The only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews, there are few other rock records as controversial as Let It Be. although released in May 1970, this was not their final album, but largely recorded in early 1969, way before Abbey Road. It was an album with an attempt to get back to the live recording with all of the Fad Four together. Things didn't turn out that way. Tensions filled the sessions-George Harrison had left and came back. As flawed and bumpy as it is, it's an album well worth having, as when The Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever.