Abbey Road from UK, インポート
THE BEATLES Abbey Road - Italy (1987 Italian 17-track CD the eleventh studio album released in 1969 including Come Together Octopuss Garden & Here Comes The Sun picture sleeve and back insert with a small Apple logo on the back. The disc clearly states Made In Italy)
The Beatles' last days as a band were as productive as any major pop phenomenon that was about to split. After recording the ragged-but-right Let It Be, the group held on for this ambitious effort, an album that was to become their best-selling. Though all four contribute to the first side's writing, John Lennon's hard-rocking, "Come Together" and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" make the strongest impression. A series of song fragments edited together in suite form dominates side two; its portentous, touching, official close ("Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"/"The End") is nicely undercut, in typical Beatles fashion, by Paul McCartney's cheeky "Her Majesty," which follows. --Rickey Wright
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Not really going to say much about the album as countless words have been written that will tell you just what high regard this is held for not just Beatles' fans, but music fans in general.
From "Come Together" to "The End" the lads treat us to some magnificent material, but really it's the songwriting of George that takes the album to a new level. He'd written some great tracks in the past, but he really showed a maturity with "Something" and the wonderful "Here Comes The Sun". There are some great moments on here, "Because" due to the wall-of-vocals and the aforementioned "Come Together". This was a great way to sign off.
The digital remaster sounds great, nice and crisp. The packaging is superb with a heavy weight 180g pressing and black polythene inner (I've called mine Pam!). The only disappointment for me was the sleeve turned up quite badly bent, but this is a "playing" copy, so not the end of the world.
If you're new to the Beatles then why not start at "The End"?
Abbey Road is a special product for it single handedly defines why this band was special. It is bold, but never alienates the audience. Its lyrics speak of value, but are never overly sentimental. And contains humorous motifs that are loved by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The first side of the album - 'Come Together' through to 'I Want You' - is reminiscent of many of the bands earlier works and contains a host of wonderful melodies, but the it is the second side of the album that is commonly regarded as the highlight. 'Here Comes The Sun' is surely the most uplifting song you could wish for, and and sets a tone for the ambitious segueing of works that follow; all ending on the whimsical note of 'Her Majesty' that McCartney original wrote as a joke on the way to the studio. At 23 seconds long, its blunt ending typifies how the band could seamlessly merge more abstract ideals with the traditions that they popularised.
This 2009 remaster is a joy to listen to. From reading some of the other reviews/comments, I was under the impression that unless I owned a super-hi-fidelity sound system worth at least four thousand pounds, it would impossible for me to now enjoy this music because I am absolutely compromised by my CD players lack of value. I need not reiterate that playback technology has, somewhat, 'improved' since the '60s, and the weedy sound that my stack-system used to produce is quite embarrassing today. This mastering seems to tick all the boxes that the vinyl and its equipment of the day completely missed, so I'm thrilled to hear my favorite songs with such depth and clarity, and whats more, I appreciate the efforts that went into it.
If you're a newcomer to The Beatles, you'd be hard pushed to find a better album than Abbey Road. Top drawer!
I did have to clean the 1st track probably due to residue left in pressing of the album.
But all good after that.
Now I have it and I am pleased.
It's never quite the same handling a CD as opposed to the old vinyl records but for convenience and sound quality, you can't beat them.
With this album marking the near end of their career it makes this album ring heavier in the ears than the others. Especially when you dissect the 3 song medley at the end, the words, music and intent are all so clear and resonates long after listening.
All the band members are at the peak of their powers on this album. The tracks they all bring to the table individually being among the best they ever wrote.
John Lennon - 'Come Together' and 'Because'
George Harrison - 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun'
Paul McCartney was on very creative form here and wrote not just some of my favourite Beatles songs but my favourite of all time the medley at the end being possibly the most stunning mix of music my ears have ever come across!
And even Ringo Starr was on great form with his 'Octopus's Garden'
I am a fan of all the Beatles albums. Often they are remembered by their early material, particularly by people who do not like them or wonder why they are so highly regarded. Tracks like 'Love Me Do' and 'She Loves You' are still good songs and important to music and their evolution but for me it is from Rubber Soul on-wards where they really found their sound and got better and better on each album. Let It Be, their official final album, was recorded before but released after Abbey Road so Abbey Road is officially the end, as confirmed by the penultimate song on this master piece, what a way to go out.
They still find time to throw in their sense of mischief, fun and humour which mixes well with the sadness and melancholy pouring out on parts of Abbey Road. 'She Came in Through the Bathroom Window' written about groupies breaking into their hotel and 'Her Majesty' sticking two fingers up at the Queen may help those who think the Beatles took themselves too seriously towards the end.
I will not do justice if I attempt to break down tracks and discuss their music in detail, you just need to listen for yourself.
I purchased the stereo mix and the mastering is excellent. The original and mono mixes have their own lovely sound and place for sure but this mix really amps up the rhythm, the bass is clear and smoorth, Ringo's drums really come to the forefront and prove what a player he was. Guitars and piano sound crisp, not to mention the other countless live instruments they bring in, the sound truly blows you away
it was also the first album sleeve not to display the albums name,or that of its creators,
It is an iconic album.
1)"Come together"The word play that Lennon explored is shown in its full glory here,Michael Jacksons version was good as well
2)"Something"Shirley Bassey did an awful version of this
3)"Maxwells Silver hammer"a very clever song,written byPaul.
4)"Oh darling"this features Paaul in fifties mode.
5)"octopus's garden"Ringos Starr contrbution.
6)"I want you(she's so heavy"the Beatles go heavy.
7)"Here comes the sun"a lovely song played well.
8)Because"this features great harmonies.
9)You never ive me your money"the beginning of a song cycle.
10)Sun king"is relaxing.
11)"Mean mr mustard"very good song.
12)"Polythene Pam"this is the Beatles having fun.
13)"She came in through the bathroom window" Is pure genius
14)Golden Slumbers"has a great chorus which seques into
15)Carry that weight"
16)The end" which it is
17)Her Majesty" Is ahort piece in the run out groove.
Abbey Road Mini Documentary
JOHN LENNON......GUITAR AND VOCALS
PAUL McCARTNEY.....BASS AND VOCALS
GEORGE HARRISON......GUITAR AND VOCALS
RINGO STARR......DRUMS AND VOCALS
RECORDED IN 1968
RE RELEASED IN 2009
PACKAGING GLOSSY DIGI PAK WITH TRIPLE FOLD SLEEVE AND BOOKLET.....EXCELLENT
VALIE FOR MONEY*****
BEST TRACK.....ALL OF THEM!!!
Only ever OK because I never really listened to them; so I get Revolver, Rubber Soul, Sergeant Pepper, The White Album....hang on a minute, I am starting to see the light....then I get Abbey Road. The epitome of musicianship, the parting gesture, the benchmark for all time. You will hear what influenced Queen, 10cc, ELO, Supertramp, this is a real rock landmark and certainly MY favourite Beatles album.
It's the ultimate epitaph to an extraordinary career as a band, and signposts what was to come on the solo front.
I owned the vinyl edition from when it was new, and am not disappointed with the 2009 CD. I have come across some bad CD remasters of 1960's/1970's recordings, but (in my opinion) this is not one of them as it is at least as good (to my ageing ears) and so for me has replaced the (by no means pristine) vinyl.