COMING SOON: The Beatles 50th Anniv’ Edition of ‘Abbey Road’
In honor of the classic Beatles album’s 50th anniversary, the band will be releasing a special edition featuring remastered versions of the songs which were done by producer Giles Martin, son of the album’s original producer and longtime Beatles collaborator George Martin, along with 23 never-before-heard recording sessions and demos.
According to the band’s website, several packages will be available: A three-CD Super Deluxe edition, which also includes a Blu-ray Disc and digital audio version of the album, a Deluxe vinyl box set with all the tracks from the Super Deluxe on three LPs, a deluxe two-CD edition, and one-disc editions featuring only the remastered tracks.
“The Beatles recording journey had gone through many twists and turns, learning curves and thrilling rides,” Paul McCartney writes in anticipation for the new edition. “Here we were — still wondering at the magic of it all.”
Abbey Road was the final album the Beatles recorded together. This new edition follows similar 50th anniversary reissues of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Beatlesin 2017 and 2018, respectively.
The new sets will be released on September 26, the anniversary of the album’s 1969 release date.