Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Abbey Road

First released:  September 26, 1969
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phillip McDonald
Photography: Ian MacMillan

George Harrison: Vocals, Guitar, Moog Synthesizer
John Lennon: Vocals, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Electric Piano, Maracas
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano
Ringo Starr: Drums, Vocals, Anvil, Tambourine, Maracas
George Martin: Organ
Billy Preston: Organ
Mike Vickers: Moog Synthesizer

  1. Come Together – 4:21
    Recorded: July 21, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 22, 23, 25, 29, and 30, 1969
    John Lennon – lead vocal, lead guitar, electric piano
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, maracas
  2. Something – 3:03
    Recorded: April 16, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England and remade May 2, 1969 with overdubs added May 5, 1969, July 11, 1969, July 16, 1969 and August 15, 1969
    John Lennon – lead guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, handclaps, background vocal
    George Harrison – double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar, organ
    Ringo Starr – drums, handclaps, background vocal
    Session musicians – strings
  3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – 3:27
    Recorded: July 9, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 10-11, 1969 and August 6, 1969
    John Lennon – lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison – four-string guitar, acoustic guitar, Moog synthesizer, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, anvil, background vocal
    George Martin – organ
  4. Oh! Darling – 3:27
    Recorded: April 20, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 26, 1969, July 23, 1969, August 8, 1969 and August 11, 1969
    John Lennon – background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, synthesizer
    Ringo Starr – drums
  5. Octopus’s Garden – 2:51
    Recorded: April 26, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 29, 1969 and July 17-18, 1969
    John Lennon – lead guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, synthesizer
    Ringo Starr – lead vocal, drums
  6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – 7:47
    Recorded: February 22, 1969 at Trident Studios, London, England with overdubs added April 18, 1969, April 20, 1969, August 8, 1969 and August 11, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England

    John Lennon – lead vocal, lead guitar, organ
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – rhythm guitar, synthesizer, white-noise (at the end)
    Ringo Starr – drums
  7. Here Comes the Sun – 3:05
    Recorded: July 7, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 8 and 16, 1969 and August 6, 11, 15 and 19, 1969
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, harmony vocal, handclaps
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal, handclaps
    George Harrison – lead vocal, acoustic guitar, Moog synthesizer, handclaps
    Ringo Starr – drums, handclaps
    Session musicians – strings
  8. Because – 2:46
    Recorded: August 1, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added August 4-5, 1969
    John Lennon – harmony lead vocal, lead guitar, harpsichord
    Paul McCartney – harmony lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – harmony lead vocal, Moog synthesizer
  9. You Never Give Me Your Money – 4:02
    Recorded: May 6, 1969 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England with overdubs added July 1, 11, 15, 30 and 31, 1969 and August 5, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England

    John Lennon – lead guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison – rhythm guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  10. Sun King – 2:27
    Recorded: July 24, 1969 (with “Mean Mr. Mustard” as one song) at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 25, 1969 and July 29, 1969
    John Lennon – multi-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar, maracas
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmonium
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, bongos
    George Martin – organ
  11. Mean Mr. Mustard – 1:06
    Recorded: July 24, 1969 (with “Sun King” as one song) at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 25, 1969 and July 29, 1969
    John Lennon – lead vocal, piano
    Paul McCartney – fuzz bass, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  12. Polythene Pam – 1:13
    Recorded: July 25, 1969 (with “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” as one song) at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 28, 1969 and July 30, 1969
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, lead guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – rhythm guitar, tambourine
    Ringo Starr – drums, maracas
  13. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window 1:57
    Recorded: July 25, 1969 (with “Polythene Pam” as one song) at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 28, 1969 and July 30, 1969
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, lead guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – bass, tambourine
    Ringo Starr – drums, maracas
  14. Golden Slumbers – 1:32
    Recorded: July 2, 1969 (with “Carry That Weight” as one song) at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 3, 4, 30 and 31, 1969 and August 15, 1969
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Session musicians – strings
  15. Carry That Weight – 1:37
    Recorded: July 2, 1969 (with “Golden Slumbers” as one song) at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 3, 4, 30 and 31, 1969 and August 15, 1969
    John Lennon – bass guitar, chorus vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, piano, chorus vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, chorus vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, chorus vocal
    Session musicians – strings, brass
  16. The End – 2:20
    Recorded: July 23, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added August 5, 7, 8, 15 and 18, 1969
    John Lennon – lead guitar, lead guitar solo, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, lead guitar solo, background vocal
    George Harrison – rhythm guitar, lead guitar solo, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Session musicians – strings
  17. Her Majesty – 0:23
    Recorded: July 2, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, acoustic guitar