50th Anniversary Limited Edition 180-gram gatefold LP!
Mastered from the A&M Records tapes by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso
1969 was an incredible year for the music world. The Woodstock festival, underground radio was at full peak, and of course The Beatles delivered what many consider their greatest work, Abbey Road.
At the time, jazz and funk pioneer George Benson and his producer Creed Taylor immediately went into the recording studio, three weeks after The Beatles release, and recorded the amazing jazz/soul/funk classic The Other Side Of Abbey Road for A&M Records.
George Benson put together a team of players which today reads like a who's who of jazz royalty, including greats Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Idris Muhammad, Hubert Laws, Ron Carter, Don Sebesky, Sonny Fortune, Ray Barretto, etc., and delivered one of the all time greatest acid jazz/fusion albums of our time.
On The Other Side Of Abbey Road we get to hear George Benson in many modes, riffing out to a small combo sound, into a fully orchestrated setting, or solo with his incredible vocals styling on Beatles' classics "Golden Slumbers", "Oh! Darling" and his big hit interpretation of "Here Comes The Sun."
The funk continues as Benson throws down a stellar groove on "Come Together" and rocks the house with "I Want You."
The smash LP closes out things with "The End" which brings all the players upfront, as George Benson plays his lead guitar with clarity and tone, rounding the album out with a fascinating ending.