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Made in Shoreditch

I also contribute a weekly column to Made in Shoreditch magazine called 'Old East End/New East End', where I look at the relationship between the East End of old and new, looking at the changes and the stalwarts in landscape, residents and culture, focussing on one street or district each week. You can find it here.

Abbey Road.......

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Became 40 this week and I must say it sounds so clear, innovative and tight, still. This record is, in my view, not only the greatest Beatles one, but the greatest of all time. Some people prefer the first half, the structured, typical album layout of song after song, I myself much prefer the Medley. It is a gorgeous, swooning, harmonious 25 odd minutes of utter musicianship that nobody has managed to quite match since. I love Abbey Road, I'm not of the modern consensus of people who believe that the battle is between Revolver, The White Album and Sgt. Peppers for best Beatles album.