The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road by Bruce Spizer
In January 1969, the Beatles abandoned the familiar confines of EMI Studios on Abbey Road by rehearsing at Twickenham Film Studios and recording an album’s worth of songs in the basement and on the roof of Apple’s Sevile Row headquarters. The Beatles began recording sessions with three different producers–Glyn Johns, George Martin, and Chris Thomas alternating at the helm. After this erratic start to the year, the group decided it was time to get back to where they once belonged. That July, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road, where seven years earlier they had their first recording session with George Martin. The band recaptured the magic and camaraderie that was missing during the January sessions, and the resulting album, Abbey Road, quickly topped the charts in both the UK and the US. Although the group’s January 1969 recordings would eventually be issued on Let It Be in May 1970, Abbey Road would be the last album recorded by the Beatles. This latest book in Bruce Spizer’s Beatles album series covers all of the records released by the Beatles in 1969, from “Get Back” onward.