Abbey Road: 50th Anniversary Edition (2CDs)

The Beatles

Abbey Road: 50th Anniversary Edition (2CDs)
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Abbey Road: 50th Anniversary Edition (2CDs)

The Beatles

Following on from the global success of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Beatles (White Album), Apple Corps and USM are proud to present the next multi-format Beatles album reissue of ‘Abbey Road' to celebrate the iconic albums 50th anniversary in 2019.

Review

Abbey Road is the greatest album ever. Abbey Road is the greatest album The Beatles made. Discuss among yourselves…

Fifty years ago the final Beatles album, Abbey Road, was recorded. It was released on September 26, 1969. Let it Be was released in 1970 but was actually recorded before Abbey Road. Abbey Road brought with it the iconic album cover of what would become one of the most famous pedestrian crossings in the world, which now draws people from all over the globe to suburban London to walk the same steps as the Fab Four. Abbey Road is as perfect as an album can be, but remarkably it was recorded while the band was breaking up amid internal strife and bitterness.

There are five different formats of this special reissue: something for all budgets and degrees of fanaticism. From the single ($24.95) and double ($32.95) CD remaster to the Super Deluxe 3CD/Blu Ray Audio + 100 page hardcover book $159.95 (limited stock available). Also available are two LP formats: a single LP featuring the new remix/remaster from Giles Martin ($54.95) and a limited triple LP set ($149.95). Both the Super Deluxe CD & triple LP set include twenty-three session and demo recordings that have never been released.

Abbey Road is the Beatles album that contains the best George Harrison songs, ‘Something’ and ‘Here Comes the Sun’, which just happen to also be two of the album’s best tracks. Another highlight is the fifteen minute medley starting with ‘You Never Give Me Your Money’ through to ‘The End’. It appears John Lennon and Paul McCartney both had half-finished songs and it was decided to piece them together as one continuous work. The result is superb. The most famous Beatles songs (and biggest hits) may appear on other records, but, for me, this is their very best album.


Dave Clarke is the music and DVD manager at Readings.

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