A massive, deluxe reissue of The Beatles' final recording, Abbey Road, has been announced.
Newly mixed by producer Giles Martin (the son of the band's producer, the late George Martin) and engineered by Sam Okell, the super deluxe box set edition of the reissue features 23 additional session recordings and demos, many of which are previously unreleased.
The super deluxe edition is a 4xCD collection that comes housed in a 100-page hardcover book with a foreword by Paul McCartney, an introduction from Giles Martin, a detailed history by Beatles historian and author Kevin Howlett and an essay from music journalist David Hepworth on the album's enormous legacy and influence.
“The Beatles recording journey had gone through many twists and turns, learning curves and thrilling rides," McCartney wrote in his foreword to the Abbey Road book. "Here we were—still wondering at the magic of it all,”
The 50th Anniversary edition of Abbey Road will also be available in 3xLP deluxe vinyl, 2xCD deluxe and standard (one CD, one vinyl LP, or one picture disc) editions. They are set for a September 27 release via Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe.
For more info on the set, head on over to abbeyroad.thebeatles.com.