History Music / AbbeyRoad

18th Jan '18 12:25:40 PM JamesAustin
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* BittersweetEnding
* BoleroEffect[=/=]BrokenRecord: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" ends with the minutes of the same guitar chords repeated over and over. It also has a similar build-up comparable to a bolero.
* TheBusCameBack: This album saw the return of Geoff Emerick, the band's recording engineer since ''Music/{{Revolver}}'', after he'd previously walked out of ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' sessions in protest at the constant arguments and tensions. (He had previously returned to engineer the "The Ballad of John and Yoko" single.)

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* BittersweetEnding
BittersweetEnding: The famous medley at the end of the album that starts from "You Never Give Me Your Money" until (appropiately) "The End" seems to have as a theme that, even if good things must come to an end, it was good while it lasted.
* BoleroEffect[=/=]BrokenRecord: BoleroEffect: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" ends with the minutes of the same guitar chords repeated over and over.over, building in crescendo until the abrupt end. It also has a similar build-up comparable to a bolero.
* TheBusCameBack: TheBusCameBack:
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This album saw the return of Geoff Emerick, the band's recording engineer since ''Music/{{Revolver}}'', after he'd previously walked out of ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' sessions in protest at the constant arguments and tensions. (He had previously returned to engineer the "The Ballad of John and Yoko" single.)
29th Nov '17 11:57:09 PM jamespolk
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** "The End" is also the very last song the Beatles recorded together (and the only song where Ringo has a drum solo).

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** "The End" is also the very last song the Beatles recorded together (and the only song where Ringo has a drum solo).[[note]]The last song all four Beatles recorded together, that is. Paul, George, and Ringo convened on Jan. 3, 1970 to record "I Me Mine".[[/note]]



* HiddenTrack: "Her Majesty". Originally, this was meant to be part of the 'medley' between "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam". The chord at the beginning is the ending note to the former track. Music/PaulMcCartney didn't like the way it sounded, and so it was cut off from the album. The tape operator, John Kurlander, followed the record company's guidelines of never throwing anything recorded by The Beatles out, and not knowing what else to do with it he attached it to the end of the master reel, after "The End". Paul liked it. So it stayed.
** Originally it was a true HiddenTrack, not listed with the other tracks on the back album cover. Later pressings of ''Abbey Road'' list "Her Majesty", making it more like TheStinger.

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* HiddenTrack: "Her Majesty". Originally, this was meant to be part of the 'medley' between "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam". The chord at the beginning is the ending note to the former track. Music/PaulMcCartney didn't like the way it sounded, and so it was cut off from the album. The tape operator, John Kurlander, followed the record company's guidelines of never throwing anything recorded by The Beatles out, and not knowing what else to do with it he attached it to the end of the master reel, after "The End". Paul liked it. So it stayed.
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stayed. Originally it was a true HiddenTrack, not listed with the other tracks on the back album cover. Later pressings of ''Abbey Road'' list "Her Majesty", making it more like TheStinger.



* NoEnding: Both sides of the album. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" ends abruptly in the middle of a riff, after three minutes of repeating the same sequence of chords. John Lennon told engineer Geoff Emerick to "cut it right there", and Emerick did. "Her Majesty" was originally slated between "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam", but the band decided to delete it. Tape engineer John Kurlander clipped it out of the master, cutting out the last crashing guitar chord of "Mean Mr. Mustard" along with "Her Majesty", but missing the last note of "Her Majesty", which was left at the beginning of "Polythene Pam". Though told to discard it, EMI's policy was to never throw away a Beatles recording, so Kurlander then spliced "Her Majesty" onto the end of the master tape after 14 seconds of silence, creating a Hidden Track that ends one note too soon. The band liked the effect and left it that way. (The cut was a test-run of the cross-fading and editing sequence, on rough mixes, not the final edit - if you notice, in the album version the final chord of "Mean Mr. Mustard" is also missing but because the new sequence makes it redundant; the final chord of "Her Majesty" is totally absent though. The "Her Majesty" part, however, is the original clip tacked on to the final master just the same it was in the rough edit.)

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* NoEnding: Both sides of the album.
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"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" ends abruptly in the middle of a riff, after three minutes of repeating the same sequence of chords. John Lennon told engineer Geoff Emerick to "cut it right there", and Emerick did.
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"Her Majesty" was originally slated between "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam", but the band decided to delete it. Tape engineer John Kurlander clipped it out of the master, cutting out the last crashing guitar chord of "Mean Mr. Mustard" along with "Her Majesty", but missing the last note of "Her Majesty", which was left at the beginning of "Polythene Pam". Though told to discard it, EMI's policy was to never throw away a Beatles recording, so Kurlander then spliced "Her Majesty" onto the end of the master tape after 14 seconds of silence, creating a Hidden Track that ends one note too soon. The band liked the effect and left it that way. (The cut was a test-run of the cross-fading and editing sequence, on rough mixes, not the final edit - if you notice, in the album version the final chord of "Mean Mr. Mustard" is also missing but because the new sequence makes it redundant; the final chord of "Her Majesty" is totally absent though. The "Her Majesty" part, however, is the original clip tacked on to the final master just the same it was in the rough edit.)



* ScareChord: A negative example at the end of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", where a sudden silence in the middle of a riff has this effect.

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* ScareChord: ScareChord:
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A negative example at the end of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", where a sudden silence in the middle of a riff has this effect.effect.
** One can only wonder how many people were reaching to turn their record players off in 1969 when they were startled by the loud chord that introduces "Her Majesty".
18th Nov '17 5:14:19 PM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:320:''"And in the end..."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:320:''"And [[caption-width-right:350:''"And in the end..."'']]
18th Nov '17 12:08:45 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:320:''And in the end...'']]

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[[caption-width-right:320:''And [[caption-width-right:320:''"And in the end...'']]
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18th Nov '17 12:05:57 PM Mdumas43073
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/beatles_abbey_road_7555.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''And in the end...'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''And [[caption-width-right:320:''And in the end...'']]
2nd Nov '17 12:23:58 AM bt8257
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** "Here Comes The Sun" has a call back in the song "Sun King", right to the line "here comes the sun... king". Interestingly enough, just like in "Here Comes The Sun", where "smiles are returning to the faces", everyone in "Sun King" is also "happy and laughing".

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** "Here Comes The the Sun" has a call back in the song "Sun King", right to the line "here comes the sun... king". Interestingly enough, just like in "Here Comes The the Sun", where "smiles are returning to the faces", everyone in "Sun King" is also "happy and laughing".



* TheEnd: "The End". Duh? Subverted, really, as "Her Majesty" is the actual last song on the album (it was a HiddenTrack on the original release). This occurred because it was cut out of the song medley on the second half and the Beatles' engineers didn't want to throw away any of their music.

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* TheEnd: "The End". Duh? Subverted, Subverted really, as "Her Majesty" is the actual last song on the album (it was a HiddenTrack on the original release). This occurred because it was cut out of the song medley on the second half and the Beatles' engineers didn't want to throw away any of their music.



* GrandFinale: The Long Medley on Side Two of ''Abbey Road'', ending with, well, "The End". ''Abbey Road'' as a whole was intended to be this for the band, though the release of ''Let It Be'' (which was begun first) ended up being pushed back long enough to cause an accidental subversion of the trope.

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* GrandFinale: The Long Medley on Side Two of ''Abbey Road'', Two, ending with, well, "The End". ''Abbey Road'' as a whole was intended to be this for the band, though the release of ''Let It Be'' (which was begun first) ended up being pushed back long enough to cause an accidental subversion of the trope.



* OneWomanSong: "Polythene Pam", "Her Majesty".
* OneWordTitle: "Something", "Because".

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* OneWomanSong: "Polythene Pam", "Her Majesty".
Majesty"
* OneWordTitle: "Something", "Because"."Because"
2nd Nov '17 12:13:21 AM bt8257
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The album was recorded when there was still tension amongst the band members, but they put their differences aside for one last time. As a result, everyone got to shine with Music/GeorgeHarrison proving he was every bit as good a songwriter as John and Paul with two #1 hits by him: "Something" and "Here Comes the Sun". Music/JohnLennon had a chart topper himself, "Come Together", while Music/PaulMcCartney arranged the perfect GrandFinale for the band on side B and Music/RingoStarr created a children's classic and hit with "Octopus's Garden."

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The album was recorded when there was still tension amongst the band members, but they put their differences aside for one last time. As a result, everyone got to shine with Music/GeorgeHarrison proving he was every bit as good a songwriter as John and Paul with two #1 hits by him: "Something" and "Here Comes the Sun". Music/JohnLennon had a chart topper himself, "Come Together", while Music/PaulMcCartney arranged the perfect GrandFinale for the band on side B and Music/RingoStarr created a children's classic and hit with "Octopus's Garden."
Garden".



* BoleroEffect and BrokenRecord: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" ends with several minutes of the same guitar riff repeated over and over. It also has a similar build up comparable to a bolero.

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* BoleroEffect and BrokenRecord: BoleroEffect[=/=]BrokenRecord: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" ends with several the minutes of the same guitar riff chords repeated over and over. It also has a similar build up build-up comparable to a bolero.



* CueTheSun: "Here Comes The Sun".

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* CueTheSun: "Here Comes The Sun". the Sun"



* CutShort: "I Want You, She's So Heavy" is abruptly cut short near the end, surprising every listener who hears it the first time.

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* CutShort: "I Want You, She's You (She's So Heavy" Heavy)" is abruptly cut short near the end, surprising every listener who hears it the first time.



* EpicRocking: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", nearly eight minutes long.

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* EpicRocking: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", nearly eight minutes long.at 7:47.



* LimitedLyricsSong: "I Want You, She's So Heavy" has only a few lines, but goes for about 7:47 minutes.

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* LimitedLyricsSong: "I Want You, She's You (She's So Heavy" Heavy)" has only a few lines, but goes for about 7:47 minutes.clocks in at 7:47.



** If you're listening on CD or digitally, "Here Comes the Sun" after "I Want You (She's So Heavy)."

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** If you're listening on CD or digitally, "Here Comes the Sun" after "I Want You (She's So Heavy)."Heavy)".



** Paul's passionate yelling in "Oh! Darling" and "Golden Slumbers," to some.

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** Paul's passionate yelling in "Oh! Darling" and "Golden Slumbers," Slumbers", to some.



* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: One track is named the "Sun King", which was UsefulNotes/LouisXIV's nickname.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: One track is named the "Sun King", which was UsefulNotes/LouisXIV's nickname.



* ObsessionSong: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" and these are the only lines throughout the entire song.

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* ObsessionSong: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" and these are the only lines throughout the entire song.



* ThePowerOfTheSun: "Here Comes The Sun", in which the returning sun cheers up everybody, including the protagonist and his girlfriend.

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* ThePowerOfTheSun: "Here Comes The the Sun", in which the returning sun cheers up everybody, including the protagonist and his girlfriend.



** "Polythene Pam" and "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" were recorded together as a single performance. You can hear John Lennon saying "Oh look out!" right before the change.

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** "Polythene Pam" and "She Came In in Through the Bathroom Window" were recorded together as a single performance. You can hear John Lennon saying "Oh "Oh, look out!" right before the change.



* SingleStanzaSong: "Her Majesty".

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* SingleStanzaSong: "Her Majesty".Majesty"



--> ''Well listen to that Mal... hehehe. Oh look out! You should... SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW.''

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--> ''Well listen to that Mal... hehehe. Oh Oh, look out! You should... SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW.''



* UncommonTime: The bridge of "Here Comes The Sun" rotates between 11/8, 4/4, and 7/8.

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* UncommonTime: The bridge of "Here Comes The the Sun" rotates between 11/8, 4/4, and 7/8.
26th Oct '17 4:51:54 PM jamespolk
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!!! "Boy, you're gonna carry that trope, carry that trope a long time":

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!!! !! "Boy, you're gonna carry that trope, carry that trope a long time":
17th Oct '17 5:59:03 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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Added DiffLines:

** If you're listening on CD or digitally, "Here Comes the Sun" after "I Want You (She's So Heavy)."
15th Sep '17 6:47:50 AM Trueman001
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Added DiffLines:

* ScareChord: A negative example at the end of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", where a sudden silence in the middle of a riff has this effect.
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