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The Beatles - Abbey Road

 (Anniversary Edition)




 

The Beatles' last studio album!

180-gram single LP w/ stereo mix from Giles Martin, son of original producer George Martin

Sourced directly from the original 8-track session tapes

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time — rated No. 14!

It was 50 years ago, on August 8, 1969, that the world's most famous band stepped out from London's EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road's nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street's light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles' penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located.

Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles' final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road's anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released worldwide on September 27 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/Universal Music Enterprises. The album's 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell presented here in stereo.

Ringo Starr tells interviewers: "I've loved all the re-releases because of the remastering, and you can hear the drums, which got dialed down in the old days."



LP: Side 1 (2019 Stereo Mix)
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)

LP: Side 2 (2019 Stereo Mix)
1. Here Comes The Sun
2. Because
3. You Never Give Me Your Money
4. Sun King
5. Mean Mr. Mustard
6. Polythene Pam
7. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
8. Golden Slumbers
9. Carry That Weight
10. The End
11. Her Majesty

Customer Reviews (4.43 Stars) 7 person(s) rated this product.

Try and find a better copy.

posted on 02/16/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jamie
I’m so tired of buying used records that claim mint or near mint only to send them back. I am transported back to my youth with this record. Quality records saves the day! Thank you


WHY so noisy?

posted on 12/27/2020
4 Stars
Reviewer: John Eric Booth
I am indeed a big fan of QRP, and have purchased some great sounding selections you have lovingly remastered/pressed... but sadly Abbey Road is a bit of a disappointment. My daughter bought this for me as a Christmas gift and I was super anxious to receive since I had heard the 50th Anniversary via digital.

I'm hearing a NOTICEABLE repeating surface noise on side 2 throughout during quieter passages and between songs. Just more than I should hear right out of the sleeve. I'm running a first class Denon DP-2000 with Ortofon Blue cartridge.

I'm posting this more to provide a heads up for QC than to complain... because I've bragged about QRP on numerous occasions.


wonderful pressing, piss poor mastering

posted on 11/18/2020
2 Stars
Reviewer: BobHenneberger
Great Pressing dead quiet vinyl great job by QRP,,, Mastered at halfspeed by miles showell at abbeyroad , and to be honest this is by far the worst version i have ever heard on vinyl, talk about sucking the life out of a record, the guitars and drums all sound far away the seperation is terrible, When you have the original master tapes why in the hell would you kick the tape to digital and then cut from a digital file when you can cut straight to tape? So much information is lost in that transfer and boy does it show, no matter how hard you turn up the volume knob you cant get back the music, its gone ,the shimmer the seperation the punch, its gone This record just does not breath like the better pressings of AbbeyRoad, sorry to say but avoid this version at all costs its a huge let down!!!!!


Awesome recording!

posted on 06/25/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Louie
I was very impressed with the imaging, stereo effects and sonics. The only minor complaint is the vinyl is a little noisy between tracks. This one is a must have showcase record in 180G vinyl.


So proud of Quality Pressing

posted on 11/06/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: King Philip his majesty
I hope you folks appreciate the fact that Quality was chosen to press a Beatles album. I'm proud to own any record that says Quality Pressing on the Jacket.


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