Monday, August 24, 2009

George Benson - The Other Side Of Abbey Road - 1969 - A&M Records

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, New Jersey
October & November 1969.

Release Info -
Artist : George Benson
Album : The Other Side of Abbey Road
Company : A&M Records
Year : 1969

The back up band includes some big jazz names!
Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Fortune, Hubert Laws, Herbie Hancock and Bob James among others.

Just three weeks after the U.S. release of the Beatles' swan song, Abbey Road, Creed Taylor ushered
Benson into the studio to begin a remarkably successful pop/jazz translation of the record. Benson's album
has 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 along with some
vocals - more than ever before (1969). Don Sebesky's arrangements roam freely from baroque strings to a
full-throated big band. Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Fortune, Hubert Laws and Bob James get in some worthy solos.
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 wonderful unity of the Beatles' songs.

Line Up:
Arranger : Don Sebesky
Producer : Creed Taylor
Engineer : Rudy Van Gelder
George Benson (guitar);
Sonny Fortune (alto saxophone);
Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone);
Don Ashworth (baritone saxophone);
Mel Davis, Bernie Glow, Marvin Stamm (trumpet, flugelhorn);
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet);
Wayne Andre (trombone, euphonium);
Phil Bochner (flute, oboe);
Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson(flute);
Raoul Poliakin, Max Pollikoff (violin);
Emmanuel Vardi (viola);
George Ricci (cello);
Herbie Hancock, Ernie Hayes, Bob James (piano, organ, harpsichord);
Ron Carter, Gary Jemmott (bass);
Idris Muhammed, Ed Shaugnessy (drums);
Ray Barretto, Andy Gonzalez (percussion).


  1. 01 Golden Slumbers 1:39

  2. 02 You Never Give Me Your Money 3:08

  3. 03 Because 0:34

  4. 04 Come Together 6:50

  5. 05 Oh! Darling 4:00

  6. 06 Here Comes The Sun 2:33

  7. 07 I Want You (She's So Heavy) 6:27

  8. 08 Something 2:53

  9. 09 Octopus's Garden 1:38

  10. 10 The End 1:54

Length: 31min 36sec
Quality: 320 CBR
Source: Vinyl
Size: 75 MB

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  1. Ich erhalte immer eine Fehlermeldung beim Entpacken des Archivs. Kann das mal überprüft werden?

  2. Hallo Frankie, das Entpacken funktioniert bei mir ohne Probleme. Eine neuere Version von WinRar sollte da Abhilfe schaffen. Vielleicht hast du auch einfach nur das Passwort falsch eingegeben. Am Archiv liegt es jedenfalls nicht.

    Gruß, alex