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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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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.


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  • Experience occurs on Sep 26, 2019.


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