'It was 50 years ago today, on August 8, 1969, that the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located. Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles’ final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road’s anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released worldwide on September 27 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMC. Now available for preorder, the album’s 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased.
SUPER DELUXE EDITION (3LP BOX) •12” x 12” lift off lid box to house: • LP1: New ‘Abbey Road’ stereo album mix •LP2: Demos and Outtakes •LP3: Demos and Outtakes
Limited Edition ANNIVERSARY EDITION (1LP PICTURE DISC) 180-gram 1LP picture disc vinyl featuring the new stereo album mix •Packaging faithful to the original album
ANNIVERSARY EDITION (1LP) •180-gram 1LP vinyl featuring the new stereo album mix • Packaging faithful to the original album