Ringo Starr Loves 'Abbey Road' Remasters, 'Fed Up' With Alternate Takes
Ringo Starr is once again raving about the sound of the upcoming remastered edition of Abbey Road, which is expected to be released next month in a boxed set edition.
Ringo to us spoke about both how much he's looking forward to the upgrade in sound to the "Fab Four's" 1969 swan-song -- but admits, having the group's mistakes and alternate takes unearthed leaves him a bit cold: "I've loved all the re-releases 'cause of the remastering and because you can hear the drums. Usually, if anything was gonna get lost, they dial down the drums in the old days. I played the Abbey Road one -- I love it! I love the remasters. I mean, I get a bit fed up, personally, with all those, like, 'Take 9' or 'Take 3'; y'know, the odd takes that we didn't put out, but, it's part of the box set, so you're gonna have to do stuff like that now."
Although both Ringo and Paul McCartney have spoken openly about the imminent release of the Abbey Road box set, no release date has been announced.
In 2017 and 2018, respectively, the band released deluxe box set versions of 1967's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band and 1968's The Beatles -- better known as the "White Album."