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Abbey Road
  • Come Together
  • Something
  • Maxwells's Silver Hammer
  • Oh! Darling
  • Octopus's Garden
  • I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Because
  • You Never Give Me Your Money
  • Sun King
  • Mean Mr Mustard
  • Polythene Pan
  • She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  • Golden Slumbers
  • Carry That Weight
  • The End
  • Her Majesty


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    Find out how the lyrics to your favourite beatles songs from the Abbey Road album came to be written.

     

    Abbey Road CD track listing

    Come Together; Something; Maxwells's Silver Hammer; Oh! Darling ; Octopus's Garden; I Want You (She's So Heavy).

    Here Comes The Sun; Because; You Never Give Me Your Money; Sun King; Mean Mr Mustard; Polythene Pan; She Came In Through The Bathroom Window; Golden Slumbers; Carry That Weight; The End; Her Majesty.


    The Beatles were on the verge of splitting up whilst recording the Abbey Road CD. Although Abbey Road was not the last Beatles record to be released it was there last studio recorded one. The later Let it be album was made up from the earlier recording Get Back sessions.

    The opinions of the Beatles were very split on the Album Paul wanted to do a concept album whilst John Lennon wanted to do a rock album. They eventually settled their differences by having their way on a side of the album each. Both Beatles gave material to both sides of the album, Paul McCartney put forward Oh darling! and Maxwell’s silver hammer to the first stage, whereas John gives provides ‘because’ for Paul McCartney’s dreamy side of the abbey road CD.

    At this time the Beatles were all going their separate ways George had recorded the Indian music inspired Wonderwall, and John had released two virgins.

    Abbey road, which was named after the Beatles recording studios, was the first Beatles album that was not released with a mono version available. The cover of abbey road had the Beatles walking across a zebra crossing away from the studios; this together with the inclusion of the song ‘the end’ was seen by many as the Beatles way of saying that this was the end. Six months after abbey road was released the Beatles broke up, on the 10th of April 1970 .

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