ABBEY ROAD
Released: October 1, 1969
Produced by: George Martin
Engineered by: Geoff Emerick and Phillip McDonald
Cover Photo by: Iain MacMillan
Label: Apple SO-383

 
  1. Come Together {Lennon} (4:21)
    • Recorded: July 21, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
      with overdubs added July 22, 23, 25, 29, and 30, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - lead vocal, electric guitar, electric piano, harmony vocal
      Paul McCartney - bass guitar
      George Harrison - lead guitar
      Ringo Starr - drums, maracas
       
  2. Something {Harrison} (3:03)
    • Recorded: April 16, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
      and remade May 2, 1969 with overdubs added May 5, 1969,
      July 11, 1969, July 16, 1969 and August 15, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - electric guitar
      Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
      George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar, organ
      Ringo Starr - drums
      session musicians - strings
       
  3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer {McCartney} (3:27)
  • Recorded: July 9, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
    with overdubs added July 10-11, 1969 and August 6, 1969

     
  • Instrumentation:
    John Lennon - background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison - four-string electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Moog synthesizer, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, anvil, background vocal
    George Martin - organ
     
  1. Oh! Darling {McCartney} (3:27)
    • Recorded: April 20, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
      with overdubs added April 26, 1969, July 23, 1969, August 8, 1969
      and August 11, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - background vocal
      Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, background vocal
      George Harrison - lead guitar, synthesizer, background vocal
      Ringo Starr - drums
       
  2. Octopus's Garden {Starkey} (2:51)
    • Recorded: April 26, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
      with overdubs added April 29, 1969 and July 17-18, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - electric guitar, background vocal
      Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, background vocal
      George Harrison - lead guitar, synthesizer
      Ringo Starr - lead vocal, drums, blowing bubbles through a straw
       
  3. I Want You (She's So Heavy) {Lennon} (7:47)
    • Recorded: February 22, 1969 at Trident Studios, London, England
      with overdubs added April 18, 1969, April 20, 1969, August 8, 1969
      and August 11, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - lead vocal, lead guitar, organ
      Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
      George Harrison - electric guitar, Moog synthesizer white-noise (at the end)
      Ringo Starr - drums
       
  4. Here Comes The Sun {Harrison} (3:05)
    • Recorded: July 7, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
      with overdubs added July 8 and 16, 1969 and August 6, 11, 15
      and 19, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - acoustic guitar, harmony vocal, hand-claps
      Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal, hand-claps
      George Harrison - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, Moog synthesizer,
      hand-claps

      Ringo Starr - drums, hand-claps
      session musicians - strings
       
  5. Because {Lennon} (2:46)
    • Recorded: August 1, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
      with overdubs added August 4-5, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - harmony lead vocal, electric guitar, harpsichord
      Paul McCartney - harmony lead vocal, bass guitar
      George Harrison - harmony lead vocal, Moog synthesizer
       
  6. You Never Give Me Your Money {McCartney} (4:02)
    • Recorded: May 6, 1969 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England
      with overdubs added July 1, 11, 15, 30 and 31, 1969
      and August 5, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - lead guitar, background vocal
      Paul McCartney - lead vocal, harmony vocal, bass guitar, piano
      George Harrison - rhythm guitar, background vocal
      Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
       
  7. Sun King {Lennon} (2:27)
    • Recorded: July 24, 1969 (with "Mean Mr. Mustard" as one song)
      at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 25, 1969
      and July 29, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - multi-tracked lead vocal, electric guitar, maracas
      Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmonium, harmony vocal
      George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
      Ringo Starr - drums, bongos
      George Martin - organ
       
  8. Mean Mr. Mustard {Lennon} (1:06)
    • Recorded: July 24, 1969 (with "Sun King" as one song)
      at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 25, 1969
      and July 29, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - lead vocal, piano
      Paul McCartney - fuzz bass, harmony vocal
      George Harrison - electric guitar
      Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
       
  9. Polythene Pam {Lennon} (1:13)
    • Recorded: July 25, 1969 (with "She Came In Through The
      Bathroom Window" as one song) at Abbey Road, London, England
      with overdubs added July 28, 1969 and July 30, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
      Paul McCartney - bass guitar, lead guitar, background vocal
      George Harrison - tambourine, background vocal
      Ringo Starr - drums, maracas
       
  10. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window {McCartney} (1:57)
    • Recorded: July 25, 1969 (with "Polythene Pam" as one song)
      at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 28, 1969
      and July 30, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
      Paul McCartney - lead vocal, harmony vocal, lead guitar, background vocal
      George Harrison - bass guitar, tambourine, background vocal
      Ringo Starr - drums, maracas
       
  11. Golden Slumbers {McCartney/Thomas Dekker} (1:32)
    • Recorded: July 2, 1969 (with "Carry That Weight" as one song)
      at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 3, 4, 30
      and 31, 1969 and August 15, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
      Ringo Starr - drums
      session musicians - strings, brass
       
  12. Carry That Weight {McCartney} (1:37)
    • Recorded: July 2, 1969 (with "Golden Slumbers" as one song)
      at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 3, 4, 30
      and 31, 1969 and August 15, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - bass guitar, chorus vocal
      Paul McCartney - lead vocal, harmony vocal, piano, chorus vocal
      George Harrison - lead guitar, chorus vocal
      Ringo Starr - drums, chorus vocal
      session musicians - strings, brass
       
  13. The End {McCartney} (2:20)
    • Recorded: July 23, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
      with overdubs added August 5, 7, 8, 15 and 18, 1969

       
    • Instrumentation:
      John Lennon - electric guitar, lead guitar solo, background vocal
      Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, lead guitar solo, background vocal
      George Harrison - electric guitar, lead guitar solo, background vocal
      Ringo Starr - drums
      session musicians - strings, brass
       
  14. hidden track:
    Her Majesty
    {McCartney} (0:23)
    • Recorded: July 2, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
       
    • Instrumentation:
      Paul McCartney - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
       
  • Total playing time 47:26