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The Beatles, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” is both the last time all four Beatles were in the studio, and their last breakthrough.

The Beatles’ Abbey Road wasn’t just a showcase for Paul McCartney

The Beatles’ Abbey Road wasn’t just a showcase for Paul McCartney

Released on Sept. 26, 1969, the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ held many collaborative surprises. But I just couldn’t get over its Side One ending.

The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969): On Second Thought

The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969): On Second Thought

‘Abbey Road’ was simultaneously the Beatles at their best, and the sound of a band disintegrating.

The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

Concluding our walk through the Abbey Road medley is the brief, secret coda “Her Majesty.” At only 23 seconds, it stands as the shortest song in the Beatles catalog.

The Beatles, “The End,” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “The End,” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The final section of the Abbey Road medley also symbolizes the Beatles winding down their careers.

The Beatles, “Carry That Weight,” from Abbey Road (1969)

The Beatles, “Carry That Weight,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Continuing the melancholic mood set by “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” further stresses the turmoil the Beatles were experiencing by 1969.

The Beatles, “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

One of the most tender and moving sections of the Abbey Road medley, “Golden Slumbers” features Paul McCartney at his best.

The Beatles, “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The next entry in the Abbey Road medley continues the naughtiness of “Polythene Pam.”

The Beatles, “Polythene Pam” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Polythene Pam” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

As a side note, unlike past columns, this edition of Deep Beatles may need a PG-13 rating, due to the song’s backstory.

The Beatles, “Mean Mr. Mustard,” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Mean Mr. Mustard,” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

As “Sun King” quietly fades, a drum kickstarts this darkly humorous track: “Mean Mr. Mustard,” a John Lennon composition dating to 1968. His own harshest critic, Lennon later labeled it a “piece of garbage.”

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