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Ringo Starr announces 'Abbey Road' expanded box-set reissue

News 05/08/2019

Ringo Starr has confirmed that the Beatles' 1969 'Abbey Road' album will be next to have an expanded box-set reissue.

"I've loved all the re-releases because of the remastering," Starr tells Billboard. "You can hear the drums, which got dialled down in the old days."

Paul McCartney and Starr have often praised Gile Martin's work in remastering their catalogue in the last few box-set reissues for 'Sgt. Peppers' and the self-titled 'White Album'. 

"I get a bit fed up, personally, with all those, like, Take 9 or Take 3, the odd takes that we didn't put out," he said, "but that's part of the box set and you have to do stuff like that. But I've always just listened to the record itself, what we put out in the '60s or 1970, and it's brighter."