Abbey Road: THE BEATLES: 33 RPM Vinyl
LP recorded in the summer of 1969
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).
The Beatles: Paul McCartney (vocals,
guitar, keyboards, bass); John Lennon (vocals, guitar, keyboards); George
Harrison (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Ringo Starr (vocals, drums,
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
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'..."
Category: Music » Pop » Hard Rock
Format: Vinyl Long Playing Record (LP).
Speed: 33 rpm
Record cover: Sleeve.
Release Year: (Digitally Remastered)
Catalogue Number: PCSO 7088
Songs included on this album are -
Come Together, Something, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Oh! Darling, Octopus's
Garden, I Want You, Here Comes The Sun, Because, You Never Give Me Your Money,
Sun King, Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom
Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End
Condition: Record cover: Mint. Record: Minimal use. O/W Near Mint. Listening
Pleasure is undiminished. Quality Record
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