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#14 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 best albums ever and one of their best! Original 1969 1st press! This is the somewhat rarer version has the cropped cover, with "Her Majesty" listed on the labels but not on the cover.
The last Beatles album to be recorded (although Let It Be was the last to be released), Abbey Road was a fitting swan song for the group, echoing some of the faux-conceptual forms of Sgt. Pepper, but featuring stronger compositions and more rock-oriented ensemble work. The group was still pushing forward in all facets of its art, whether devising some of the greatest harmonies to be heard on any rock record (especially on "Because"), constructing a medley of songs/vignettes that covered much of side two, adding subtle touches of Moog synthesizer, or crafting furious guitar-heavy rock ("The End," "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," "Come Together"). George Harrison also blossomed into a major songwriter, contributing the buoyant "Here Comes the Sun" and the supremely melodic ballad "Something," the latter of which became the first Harrison-penned Beatles hit. Whether Abbey Road is the Beatles' best work is debatable, but it's certainly the most immaculately produced (with the possible exception of Sgt. Pepper) and most tightly constructed.
|A3||Maxwell's Silver Hammer||3:24|
|A6||I Want You (She's So Heavy)||7:49|
|B1||Here Comes The Sun||3:04|
|B3||You Never Give Me Your Money||3:57|
|B5||Mean Mr. Mustard||1:06|
|B7||She Came In Through The Bathroom Window||1:58|
|B9||Carry That Weight||1:37|
Original Release Year: 1969
Label: Apple Records
Catalog #: SO-383
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Vinyl Color: Black
Condition: Used - Cover in overall good condition, light shelf wear and ring wear. Vinyl in excellent condition - looks like new. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.