Over the past couple of years, we’ve been spoilt for Beatles products. Although the 50th anniversary of their peerless ‘Revolver’ came and went in 2016 without a reissue to mark the momentous occasion, the world was treated to lavish box sets of both ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in 2017 and ‘The Beatles’ (aka ‘The White Album’ in 2018.
With a pattern established, fans quickly speculated whether a 50th anniversary box set of ‘Abbey Road’ would emerge.
Although nothing has been confirmed from completely official channels as yet, a reliable source suggests this will certainly be the case, even leaking a finalised tracklist.
Assuming this is true – and we think it almost certainly is – the ‘Abbey Road’ mega-box will contain the following:
Disc One: Original Album in new stereo mix by Giles Martin
Disc Two: Demos + Outtakes
I Want You (She’s So Heavy) [Take 32 + Billy Preston organ]
Ballad of John & Yoko [Take 7]
Old Brown Shoe [Take 2]
Oh Darling [Take 4]
Octopus’s Garden [Take 9]
You Never Give Me Your Money [Take 36]
Her Majesty [Takes 1-3]
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight [Takes 1-3]
Here Comes The Sun [Take 9]
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer [Take 12]
Disc Three: Demos + Outtakes
Come Together [Take 5]
The End [Take 3]
Sun King / Mean Mr Mustard [Take 20]
Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window [Take 27]
Because [Take 1]
The Long One [Trial Edit & Mix]
Something [Orchestral Take 39]
Golden Slumbers [Take 17]
Disc Four: Blu Ray
Whole album in Dolby Atmos Mix, 5.1 Mix and Hi-Res Stereo Mix
As yet, no release date has been scheduled.