Today marks the 50 year anniversary of The Beatles Abbey Road. We talk about the soundtrack of our lives on occasion and it’s pretty hard to have that conversation without this album included.
Part of the celebration today is that the newly remastered version is due to be released tomorrow! Newly remixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased. The set will be available on CD, vinyl, and all digital platforms.
According to the Beatles’ press release, “This is the first time Abbey Road has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings and demos. To create Abbey Road’s new stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos mixes, Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios. All the new Abbey Road releases feature the new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes. To produce the mix, Giles was guided by the album’s original stereo mix supervised by his late-father, George Martin.”
To help with whetting your appetite, I offer some great video finds. I hope it brings back the kind of memories I have, like cranking up “I want you (she’s so heavy)” on my parents console stereo and filling the house with John Lennon’s vocal crisp and clear….”She’s so Heavy..Heavy..yyyy!”