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Listening Session of the Beatles’ Abbey Road Album Plus a Tour of World Famous Abbey Road Studios on September 26th in London

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Donated by: Apple Corps Ltd.

On August 8, 1969, the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing.

With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located.

Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles’ final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band.

On September 26th, Beatles fans from around the world will gather outside the gates of Abbey Road Studios, walk the famous zebra crossing, and write messages of love on the graffiti wall but only a lucky few will get past those gates. Now available for preorder, the album’s 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased.

The album will be available everywhere on September 27th, but you’ll get a preview of this beloved album in the location where it was all originally recorded. You and a guest are invited to the most famous recording studio Abbey Road Studios to celebrate this momentous occasion in Beatles history by attending this exclusive listening party. Bid today and proceeds from this experience package will provide essential support for MusiCares®, which ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

This package includes:

  • Two (2) passes to the Beatles’ Abbey Road listening session on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Abbey Road Studios, London UK
  • A guided tour of the iconic Abbey Road Studios for two (2) on Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • One (1) Abbey Road Super Deluxe box set

Abbey Road’s Super Deluxe box set presents 40 tracks – including “The Long One” Trial Edit & Mix for the album’s epic Side 2 medley – on three CDs (stereo) and one Blu-ray disc (Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1). The four discs are housed in a slip-sleeved 12” by 12” 100-page hardbound book with McCartney’s foreword; Martin’s introduction; insightful, in-depth chapters written by Beatles historian, author, and radio producer Kevin Howlett covering the months preceding The Beatles’ Abbey Road sessions, track-by-track details and session notes, the cover art and photo shoot, and the album’s reception upon its release; plus an essay by music journalist and author David Hepworth looking at the album’s influence through 50 years.

The gorgeous book is illustrated with rare and previously unpublished photographs, including many taken by Linda McCartney; never before published images of handwritten lyrics, sketches, and a George Martin score; Beatles correspondence, recording sheets, and tape boxes; and reproduced original print ads. The Super Deluxe digital audio collection presents all 40 tracks for download purchase and streaming in standard and MFiT formats, as well as in high resolution audio (96kHz/24 bit) for download.


Dates
Dates
  • Experience occurs on Sep 26, 2019.


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  • The winning bidder must personally utilize the awarded tickets/experience and attend the event or experience with his/her invited guest(s). The winner’s name will be submitted along with his/her guest’s name for fulfillment. 
  • Tickets/experience cannot be resold, transferred or re-auctioned. Tickets/experience sold, otherwise transferred or used in violation of this policy shall be deemed revoked and void, and their bearers deemed trespassers at event.
  • No Refund/Replacement for Unused or Lost Tickets. All sales are final. There are no refunds or replacements for unused or lost tickets, and there will be no entrance to the event without a ticket. All tickets must be used for the event and or experience specified on the date specified.
  • Listening session and guided tour will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK
  • Winner must be approved by charity and Abbey Road Studios before final payment will be accepted and the experience fulfilled.
  • While auctioned experience packages may include tickets to events of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. (“The Recording Academy”) or its affiliated charities, the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares (collectively, the “GRAMMY Charities”), all auctions are hosted by the GRAMMY Charities and all proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Charities. All tickets to Recording Academy or GRAMMY Charities events that are a part of experience packages are subject to The Recording Academy’s ticket policy provided immediately below (the “Ticket Policy”).
  • Ticket Policy: Tickets to Recording Academy and/or GRAMMY Charities events, including but not limited to the GRAMMY® Awards, are for use by the winning bidder and his/her invited guest(s) only, are not transferable by winning bidder or any of his/her invited guests, and may not be sold, otherwise transferred or used for any other purpose, including promotional, commercial, advertising, or other trade purposes, without the express written consent of the entity authorizing issuance of the ticket(s) (i.e., The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation and/or MusiCares). Tickets are non-transferrable. Tickets sold, otherwise transferred or used in violation of this policy shall be deemed revoked and void, and their bearers deemed trespassers at all Recording Academy and/or GRAMMY Charities events. By accepting delivery of tickets, the winning bidder and his/her guest(s) are bound by this Ticket Policy and the winning bidder agrees to inform with due diligence all of his/her invited guests of the terms of this Ticket Policy. The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Charities reserve all legal rights and remedies.
  • The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Charities reserve the right to refuse fulfillment in their sole discretion, and may refuse, refund and/or cancel fulfillment at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all.
  • To be eligible for this auction, bidder must be at least 18 years of age and must not have won an auction for (or otherwise obtained) more than four (4) total tickets to the GRAMMY event or experience in auction. The winner and their guest must provide a state issued photo ID prior to event for security purposes.
  • The winning bidder is solely responsible for all travel, accommodations, meals and transportation to and from the event/venue unless otherwise stated in the description. • The Recording Academy, GRAMMY Charities and Abbey Road Studios will not be responsible for the winning bidder or his/her guest(s) inability to arrive as requested to the determined event/venue for fulfillment of this package.
  • GRAMMY Charities shall not be liable to the winning bidder for any failure, delay, cancellation, interruption or changes to any provision of services, events or travel packages purchased which is occasioned by causes beyond our control including, but not restricted to fires, earthquakes, floods or other inclement weather, war, civil commotion or disturbances, strikes, lockouts, labor disputes, accidents, epidemic, interruptions in or delays of transportation services, electrical or power failures or outages, failures or delays in obtaining delivery from donors or manufacturers, suspension or nonrenewal of the venue’s license for any reasons whatsoever, or any act ruling, regulation or law of any government bureau or agency or public authority. Delays so caused shall not release winners from their obligations to accept and pay for the items purchased.
  • The winning bidder and his/her guest(s) will be held to a high standard of behavior. Any misconduct or inappropriate behavior at any point in time during the experience will be cause for immediate removal from the event and may result in the winning bidder and his/her guest(s) being blocked from any further participation in GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions and/or being refused entry to future GRAMMY Charities events.
  • Tickets and experience packages do not include a meet & greet. This package includes only the items/services/opportunities specified within the listing page description above. No additional items/services/opportunities are included.
  • The winner and his/her guest(s) consent to the conduct of a criminal background check the results of which must be satisfactory to The Recording Academy and/or GRAMMY Charities, in their sole discretion, before tickets to any Recording Academy and/or GRAMMY Charities event will be released to the winner.
  • Cameras and/or personal photography will not be permitted during these experiences.
  • GRAMMY Charities neither warrant nor represent, and shall in no way be held responsible for the correctness of description, genuineness, authorship or provenance of condition of the Auction items. No statement contained in the description or made orally at the auction or elsewhere shall be deemed to be warranty, representation or assumption of liability by The Recording Academy or the GRAMMY Charities.
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Rules & Regulations
Rules & Regulations
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  • Cannot be transferred.
  • Travel and accommodations are not included.
  • We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.


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MusiCares®
MusiCares® provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.
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