The Long and Winding Road
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When issued as a single in May , a month after the Beatles' break-up , it became the group's 20th and last number-one hit on the Billboard Hot chart in the United States. The main recording of the song took place in January and featured a sparse musical arrangement. When preparing the tapes from these sessions for release in April , producer Phil Spector added orchestral and choral overdubs. Spector's modifications angered McCartney to the point that when the latter made his case in the British High Court for the Beatles' disbandment, he cited the treatment of "The Long and Winding Road" as one of six reasons for doing so. New versions of the song with simpler instrumentation were subsequently released by McCartney and by the Beatles.