cover art the beatles abbey roadFifty years ago, The Beatles returned to the EMI Recording Studios (later renamed Abbey Road) and made their last album together. To celebrate this milestone, 'Abbey Road' has been remixed and newly released in a remarkable box set, with alternate takes, demo recordings and surround-sound mixes, all done by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell.

On this edition of All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen talks with Giles Martin about how Martin remixed Abbey Road 50 years after his father, George Martin, put his finishing touches on the album. We get to hear early versions of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," "Something" and "Because," and learn how the medley on side two of 'Abbey Road' came together.

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