Though the Let It Be album was not released until later, Abbey Road was the last time the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios – soon to be rechristened Abbey Road Studios following the album’s release. Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances together with George Martin’s orchestrations produced an album that continues to be regarded as one of the best ever recorded. In Deconstructing Abbey Road Side 1, Beatleologist Scott Freiman explains how the band, Martin, and the sound engineers made particularly innovative use of relatively new 8-track recording, and “deconstructs” the songs on the album’s first side, from “Come Together” to “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”

Writer: Scott Freiman
Featuring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Release Date: April 22, 2019
Runtime: 90 minutes