Laibach ‎– Let It Be

Mute ‎– CD STUMM 58
CD, Album

Companies, etc.



℗ & © 1988 Mute Records Limited.

Recorded and mixed in studio Tivoli, Ljubljana, 1988.

This is a "cover" of the Beatles album of the same name, but it does not include the title-track.

Made in Great Britain.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016025 610587
  • Barcode (String): 5016025610587
  • Matrix / Runout: .MASTERED BY NIMBUS. 4177 CDSTUMM 58 : 1:0
  • Mastering SID Code (Twice): IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 2317

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album) Mute STUMM 58 UK 1988 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
STUMM 58, INT 146.845 Laibach Let It Be(LP, Album) Mute, Mute STUMM 58, INT 146.845 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
CD STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mute (2) CD STUMM 58 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
32XB-309 Laibach Let It Be(CD, Album) Mute 32XB-309 Japan 1988 Sell This Version


Reviews Show All 6 Reviews

Add Review



December 15, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

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.


November 8, 2007

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.