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The Other Side Of Abbey Road

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Just three weeks after the U.S. release of the Beatles' swan song, Abbey Road, Creed Taylor ushered George Benson into the studio to begin a remarkably successful pop-jazz translation of the record (complete with a parody of the famous cover, showing Benson with guitar crossing an Eastern urban street). It is a lyrical album, with a hint of the mystery and a lot of the cohesive concept of the Beatles' original despite the scrambled order of the tunes. Benson is given some room to stretch out on guitar, sometimes in a bluesy groove, and there are more samples of his honeyed vocals than ever before (oddly, his voice would not be heard again by record-buyers until he signed with Warner Bros.). Don Sebesky's arrangements roam freely from baroque strings to a full-throated big band, and Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Fortune, and Hubert Laws get some worthy solo space. Yet for all its diversity, the record fits together as a whole more tightly than any other George Benson project, thanks to his versatile talents and the miraculous overarching unity of the Beatles' songs. One wonders if the Fab Four liked it, too.
© Richard S. Ginell /TiVo

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1
Golden Slumbers / You Never Give Me Your Money (Album Version)
00:04:46

John Lennon, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - George Benson, MainArtist - Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Donald John Sebesky, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Because / Come Together (Album Version)
00:07:24

John Lennon, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - George Benson, MainArtist - Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Donald John Sebesky, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Oh! Darling (Album Version)
00:04:00

John Lennon, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - George Benson, MainArtist - Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Donald John Sebesky, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Here Comes The Sun / I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Album Version)
00:08:59

John Lennon, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - GEORGE HARRISON, ComposerLyricist - George Benson, MainArtist - Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Donald John Sebesky, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Something / Octopus's Garden / The End (Album Version)
00:06:21

John Lennon, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - GEORGE HARRISON, ComposerLyricist - George Benson, MainArtist - Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ringo Starr, ComposerLyricist - Donald John Sebesky, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Just three weeks after the U.S. release of the Beatles' swan song, Abbey Road, Creed Taylor ushered George Benson into the studio to begin a remarkably successful pop-jazz translation of the record (complete with a parody of the famous cover, showing Benson with guitar crossing an Eastern urban street). It is a lyrical album, with a hint of the mystery and a lot of the cohesive concept of the Beatles' original despite the scrambled order of the tunes. Benson is given some room to stretch out on guitar, sometimes in a bluesy groove, and there are more samples of his honeyed vocals than ever before (oddly, his voice would not be heard again by record-buyers until he signed with Warner Bros.). Don Sebesky's arrangements roam freely from baroque strings to a full-throated big band, and Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Fortune, and Hubert Laws get some worthy solo space. Yet for all its diversity, the record fits together as a whole more tightly than any other George Benson project, thanks to his versatile talents and the miraculous overarching unity of the Beatles' songs. One wonders if the Fab Four liked it, too.
© Richard S. Ginell /TiVo

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