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'Abbey Road' 50th Anniversary
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@Jules we have an entire thread devoted to us hoping for that - https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....niversary/

 

(but yeah I'm hoping for an HD remaster!)

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Pre-ordered for £80. Time will tell if it's money well spent, but I can't imagine it won't be.

  

Anything ‘new’ with the Fabs is a must buy. We won’t regret the purchase. Beatles stuff is all I mainly listen to, so I’m over the moon.

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15 August 2019
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New member...  I see that the hardback book is not available with teh vinyl set or as a separate purchase.  It seems like a neat thing to have.

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For those with an interest in such things, the first 2 playback sessions (morning and afternoon) were held at Manhatten's Dolby Theater in New York yesterday.

Two previews out so far; one [AnalogPlanet] from the morning playback, where they had some sound issues, and the other [Variety] from the afternoon playback.

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Didn't know about this at all until I just read the thread. Welp, there go my savings again stuart-sutcliffe

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BBC Radio 2 to mark Abbey Road 50th anniversary with Beatles pop-up station

Broadcasting from September 26-29, Radio 2 Beatles will feature programmes fronted by Gary Barlow, John Bishop, Martin Freeman, Guy Garvey, Dave Grohl, Giles Martin, Cerys Matthews and Paul Merton, along with Radio 2 presenters including Zoe Ball, Sara Cox and Jo Whiley.

The station will honour The Beatles as a group, individual artists and as songwriters. All the live shows on Radio 2 Beatles will be broadcast direct from Abbey Road , alongside pre-recorded specials and classic Beatles content from the BBC archive. Some shows will be simulcast on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds. 

More at the link.

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@Beatlebug I trust neither of us have broken our pact not to listen to this until the anniversary yet?a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-john-3

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QuarryMan said
@Beatlebug I trust neither of us have broken our pact not to listen to this until the anniversary yet?a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-john-3

  

I’ve been abstaining as well!

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@QuarryMan, @Timothy, yes indeed! john-lennon-salute_gif (Unless you count playing HCTS because I had to, with the band. a-hard-days-night-paul-10)

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New remix of Oh Darling. I'm so happy John and George's backing vocals (my favourite part of the song) have been brought up in the mix a little more. a-hard-days-night-john-6ahdn_george_08

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Beatlebug said
@ QuarryMan, @ Timothy, yes indeed! john-lennon-salute_gif (Unless you count playing HCTS because I had to, with the band. a-hard-days-night-paul-10)

  

Admittedly I have heard Something and HCTS when friends played them around me, but I think we're on the same page otherwise

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Beatlebug said
@QuarryMan, @Timothy, yes indeed! john-lennon-salute_gif (Unless you count playing HCTS because I had to, with the band. a-hard-days-night-paul-10)

  

I have been playing some of the songs in my head, so I’m not sure if that counts.

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This is probably the only album on which McCartney doesn't have a classic song - even though his fingerprints are all over the album, especially the medley.

Anyone have any idea why Let It Be might not have been placed on the album? It had been recorded 8 months earlier and was still sitting in a can.

Imagine Abbey Road with Let It Be instead of Maxwell's SH.

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
This is probably the only album on which McCartney doesn't have a classic song   

Guess he was saving his classics for his Inaugural McCartney album.... mccartney-shrug_01_gif

 

Maybe I'm Amazed is a Classic! a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
This is probably the only album on which McCartney doesn't have a classic song - even though his fingerprints are all over the album, especially the medley.

Anyone have any idea why Let It Be might not have been placed on the album? It had been recorded 8 months earlier and was still sitting in a can.

Imagine Abbey Road with Let It Be instead of Maxwell's SH.

  

The 'Let It Be ' album (still called 'Get Back ') was still planned to be released it had just been held up in not agreeing in how it was to be released so all songs on the album were off the table in terms of 'Abbey Road '. Overdubbing on certain tracks was ongoing and continued into 1970.

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
This is probably the only album on which McCartney doesn't have a classic song - even though his fingerprints are all over the album, especially the medley.

  

Probably he considered the medley as his main thing in that album. mccartney-shrug_01_gif

I think Beatles For Sale doesn't have a classic McCartney song per se. 

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And Oh! Darling isn't exactly Shabby Road.

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@meanmistermustard

"The 'Let It Be ' album (still called 'Get Back ') was still planned to be released it had just been held up in not agreeing in how it was to be released so all songs on the album were off the table in terms of 'Abbey Road '"

But how about "Get Back ," the song? It was the title track! Released as a single in the spring of '69... Why not "Let It Be "?

Was Get Back supposed to be a little teaser for the "upcoming" Get Back album?

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That's pretty much it, @Into the Sky with Diamonds.

It's the film that held them up. Spring '69 they thought the film was on its way and had Glyn Johns beavering away on the soundtrack album.

The Get Back single was released to trail a soon expected film and album. You have to remember that the AR sessions didn't fully get going until the summer of '69.

By that time, though pushed onto the backburner, the central core of songs that were Get Back /Let It Be were settled.

It's interesting to note that while early versions of a few AR tracks appeared in the January sessions, with some making the eventual film, none of the tracks destined for AR were mixed by Johns for GB/LIB , and the Beatles ignored the songs Johns was using for still ongoing soundtrack during the AR sessions.

Hence no AR Let It Be , it had already been assigned.

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And all the while George was amassing a library of songs many of which the others never heard let alone have a say in, until he was good and ready. a-hard-days-night-george-4

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