The Beatles ‎– Abbey Road

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Apple Records ‎– PCS 7088
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A1 Come Together
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
A2 Something
Written-By – Harrison*
A3 Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
A4 Oh! Darling
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
A5 Octopus's Garden
Written-By – Starkey*
A6 I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B1 Here Comes The Sun
Written-By – Harrison*
B2 Because
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B3 You Never Give Me Your Money
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B4 Sun King
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B5 Mean Mr. Mustard
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B6 Polythene Pam
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B7 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B8 Golden Slumbers
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B9 Carry That Weight
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B10 The End
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B11 Her Majesty
Written-By [Uncredited] – Lennon-McCartney

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Notes

℗ 1969.
"An E.M.I. Recording"
Mfd. in U.K.

This version is the "first label, revised cover" version:
Dark green labels with a whole apple on the A-side label and a half, sliced-open apple on B-side. The labels have the "(An E.M.I. Recording)" text on two lines and small "33 1/3" text moved to the left side. Publishing year printed with a small ℗ symbol. The B-side label does not have "Her Majesty" credits. The labels are quite dark, although the actual shade of green varies between copies.
Comes in a full laminated cover without flaps on the back side. The front cover has the drain showing, the rear cover has the Apple logo aligned with the text, and 'Her Majesty' is not listed.

"Thanks to George Martin, Geoff Emerick and Phillip McDonald".

Published by:
Northern Songs. NCB: A1, A3, A4, A6, B2 to B11
Harrisongs: A2, B1
Startling Music: A5

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: NCB
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): YEX.749
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): YEX.750
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variant 1): YEX 749-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variant 1): YEX 750-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variant 2): YEX 749 A-3U P 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variant 2): YEX 750-1 TOR 0 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variant 3): YEX 749-2 GDM 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variant 3): YEX 750-1 GA 2

Other Versions (5 of 711) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCS 7088 The Beatles Abbey Road(LP, Album, M/Print, 1st) Apple Records PCS 7088 UK 1969 Sell This Version
89 101 The Beatles Abbey Road(Cass, Album) Apple Records 89 101 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
PCS 7088 The Beatles Abbey Road(LP, Album) Apple Records PCS 7088 UK 1969 Sell This Version
264 10 4243 4, 1042434 The Beatles Abbey Road(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Parlophone, Parlophone, Apple Records, Apple Records 264 10 4243 4, 1042434 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BTL 1008, BTL 1.008 The Beatles Abbey Road(CDr, Album, Mono, RM, Unofficial) Apple Records (3), Apple Records (3) BTL 1008, BTL 1.008 US 2006 Sell This Version

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Eddie49

Eddie49

July 29, 2020
I have what I think is this copy, it has all the right attributes, but with a pinched sleeve. I can't see any info on this. Anyone know anything this? thanks in advance
aweave20

aweave20

July 22, 2020
edited 13 days ago

"The one and only", mastered by Martin and Emerick and cut by Malcolm Davies.

Paul's bass is front and center, but spread out evenly with the other instruments so nothing overpowers the mix, not unlike US pressings where the mid-range is boosted and lacks the shimmer and definition found here. It was cut quiet, so you'll need to turn up the volume to get the full effect, but man, it is out of this world! It features an amazing soundstage that gives you an "in the studio with the band" feel. I still can't get over how good this sounds, there's so much more openness and depth to everything - not only my favorite Beatles album, but HANDS DOWN the BEST Beatles pressing of them all.
Turtlenews

Turtlenews

December 21, 2019

My copy has unusual Matrix numbers: usual YEX 749-2 and YEX 750-1 but GLH 7 (in the width) on Side 1 and RDD 3 (in the width) on Side 2. Anyone able to identify this copy? Thanks.
gonzalezmarco

gonzalezmarco

August 8, 2019
50th Anniversary pre-order is available on this site right down here
https://usastore.thebeatles.com/store
d-niceguy15

d-niceguy15

July 9, 2019
I had a first press misaligned Apple version of Abbey Road and at the end of She’s So Heavy, last track on side 1, my tone arm seemed to be stuck in a never ending groove. I thought that maybe the vinyl needed cleaning but the same happened on my New Zealand 1976 pressing of Abbey Road which is pretty much pristine. Has anyone else had this experience. Was there a locked groove at the end of side 1?
MB-Daniel

MB-Daniel

June 27, 2019
The good news is that Sir Paul and Giles are in Abbey Road right now making the 50th anniversary version. The fact Paul is present is to ensure that the rework does not end up like the White Album 50th reissue.
chazfromtoronto

chazfromtoronto

August 25, 2018
Abbey Road is like listening to pink floyd's the wall, whereby the entire recording flows well, track by track.
it is one of those rare records you simply cannot take the needle off the record and skip to another track but let it play in its entirety, which is why i love this album so much.
it's a shame that so many different Mastering variations were utilized, making it extremely difficult to guess which version would sound the best, and as such many of us were not happy with the version we purchased.
After listening to this album in its many versions for over 30 years, I myself found that this particular version The Beatles - Abbey Road offfers a great balance of sound, albeit a reissue.
Saved4yrs

Saved4yrs

March 23, 2018
What is my Matrix run out if it GPO 3
RDA 5
or what does it mean?
anti-plop

anti-plop

February 5, 2018
I founded a poster (Abbey road-Beatles tour & discography) Inside a US cover with no record (SO-383). I can't find a release speaking about it. Is there someone who can tell me Something about it? Thank you.
theprogamer1991

theprogamer1991

July 13, 2017
Can someone help me? My copy is a 1969 copy, uncroped cover, with the thin text on side A and thick text on side B, and it's a Rockaway press. Help!