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David Cameron recreates the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album. PM joins ex-Labour Culture Secretary on visit to Abbey Road studios in London. Artists, actors and musicians have signed warning letter in the Guardian. Letter says Britain is stronger, more imaginative and creative in Europe. Among signatories are Paloma Faith, Sam Taylor-Wood and Danny Boyle. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law and Steve Coogan also join campaign.
This is a chronological list of recordings made at Abbey Road Studios. November 1931: The inaugural recording was of Land of Hope and Glory with Sir Edward Elgar conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in Studio 1. January 1932–November 1935: Artur Schnabel made the first complete electrical recordings of Ludwig van Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas in Studio No. 3. 14/15 July 1932: Yehudi Menuhin made his famous recording of the Elgar violin concerto, with the composer conducting.
Everybody praises the album so much, but none of the songs had anything to do with each other, no thread at all, only the fact that we stuck them together. John Lennon, 1980 All We Are Saying, David Sheff. Abbey Road almost seems to be taken for granted. If Revolver was the album where the playing first really started coming together for the Beatles, then Abbey Road was the album that proved that these guys were no mere songwriters or lyricists. From Harrison’s incipient slide work throughout, to the amazing solos by all four at the end, the playing (and performances in general) on Abbey Road is hard to top.
The last Beatles album to be recorded (although Let It Be was the last to be released), Abbey Road was a fitting swan song for the group, echoing some of the faux-conceptual forms of Sgt. Pepper, but featuring stronger compositions and more rock-oriented ensemble work.
Abbey Road was the last they recorded, but Let It Be was the last they released. It only became an official Beatles studio album because it happened to come out when they broke up. If they’d released Let It Be on schedule, before Abbey Road, it would be precisely as famous as the Yellow Submarine soundtrack. Both have a few genuine Beatles songs, plus a load of lesser epiphenomena that belongs in a movie.