‘Deconstructing the Beatles: Abbey Road Side 2’ at the Strand Saturday


And in the end…

The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” released in September of 1969, is a masterpiece filled with classic Beatles songs, including “Come Together,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun.” Producer George Martin told the Beatles to think “symphonically,” and they responded by creating the remarkable side two song suite.

Abbey Road was the last time that The Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios—soon-to-be-renamed Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release. It was a bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, but The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances, together with George Martin’s orchestrations, produced an album that continues to be regarded as one of the best ever created.

In “Deconstructing The Beatles: Abbey Road Side 2”, Beatleologist (yes, that’s a real thing) Scott Freiman has created one of his most in-depth deconstructions ever. Freiman takes the audience on a journey track-by-track explaining the inspiration for the songs and their evolution in the studio.

View the trailer.

Catch the film Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 717 Clay Street in downtown Vicksburg. Buy tickets in advance at the Highway 61 Coffeehouse, 1101 Washington St. $6 in advance; $8 at the door.