Abbey Road Celebrates Anniversary With Curated Playlists
Abbey Road Studios, the world-famous recording studio complex, is celebrating its 85th anniversary by launching a series of carefully curated playlists. Covering each of its historic studios, the Abbey Road playlists are available on both Spotify and Apple Music.

As the world's first purpose-built recording studio, Abbey Road Studios has been home to many landmark recordings in pop, rock, film scores and classical music since 1931. The playlists take listeners on a musical journey through the recording history of this iconic studio, from the very first Abbey Road classical recording from Sir Edward Elgar, through The Beatles’ most famous songs from the sixties, right up to contemporary tracks by artists such as Frank Ocean, James Blake and Ellie Goulding.

Curated by the team at Abbey Road Studios, including its music library team and sequenced by Abbey Road Studios engineers, the playlists showcase different genres, eras and milestone tracks. They are divided into Studio One, Studio Two and Studio Three and show the sheer scope of music recorded in all three over the years. Tracks will constantly be added to offer a comprehensive, evolving overview of Abbey Road Studios’ rich recording timeline while the listening experience will be enhanced with audio and blogs providing interesting detail on landmark recordings.

Abbey Road Studios has seen some of the greatest music artists and composers step through its doors over the last 85 years. Attracted to its rich heritage, cutting-edge recording facilities and expert engineers, these musicians see Abbey Road Studios as a unique and inspirational location. “Abbey Road is 85 years old!” said Sir Paul McCartney. “Boy, do I remember the first time I went in there? Yeah, it seems like yesterday, but it wasn’t. It wasn’t 85 years ago, but something approximating that. It was beautiful. It was such a scary session with George Martin as the presiding grown-up. Bless him, bless Abbey Road, bless John, George and all our departed heroes. We love ‘em all, we love Abbey Road.”

Studio One Playlist Spotify | Apple Music

Studio Two Playlist Spotify | Apple Music

Studio Three Playlist Spotify | Apple Music

Published: 15 November 2016