It may seem difficult or even impossible to top off an already revolutionary reputation, but this is exactly what Abbey Road managed to do and bring to the table. With 47 minutes of content and two singles, Abbey Road is easily one of the best albums to ever be released and this is a well-known fact. The incredible bass by Paul in "Come Together" to the eclat of melodic perfection on Side B of the record makes Abbey Road a truly unforgettable album. Despite other beliefs, Abbey Road was actually the last thing recorded by the group and not Let It Be, even though the Let It Be album was released afterward: qualifying Abbey Road for the title as one of the best albums to be released before a band broke up. I felt that side A would have been theoretically perfect if it weren't for the tune "Maxwell's Silver Hammer:" a rather annoying beginning to what could've been a flawless side. Typically the B-side to many albums are intended for the songs that weren't strong enough to be on the A-side, but this could not be further from the truth in Abbey Road! The brilliant craftsmanship from "You Never Give Me Your Money" into "The End" told a clear story with every track and made many shout-outs to previous releases: something I wish they group did more of. Even the album cover is unforgettable- depicting each member crossing the street to get to their recording studio on Abbey Road. If you feel the need to witness a brilliance that changed history, Abbey Road is most definitely the way to go. 5/5. @ShowMeTheMonet! of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Hello, darlings! - 1969's Abbey Road would mark the end of the Beatles journey together. Endsville was just around the corner for The Fab Four.
Barring “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer,” side A of Abbey Road is perfection. It’s crazy that side B manages to outshine it with a perfect, joyful 16 minute medley. The Abbey Road sessions were the last time all four Beatles were in a studio together and it’s a great send off.
Released in 1969 - "Abbey Road" would be the 11 studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all four Beatles participated. Although "Let It Be" was the final album that the Beatles completed before the band's dissolution in April 1970.
"Abbey Road" is a rock album of 17 tracks that incorporates genres such as blues, pop, and progressive rock, and it also makes prominent use of the Moog synthesizer, as well.
The album's cover, which features the four band members walking across a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, has become one of the most famous and imitated images in the history of popular music.
(*Be sure to watch "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' music-video*)
it came down to this lp or SOMETHING NEW for my first music purchase, other than 45s. I chose this one. I think I chose correctly. I loved side 2, the one with the medley that repeats the theme of YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY. side 1 is composed of distinct songs, more the tough meat of the sessions. I especially dug (loved) the portion beginning with CARRY THAT WEIGHT, and including the guitar workout divided between, in turn, Paul, then George, then, John. I appreciated that they were differentiating themselves in this way, and Ringo's only recorded drum solo really sets the stage well. SOMETHING, one of two George songs on Side 1, rivals Derek and the Dominos' LAYLA as songs competing for George's wife's affection.Man, are they different. / HERE COMES THE SUN was written in Eric's backyard, after a rain storm (like here, they happen frequently in England). OH DARLING has been referred to as a "raver;" paul sang take after take, to get his voice raspy and hoarse, 'cause that's the way he wanted it to sound. COME TOGETHER was first written as a campaign song for acid head Timothy Leary, but taken back when John realized it was 'Beatle-good.' John had later to pay Chuck Berry's music publishing firm a royalty %, as it borrows so much from one of Chuck's songs. / This record has some of the lushest production values in the Beatles catalog. SHE'S SO HEAVY is a blues, beatles-style. it features a sloppy yet powerful guitar solo by the Head Beatle himself. When asked about the track, later, in NYC, John replied, 'all I can remember is me and George sitting together, recording endless guitar tracks, over and over again.' His screaming got better after Primal Therapy, with Dr. Arthur Janov, done with wife Yoko.////by the way, to the upper right, the library lists the artists in the Beatles separately: but, dears, although he perfected his "Atomic Beat" early on in the career of the group, Pete Best had absolutely nothing to do with this album, ABBEY ROAD. 'it never could be any other way.' Billy Preston did the synthesizer playing, plus the instrument the Beach Boys used on Good Vibrations.
Great Album! One of the best by The Beatles!
Well, darlings - Released in 1969 - This is The Beatles at the absolute height of their songwriting potential.
I wish I could make my children understand just how much of a groundbreaking group the Beatles were. They defied all the so called social conventions of the period and appealed to all races, ethnicities, genders. They truly made us appreciate the diversity of music here in the colonies. Made so many wonderful songs, and no one album could ever do them justice.
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