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ABBEY ROAD

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.49 | 675 ratings

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wehpanzer
5 stars My all-time favorite Beatle album. This album has a number of progressive features to it, especially side two. Side two is known as the medley, as nine or so songs are melded together to represent a whole. Most of the songs in this medley were written around the time of the White Album, with a few from the Get Back sessions and some from their current time of Abbey Road. This extended piece is definattely proto-prog as they use an extended sequence with a recurring theme (a part of You Never Give Me Your Money is reprised in Carry That Weight). This idea was taken by many of the coming prog artists at that time and incorporated into their music. Without the Beatles experimentation with sequencing of songs (i.e. the medley), prog would have stuck to the short song format.
wehpanzer | 5/5 |

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