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The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ 50th Anniversary: When Was ‘Abbey Road’ Released? How to Listen to Full Album, Track Listing

Today (September 26, 2019) is the 50th anniversary of the discharge of The Beatles’ closing recorded album, Abbey Road.

First issued on September 26, 1969, it entered the British album chart at No. 1 in October of the identical yr and stayed there for a complete of 17 weeks. It remained within the charts for 81 weeks. In the U.S., it spent 11 weeks at No.1 and stayed for 83 weeks, according to the band’s website.

The album itself is iconic for its picture of the band strolling throughout the doorway to Abbey Road Studios in London, nevertheless it additionally was the primary time the band did not embody the group’s identify or album title on the entrance cowl, displaying simply the {photograph}.

The eleventh studio album from ‘the Fab Four’ takes affect from progressive rock, blues and pop, with the second aspect of the album laid out much like an opera, with excerpts of songs thrown collectively. Ringo Starr says on the website: “The final part of Abbey Road you understand I nonetheless suppose is for me one of many best items we put collectively.”

The Beatles 'Abbey Road' 50th Anniversary: When Was 'Abbey Road' Released? How to Listen to Full Album, Track Listing
A Paul McCartney impersonator proposes to his girlfriend as a gaggle of Beatles look alikes recreate the enduring ‘Abbey Road’ {photograph} made 50 years in the past at the moment, on August 8, 2019 in London, England. 50 years in the past at the moment, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr held up site visitors on the zebra crossing outdoors their recording studio in north London to get the duvet shot for the album, Abbey Road. Leon Neal/Getty Images

Quotes taken from the band, which seem on its web site, present that Abbey Road was conceived throughout a time of turmoil for The Beatles. The band had taken a unique path with its music, and Abbey Road, in response to album producer George Martin, was an try to return to “how they used to do it.” The earlier recording session the band did was stuffed with arguments, with some band members pondering it was the “end of the line” for the group.

Things began out effectively throughout recording for the album, however tensions within the band grew once more, with John Lennon leaving the band privately by the point the album was launched. Paul McCartney left publicly the next yr.

The album, which incorporates hits corresponding to “Come Together,” “Here Comes The Sun” and “Something” could be listened to in full on Spotify.

The full tracklist is:

  1. Come Together
  2. Something
  3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
  4. Oh! Darling
  5. Octopus’s Garden
  6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  7. Here Comes the Sun
  8. Because
  9. You Never Give Me Your Money
  10. Sun King
  11. Mean Mr. Mustard
  12. Polythene Pam
  13. She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
  14. Golden Slumbers
  15. Carry That Weight
  16. The End
  17. Her Majesty (initially a hidden observe)

The majority of the songs have been written by McCartney and Lennon, with George Harrison and Starr writing a few songs between them.

A 4-disc deluxe version of the album, remixed and offered with further session recordings and demos, is available for pre-order and shall be launched on The Beatles web site from September 27, 2019.

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