BEATLES "abbey road"
At the deathnell of the 60s, the Beatles produced Abbey Road, their last smoke and mirrors triumph, a musical truce that papered over cracks between the group which were, by now, unfathomably deep. It was to be a marvellous set-piece finale for the group that had defined the decade.
Although large sections of the material had been left over from as far back as their Indian sojourn in the spring of 1968, the overall sound and feel was that of a coherent and logical work, which played to every one of the foursome's considerable strengths.
John Lennon would frequently dismiss the album after its release, but Abbey Road contains three of his very finest works: Come Together, I Want You (She's So Heavy), and Because. George Harrison established himself as an individual talent of some note with the beautiful Something and the ever-lovely Here Comes the Sun, and even Ringo Starr continued to set fair his light entertainer course with Octopus's Garden.
Abbey Road is primarily a triumph for Paul McCartney, preserving The Beatles' legacy. Apart from being fairly low-key on the album's first side, his piecing together of their 'long medley' from leftovers and doodles on the reverse is possibly his greatest sustained achievement, culminating in every member of the group soloing on The End. The Beatles’ work was done. They'd come to symbolise the 60s, taken youth culture to the world, and ultimately collapsed under the responsibility, the weight they had to carry. Abbey Road is the soundtrack to it all.
1. Come Together
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYOIn...eature=related John live
3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
4. Oh Darling
5. Octopus's Garden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgPqmRNjoTE funny video
6. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
7. Here Comes The Sun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwrhUX3iTM George solo live
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIDHpjoOPGc audio for above four tracks
14. Golden Slumbers
15. Carry That Weight
16. The End
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTUi9...eature=related audio for above three tracks
17. Her Majesty