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The Beatles’ infamous ‘Abbey Road’ turns 50, gets honored with a remix album

Arguably one of The Beatles‘ most iconic albums of all time, Abbey Road, is currently celebrating half a century since it’s release. Together, John LennonPaul McCartneyGeorge Harrison, and Ringo Starr are considered the voice of multiple generations. In many ways, they’re considered the first artists to preach about peace, love, unity, and respect. So a remix album of their politically savvy hippie anthems may seem blasphemous to some. After all, the original 1969 album captured a historical moment when political unrest was at a boiling point. To others, a remix album seems like an unenviable and difficult task, especially considering how the only surviving members of the band are McCartney and Starr. 

The newly-released Super Delux Edition of Abbey Road is a responsible anniversary re-mixing of The Beatles’ 11th LP. Composed of a whopping 40 tracks, the 2019 anniversary album stays true to the original, shining a contemporary light on old classics like “Come Together,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and many more. Nothing is drastically altered, thankfully. The remix album merely creates more space for individual instruments and vocal harmonies to shine. The intentions were simply to create a more modern offering of Abbey Road, similar to what it would sound like if The Beatles had touched the original album today.

The anniversary album keeps all of the most important aspects of Abbey Road in tact, only amplifying the volume, slightly altering beats, and remastering the recording quality. In addition to the incredible remixes, the album features a handful of takes that never made it out of the studio 50 years ago.

Come together and celebrate. The 50th-anniversary edition of Abbey Road is available now on The Beatles’ official website and Spotify.