Abbey Road by The Beatles
Abbey Road was considered one of the best Beatles Albums. Although Recorded before Let It Be, the Album was released later. The iconic sleeve of this musically eclectic album, is a recognisable as some of the most famous Skylines across the globe. Next to Sergeant Pepper, the album sleeve is probably the best known in the World, but being tied to a location, the zebra crossing on Abbey Road London NW8, has become the Mecca to any Beatles Fans visiting the Capital before taking the long and winding road up the M40 and M6 to Liverpool.
A timeless masterpiece, Abbey Road portrays the Beatles in one of their finest creative eras, even if the relationships within the band at the time were more than fractious and somewhat disenchanted. Some feel that the lack of need for ambition with this body of work opened up the artistic and organic musicianship of the four individuals that were once the tightest little band to hail from Merseyside. If disintegration brings forth such riches as Abbey Road, then I can only agree that it must have been worth it. After all, 'All good things must come to an end'.
The Beatles in a Nutshell
Probably the most popular pop group ever, the Fab Four from Liverpool stormed the world in the early 60's and reigned supreme as the best selling group for more than 25 years. From early successes with 'Please please me' to later chart topping anthems like 'Let It Be', the Beatles went from strength to strength and evolved their music with the times which during the late 60's compressed so many different styles and genres into the general popular music stream that it gave the Beatles the opportunity to show off their flair, talent and creativity to maximum effect.
The Beatles produced so much music that it is still uncertain that all recordings made have been published or even discovered. Below is just a sample of their most popular records made. Many of which have now been digitally re-mastered on more than one occasion:
- Please Please Me (1963)
- With The Beatles (1964)
- A Hard Days Night (1964)
- Beatles For Sale (1965)
- Help! (1965)
- Revolver (1966)
- Sgt Pepper's Lonely hearts Club Band (1968)
- The Beatles (white Album) (1969)
- Abbey Road (1970)
- Let it Be (1970)