Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles Audiobook (Free)
In Solid Condition, Kenneth Womack supplies the most definitive account of the conception, saving, combining, and reception of Abbey Road.
In Feb 1969, the Beatles began focusing on what became their last album together. Abbey Road presented several new techniques and technologies towards the Beatles’ sound and included “GET TOGETHER,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun,” which all surfaced as classics.
Womack’s colorful retelling of how this landmark recording was written and documented is a delicacy about Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles for enthusiasts from the Beatles. Sound State will take listeners back again to 1969 and into EMI’s Abbey Street Studios, which boasted a sophisticated solid state transistor mixing desk. Womack focuses on the dynamics between John, Paul, George, and Ringo and manufacturer George Martin and his team of engineers, who generally reserve the tensions and conflicts that had arisen on earlier albums to make a work with a forward thinking (and among some fans and critics, controversial) studio-bound sound that prominently included the new Moog synthesizer, among additional novelties.
As Womack shows, Abbey Street was the culmination from the instrumental abilities, recording apparatus, and artistic vision that the music group and George Martin had developed since their start in the same studio seven years before. A testament to the group’s imagination and their producer’s ingenuity, Solid State is necessary reading for all those fans from the Beatles as well as the rock ‘n’ move.