Abbey Road Rockband Mixes (Rattlesnake RS 242)
(66:33): Come Together, Something, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Oh Darling, Octopus’ Garden, I Want You, Here Comes The Sun, Because, You Never Give Me Your Money, Sung King / Mean Mr. Mustard (separate take), Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End, Her Majesty, The End, Abbey Road Medley (complete)
RattleSnake collects together the Abbey Road songs from the Rock Band video game from the PS3 and XBox. The sound quality of this extraction is excellent and most of the numbers contains little bits of studio chatter and count ins.
The sound quality is comparable to the Misterclaudel edition released on WWII recently. The separate takes and studio chattering disrupt the side two medley, but RattleSnake thankfully include the complete medley without interruption as a separate track so it can be enjoyed.
Rattlesnake’s packaging is much superior to Misterclaudel. They include a thick booklet with many gorgeous reproductions of photographs from the sessions and the final photo session from August 1969. With several versions of the RockBand Mixes in circulation, this one is clearly the best.
the clips before the tracks here fall silent for about half a second sounding like they’d been tacked on after the fact. in this case then there’s a brief introduction by McCartney in to “Her Majesty” before a count in by John ( as if this song really needed a count in & John wasn’t even ON the track .. ) as noted the tracks have exemplary sound though even if there’s no real difference to the official remasters.