Classic Album Nomination .1969 ..Abbey Road .The Beatles
George ..Can we make an album like we used to, with you producing it please? Paul McCartney
I think they knew it was going to be the last one and they wanted to go out in some sort of style.
With each Beatle well capable of perusing their own strengths , they came together to make one last Album.
Lennon was rather indifferent, Paul was in a position of having writers block, George had enjoyed working with Bob Dylan and Ringo was growing tired of being the nice guy
So what did we get? Well there are two sides to a record and this is a tale of both .The banded and he unbanded ..
· 1.2 Side one
- 1.2.1 "Come Together"
- 1.2.2 "Something"
- 1.2.3 "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
- 1.2.4 "Oh! Darling"
- 1.2.5 "Octopus's Garden"
- 1.2.6 "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"
· 1.3 Side two
What as the background?
Abbey Road is the eleventh released studio album by English rock band The Beatles and their last recorded. Though Let It Be was the last album released before the band's dissolution in 1970, work on Abbey Road began in April 1969. Abbey Road was released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom, and 1 October 1969 in the United States. It was produced and orchestrated by George Martin for Apple Records. Geoff Emerick was engineer, Alan Parsons was assistant engineer, and Tony Banks was tape operator.
Abbey Road is regarded as one of The Beatles' most tightly constructed albums, although the band was barely operating as a functioning unit at the time. Rolling Stone placed it at number 14 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2009, readers of the magazine also named Abbey Road the greatest Beatles album( Thanks Wiki!!)
So there it is ..at the time, the world thought that they could not produce any thing that would beat the albums of the past but, even firing on three cylinders; The Beatles still managed to impress.
So what are the tracks like ?
Well you need to roll out your copy and listen .
We have two great efforts from George ..Here Comes The Sun and Something The later hailed by Frank Sinatra as the greatest song that Lennon and McCartney ever wrote ..oooops!
John manages an old political campaign song and an ode to Yoko.
Paul manages most of the medley , Oh darling and the mediocre Maxwells silver Hammer
And bless Ringo for Octopus's Garden ( He may have had help from George here but it is a great song !
So I submit to you the last Beatle album Abbey Road as a nomination. I believe it should go gold but lest see what MD thinks .