10 Killer Beatles Guitar Solos


2) “Let It Be” (1970)

Nix the single version of this song, with its fey guitar solo, and stick with the album iteration and a solo to take your head off. You don’t expect one like that here, in a song of such grace and grandeur—after all, it’s a plea for peace, of the internal variety. This is the most distorted Harrison solo there is, and it’s entirely of a piece with the song, an expression of much needed relief. For when the mind doubles over in reflection, sometimes it takes a proper guitar blast to put it upright again.


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