1 Oct 2019

Celebrating Fifty Years of Abbey Road

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:23 pm on 1 October 2019

Abbey Road was the eleventh studio album recorded by The Beatles. It features the four members photographed on the pedestrian crossing - a shot that has been replicated so many times by tourists that there's a dedicated webcam site you can visit to see the earnest attempts by the public.

The album features iconic songs Come Together, Something, Here Comes The Sun and is generally thought now to be one of the greatest albums by one of the greatest bands. Last week Abbey Road turned 50 years old and Beatles fans can celebrate by hearing a brand new mix of the album and some of the studio outtakes.

To talk us through this album and play some of the new versions of the songs we're joined by music critic Simon Sweetman.

50th anniversary of Beatles' Abbey Road crossing celebrated

50th anniversary of Beatles' Abbey Road crossing celebrated Photo: RNZ / YouTube

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