The Beatles’ Abbey Road is a masterpiece filled with classic Beatles songs, such as “Come Together,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun." George Martin told the Beatles to think “symphonically,” and they responded by creating the remarkable Side Two song suite.
Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios — soon-to-be-christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release. Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances, together with George Martin’s orchestrations, produced an album that continues to be regarded as one of the best of all time.
In the 2-film Deconstructing Abbey Road set (Side One and Side Two) Beatleologist Scott Freiman has created one of his most in-depth “deconstructions.” Let Scott take you on an educational journey -- track-by-track -- explaining the inspiration for the songs and their evolution in the studio.
Deconstructing Abbey Road – Side One
Freiman explores the so-called “song side” of Abbey Road, with deep dives into “Come Together,” “Something,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” and the rest of Side One, including analysis of “The Ballad of John and Yoko” and “Old Brown Shoe.”
Deconstructing Abbey Road – Side Two
Learn about the Eastern rhythms on “Here Comes the Sun,” the influence of Beethoven on “Because,” and the reason why “Her Majesty” ended up as the album’s hidden track. Then explore the entire Side Two medley. Also includes deconstructions of “Give Peace a Chance” and “Come and Get It.”
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Janet Maslin (president of Jacob Burns Film Center and former film critic for the New York Times) interviews Scott.
“Mini deconstruction” video on “Come and Get It.”
Each film is roughly 90 minutes long.
"Deconstructing The Beatles" is a multimedia lecture series conceived and delivered by Scott Freiman