What can be said about The Beatles these days. They were there at the infancy of Rock; they were the first progressive band changing as they moved along. And with unprecedented success for that time, they simply became the poster for all of Rock, then and to follow. 

These days, with Rock over 50 years old(!), we have some interest in re-presenting old classic albums with brand new mixes. These new mix works for bands, championed by Steven Wilson with his superb work, while not a big industry, it’s healthy enough to dedicated fans of bands. The Beatles are not immune to this treatment. Now, one of their most prized efforts is getting remixed for a celebratory and expanded 50th Anniversary release.

On September 27, Apple Records will reissue Abbey Road with newly remixed original tracks, as well as a load of bonus recording tracks related to the Abbey Road sessions. Those include a nice selection of demos, multi-takes (mostly), and outtakes.  The extra bonus (for the Deluxe Edition) is that the original album is presented on BD-Audio in several hi-resolution formats that include two 5.1 Surround mixes (Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD) in 96kHz/24-bit, and a 2019 Stereo Mix presented in 96kHz/24-bit.

The 50th Anniversary of Abbey Road will be celebrated with several forms of delivery that will include CD, 2CD Deluxe, 1LP, 3LP vinyl, a special edition picture LP, DD, and the mentioned 3CD/1BD Super Deluxe set. The included book (with SD set), and booklets with photos, notes, essays, etc. should seriously be as much treasured as the remixed original classic music.

If you haven’t already, enjoy the 2019 remixed “Something” (below). An instrumental strings version of “Something” is also available to listen to. A studio demo of “Something” can be listened to here.

Abbey Road (50th Anniversary Edition) – The Beatles

CD1 (Abbey Road 2019 Stereo Mix)
01 Come Together
02 Something
03 Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
04 Oh! Darling
05 Octopus’s Garden
06 I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
07 Here Comes The Sun
08 Because
09 You Never Give Me Your Money
10 Sun King
11Mean 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

CD2: (Sessions)
01 I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session & Reduction Mix)
02 Goodbye (Home Demo)
03 Something (Studio Demo)
04 The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Take 7)
05 Old Brown Shoe (Take 2)
06 Oh! Darling (Take 4)
07 Octopus’s Garden (Take 9)
08 You Never Give Me Your Money (Take 36)
09 Her Majesty (Takes 1–3)
10 Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Takes 1–3 / Medley)
11 Here Comes The Sun (Take 9)
12 Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Take 12)

CD3: (Sessions)
01 Come Together (Take 5)
02 The End (Take 3)
03 Come And Get It (Studio Demo)
04 Sun King (Take 20)
05 Mean Mr Mustard (Take 20)
06 Polythene Pam (Take 27)
07 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Take 27)
08 Because (Take 1 – Instrumental)
09 The Long One (Trial Edit & Mix – 30 July 1969)
10 (Medley: You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard, Her Majesty, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End)
11 Something (Take 39 – Instrumental – Strings Only)
12 Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Take 17 – Instrumental – Strings & Brass Only)

Blu-ray BD: (Abbey Road)
5.1 Surround
Dolby Atmos
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (96kHz/24-bit)
High Resolution Stereo (96kHz/24-bit 2019 Stereo Mix)

By MARowe

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