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Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

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The Beatles next expanded box-set reissue, out next month, will focus on 1969's Abbey Road, their 12-times platinum penultimate album.Producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell sourced the original eight-track session tapes for a new remix of the album's original 17 tracks, which will be offered in stereo, high-res stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos.The set, due on Sept. 27, also includes 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased. This official announcement arrived 50 years to the day after the Beatles walked across Abbey Road outside of EMI Studios for the album's cover image.


The Beatles, 'Abbey Road' Anniversary Edition Bonus Songs

DISC TWO
"I Want You (She’s So Heavy)" (Trident Recording Session and Reduction Mix)
"Goodbye" (Home Demo)
"Something" (Studio Demo)
"The Ballad of John and Yoko" (Take 7)
"Old Brown Shoe" (Take 2)
"Oh! Darling" (Take 4)
"Octopus's Garden" (Take 9)
"You Never Give Me Your Money" (Take 36)
"Her Majesty" (Takes 1–3)
"Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight" (Takes 1–3 / Medley)
"Here Comes the Sun" (Take 9)
"Maxwell’s Silver Hammer" (Take 12)

DISC THREE
"Come Together" (Take 5)
"The End" (Take 3)
"Come and Get It" (Studio Demo)
"Sun King" (Take 20)
"Mean Mr. Mustard (Take 20)
"Polythene Pam" (Take 27)
"She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" (Take 27)
"Because" (Take 1: Instrumental)
"The Long One" (Trial Edit & Mix – 30 July 1969)
"Something" (Take 39: Instrumental, Strings Only)
"Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight" (Take 17: Instrumental, Strings & Brass Only)

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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

Tempting since itís such an iconic album and one of the finest by The Beatles (although their albums are all damn good). Not sure if Iíll pick this up or not. If so Iíd probably wait for a price drop or something. I already own the album a few times over (the original CD release, the 2011 remastered CD, and a copy on vinyl).
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

I ordered the second it went up. I love the Sgt. Pepper and White Album box set and I don't expect that to change with Abbey Road.
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

Very tempting! I'm not a Beatles expert, have any of the takes and demos on discs two and three been officially released before?

EDIT: Never mind, the announcement says most of those are unreleased. Cool!

EDIT Part Deux: So the deluxe version with the book doesn't include the album on vinyl as well?
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

Seems kind of light compared to some box sets we are getting these days like from Bob Dylan. I get the impression they left many session takes off the set.
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
Seems kind of light compared to some box sets we are getting these days like from Bob Dylan. I get the impression they left many session takes off the set.
With Bob Dylan it just one person that has to OK everything even as cranky as the old bastard is. With the Beatles you have two living members and two widows who have never agreed on anything in their lives who have to OK what goes on the sets.Rumor is that Paul wanted Carnival Of Light to be on the Pepper box but George was dead set against it ever coming out so Olivia blocked it. I am surprised these Beatles sets have been released at all.
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I ordered the second it went up. I love the Sgt. Pepper and White Album box set and I don't expect that to change with Abbey Road.
Same here. I don't care much about the CD's but the hi-res Blu Ray's & 5.1 mixes are extraordinary. Shame they are not available on their own.
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

The Beatles official channel posted different versions of "Something" on YouTube

The Beatles - "Something (2019 Mix / Audio)"
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The Beatles - "Something (Studio Demo / Audio)"
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The Beatles - "Something (Take 39 / Instrumental / Strings Only / Audio)"
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

I'll get it when a sale appears.
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

Do these go on sale? Most deluxe sets do, but of course everything is different for The Beatles (and Led Zeppelin)

Listening to those three tracks, the first sounds like the last remaster to me. Maybe a bit crisper?
The second is interesting, especially the new lyrics. But I don't think I'd listen to it much. The third, instrumental track is nice, obviously. One of the best Beatles songs ever recorded and the instrumentation is a big reason why.
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

Maybe not sale, but usually you can find an outlet that somehow marks them down a bit. I picked up the White Album set last year when Barnes & Noble ran a huge discount on CDs.
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I waited a year to get the Beatles in Mono CD box set and paid about half of what it went for when it first came out, so it does happen. Might be a case by case basis though.
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

With the Super Deluxe 3 CD / 1 Blu-ray "Abbey Road" boxset at just under $90 now, I went ahead and pre-ordered it. It may get cheaper than that eventually, but not by much, so I figured go ahead and get it.

This is the first of these Beatles remastered albums I've bought but probably not the last (especially if next year's "Let It Be" release is as mega-loaded as expected.)
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

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With the Super Deluxe 3 CD / 1 Blu-ray "Abbey Road" boxset at just under $90 now, I went ahead and pre-ordered it. It may get cheaper than that eventually, but not by much, so I figured go ahead and get it.

This is the first of these Beatles remastered albums I've bought but probably not the last (especially if next year's "Let It Be" release is as mega-loaded as expected.)
The Sgt Pepper and White Album 50th sets are both really great. If you like the Abbey Road you should pick them up too.
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

I ordered the vinyl and the super deluxe, looking forward to it!
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My copy of the Super Deluxe just came in. I think of the three 50th sets the Abbey Road 5.1 mix is my favorite.
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The Sgt Pepper and White Album 50th sets are both really great. If you like the Abbey Road you should pick them up too.
Of those 2, I mostly want the White Album Super Deluxe but am waiting for it to have a price drop.

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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

I wish they give you the option of just buying the 5.1 mix
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

Michael Fremer's review:

https://www.analogplanet.com/content...ix-full-review
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

A few more songs from the Super Deluxe posted by The Beatles official channel (spoiler tag used just to make this post shorter):

The Beatles - "Come Together (2019 Mix / Audio)"
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The Beatles - "Come Together (Take 5 / Audio)"
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The Beatles - "Oh! Darling (2019 Mix / Audio)"
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The Beatles - "Oh! Darling (Take 4 / Audio)"
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

A new music video created for the remastered album was just released...

The Beatles - "Here Comes The Sun" (Official Video - 2019 Mix)

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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

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This was a great read. He has a video at the end of the article on page 2 where he muses on a few things and flips through the book. worth a watch. (sidebar comment: love his Roxy Music shirt )

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/b97M9vX7vHA" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

I think the Something & Come and Get It Demos are the same ones that were released on Anthology 3. Have any of the other Demos or Outtakes been released on the Anthology Sets?
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Re: Beatles: Abbey Road - Super Deluxe Set 9/27

I've decided the 2-CD set is good enough for me this time around. I'm not blown away by the outtakes and demos like some other releases. The album remix is okay, kind of pointless in my mind, but I realize they needed a hook to sell everyone Abbey Road over again.

There are reports of some of the Blu-rays being defective.
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I bought the super deluxe cd with book and blu ray and the 4 lp vinyl. I've gotten into vinyl the past couple of years and for me this was a no brainer.

I listened to the 4 lp vinyl and they sounded great, will be listening to this set for a long time.

The blu ray was terrific, so cool to hear it in 3 formats, direct stereo, DHT DT and Dolby Atmos... really cool.

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