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ABBEY ROAD

The Beatles

 

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4.49 | 1196 ratings

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Jake E.
4 stars 1. Come Together::::::::::was written as the campaign song for Timothy Leary while he was running for Govener of California, real mellow.
2. Something::::::::::::Written by George Harrison for his wife, the one that Eric Clapton stole from him, beautiful ballad, great string arragement, fantastic vocals and guitar. Soft drums from Ringo and smooth bass from McCartney.
3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer:::::::::::::Werid tune telling a story of a murderer who uses a silver hammer as the murder weapon. Sung by Paul and features the Minimoog synthesizer.
4. Oh Darling::::::::::Sung By Lennon, sounds kinda like a 50's doo-woop love song mixed with modern rock. The bass is fluent and stong and carries this song. Lennon narates the song while shouting "When you told me."
5. Octopus's Garden::::::::::::Sung by Ringo. The weakest song on the album. Though it has nice backing vocals, and effects.
6. I Want You::::::::::::::::::::Quite possible the heaviest song The Beatles ever did besides Helter Skelter. The best song on the album. Jazzy drums paint the background, while the lead guitar imitates Lennon's voice, the rhythm guitar: distorted and lould. An organ fills in the gap and the bass provides the heart beat of the song. The end of the song gets staticy and then just cuts off.
7. Here Comes The Sun:::::::::Another Harrison song. Beautiful song that has a nature overtone: Acoustic and soft filled in by the minimoog.
8. Because::::::::::::::::::::::::Another weak song in my honest opinion. The focal point is the harmony vocals and keyboards.
9. You Never Give Me Your Money::::::::::::: Soft piano driven. At 1:10 into the song, the song takes a drastic change, leading to a more guitar driven and vocal harmony driven end.

The rest of the songs all form one large song, blending into each other, which many claim to be the highlight of the album. My favorite part of the suite is Golden Slumbers, which has beautiful vocals. I know that the Beatles had pretty much broken up during this time, even though the Beatles didn't purposly record this album (it was pasted together from outtakes from the Get Back sessions, which was released as Let It Be) it is still often regarded as one of the Beatles best albums ever released.

Jake E. | 4/5 |

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