George Benson - The Other Side Of Abbey Road
George Benson - The Other Side Of Abbey Road
George Benson - The Other Side Of Abbey Road
George Benson - The Other Side Of Abbey Road

George Benson - The Other Side Of Abbey Road

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George Benson – guitar, vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring George Benson]

Bob James – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord [click here to see more vinyl featuring Bob James]

Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord [click here to see more vinyl featuring Herbie Hancock]

Ernie Hayes – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord

Ron Carter – bass [click here to see more vinyl featuring Ron Carter]

Jerry Jemmott – bass

Idris Muhammad – drums [click here to see more vinyl featuring Idris Muhammad]

Ed Shaughnessy – drums

Ray Barretto – percussion

Andy Gonzalez – percussion

Phil Bodner – flute, oboe

Hubert Laws – flute

Don Ashworth – baritone saxophone

Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone

Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute

Wayne Andre – trombone, euphonium

Freddie Hubbard – trumpet [click here to see more vinyl featuring Freddie Hubbard]

Mel Davis – trumpet, flugelhorn

Bernie Glow – trumpet, flugelhorn

Marvin Stamm – trumpet, flugelhorn

Don Sebesky – arrangements

 

1 LP, Gatefold Cover

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : unspecified

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : AM Records

Recorded October 22–23 & November 4–5, 1969 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey by Rudy Van Gelder

Produced by Creed Taylor

Remastered by Joe Reagoso

Originally released in 1969

Reissued in 2019

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Golden Slumbers
  2. You Never Give Me Your Money
  3. Because

 

Side B :

  1. Come Together
  2. Oh! Darling
  3. Here Comes The Sun
  4. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  5. Something
  6. Octopus's Garden
  7. The End

 

Reviews :

"Just three weeks after the U.S. release of the Beatles' swan song, Abbey Road, Creed Taylor ushered George Benson into the studio to begin a remarkably successful pop-jazz translation of the record (complete with a parody of the famous cover, showing Benson with guitar crossing an Eastern urban street). It is a lyrical album, with a hint of the mystery and a lot of the cohesive concept of the Beatles' original despite the scrambled order of the tunes. Benson is given some room to stretch out on guitar, sometimes in a bluesy groove, and there are more samples of his honeyed vocals than ever before (oddly, his voice would not be heard again by record-buyers until he signed with Warner Bros.). Don Sebesky's arrangements roam freely from baroque strings to a full-throated big band, and Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Fortune, and Hubert Laws get some worthy solo space. Yet for all its diversity, the record fits together as a whole more tightly than any other George Benson project, thanks to his versatile talents and the miraculous overarching unity of the Beatles' songs. One wonders if the Fab Four liked it, too." AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,2 / 5

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