibach Let It Be(Cass, Album) ZKP RTVL KL 1729 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
VG 50423, V.G. 50423 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VG 50423, V.G. 50423 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
LL 1729, STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album) ZKP RTVL, Mute LL 1729, STUMM 58 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
INT 846.845, CD STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute INT 846.845, CD STUMM 58 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
D125.220 Laibach Let It Be(Cass, Album) Pop Show D125.220 Argentina 1991 Sell This Version
9 61344-2, 61344-2 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Mute, Mute 9 61344-2, 61344-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 61344-2 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Elektra 9 61344-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
MG 2205 Laibach Let It Be(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 2205 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 2205 Laibach Let It Be(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 2205 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
61344-2 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Elektra 61344-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
FTCD-5524 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) First Town Records FTCD-5524 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
61344-2 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mute (2) 61344-2 Ukraine 1997 Sell This Version
MOFR 00408, MOFR 0408 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album, Unofficial) Monsters Of Rock, Monsters Of Rock MOFR 00408, MOFR 0408 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
CD STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Mute CD STUMM 58 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0946367641 2 2 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Mute, Gala Records (5) 0946367641 2 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CDSTUMM58, 5016025610587, cdstumm58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute, Mute CDSTUMM58, 5016025610587, cdstumm58 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDSTUMM58, 5016025610587, cdstumm58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute, Mute CDSTUMM58, 5016025610587, cdstumm58 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album, RE) Mute Czechoslovakia CD STUMM 58 Czech Republic Unknown Sell This Version
CD STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mute (2) CD STUMM 58 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Laibach Let It Be(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stable Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
164 Laibach Let It Be(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Digi Music 164 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Laibach Let It Be(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Flint Records none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
NM-188 Laibach Let It Be(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Nora Music NM-188 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
670.9335, MUTE 01288 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album, RE) Mute, Mute 670.9335, MUTE 01288 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
F-065 Laibach Opus Dei (Cass, Album, Unofficial) Fantasy (9) F-065 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

July 28, 2021
referencing Let It Be, LP, Album, STUMM 58
It probably was Laibach's sole intention to mock The Beatles by effectively decapitating them with "Let It Be" (the same way they did it two years earlier, decapitating Opus and Queen, on the far more sinister "Opus Dei"), teasing the listener with conceptual mind-games but despite the merciless stench of these Beatles cover attempts, that doesn't save "Let It Be" from being one of Laibach's downright worst. The only golden exception is, of course, "Across The Universe" - a morbid "hush-a-bye" version which never allows itself to rest, its underlining threat confirmed by Milan Fras's demonic "om" phrasings at the song's tail end.
Acidtabloid

Acidtabloid

June 28, 2015
referencing Let It Be, LP, Album, STUMM 58

Joking and absurdity aside, the overall re-compositions of dust-speckled Beatles tracks are completely welcome! Laibach have always willing pushed an agenda stuffed envelope and here yes, theoretically the box from which these ideas and messages come from are deeper and more intellectual than the finished product...but that's totally fine! It sounds great and it's bizarre enough to hold mutually the hands of a pop music lover and a Slovenian martial/industrial group fanatic! Grab this.
aristocompasso

aristocompasso

December 15, 2012
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Let It Be, CD, Album, CD STUMM 58

It's hard to evaluate something that is conceptually so strong. Laibach never were very prone to being compared using regular standards, except maybe for a couple of their records of the previous decade.

In my opinion, this is one of their best efforts, and I've been following them since the very beginning, to the present day. Mostly because they manage to keep the punch, the sonic brutality that is characteristic to them, but now with bits of baroque (adj.) composition that go well with the overall ironic mood. This relates to previous albums as being less "raw" in sound, less experimental in composition, perhaps of easier listening to someone unfamiliar, although this isn't exactly my opinion.

"Seems like an experimental parody on how the Beatles may had sounded if they were Nazis or Stalinists."
(Note to other reviewer: I find it rather nonsensical to put a political orientation in music for Wagner was not a nazi, it was Hitler who was sort of "wagnerian". This is actually a departure from their intense political albums, but nonetheless, equally rewarding).

If I had to put a style on the label this would be "electronic industrial operatic". As a reference you could place it next to the contemporary Young Gods sound of the time, sometimes with operatic overtones, other times with folk inspiration, and even Prokofiev in a song or two.

A challenging listen far, far, far different (some would say "better", other "worse", although that's really beside the point here) from the implied titles by the world wide famous band.
aristocompasso

aristocompasso

December 15, 2012
referencing Let It Be, LP, Album, STUMM 58
It's hard to evaluate something that is conceptually so strong. Laibach never were very prone to being compared using regular standards, except maybe for a couple of their records of the previous decade.

In my opinion, this is one of their best efforts, and I've been following them since the very beginning, to the present day. Mostly because they manage to keep the punch, the sonic brutality that is characteristic to them, but now with bits of baroque (adj.) composition that go well with the overall ironic mood. This relates to previous albums as being less "raw" in sound, less experimental in composition, perhaps of easier listening to someone unfamiliar, although this isn't exactly my opinion.

"Seems like an experimental parody on how the Beatles may had sounded if they were Nazis or Stalinists."
(Note to other reviewer: I find it rather nonsensical to put a political orientation in music for Wagner was not a nazi, it was Hitler who was sort of "wagnerian". This is actually a departure from their intense political albums, but nonetheless, equally rewarding).

If I had to put a style on the label this would be "electronic industrial operatic". As a reference you could place it next to the contemporary Young Gods sound of the time, sometimes with operatic overtones, other times with folk inspiration, and even Prokofiev in a song or two.

A challenging listen far, far, far different (some would say "better", other "worse") than the implied starting point.
enfantterrible

enfantterrible

November 8, 2007
referencing Let It Be, CD, Album, CD STUMM 58

A weird record. Seems like an experimental parody on how the Beatles may had sounded if they were Nazis or Stalinists. Humorous without leaving the characteristic Laibach pomposity and their rabid sense for mordacity.
The laibach touch its so radical that you may not even recognize the songs if you didn't know the original Beatles lyrics.
There's something else that i find particularly interesting and that is that this work somehow pays tribute to the conceptual album with almost the same character and finality that "The Residents" released in the 70´s: "Third Reich" album.