The Beatles Announce ‘Abbey Road’ 50th Anniversary Editions

By Andy Kahn Aug 8, 2019 7:56 am PDT

The Beatles detailed expanded 50th anniversary editions of their classic 1969 album, Abbey Road. The new editions will be available on September 27 and feature a remixed version of the LP along with previously unreleased outtakes and demos from the recording sessions.

Each of the new Abbey Road 50th anniversary editions come with the updated album remixed from the original eight-track session tapes. The Super Deluxe Edition comes with 23 outtake and demo tracks, including “The Long One” rehearsal of the Abbey Road side two medley, and a Blu-ray disc containing a Dolby Atmos mix of the record, a 5.1 surround mix of the album and a hi-res stereo mix of the album. Also included is a 100-page hardback book containing never-before-seen photos, track-by-track analysis and session notes, a foreword by Paul McCartney and more.

The Anniversary Deluxe Edition features the 2019 remix and a second disc of demos and outtakes sequenced in the same order as the album. The Abbey Road 50th anniversary remix is also being made available as a standalone release. Various vinyl versions are also available.

The new Abbey Road mixes were overseen by Giles Martin (the son of late original Abbey Road producer George Martin) and Sam Okell with the help of audio engineers and restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios.

Watch a trailer for the new releases below:

Here’s three different tracks displaying the progression of “Something”:

Something (Studio Demo/Audio)

Something (Take 39/Instrumental/Strings Only/Audio)

Something (2019 Mix/Audio)

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