I almost didn’t write about Abbey Road. I thought it too cliche but then realized a lot of people only know The Beatles’ early pop hits from their “boy band” days. I love those pop hits and those boy band days, but only knowing The Beatles in that way is like only knowing love before you’ve had your first kiss. Or your “first time.” Puppy love is awesome, but it would be a shame if that’s all you ever knew.
As an avid traveler and constant commuter, Abbey Road has kept me focused on many a trip and kept me company in many an airport. It’s my go-to when I’m on a mission to get stuff done but need to go with the flow. My go-to karaoke song happens to be “Oh, Darling”, and my band does a cool country version of “Come Together”. As a yoga instructor, I’ve taught an entire vinyasa flow class to this album, and I regularly include tracks in my current teaching playlists. I’ve cleaned, drawn, written, painted, laughed, cried, and even fucked to this album a gazillion times over the years.
It’s the flow, man. It’s the perfect album to get lost in thought with, contemplate to, to brainstorm on, and to get those creative juices flowing!
From start to finish, Abbey Road seamlessly blends one song into the next with interesting and surprising reprisals where you’d least expect. Despite the ease in which the songs segue, they’re also in striking contrast to one another and span a broad range of styles. If you’ve never listened to Abbey Road, get your hands on a copy to discover the depth and variety The Beatles were able to produce within one concept.
Or just fall in love with it all over again!