Abbey Road is the eleventh album by The Beatles. It was released on September 26, 1969. It was the final full album The Beatles ever made, and the album was praised by critics after its release. The album was the penultimate release for the Beatles during their tenure. The album is regarded as one of their best.
The album was primarily made a few months after the recording of "Let It Be". Tensions in the band were high. Unlike the previous album, the album was produced by George Martin. The Beatles, in the beginning of recording, had no real idea the album would be their last. By the end, they knew it would be their last. Sessions for Abbey Road began in April and ended in August. Most of the album was recorded between 2 July and 1 August 1969.
The album opens with "Come Together", written by John Lennon. The song was inspired by a campaign song that Lennon partially wrote for Timothy Leary. Come Together, on the surface, is a nonsense song. Come Together was released as a single with "Something".
All songs Lennon/McCartney except where otherwise noted.
- "Come Together" - 4:20
- "Something" (George Harrison) - 3:03
- "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" - 3:27
- "Oh! Darling" - 3:26
- "Octopus's Garden" (Richard Starkey) - 2:51
- "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" - 7:47
- "Here Comes the Sun" (Harrison) - 3:05
- "Because" - 2:45
- "You Never Give Me Your Money" - 4:02
- "Sun King" - 2:26
- "Mean Mr. Mustard" - 1:06
- "Polythene Pam" - 1:12
- "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" - 1:57
- "Golden Slumbers" - 1:31
- "Carry That Weight" - 1:36
- "The End" - 2:19
- "Her Majesty" - 0:23
- John Lennon: Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
- Paul McCartney: Bass, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Vocals
- George Harrison: Guitar, Vocals
- Ringo Starr: Drums, Vocals
- George Martin: Producer
- Billy Preston: Organ
- Mike Vickers: Synthesizer
- Geoff Emerick: Engineer
- Phil McDonald: Engineer
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