Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Beatles - Abbey Road

Abbey Road is simply great and you don't need me to sell it to you. I just want to rant a little bit about how this album was laid out.

While Let it Be was the last Beatles album to be released, Abbey Road was the last album the band recorded. The last song on the album as the band had it laid out was "The End." Not only does its title make a perfect epitaph for The Beatles, its message does as well, "And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make." That's how The Beatles should have ended their final album, and they would have, if not for an engineer who chose to splice the 23 second instrumental "Your Majesty" onto the end of the album. "Your Majesty" is completely unnecessary and mars an otherwise perfect exit. I'll never stop being annoyed by this. It's the musical version of the guy who can't help but cough loudly during the minute of silence for victims of any given tragedy. Do yourself a favor and delete "Your Majesty" if you own this album in a digital format.

Baleeted? No. Because Beatles.

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