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The Beatles unveil new video for 'Here Comes The Sun' to mark Abbey Road's 50th Anniversary
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The Beatles unveil new video for 'Here Comes The Sun' to mark Abbey Road's 50th Anniversary

The Beatles have unveiled a brand new video for their George Harrison-penned single 'Here Comes The Sun', first released in 1969, to mark the 50th anniversary of the album on which it was included, Abbey Road.

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The new video has been created by Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney of Trunk Animation and utilises photography and images taken by Linda McCartney. Their forms part of a celebration to mark 50 years since Abbey Road's first release on 26th September 1969, which also includes the release of a special 50th Anniversary edition of the album that has been given a brand new remix by Giles Martin, the son of the Beatles' legendary producer George Martin, with whom the band recorded all but one of their albums.

The 50th Anniversary Edition of Abbey Road arrives in hmv stores today and comes in in variety of formats including standard and deluxe CDs, picture disc and deluxe vinyl edition with two LPs full or alternate takes, and a Super Deluxe CD / Blu-ray edition which not only features Giles Martin's brand new stereo mix, as featured on all the other formats, but also a new 5.1 surround mix too.

The Beatles' final studio album became so iconic that EMI Studios, which used to the be the name of the Abbey Road studio where the Beatles recorded nearly all of their albums, officially changed its name to Abbey Road Studios in 1970, a year after the album's release. In London, a special 50th anniversary party held at the studio on Thursday evening saw surviving members Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney reunite to celebrate the occasion, while Sir Patrick Stewart is due to lead celebrations in America with the unveiling of a sign dedicated to the album on Vine Street in Los Angeles.

The 50th Anniversary edition of Abbey Road is available in hmv stores now - find your local store here.


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