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Ninety years ago, the EMI label opened its own recording studios in London. The location has since become legendary, notably thanks to the Beatles and their 11th album, “Abbey Road.” In November, Abbey Road Studios will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a special festival.

Few recording studios are as well known as Abbey Road. Yet nothing destined this 16-room white mansion in the heart of London to become one of the world’s musical hotspots when it was bought by the label in 1929. It was not until two years later that Abbey Road Studios officially opened its doors.
While it was frequently used by the British composer Sir Edward Elgar in the 1930s, the venue gained international fame three decades later with the Beatles. Over the years, John Lennon and his band recorded 190 of their 210 songs there.

In recognition of these achievements, Abbey Road Studios will celebrate its 90th anniversary, Nov. 11 and 12 with its very own festival. The studios will host a number of artists, engineers and music professionals for a series of masterclasses, Q&A sessions, hands-on workshops and concerts.

On the bill are producer Steve Mac, guitarist and songwriter Nile Rodgers, singer Olivia Dean, producer and multi-instrumentalist Greg Wells, and composers Steven Price and James Newton Howard.
Anyone interested in attending “Abbey Road Amplify” can enter a draw on the official event website. The festival will also be streamed live online for music fans around the world.

“As Abbey Road turns 90 this year, much of our focus is on the future and creating opportunities to inspire and inform the next generation of artists, songwriters, composers and producers,” said Mark Robertson, head of brand and communications at Abbey Road Studios. “We’ve been fortunate to host 90 years of music innovation and creativity within our walls so, along with friends across the industry, we’re sharing our knowledge and experience to help empower emerging talent as they begin their journeys.”

In addition to the festival, Abbey Road Studios will be hosting many other artistic and musical events in November. These include Edith Bowman’s “Soundtracking” podcast, a special “Tortoise ThinkIn” show, and one of Tim Burgess’s “Twitter Listening Parties.”


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For one week in August, Abbey Road Studios is opening the doors for a rare glimpse inside the world’s most iconic recording studio. Abbey Road: Open House is part of Abbey Road Studios’ 90th anniversary celebrations, taking guests on a specially curated journey through the studios’ history.

For the first time ever, visitors will be able to explore all three of the original recording rooms made famous by artists from Dame Shirley Bassey, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Kate Bush to Oasis, Kanye West, Adele, Ed Sheeran and Frank Ocean and discover the stories that made Abbey Road a legend.

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Abbey Road Studios, the historic recording studio best known for producing tunes from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Radiohead, as well as the eponymous Beatles album, has resumed operations following a 10 week closure due to Covid-19.











The first session after the reopening was jazz artist Melody Gardot, whose recording session with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was canceled when lockdown restrictions were put in place.


Gardot appeared at the session remotely from Paris, along with his producer, Larry Klein, who was working from Los Angeles. The session also proved a reunion for the RPO, who reunited at the socially distant recording.

Abbey Road Studios’ Managing Director Isabel Garvey told Deadline, “Music is proven to help us get through difficult times, providing escape and easing our mood – so it’s never been more important than in the current circumstances.”



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Abbey Road Studios – Important Announcement: COVID-19

For the first time in our 89-year history, we are closing the doors to Abbey Road Studios in line with the strict measures introduced by the UK Government to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Studios are now closed for at least three weeks, with just our security team remaining in place.

This means that our online mixing and mastering services are no longer available. If you have an enquiry about a future studio booking or mastering project, then please contact the studios or mastering  teams via the form on the relevant page. While the Studios are closed, all other teams are now working from home, so please feel free to contact them as usual.

We would like to thank our engineering, technical and facilities teams whose commitment and dedication have kept our doors open until now, as well as our clients, friends and colleagues across the industry for their support and understanding.

We hope to welcome you back to Abbey Road very soon.



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The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road’s 50th anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released this Friday [September 27]. The album’s 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell at Abbey Road in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased.

Martin and Okell worked on the new Abbey Road mixes with Abbey Road’s expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists. All of the editions feature the new stereo album mix, sourced from the original eight-track session tapes. Giles Martin used the original stereo mix by his father George Martin as his guide.

Video: Giles talking about the process behind remixing The Beatles’ last recorded album, what we can expect from the reissue and his work at the studios… here or here:


The 50th anniversary editions of Abbey Road will be released this Friday [27 September] – pre-order them :  H E R E .


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The trailer for a brand new official music video has been launched for The Beatles’ ‘Here Comes The Sun.’ Abbey Road album is released in a series of 50th anniversary deluxe editions on Friday (27).

On Thursday (26), the 50th anniversary of the first release of the Abbey Road album in 1969 will be marked by a global premiere event for the full video, hosted across the official YouTube channels for The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.



Abbey Road presented with new mixes in stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos; expanded with previously unreleased session recordings and demos. Super deluxe 4 disc set, 3 LP deluxe vinyl, 2 CD deluxe, limited edition picture disc, CD, LP, digital and streaming. Available everywhere 27th September 2019.