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Even if you don’t listen to anything else this month, close the curtains, switch off your phone, put the cat out, disable your home assistant of choice… and indulge yourself in 2 minutes, 41 seconds of sonic perfection. Track 39 of the new Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition, the majestic isolated strings and brass track from Something, is as good as it gets. George Harrison’s stirring contribution to The Beatles’ final masterpiece was John Lennon’s favourite song on the album; for what it’s worth, it’s probably my favourite Beatles song of all. Of course, you already own Abbey Road, you know it inside out from Come Together to Her Majesty and even dutifully refrain from skipping track 3; so, well you might wonder why the most polished of all Beatles records needed revisiting at all; but it’s moments such as these that lay bare the extreme musicality and vision that still coursed through the band and George Martin as The End approached. Facing up to the challenge of “how do you make it more hi-fi?”

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Issue 31 of Long Live Vinyl is now on sale! It was The Beatles' last stand and remains one of the greatest albums ever made. Issue 31 of Long Live Vinyl brings you the inside story of Abbey Road, including interviews with some of the key figures who were in the studio with the Fab Four back in 1969. You'll also find an in-depth look at the making of the amazing new 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition and an expert collector's guide. Elsewhere, our packed interviews section features chats with Ezra Furman, Metronomy, Hiss Golden Messenger and Fionn Regan about their new albums. We round up 40 Essential Southern Soul records you need to own, tell the story of the legendary Decca label on its 90th birthday and dig deep into the making of R.E.M.’s ninth album, Monster. If that's not enough, Long Live Vinyl has the most comprehensive range of album and hi-fi reviews anywhere on the newsstand, as we run the rule over new releases from Pixies, Bon Iver, Wilco, Blur and Liam Gallagher, as well as the awesome new AVID Ingenium P&P turntable. Long Live Vinyl is THE magazine for vinyl lovers. Pick up your copy today…