I like the album, but still there are some points of criticism to be made. The original intent in doing LIB..N, was to get rid of all Spectorisms. But what you then forget, is that not everything Spector did was that terrible. Yes, the strings on TLAWR and IMM... But the original version of LIB was much better imho, especially the solo. For me, it would have been enough if they'd polished up that version, cause the sound is spectacular on LIB..N.
Then the bits of talking in between songs ("I dig a pigmy" "and now we'd like to do 'Hark the Angels come'" "oh my soul (it's so hard)" "oh Danny Boy" "Thanks Mo"). Those bits really made the album for me. That was what made the original LBI stand out among the other albums. That was also part of the unfinished nature of the GB sessions. Good job there by Spector, to not let the bits of talking get in the way of the songs (as they do on the Fly on The Wall disc) but to make it quite natural.
Some versions are just not as good as the originals: Don't Let Me Down is much better on PM2, Billy's solo is better, John's vocals are better (that weird scream before the solo... [^]). All gone on LIB...N.
Get Back is the same as on the album, but without the 'your momma's waiting for you' coda. There already is a finished version of GB: the single version! Just polish that one up and you've got the same song, but with (great) coda...
I wish they had asked me for advice. Some things could have been done better so easily, it's really a pity.
But of course there are good points: the superb sound quality, really really good (FYB, TLAWR, LIB), the much better version of TLAWR (at last the one Paul intended, better also than on A3)
-edit- Gastro's gone, no need to tell him to sod off