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Abbey Road by The Beatles ranked # 14 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.
Abbey Road was the last album recorded by The Beatles, although it was released second-to-last, on September 26, 1969 in the UK and October 1, 1969 in the US. It was produced and orchestrated by George Martin for Apple Records.
After the near-disastrous sessions for the proposed Get Back album (later retitled Let It Be for release), Paul McCartney suggested to producer
George Martin that the Beatles get together and make an album "just like the old days... just like we used to", free of the conflict that began with the
sessions for The Beatles (aka the White Album).
Martin agreed if the band would be "the way they used to be", and the final result was this album. The two album sides are quite different in character, in order to please both McCartney and John Lennon individually; side one (to please Lennon) was a collection of single tracks, while side two (to please McCartney) contained one long medley of short compositions that segued
- Come Together
- Maxwell's Silver Hammer
- Oh! Darling
- Octopus's Garden
- I Want You (She's So Heavy)
- Here Comes the Sun
- You Never Give Me Your Money
- Sun King
- Mean Mr. Mustard
- Polythene Pam
- She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
- Golden Slumbers
- Carry That Weight
- Her Majesty
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