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50th anniversary reissues of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" coming September 27

50th anniversary reissues of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" coming September 27

© Apple Corps Ltd.50 years ago today, the cover of Abbey Road, the final album the Beatles recorded together was a band, was photographed. So it’s fitting that a series of 50th anniversary reissues of the legendary album have just been announced for release on September 27.

For the packages, Abbey Road‘s 17 tracks have been newly mixed by George Martin‘s son, Giles Martin, and there are also 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased. 

In a statement, Giles says, “The magic comes from the hands playing the instruments, the blend of The Beatles’ voices, the beauty of the arrangements. Our quest is simply to ensure everything sounds as fresh and hits you as hard as it would have on the day it was recorded.”

A Super Deluxe box set will include the 40 tracks over three CDs and one Blu-ray disc, contained in a 12″ by 12″ 100-page hardbound book with a foreword written by Paul McCartney, and chapters written by Beatles historian Kevin Howlett about the months leading up to the album’s recording, track-by-track details, session notes, the photo shoot, and the album’s original reception. 

An essay by author David Hepworth sums up the album’s influence over the years, and there are also rare and previously unpublished photos, some of which were taken by Linda McCartney, plus images of handwritten lyrics, Beatles correspondence, recording sheets and tape boxes.

A limited edition Deluxe vinyl box set includes three 180-gram vinyl albums. There’s also a Deluxe 2CD set with the album’s new stereo mix, the demo recordings, and a 40-page booklet. The album’s new stereo mix is also available as a single album, vinyl LP and picture disc LP, as well as a digital download.

Among Abbey Road‘s best-known songs are “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something,” “Octopus’s Garden,” “Come Together” and the medley that includes “Carry that Weight” “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window” and “The End.”

The reissues are now available for pre-order.  The demo of “Something” is available to stream now.

Here are the details for the Super Deluxe CD set and the Deluxe vinyl set:

SUPER DELUXE [3CD+1Blu-ray set; digital audio collection]
 
CD ONE: 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)”
7. “Here Comes The Sun”
8. “Because”
9. “You Never Give Me Your Money”
10. “Sun King”
11. “Mean 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”
 
CD TWO: Sessions
1. “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” (Trident Recording Session & Reduction Mix)
2. “Goodbye” (Home Demo)
3. “Something” (Studio Demo)
4. “The Ballad Of John And Yoko” (Take 7)
5. “Old Brown Shoe” (Take 2)
6. “Oh! Darling” (Take 4)
7. “Octopus’s Garden” (Take 9)
8. “You Never Give Me Your Money” (Take 36)
9. “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 Hamme”r (Take 12)
 
CD THREE: Sessions
1. “Come Together (Take 5)
2. “The End (Take 3)
3. “Come And Get It (Studio Demo)
4. “Sun King (Take 20)
5. “Mean Mr Mustard (Take 20)
6. “Polythene Pam (Take 27)
7. “She Came In Through  The Bathroom Window (Take 27)
8. “Because (Take 1 – Instrumental)
9. “The Long One” (Trial Edit & Mix – 30 July 1969)
(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)
10. “Something” (Take 39 – Instrumental – Strings Only)
11. “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” (Take 17 – Instrumental – Strings & Brass Only)
 
BLU-RAY: Abbey Road
Audio Features:
– Dolby Atmos
– 96kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
– 96kHz/24 bit High Res Stereo (2019 Stereo Mix)
 
DELUXE 3LP VINYL BOX SET (limited edition)
 
LP ONE: 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 ONE: 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”
 
LP TWO: Side 1 (Sessions)
1. “I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session and Reduction Mix)
2. “Goodbye (Home Demo)
3. “Something (Studio Demo)
4. “The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Take 7)
5. “Old Brown Shoe (Take 2)
 
LP TWO: Side 2 (Sessions)
1. “Oh! Darling” (Take 4)
2. “Octopus’s Garden” (Take 9)
3. “You Never Give Me Your Money” (Take 36)
4. “Her Majesty” (Takes 1–3)
5. “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” (Takes 1–3) / Medley)
6. “Here Comes The Sun” (Take 9)
7. “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” (Take 12)
 
LP THREE: Side 1 (Sessions)
1. “Come Together” (Take 5)
2. “The End” (Take 3)
3. “Come and Get It” (Studio Demo)
4. “Sun King” (Take 20)
5. “Mean Mr Mustard” (Take 20)
6. “Polythene Pam” (Take 27)
7. “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” (Take 27)
8. “Because” (Take 1 Instrumental)
 
LP THREE: Side 2 (Sessions)
1. “The Long One” (Trial Edit & Mix – 30 July 1969)
2. “Something” (Take 39 – Instrumental – Strings Only)
3. “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” (Take 17 – Instrumental – Strings & Brass Only)
 
CD ONE: 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)”
7. “Here Comes The Sun”
8. “Because”
9. “You Never Give Me Your Money”
10. “Sun King”
11. “Mean 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”
 
CD TWO: Sessions
1. “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” (Trident Recording Session & Reduction Mix)
2. “Goodbye” (Home Demo)
3. “Something” (Studio Demo)
4. “The Ballad Of John And Yoko” (Take 7)
5. “Old Brown Shoe” (Take 2)
6. “Oh! Darling” (Take 4)
7. “Octopus’s Garden” (Take 9)
8. “You Never Give Me Your Money” (Take 36)
9. “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)
 
CD THREE: Sessions
1. “Come Together (Take 5)
2. “The End (Take 3)
3. “Come And Get It (Studio Demo)
4. “Sun King (Take 20)
5. “Mean Mr Mustard (Take 20)
6. “Polythene Pam (Take 27)
7. “She Came In Through  The Bathroom Window (Take 27)
8. “Because (Take 1 – Instrumental)
9. “The Long One” (Trial Edit & Mix – 30 July 1969)
(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)
10. “Something” (Take 39 – Instrumental – Strings Only)
11. “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” (Take 17 – Instrumental – Strings & Brass Only)
 
BLU-RAY: Abbey Road
Audio Features:
– Dolby Atmos
– 96kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
– 96kHz/24 bit High Res Stereo (2019 Stereo Mix)
 
DELUXE 3LP VINYL BOX SET (limited edition)
 
LP ONE: 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 ONE: 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”
 
LP TWO: Side 1 (Sessions)
1. “I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session and Reduction Mix)
2. “Goodbye (Home Demo)
3. “Something (Studio Demo)
4. “The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Take 7)
5. “Old Brown Shoe (Take 2)
 
LP TWO: Side 2 (Sessions)
1. “Oh! Darling” (Take 4)
2. “Octopus’s Garden” (Take 9)
3. “You Never Give Me Your Money” (Take 36)
4. “Her Majesty” (Takes 1–3)
5. “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” (Takes 1–3) / Medley)
6. “Here Comes The Sun” (Take 9)
7. “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” (Take 12)
 
LP THREE: Side 1 (Sessions)
1. “Come Together” (Take 5)
2. “The End” (Take 3)
3. “Come and Get It” (Studio Demo)
4. “Sun King” (Take 20)
5. “Mean Mr Mustard” (Take 20)
6. “Polythene Pam” (Take 27)
7. “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” (Take 27)
8. “Because” (Take 1 Instrumental)
 
LP THREE: Side 2 (Sessions)
1. “The Long One” (Trial Edit & Mix – 30 July 1969)
2. “Something” (Take 39 – Instrumental – Strings Only)
3. “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” (Take 17 – Instrumental – Strings & Brass Only)

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