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Comparing the sound engineering on Abbey Road vs. Let It Be
23 February 2018
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I much prefer the crisp professional sound of Abbey Road vs. the raw sound on Let It Be . My second favorite engineered (Beatles) album would be the White Album .

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Abbey Road sounds unbelievable, while Let It Be is the subject of endless complaints regarding production. The way the drums sound on Abbey Road is like no other album i’ve ever heard.

case and point for Abbey Road ’s production: Sun King

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Johns on recording Let it be

Also, for Abbey Road the used for the first time a transistors console so that varied a lot their usual sound.

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Thanks to Shamrock Wombs for that video. I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't ever put two and two together all these years and realized that Let It Be was not really a studio album, but a live album; so perhaps the lack of studio polish and re-polish accounts for that raw sound. Was Abbey Road by contrast probably the most hyper-refined studio album they put out...?

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sir walter raleigh said
Abbey Road sounds unbelievable, while Let It Be is the subject of endless complaints regarding production. The way the drums sound on Abbey Road is like no other album i’ve ever heard.

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Yup! Abbey Road 's production is on another level guys. Tons of schools today (Music production schools) use it as an example to explain lots of production related concepts. Killer recording. 

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sir walter raleigh said
Abbey Road sounds unbelievable, while Let It Be is the subject of endless complaints regarding production. The way the drums sound on Abbey Road is like no other album i’ve ever heard

Besides the fact that Abbey Road Studios was a notable upgrade in just about every department over the 'Get Back ' work environment, there's another reason why Ringo's drums sound so much better on the 'Abbey Road ' album...  Ringo's playing throughout the 'Let It Be ' sessions is much more subdued, for the most part...  In order to process the sound coming off of Ringo's drums, the Engineer & Producer need something to work with...  It's clear from listening to 'Abbey Road ' that Ringo is hitting much harder and with more authority than he was back in January 1969...  His playing during 'Let It Be ' is often that of a bored session drummer waiting for his turn to lay down a track...  Compare a song like 'Oh! Darling ', where there are versions from both sessions recorded...  Rings sounds more like he's tapping on the drums with twigs instead of gracing the skins with his usual lumbering finesse...  He may also have been holding back during 'Let It Be ' for fear out of bleeding onto the others' tracks...  At the end of the day, he gave the studio staff much more to work with on 'Abbey Road ' and it shows...:-)

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I much prefer the crisp professional sound of Abbey Road vs. the raw sound on Let It Be . My second favorite engineered (Beatles) album would be the White Album .  

I agree 100%. Wasn't Abbey Road the only Beatles album completely recorded on eight tracks?

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Let It Be was also recorded on an 8 track machine.

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