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The Beatles - ABBEY ROAD (Remastered Stereo 180G Vinyl LP)

The Beatles - ABBEY ROAD (Remastered Stereo 180G Vinyl LP)
Product Code: The Beatles - ABBEY ROAD (Remastered Stereo 180G Vinyl LP)
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The Beatles Abbey Road on 180g Stereo LP

Sourced from the Original Master Tapes

Cut at Abbey Road Studios by a First-Rate Team of Producers and Engineers: Stringent Procedures and Safeguards Ensure Optimum Audiophile-Quality Sound


You've Waited Long Enough: The Definitive Analog Beatles Catalog Is Here

Recorded after Let It Be, but released before the conventional swan song, Abbey Road sends theBeatles out with a flurry, as the longtime favorite is replete with hallmark strengths that encompass the band’s unsurpassed career. Arguably the most well-produced and tightly played Beatles effort,Abbey Road is iconic not only because of its cover art but due to the music within

Part of Capitol/Apple’s quintessential Beatles catalog masters series on LP, Abbey Road has been remastered by a dedicated team of engineers that includes Guy Massey, Steve Rooke, and Sam Okellwith Paul Hicks and Sean Magee. Proper care and a painstaking series of steps were taken to ensure that music lovers would hear the Fab Four in all their glory with unprecedented clarity and transparency.

That means that Paul McCartney’s infallible pop symphony that closes the album takes on additional poignancy, the polished arrangements breathing with greater warmth, immediacy, and detail. And the group’s guitar-based compositions—“I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” “Come Together”—are set up against a fantastic soundstage steeped in incredible depth, width, and height. George Harrison’s continued emergence as a primary songwriter, as his unforgettable contributions of “Something” and “Here Come the Sun,” comes into sharper focus as well.

With EMI’s legendary Abbey Road Studios providing the backdrop, the four-year restoration process combined veteran expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, vintage studio gear, and rigorous testing to net what is without doubt the highest fidelity possible and authentic, jaw-dropping sound guaranteed to rival the original LPs. There is no longer any need to pay hundreds of dollars for Japanese pressings.

At the start of the restoration process, engineers conducted extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes into the digital realm using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and a Prism A-D converter. Dust build-ups were removed from tape machine heads after the completion of each title. Artifacts such as electrical clicks, microphone vocal pops, excessive sibilance, and poor edits were improved upon as long as it was determined that doing so didn’t at all damage the integrity of the songs. Similarly, de-noising technology was applied in only a few necessary spots and on a sum total of less than five of the entire 525 minutes of Beatles music. 
 

In cutting the digital masters to vinyl, stringent safeguards and procedures were employed. After cutting to lacquer, determined to be warmer and consistent than cutting to DMM, the next step was to use the Neumann VMS80 cutting lathe at Abbey Road. Following thorough mechanical and electrical tests to ensure it was operating in peak condition, engineer Sean Magee cut the LPs in chronological release order. He used the original 24-bit remasters rather than the 16-bit versions that were required for CD production. It was also decided to use the remasters that had not undergone ‘limiting,' a procedure to increase the sound level. 
 
Having made initial test cuts, Magee pinpointed any sound problems that can occur during playback of vinyl records. To rectify them, changes were made to the remasters with a Digital Audio Workstation. For example, each vinyl album was listened to for any ‘sibilant episodes.' vocal distortion that can occur on consonant sounds such as S and T. These were corrected by reducing the level in the very small portion of sound causing the undesired effect. 

Similarly, any likelihood of inner-groove distortion was addressed. As the stylus approaches the center of the record, it is liable to track the groove less accurately. This can affect the high-middle frequencies, producing a ‘mushy’ sound particularly noticeable on vocals. Using what Magee has described as ‘surgical EQ,’ problem frequencies were identified and reduced in level to compensate for this.
 
The last phase of the vinyl mastering process began with the arrival of the first batches of test pressings made from master lacquers that had been sent to the two pressing plant factories. Stringent quality tests identified any noise or click appearing on more than one test pressing in the same place. If this happened, it was clear that the undesired sounds had been introduced either during the cutting or the pressing stage and so the test records were rejected. In the quest to achieve the highest quality possible, the Abbey Road team worked closely with the pressing factories and the manufacturers of the lacquer and cutting styli.


For this project, there was no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. Yes, it took a village to get it right.

The Beatles Abbey Road Track Listing:

1.  Come Together 
2.  Something 
3.  Maxwell's Silver Hammer 
4.  Oh! Darling 
5.  Octopus's Garden 
6.  I Want You (She's So Heavy) 
7.  Here Comes the Sun 
8.  Because 
9.  You Never Give Me Your Money 
10. Sun King 
11. Mean Mr. Mustard 
12. Polythene Pam 
13. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window 
14. Golden Slumbers 
15. Carry That Weight 
16. End 
17. Her Majesty

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