Virtual Tour: “Inside Abbey Road” – the Beatles’ Recording Studios!

“The tour “Inside Abbey Road” makes it possible for anyone around the world to step inside the iconic Abbey Road Studios the spiritual home of British Music and follow in the footsteps of musical legends. Explore the rooms, discover stories, historic images and videos, and play with innovative Abbey Road equipment.

This is a short video by Google UK Presents: Inside Abbey Road (link to tour is below)

On a leafy street in north London, next to a popular zebra crossing, is one of the world’s most celebrated music landmarks: Abbey Road Studios.

Most people probably associate Abbey Road with the Beatles album of the same name. In fact, the studios have played a role in music history: if you can hum the theme to “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” or “Indiana Jones,” or you’ve sung along to tracks by Pink Floyd or Oasis, or even if you own a pair of stereo headphones, then you’ve been impacted by the work of Abbey Road. Since opening in 1931, the studios have pushed the boundaries of music and sound, reinventing the recording process at every step. But until now, the famous crossing was as close as most of us could get to the studios.

Now, for the first time, the doors at Abbey Road are open to everyone. In partnership with Abbey Road Studios, we’ve created Inside Abbey Road, an experience that lets fans around the world step inside the studios and explore this renowned institution.”

THIS IS THE LINK TO THE TOUR.


Abbey Road (Remastered)

Abbey Road (Remastered)

 

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source: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/opening-doors-to-world-famous-abbey.html

Caroline’s Chill – ambient/chill-out trippy video

Caroline’s Chill is a relaxing, ambient, chillout song with a trippy psychedelic video by Rick McCargar showcasing art purchased or allowed free download from the artists listed below.
BE SURE TO WATCH IN HIGH-DEFINITION!

Please download the song here – full album in the works: https://rickmccargar.bandcamp.com/track/carolines-chill

Support the artists, it is inexpensive, and a great cause. For the couple who didn’t charge, I’ve asked if they will have a donation/tip jar made available:

Vivid Vision by kine80: http://www.deviantart.com/print/8070223/

Payasete by SusanaGH: http://www.deviantart.com/print/31082473

Rising V by LesleyCristina: http://lesleycristina.deviantart.com/art/Rising-V-262144861

Curls and Colours by Thelma1: http://thelma1.deviantart.com/art/Curls-and-Colours-385331132?q=favby%3APsychedelicTreasures%2F1502060&qo=1

UF12 Fractal Fantasy 39
by Xantipa2: http://xantipa2.deviantart.com/art/UF12-Fractal-Fantasy-39-324224991

Halloween Spiral by FractalMonster:
http://fractalmonster.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-Spiral-266595108

The ABB stained glass photo came from a friend’s facebook page. Can’t source it. If you know who made the stained glass, please let me know so I can give them credit.

 

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Ambient Cathedral of Caroline – ambient style music

I wrote a song in the ambient style, and put together a homemade video titled: “Ambient Cathedral of Caroline”

If anyone of you are feeling unloved, know that sometimes people go long periods without saying it, but they often feel deeply. This is for those times.

My mother raised six-children on her own after the early passing of our father. She is kind, generous, loving and always there for us.

Thanks for listening!

Best,
Rick

P.S. for those interested, I used a Fender Select Strat through a Strymon BigSky reverb pedal direct into my amp.

You can download the song from bandcamp here:

 

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