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Hands On with Abbey Road for The Beatles: Rock Band

October 27, 2009

Hands On with Abbey Road for The Beatles: Rock Band
By: Steven Hopper

One of the most influential albums of all time gets the full treatment on The Beatles: Rock Band.

One of the most well-known and influential albums of all time, The Beatles' Abbey Road was truly a landmark of production and rock music. Now, gamers have the opportunity to play the album in full courtesy of the Abbey Road album DLC for The Beatles: Rock Band.

While owners of the game already have the songs "Octopus's Garden", "Here Comes the Sun", "Come Together", "Something", "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", and "The End", the Abbey Road pack rounds out the package and gives players the opportunity to play the album in its entirety.

The Abbey Road pack gives you the following songs:

  • "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"

  • "Oh! Darling"

  • "Because"

  • "You Never Give Me Your Money"

  • "Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard"

  • "Polythene Pam/She Came In Through the Bathroom Window"

  • "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End"

  • "Her Majesty"

  • "Abbey Road Medley"

As you might notice, some of the songs have been lumped together into one cohesive set in order to preserve the original flow as it was on the album. However, strangely, the hidden track from the Abbey Road album "Her Majesty" is given its own track, although the song is only 23 seconds long.

One unique feature in this album DLC pack is the inclusion of the Abbey Road Medley, a more than 15-minute jam of several songs from the album. Just like the other tracks in the DLC and the original game, the Abbey Road Medley has its own set of Dreamscape sequences. The Abbey Road Medley is a blast to play through for any fan of The Beatles, presenting a fine retrospective on the new content as well as one of the most loved albums in history.

The Dreamscape sequences are present for all of the new tracks, utilizing art from the original game in order to ensure that the new content has a smaller footprint on your hard drive. The new sequences look as great as those featured in the actual game, and are a fantastic touch.

The Abbey Road DLC is well worth a look from fans of the band and of the original game, presenting one of the timeless band's most influential and important albums, and arguably one of the most important albums of the 20th century. If you haven't downloaded it already, then check it out.

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