Abbey Road

by The Beatles

(1969) EMI #CDP 7 46446 2

Personnel John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr
Description Abbey Road is an album with mediocre songs. The songs just lead right into the next.
Posted By Andrew Hamilton (38)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 1/10/2008, Michael Laurance (4040) posted:
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Mediocre? Are you kidding? This is the Beatles at their best! It's raw, less polished than previous albums, and flows incredibly well. There are so few albums out there that you can listen to the whole way through. I could listen to Abbey Road all the way through once a week!!! Think I'll do just that when I get home from work today.
On 7/31/2002, Tom Callagy (1865) posted:
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This is one of the best the Beatles recorded. Considering they were breaking up at the time & put out some of their most creative work, it gives that much more meaning.
On 5/12/2001, Tim Williams (335) posted:
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Sgt. Peppers had more sparkle, The white album had more width and experimentation. When it comes down to it music is expression of emotion and that's why abbey rd is my favorite beatles album the voices and the guitar shine into a place in me where music can't usually get, and I'm not capable of explaining how. To the person who described the songs as mediocre: I hope you are recovering from your head trauma well, be sure to get lots of rest, trooper and you'll make it through!
On 3/2/2001, Maciek Sakrejda (8047) posted:
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This is one of my favorite Beatles albums. Hmmm... Why do I not own it, then? I should do something about that. Anyway, there are a lot of classics here, and they're all very different songs, too. The Beatles never were a band whose every song sounds the same, and that's especially evident here. It's also nice that they backed down from the almost-pretentious artsiness (excuse me, artfullness) of "Sgt. Pepper's". A lot of these songs are down to earth, a lot just plain old fun ("Octopus Garden" almost sounds like a children's song). "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is probably my favorite here (although it sure is hard to pick). I used to hate the pop ("I want you...") part of the song but love the blues ("She's so... heavy...") part, but the former's grown on me. And that simple progression is so great. Just close your eyes and sway along. It's the first thing I play when I set my amp to dirty.
On 1/14/2001, Anthony Holden (9426) posted:
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"Abbey Road" is a great album. In actuality, it was there last recorded album together, not "Let it Be". What made this recording so unique was the fact they went back to basic recording techniques as opposed to "Sgt. Pepper's". (George) Harrison's finest compositions (Something, Here comes the sun) are also included, along with his fluid guitar intro/leads on Ringo's "Octopus's Garden". "Sun King", part of the medley, has remnants of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross", with the same, ever serene feel. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", John's love song for Yoko, has brilliant performances all around. There was no mistaken after listening to this great album that (the) Beatles were leaving us one last recording. There's no vanity here; just four men who loved each other and had to call it quits. I highly recommend this album to all. P.S. For all you trivia nuts (like myself), this album was originally going to be called "Everest" - the name of a cigarette brand one of the engineer's used. When it came to shooting pictures for the cover, they (Beatles) were not willing to step out anymore than from the studio. And the rest is history ...
On 1/14/2001, Andrew Hamilton (38) posted:
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Abbey Road is one of the Beatles greatest albums to me. All the other albums are just behind. It would have been better if they had put all of the songs on the album just flow into the next like they did with most of them. My favorite aspect would be Come Together. I like the perfect little high-hat-tom-tom run during the song. Come Together is also featured on Beatles 1, a collection of the Beatles greatest hits. Overall, this album is pretty good.