The 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road is coming up, and in honor of the celebration, the band’s longtime producer George Martin’s son Giles has taken a classic and given it a 2019 mix.
Giles freshened up the sound of “Oh! Darling,” and Paul McCartney’s famously heartfelt vocals in the tune sound sharp as ever. The mix will be featured on the forthcoming deluxe reissue of Abbey Road, out Sept. 27 via Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe. The version will contain 23 outtakes and demos, as well as 17 original songs, remixed by Giles from the original multi-track tapes recorded by his father.
“The Beatles recording journey had gone through many twists and turns, learning curves and thrilling rides,” McCartney wrote in the foreword for the anniversary edition packages. “Here we were — still wondering at the magic of it all.”
Additionally, Apple Corps unveiled another version of “Oh! Darling,” an unreleased “Take 4” from the band’s Abbey Road sessions, featuring a Hammond organ from Billy Preston.
Listen to both versions of “Oh! Darling” below.