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ABBEY ROAD, recorded in the summer of 1969, was the last album recorded by the Beatles (LET IT BE was released in 1970, but recorded in early '69). This reissue of ABBEY ROAD has been digitally re-mastered. It comes packaged with replicated original U.K. album art, an expanded booklet containing original and newly written liner notes, and rare photos. Limited quantities of the CD are embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. After the laborious disorganization and infighting that characterized early 1969's LET IT BE sessions (as famously captured on film), the fractious four were willing to let George Martin take the reins and to work with him as a cohesive unit for the much more succinct production of their (and the decade's) swan song, ABBEY ROAD. The superb performances make the album an artistic high point for all members of the group. Paul McCartney inspired the suite of songs that begins with "You Never Give Me Your Money." Often thought of as two long medleys, the songs that fill most of the second half of ABBEY ROAD segue seamlessly into one another, but are programmed as separate CD tracks. George Harrison had his first A-side on a Beatles' single ("Something"); John Lennon contributed a pair of heavy rockers ("Come Together" and "I Want You"); and Ringo Starr's "Octopus's Garden" was a favorite with children. The Beatles: Paul McCartney (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass); John Lennon (vocals, guitar, keyboards); George Harrison (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Ringo Starr (vocals, drums, percussion). Audio Remasterers: Sam Okell; Sean Magee; Steve Rooke; Guy Massey; Paul Hicks. Liner Note Authors: Mike Heatley; Kevin Howlett. Recording information: 02/22/1969-08/20/1969. Photographer: Iain Macmillan. Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p. 94) - Ranked #14 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "... Superb songs cut with an attention to refined detail, then segued together with conceptual force..." Q (6/00, p. 78) - Ranked #17 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "The last Beatles LP to be recorded... it [has] extremely well-drilled and elaborate song structures.... the quick-fire 8 track medley starting with 'You Never Give Me Your Money' and ending with 'The End' is unprecedented in rock..." Down Beat (1/22/70) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "... What is it that makes the Beatles so likeable? Maybe it's that they never seem to strain for effects yet are meticulous craftsman; that their humor, even when rather gruesome ... is never offensive; that their satire is never malicious; their lyricism never maudlin, but their work still has punch and conviction... genuine musicality and poetic imagination..." Paste (magazine) (p. 61) - "[T]he album is brilliant. From Lennon's slinky 'Come Together' to McCartney's passionate '50s-style rocker 'Oh! Darling'... "
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||Still The Best|
Great sound, great songs - still the best Beatles album musically in my opinion. I swore I would not buy these again but screw - its the Beatles! I will buy all the remasters and put them next to my USA Captol reissues.
By Larry B (Toms River, NJ)
||A Classic Made Better!|
Everyone knows this album and what a great one it is. The new 2009 remaster gives it more punch by increasing Paul's bass and raising the output a tad but it's not over compressed like many cd's today.
By Barry ("Hallandale Beah, Fl., USA")
||One of the BEST albums ever made!!!!!|
What an album! Beatles saved the best for last. remastered sounds like you are watching them record... On a personal note my mother passed away a few weeks ago.
By jeff (oklahoma...)
This was the Beatles' final album to be recorded, and thankfully it was issued before the flawed 'Let It Be'; more ambitious arrangements are all over 'Abbey Road', and for me it works even better than 'Sgt.
By lukemadigan19 (Atlanta, GA, USA)
||The Brilliant Swan Song, Sparkling|
The remaster of this album is stunning. Already a sonic marvel, the updated sound increases the technical wizardry of the original.
By philip (Portland OR USA)
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Abbey Road songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7928717|
|Release Date||Sep 09, 2009|
|Engineer||Geoff Emerick; Phillip McDonald|
|Personnel||George Harrison - vocals, guitar, synthesizer|
Paul McCartney - vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass
Ringo Starr - vocals, drums, percussion
John Lennon - vocals, guitar, keyboards
|Additional Info||Limited Edition; Remastered; Digipak; Enhanced CD|
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