Abbey Road At 50

You Might Need To Buy It Again

August 9, 2019

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On August 8th, 1969, four guys named John, Paul, George and Ringo walked across the street, and somebody took a picture of it.

That somebody was Scottish photographer Iain MacMillan, and one of those pictures ended up being the cover of the last album the Beatles recorded, Abbey Road. (Let It Be came out later but was actually recorded earlier).

A lot of Beatles fans showed up to recreate the picture on the anniversary, so there was a bit of a people jam on Abbey Road, out in front of Abbey Road Studios where the Fab Four created so much classic music. Fun fact: the studio was called EMI Studios when the Beatles recorded there and was renamed Abbey Road Studio due to the success of the album!

And the people who market the Beatles know an opportunity when they see one. They used the hype of this anniversary to announce that a deluxe edition of Abbey Road will be released on September 27th.

According to a post on the Beatles website, it will include new mxes in stereo, 5.1 Surround, and Dolby Atmos, and will also include previously unreleased session recordings and demos. CD?/Blu-ray boxes and vinyl boxes will both be available. 

Find out more about the Abbey Road deluxe editions here.