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The Beatles celebrate the 50th anniversary of the album Abbey Road with a suite of beautifully presented Anniversary Edition packages, out now. Watch the video for a new remix of Here Comes The Sun...

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On August 8, 1969, the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located.

And it was 50 years ago today, well, yesterday, on September 26, 1969, that Abbey Road was released. It was not The Beatles’ final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The album's 17 tracks have now been newly remixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased and presented in three different deluxw

There's also a new music video for "Here Comes The Sun" which features the song's new stereo mix. Featuring photos from the Apple Corps archive, and photos and footage shot by Linda McCartney supplied by Paul McCartney, the video welcomes the viewer into Abbey Road Studios' Studio Two, where The Beatles famously recorded most of Abbey Road, to experience a unique and moving sunrise above the band's instruments and gear. The sun centrepiece was filmed as it was meticulously crafted on-set in Abbey Road's Studio Two.

Working closely with Apple Corps Ltd., the video is directed by Trunk Animation's director team Alasdair + Jock (Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney) and produced by Trunk's Maria Manton.

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