Please note whilst this is a QRP Pressing, there are no visible markers due to restrictions from Universal Music, but rest assured you will be getting a great AP album.
The Beatles' last studio album!
180-gram single LP w/ stereo mix from Giles Martin, son of original producer George Martin
Sourced directly from the original 8-track session tapes
Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time — rated No. 14!
It was 50 years ago, on August 8, 1969, that the world's most famous band stepped out from London's EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road's nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street's light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles' penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located.
Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles' final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road's anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released worldwide on September 27 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/Universal Music Enterprises. Now available for preorder, the album's 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell presented here in stereo.
Quality Record Pressings is honored to have pressed the 180-gram 1LP vinyl edition featuring the new stereo mix LP in a faithfully replicated jacket. QRP has previously pressed 50th Anniversary remixed LP editions of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and The Beatles (aka the White Album).
Ringo Starr tells interviewers: "I've loved all the re-releases because of the remastering, and you can hear the drums, which got dialed down in the old days."
|LP: Side 1 (2019 Stereo Mix)|
|1. Come Together|
|3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer|
|4. Oh! Darling|
|5. Octopus’s Garden|
|6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)|
LP: Side 2 (2019 Stereo Mix)
|1. Here Comes The Sun|
|3. You Never Give Me Your Money|
|4. Sun King|
|5. Mean Mr. Mustard|
|6. Polythene Pam|
|7. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window|
|8. Golden Slumbers|
|9. Carry That Weight|
|10. The End|
|11. Her Majesty|
Great sound but overpriced
Received the item a little later than expected. No gatefold and the sleeve quality does not match the quality of other audiophile releases (AP Speakers Corner, Mofi etc...) Priced at $89 is expensive. Have seen the same item online for under $60 and even JB Hifi have it for $69.99 and they always charge a premium on their vinyl releases. Although the description on the website does indicate that there are no clear marketing indicators suggesting an AP release, it does mention that it is one. However, the item as a whole falls well short of what I expected for an AP release and also for the price that I paid which was $101.95 ($89 + delivery). Gave it 3 stars as the media is good quality.
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