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A Spin Down Abbey Road (59:00 / 54:00)

From: Paul Ingles
Length: 58:59

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Music writers, musicians and Beatles fans weigh in on The Beatles' Abbey Road, the album that turned out to have the last songs the band ever recorded together. It was released in September of 1969. Read the full description.

Beatles_abbey-road_small Award-Winning producer Paul Ingles adds another installment to his series of programs spotlighting The Beatles album releases with A Spin Down Abbey Road.  A panel of music writers, musicians and Beatles fans offer historical background on the tracks and their own personal feelings about this landmark album.  Their comments are woven through the music of Abbey Road.

Featured guests are music writers Anthony DeCurtis, Steve Turner, Ann Powers, Richie Unterberger, Jim Derogatis and Greg Kot.  Musician guests include Shawn Colvin, Glen Phillips, Richard Goldman, David Gans, Phil & Tim Hanseroth and Jon Spurney.


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Award-Winning producer Paul Ingles adds another installment to his series of programs spotlighting The Beatles album releases with A Spin Down Abbey Road.  A panel of music writers, musicians and Beatles fans offer historical background on the tracks and their own personal feelings about this landmark album.  Their comments are woven through the music of Abbey Road.

Featured guests are music writers Anthony DeCurtis, Steve Turner, Ann Powers, Richie Unterberger, Jim Derogatis and Greg Kot.  Musician guests include Shawn Colvin, Glen Phillips, Richard Goldman, David Gans, Phil & Tim Hanseroth and Jon Spurney.


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Brilliant

The first thing I was taught in Broadcasting was that you will never see this business the same way again. After listening to Paul Ingles and his brilliant selection of experts breakdown all aspects of this Beatles classic, you will never listen to the album the same way again.

As I emailed Paul to thank him, all I could think of was...

Brilliant.

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Come Together

The song Come Together is about the 4 Beatles. 4 stanzas:George, Ringo, John and Paul in that order.Paul is last and comes after the break which shows that the other 3 are against him. That's why John sings "1 and 1 and 1 is 3". Meaning that Paul knows its 3 to 1. John sums up his take on Paul with "Got to be good looking cause he's so hard to see". John wants the Beatles, especially Paul, to Come Together over him. Listen to stanza 3 -Ono sideboard, bag production and walrus gumboot and "hold him in his armchair you can feel his disease" is all about John. Stanza 2 with "monkey fingers"(drum sticks) is Ringo. And stanza 1 with "got to be a joker he just do what he please" is George. A very biting lennon lyric that he never admitted.

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Post-Let It Be Gem

Abbey Road represents the last, and perhaps best, Beatles album. Amazing that they could pull this career coda together after the strain of the Let It Be days.

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Timing and Cues

59:00 Version Version

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Opening Billboard

00:01:00 - 00:31:54 -
Part A - ends with 60 second music bed for local anncts. option

00:31:55 - 00:59:00
Part B

54:00 Version Version

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Opening Billboard

00:01:00 - 00:27:51 -
Part A - ends with 60 second music bed for local anncts. option

00:27:52 - 00:59:00
Part B

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Come Together The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Something The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Maxwell's Silver Hammer The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Oh! Darling The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Octopus's Garden The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
I Want You (She's So Heavy) The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Because The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
You Never Give Me Your Money The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Sun King The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Mean Mr. Mustard The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Polythene Pam The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Golden Slumbers The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Carry That Weight The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
The End The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00
Her Majesty The Beatles Abbey Road. Apple 1969 :00

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