A nod to a classic: The Beatles – Abbey Road

Inspired by an impromptu two-person dance party this past weekend, I rekindled my love for the Beatles after burning myself out on their tunes playing endless rounds of Rockband. When those first heavy notes of “Come Together” came to my ears Saturday night, I was instantly hooked back up with the Liverpool lads and have since had the iconic and perfect (yes, perfect) Abbey Road on repeat.

My favorite track has to be Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, but it reaches near musical perfection when the Beatles run the medley on side two just before capping off the full length with “Her Majesty.”

And why don’t we have more bands playing rooftop concerts these days?

A little more info on Abbey Road:

Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band The Beatles. Though Let It Be was the last album released before the Beatles’ dissolution in 1970, work on Abbey Road began in April 1969, making it the final album recorded by the band. Abbey Road was released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom, and 1 October 1969 in the United States. It was produced and orchestrated by George Martin for Apple Records. Geoff Emerick was engineer, Alan Parsons was assistant engineer, and Tony Banks was tape operator.

Abbey Road is regarded as one of The Beatles’ most tightly constructed albums, although the band was barely operating as a functioning unit at the time. Rolling Stone magazine named it the 14th greatest album of all time.

Wikipedia

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3 responses to “A nod to a classic: The Beatles – Abbey Road

  1. I couldn’t think of a more perfect album. Can’t believe it’s gonna be 41 years old next month.

    • momentumoffailure

      No kidding. And still as relevant today as it was then. Every song…..just amazing. When I was first introduced to this record, even as a young man, I knew it was something special.

  2. amazing album. brother george really shines on this album. “something” and “here comes the sun” are two of my favorites. long live the boys from liverpool!

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