BEATLES - Abbey Road 12" LP Vinyl Album

- Canadian Release, Apple logo on the album back cover has been replaced by the Capitol Records logo.

Released October 1969, the Beatles' "Abbey Road" LP marked a cultural milestone. The Canadian edition, Capitol SO-383, featured the iconic zebra crossing cover. Photographer Iain Macmillan skillfully captured the Fab Four striding across the street. This album, with its innovative sound and artistic cover, contributed significantly to the music landscape of the late 1960s. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

 

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"Abbey Road" Album Description:

The Beatles' iconic album "Abbey Road," released on vinyl as a 12" LP in Canada, stands as a testament to the band's enduring legacy and the remarkable contributions made during its time period. This Canadian release, distinguished by the substitution of the Apple logo with the Capitol Records logo on the album's back cover, reflects the dynamic relationship between the band and its record labels.

Produced by the legendary George Martin, often referred to as the "Fifth Beatle," the album showcases the band's musical prowess and innovation. Martin's influence on the Beatles' sound is immeasurable, and his collaboration with them during the recording of "Abbey Road" is a testament to the heights that can be achieved when creative minds come together.

POne notable figure in the production process is Alan Parsons, the Assistant Sound/Recording Engineer. Parsons, who later gained fame with the Alan Parsons Project, played a crucial role in capturing the band's sound at Abbey Road Studios in London. His technical expertise contributed to the album's sonic excellence and added another layer to the overall production quality.

PThe choice of Abbey Road Studios as the recording venue adds a historical dimension to the album. The studio, synonymous with the Beatles, witnessed the creation of numerous iconic tracks throughout their career. The decision to record "Abbey Road" at this legendary location underscores the band's connection to their roots and the significance of the studio in shaping their musical identity.

PThe album cover, featuring a now-iconic photograph by Iain MacMillan, adds visual artistry to the musical masterpiece. The image of the Beatles walking across the zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios has become synonymous with the band and is a timeless representation of their cultural impact.

PIn the realm of cataloging, the Capitol SO-383 catalog number is a distinctive identifier for this Canadian release. Such details are crucial for collectors and enthusiasts, providing a specific reference point for this particular edition of "Abbey Road."

Music Genre:

70s Beat, Pop 

Album Production information:

The Beatles album: "Abbey Road" was produced by: George Martin.

George Martin, a name that resonates with the very essence of music production, was a man who revolutionized the way we experience and appreciate music. Born on 3rd January 1926 in London, England, Martin's extraordinary talent as a producer, composer, and arranger propelled him to iconic status within the realm of popular music. Often referred to as "the Fifth Beatle", Martin's collaboration with the Beatles defined an era and shaped the course of music history.

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George Henry Martin was born into a working-class family in the Holloway area of London. From an early age, he showed a natural affinity for music and developed a passion for the piano. After receiving a scholarship to the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he honed his skills as a classical pianist and composer.

Martin's career in the music industry began in the 1950s when he joined Parlophone Records, a subsidiary of EMI. Initially, he worked as a producer of classical and comedy records, which allowed him to experiment with different recording techniques and musical styles. However, it was his encounter with a young and talented band from Liverpool that would change the course of his life and the world of music forever.

In 1962, Martin signed a relatively unknown band called the Beatles to a recording contract. Recognizing their potential, he became their producer and mentor, guiding them through their early years and shaping their sound. Martin's unparalleled creativity and technical expertise helped transform the Beatles' raw talent into timeless and innovative recordings.

He played a crucial role in introducing groundbreaking techniques and instruments to their music, such as the use of orchestral arrangements, studio effects, and unconventional recording methods. Martin's collaboration with the Beatles resulted in the creation of iconic albums like "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Revolver", and "Abbey Road", which showcased the band's evolution and artistic brilliance.

Beyond his work with the Beatles, Martin continued to contribute significantly to the music industry. He produced and arranged countless hits for other artists, including Elton John, Celine Dion, and Jeff Beck, among many others. His extensive discography spans a wide range of genres, showcasing his versatility as a producer and his ability to bring out the best in artists.

In addition to his producing work, Martin also explored his own musical endeavors. He composed and arranged music for film and television, earning him critical acclaim and accolades. His compositions can be heard in films such as "Yellow Submarine" and "Live and Let Die", as well as in TV shows like "The Avengers" and "The Living Daylights".

Throughout his career, George Martin received numerous awards and honors for his outstanding contributions to music. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, becoming Sir George Martin, in recognition of his services to the music industry. His impact on popular music cannot be overstated, as he reshaped the boundaries of what could be achieved in the recording studio and inspired countless musicians and producers around the world.

George Martin passed away on 8th March 2016 at the age of 90, leaving behind an indelible legacy. His innovative spirit, creative genius, and unwavering dedication to his craft continue to inspire and influence generations of musicians. George Martin will forever be remembered as a true pioneer in music production, a visionary who shaped the sound of an era, and a legend whose contributions continue to resonate with music lovers worldwide.

Assistent Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons a renowned sound engineer and music producer, has left an indelible mark on the music industry through his exceptional work in the studio and innovative contributions to the world of sound engineering. Born 1948, in London, United Kingdom, Parsons began his career in the late 1960s and quickly rose to prominence during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Parsons gained initial recognition for his work with the iconic rock band Pink Floyd. His involvement as the assistant engineer on their seminal album "The Dark Side of the Moon" (1973) played a pivotal role in shaping the album's groundbreaking sound. This collaboration marked the beginning of a successful career that would see Parsons become a sought-after figure in the music production realm.

In 1975, Alan Parsons, along with Eric Woolfson, formed The Alan Parsons Project, a progressive rock band that allowed Parsons to showcase not only his engineering prowess but also his talents as a musician and songwriter. The Alan Parsons Project released a string of critically acclaimed albums, including "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" (1976), "I Robot" (1977), and "Eye in the Sky" (1982). These albums showcased Parsons' ability to seamlessly blend intricate musical arrangements with innovative production techniques.

In 1975, Alan Parsons, along with Eric Woolfson, formed The Alan Parsons Project, a progressive rock band that allowed Parsons to showcase not only his engineering prowess but also his talents as a musician and songwriter. The Alan Parsons Project released a string of critically acclaimed albums, including "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" (1976), "I Robot" (1977), and "Eye in the Sky" (1982). These albums showcased Parsons' ability to seamlessly blend intricate musical arrangements with innovative production techniques.

Parsons' production style is characterized by meticulous attention to detail and a keen ear for sonic perfection. His work often involves creating aural landscapes that elevate the listening experience, incorporating elements of progressive rock, symphonic music, and electronic soundscapes. The Alan Parsons Project's albums, in particular, are known for their conceptual themes and sonic coherence.

Beyond his work with Pink Floyd and The Alan Parsons Project, Parsons has collaborated with numerous artists across various genres, solidifying his reputation as a versatile and skilled producer. His commitment to pushing the boundaries of music production technology has also been a hallmark of his career.

In addition to his success in the studio, Alan Parsons has received recognition for his achievements, including Grammy Awards and nominations. His influence extends beyond his direct contributions to specific albums, as he has inspired countless aspiring sound engineers and producers to pursue excellence in their craft.Parsons' production style is characterized by meticulous attention to detail and a keen ear for sonic perfection. His work often involves creating aural landscapes that elevate the listening experience, incorporating elements of progressive rock, symphonic music, and electronic soundscapes. The Alan Parsons Project's albums, in particular, are known for their conceptual themes and sonic coherence.

Beyond his work with Pink Floyd and The Alan Parsons Project, Parsons has collaborated with numerous artists across various genres, solidifying his reputation as a versatile and skilled producer. His commitment to pushing the boundaries of music production technology has also been a hallmark of his career.

In addition to his success in the studio, Alan Parsons has received recognition for his achievements, including Grammy Awards and nominations. His influence extends beyond his direct contributions to specific albums, as he has inspired countless aspiring sound engineers and producers to pursue excellence in their craft.

This album was recorded at: Abbey Road Studios, London

Album cover photography: Iain MacMillan

Thanks to George Martin, Geoff Emerick, Philip McDonald


 

Record Label Information:

Capitol SO-383  

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

Made in Canada

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: BEATLES Abbey Road Capitol Records
    The Beatles Band/Musicians
  • John Lennon
  • Paul McCartney
  • George Harrison
  • Ringo Starr

Complete Track-listing of the album "BEATLES Abbey Road Capitol Records"

The detailed tracklist of this record "BEATLES Abbey Road Capitol Records" is:

    Side One:
  1. Come Together
  2. Something
  3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
  4. Oh! Darling
  5. Octopus Garden
  6. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    Side Two:
  1. Here Comes The Sun
  2. Because
  3. You never give me your Money
  4. Sun King
  5. Mean Mr Mustard
  6. Polythene Pam
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