Paperback Writer wrote:
I recall reading that - and this still surprises me- that the one Beatle at the Spector mix-down was - George Harrison!
I think George was just very confused at the time to be honest with you. He really tried to cling to John during the final days of the Beatles. He hung out with John an Ascot all of the time, they both used Spector to produce their early solo recordings, etc.
Then years later he wrote in the liner notes to ATMP that he wished he could remix the entire album and get rid of the over-blown production - which seems more in line with George's over-all vision. (He's always been enthralled with Dylan, the Band, simplicity, etc.) But then again he chose Jeff Lynne to produce his "comeback" album. - Then he flipped back again saying he wanted Brainwashed
to be a stripped-down affair. (Which Lynne didn't really follow, but I do like the album)
Cynthia Lennon wrote in her book John
that the only Beatle that wasn't afraid to ever challenge John was Paul. The rest of them, according to her, were somewhat intimidated by him. (Which is somewhat understandable considering he started the band, brought them all on board, etc.) So even if the others at the time didn't agree with the Spectorization of LIB, they were probably too afraid to challenge John.
And in the end...