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Let It Be
Let It Be
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Laibach
Title: Let It Be
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mute U.S.
Release Date: 7/28/1992
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Goth & Industrial, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724596134429

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I sat through a laibach cover cd and all i got was this lous
Jeffrey Garra | Seattle, WA | 11/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All these negative reviews... obviously pretentious Beatles lovers. As another reviewr said, most Beatles lovers will no doubt be angered by this disc and not "get it". Well it's their loss because this album is pure genius. The Beatles wrote it, Laibach re-wrote it thus, genius. If you read the negative comments you'll see that they really aren't objective at all, rather subjective to the person's own prejudices & tastes. Why am I not speaking about how the albums sounds? Well there's no real way to describe it. Perhaps The Beatles inside out and on their heads? Go into it with an open mind and you'll be pleased. Go into this expecting some ass-kissing interpretation of The Beatles, forget it. This is what a true cover cd would sound like."
Paulo Leite | Lisbon, Portugal | 07/19/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"What the Leibach guys were thinking when they decided to give "Let It Be" a go, escapes me...

But they really succeed on giving those classic tracks a new totally different face. Listen to them yourself...

As a huge Beatles fan, I had to listen to this album... and the worst part of it was that, while listening to "The Long and Winding Road", I could not get myself NOT to miss the original. I mean... here are these guys singing a highly emotional song with their (laughs) full totalitarian "no feelings" concrete voices... and in the back, I still try to hear the orchestra...

I know, I know, the problem is me... okay... that's why I cannot hate this album... it is so different that one must clear his mind from the original recordins in order to enjoy this album...

I tried that... and unless you are into this totalitarian sound... there's nothing to be liked. (laughs)

Were they trying to see what the Beatles would sound like if they were born in Transilvania instead of Liverpool?

Well... the only track that clearly tries to do this is their "Accross the Universe" rendition with a "Slovenian-Mothers-of-Stalin"-like female choir singing it like if their sons lives depended on it.

The other tracks are the usual Leibach imagery that begs for a video (one with the same art directors who work for Marilyn Manson... or Prodigy...).

Still it is very strange when Leibach sing those beautiful lyrics. Do they know what they're singing? Do they know what those words mean? If they do (of course they do) it only makes this album even more strange - and I'm not equipped for this.

If you are looking for the Beatles, look somewhere else... but if you are looking for a very strange (a little bit repetitive) musical journey through the toxic, heartless factories of Vawkavysk (while asking yourself "where have I heard about this Joe-joe who was born in Tucson, Arizona before?")...

Then this CD is for you, blue!

Me? I can't wait for Leibach's attack on Mariah Carey's Emancipation of Mimi.

Fun to listen to and anger your Beatles worshiping friends.
CapHappy | Can I have another bite of your sandwich? | 08/15/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I first purchased this as a cassette when it first came out. I loved everything on it but Across the universe is the real gem on this one. The cassette was loaned by me to someone I was working with who in turn decided to steal it! I guess she liked it, but hope that the misfortune that befalls all thieves catches up with her. After about 10 years I received another copy as a gift and was again blown away by the hard brash sound, the shouting Eastern European accent and the lighter than air ( but still hiding a knife behind its back) cover of "Across the Universe".
They take the Beatles classic and exploit it for all the cynicism, angst, and darkens hiding behind the fluff.

This is early Liabach. Pre break with their record company, pre-formation of a farming collective, pre-establishing their farm as an independent nation.
Oh yes.... they get darker and angrier. If you like this you will love their cover of Sympathy for the devil."