How to make your workday better in one easy step: Side 2 of Abbey Road.
I knew saying “side 2” would date me. It’s true. I’m old.
Then again, Abbey Road has been out on CD for more than twenty years a remastered version is due out this fall and I still think of everything from “Here Comes the Sun” on out as “Side 2,” even though CD’s don’t have a side 2.
Is there an alternative? It’s easy to think of the “You Never Give Me Your Money” medley as a unit I have it saved as a single file in iTunes to avoid clutter but this ignores two tracks entirely. (We’ll forget “Her Majesty” for the moment.)
Or maybe we can argue that the LP defines the parameters for the album, regardless of format, and therefore it’s still side 2, dammit. I’m leaning this way for the moment.
(And I object to characterizing as “old” the person who introduced me to Steel Pole Bath Tub.)