The Beatles Get Back To Abbey Road

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In January 1969, the Beatles abandoned the familiar confines of EMI Studios on Abbey Road by rehearsing at Twickenham Film Studios and recording an album worth of songs in the basement and on the roof of Apple’s Savile Row headquarters. Their next session was held on February 22 at Trident Studios. During the next few months, the Beatles held recording sessions at Abbey Road and Olympic Sound Studios, with three different producers, Glyn Johns, George Martin and Chris Thomas, alternating at the helm.

After this erratic start to the year, the group decided it was time to get back to where they once belonged. That July, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road, where seven years earlier they had their first recording session with EMI and producer George Martin. During the next few months, the Beatles and Martin recaptured the magic and camaraderie that at times was missing during the January sessions. The resulting album, Abbey Road, was issued on September 26 in the U.K. and on October 1 in America, quickly topping the charts in both countries. Although the group’s January 1969 recordings would eventually be issued on the Let It Be album in May 1970, Abbey Road would be the last album recorded by the Beatles.

This latest book in Bruce Spizer’s Beatles album series covers all of the records released by the Beatles in 1969 from the “Get Back” single to Abbey Road.

All preorders get a free preview PDF of the first two chapters for immediate download.

Digital $20
Hardcover $30
Collector’s Edition $100

Preorders Start: July 1, 2019


1st edition, 2019

192 pages
9″ x 9″

full color throughout
ISBN# 978-0-9832957-6-1

Table of Contents

  • Once There Was A Way To Get Back Home – Bruce Spizer
  • From Tucson, Arizona to Abbey Road: An American Perspective of the Beatles in 1969 – Bruce Spizer
  • From Twickenham to Abbey Road: A British Perspective of the Beatles in 1969 – Bruce Spizer
  • the Beatles Get Back to Abbey Lane: The Beatles in Canada in 1969 – Piers Hemmingsen
  • He Couldn’t “Let It Be”: John Lennon in 1969 – Jude Southerland Kessler
  • 1969: Carry That Weight – Al Sussman
  • 1969: The Year in Music and Film – Frank Daniels
  • “It’s Just a Nasty Rumor” – Bruce Spizer
  • 28 IF: The “Paul is dead” Conspiracy Theory – Fox Feynman
  • Picture Sleeves
  • Fan Recollections
  • A Fan’s Notes: On the Way to Abbey Road – Bill King
  • Why Don’t We Do It In Abbey Road? Yet Another Iconic Cover – Bruce Spizer
  • The Recording Sessions (From Apple to Abbey Road) – Bruce Spizer

Collector's edition extras




Bruce’s passion does the world a service. He creates a way station for people like me who believe that what The Beatles created (in all of its musical incarnations, manifestations and associated product analysis) is an emotional connection to something more than just pop music. Bruce helps us to see into frameworks of creative, cultural and stylistic importance that wouldn’t be mined were it not for his passion.  It is all so endlessly fascinating to me and this book is so necessary because the damn album is that important!—John French

I’ve just scrolled through the pdf of the book, and then again backwards. It looks beautiful, interesting and useful, which does not, of course, surprise me at all. Looking forward to really digging into it.–Allan Kozinn

I had a vision of what the book would be like…and that vision was pretty impressive. But you (and all of your contributors from Tom Frangione…love that photo!) to Billy Joel to Mark Lewisohn (another priceless photo!) to Mark Lapidos and the story about his brother…you all exceeded any expectation I had. This book is priceless. It is absolutely beautiful. You should be So. Very. Proud. Wow.–Jude Southerland Kessler


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