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Within each CD's new packaging, booklets include detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. The newly produced mini-documentaries on the making of each album, directed by Bob Smeaton, are included as QuickTime files on each album. The documentaries contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
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There is not a false note on this album. It kicks off with a powerful vocal from John Lennon on "Come Together," which is balanced by the tenderness of "Something," one of George Harrison's best songs (and only Beatles A-side single contribution). With "Because" Lennon wrote one of the loveliest melodies of his career. Even the silliness of McCartney's "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" and Ringo Starr's child-like "Octopus's Garden" exude charm and warmth from a band that was on the verge of fragmenting forever and taking some of the innocence of the sixties with them.
And then there's the side-2 suite (tracks 9-16)which still makes for powerful listening thirty years later. Sir Paul McCartney summed it all up in "The End": "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." And so the curtain rang down on the best rock 'n' roll band in our lifetime. ESSENTIAL
Here's a brief update of the 2009 remastered release of ABBEY ROAD:
THE SONGS: There are no new songs or demos included on this rerelease. It contains only the original tracks from the 1969 release.
THE REMASTERING: This CD has been remastered from the original stereo analogue master tapes. Since this is one of the few Beatles albums to be recorded in stereo (YELLOW SUBMARINE and LET IT BE are the only other two), there is no mono version.Read more ›
"Abbey Road" offers something for everybody; a 90-year-old senior citizen could enjoy this album as easily as a 5-year-old kid. The sounds and tastes of this record are all over the map. For instance, whereas "Come Together" is a serious rock anthem with a heavy message, songs like "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (Lennon-McCartney) and "Octopus's Garden" (Ringo Starr) are silly pop nuggets. Romance is also present, like on George Harrison's beautiful "Something" (which includes a swooning string section), and on the dramatic "Oh! Darling," where Paul McCartney belts out the lyrics in his most sincere tone. Overall, there's a boyish, innocent quality to these songs, especially lyrically, yet a sophistication to the sound and musical development. In short, the Beatles, as well as their producer, George Martin, possessed the resources, talent, musicality and what must have been a sense of finality to create one of the best records ever.
Though the Beatles were on their way out with "Abbey Road," the seven-minute-plus "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is reminiscent of another British band on their way in back in 1969, Led Zeppelin. The song features longing lyrics and an indelibly heavy guitar riff in the style of Jimmy Page before he became a household name.Read more ›
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If the band we know as "The Beatles" came out today, they would probably never have gone past being a locally known garage band. Read morePublished 3 days ago by David Lee Crites
I'm a big fan of the Beatles, but I think that this is their best album.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
The pinnacle of The Beatles' album production, which is saying something. Even the seemingly monotonous "I Want You" is uniquely creative. Read morePublished 13 days ago by maggi
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Hans, bear in mind that the Abbey Road vinyl that is out there now is of the same master as the nineties re-issue vinyls; it's not of the newly remastered tapes. Many of these nineties versions are still out there if you're willing to look for them but, since they are scarce, they will cost you... Read More
Dec 6, 2009 by DKPete | See all 30 posts
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Well the good news is that, at least according to the press release, the mono masters are not going to be messed with aside from making sure that they accurately represent the original masters accurately.
For those of us who wante stereo, EMI has confirmed that there will be some minimal use of... Read More
Apr 28, 2009 by Wayne Klein | See all 67 posts
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I heard that the compression is really minimal. In fact only about five minutes of the complete catalog is getting this treatment. So I see no harm. I'll be getting the mono discs and you're right about these they are not being made to sound louder.
Jul 28, 2009 by I. Campos | See all 30 posts
|Difference between two Abbey Road versions sold here||
The Toshiba EMI version is simply an Import version from Europe. It only costs more because it has to be shipped to the US special. Only someone who has actually bought the Import version would know if it sounds any better or different from the Capitol version. Being manufactured in 1999, it... Read More
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