In fact, it's the same version of Get Back on both the Let It Be album AND the single (Past Masters) version - the LIB version was not recorded during the rooftop performance. To give the track a 'live feel', Phil Spector added a brief exerpt of the band warming up from the roof-top performance, but he used the single version and not one of the roof-top versions. To reinforce the illusion of it being a live track, Spector edits off the final reprise and adds the hand-clapping and "I'd like to say thank you..." comments from the roof-top session! Confusing?
VERY interesting. I knew Spector edited the "warmup" and "John's thank you" bit onto the track. I have to agree that Spector's intention was to give the track a "live feel". But consider this: Assuming that Spector and Lennon were in cahoots together to annoy Paul (adding the orchestra and ladies' choir to "Long And Winding Road"), is it also possible that "what" and "where" Spector chose those edits were meant to make Paul look like a jerk? On the finished track, Paul stops singing as though he was about to go into the reprise (which, of course, he was). Instead, we hear Maureen Starkey cheer and the hand-clapping, followed by John's line, as edited in by Spector. Damned good editing job by Spector; no seams in the edit to the average ear. But, the first couple times I heard this track, I thought Paul's "Thanks, Mo" (to Maureen) sounded a bit sarcastic, as though he was annoyed. In other words, Paul was p*ssed off, as in, "Thanks, Mo for f***ing up the end of my song!
" Does that make sense?