I did and have, 'bout 4-5 times now. Turns out, it's pretty good Of course much of the album I've heard on the radio a thousand times but hearing the album in order brings about a more cohesive listening experience and a greater appreciation for the music. The flow of the album is wonderfully laid out and really is a musical journey. I bought this because of the strong reviews on the surround mix and thus, listening has been a very enjoyable experience on many levels.Wow. Well please listen to this one all the way through
I never purposely avoided the Beatles. In fact, I have always enjoyed the various singles I hear, Eleanor Rigby and the sort. It's just a band that never really intrigued me on a deeper level. When I was developing my musical journey in the early 80's it was all about 70's & 80's Rock N Roll and Metal. Unlike the 60's Stones, the Beatles seemed to tame for Rock N Roll for me (for a lack of a better description), and I guess I never moved past that. Therein could lie my fault, trying to pigeon hole the band to a particular genre, classifying incorrectly, or perhaps they simply exist alone, independent of all others. Similar to Notre Dame football or Black Sabbath.I can not imagine why anyone would go out of their way to never listen to a whole Beatles album...
I tried Pet Sounds and didn't get it. I may just be a hopeless cause.At first I thought... I just cant conceive of it happening with something like the Beatles... but then again, I've never heard an entire Beach Boys album. And to some that would be just as jaw dropping.
I wouldn't consider Abbey Road a concept album, certainly not like the Parsons and Floyd stuff you mention. What do you think the concept is? The Beatles final goodbye? How to stitch together a bunch of unrelated song fragments into a side two "medley"?Abbey Road is truly a journey and an excellent example of a concept album not equalled or surpassed in my opinion until Alan Parson, Pink Floyd and Ian Thomas.
I tried Pet Sounds and didn't get it. I may just be a hopeless cause.
I'm not sure you are meant to get anything out of Pet Sounds, Its just a Pop album, nothing deep, although it is quite original and well constructed and used some novel instrumentation. Either you enjoy it or you don't, right?I didn't get Pet Sounds either. I have played many Beach Boys LPs through, but that one was lost on me.
I agree with the statement above, and its not a bad thing at all. He is referring only to the fidelity, not the mix. Abbey Road was easily the best sounding of all the Beatles albums, partly due to the evolution of the era's recording practices and technology. Removing the effects of limited technology from Pepper and TWA made a bigger difference in those releases than it did for AR because AR sounded great from the time of its very first release, especially the bass.Really nice piece by Jonathan Gould on the 50th Anniversary album, posted yesterday at The New Yorker.com: "When the Beatles Walked Offstage: Fifty Years of 'Abbey Road.'" Don't hate him for this bit:
“Abbey Road” was the first Beatles album to be made from start to finish using the newly refined technology of multitrack tape, and, though Giles Martin’s remix preserves the pristine sound of the original recording, it lacks the revelatory quality of the restorative remixes he produced for the anniversary editions of “Sgt. Pepper” and the White Album.(I hope he's referring to the stereo mixes.) It's an otherwise smart and insightful essay, and I think it describes the process by which Abbey Road was put together more frankly than the box set's book does.
Is this the damaged box sale? Last time I dud one of those hoping for just a ding or missing shrink wrap I was in fir a shocker. Luckily I was about to strip out each item and sell A la-carte and turn a profit on my investment of that flipper project.Amazon is having a Warehouse deal sale again - selling for $66 less 20 percent plus tax (so net about $58 with prime shipping).
My copy was essentially pristine, but mileage varies. For those of us who like the Beatles and surround but perhaps aren't superfans this is a good deal, I suspect right now flipping might be difficult.Is this the damaged box sale? Last time I dud one of those hoping for just a ding or missing shrink wrap I was in fir a shocker. Luckily I was about to strip out each item and sell A la-carte and turn a profit on my investment of that flipper project.
Ugh...the UK Prime Minister has tested positive.Guardian.uk:
The webcam link is cool. LIVE NOW! Abbey Road Cam
Abbey Road zebra crossing repainted in coronavirus lockdown
Council workers take advantage of the empty streets to spruce up the crossing featured on the cover of the 1969 Beatles album
The iconic Abbey Road zebra crossing made famous by the 1969 Beatlesalbum of the same name has been repainted while the streets of London are empty because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A highways maintenance crew quietly repainted the normally busy zebra crossing on 24 March, the day after the prime minister ordered Britain to go on lockdown in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus.
A spokesperson for Westminster City Council said: “This is a very busy zebra crossing and we repainted the line markings to ensure visibility and increased safety for drivers and pedestrians. Our contractors follow government advice on limiting the spread of covid-19, including social distancing and hand washing.”
The brightened markings can be seen in action on the Abbey Road webcam.
The government designated the crossing a site of national importance in 2010 and it can be altered only with the approval of local authorities. “This London zebra crossing is no castle or cathedral but, thanks to the Beatles and a 10-minute photoshoot one August morning in 1969, it has just as strong a claim as any to be seen as part of our heritage,” John Penrose, minister for tourism and heritage said at the time.
Checking the webcam periodically.Ugh...the UK Prime Minister has tested positive.
From the bottom up.I dont know why either.... but why 7 DVD players?