Giles Martin on Remixing The Beatles' 'Abbey Road'

24th September 2019
The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road’s 50th anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released this Friday [September 27]. The album’s 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell at Abbey Road in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased.

Martin and Okell worked on the new Abbey Road mixes with Abbey Road’s expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists. All of the editions feature the new stereo album mix, sourced from the original eight-track session tapes. Giles Martin used the original stereo mix by his father George Martin as his guide.

An integral part of the Abbey Road family, having produced and mixed many projects at the studios, we sat down and spoke with Giles about the process behind remixing The Beatles' last recorded album, what we can expect from the reissue and his work at the studios.
 
 
The 50th anniversary editions of Abbey Road will be released this Friday [27 September] - pre-order them here.