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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best George Martin-Produced Albums

See where his work with the Beatles lines up

Readers' Poll; George Martin; Produced; Albums; The Beatles; Cheap Trick; Jeff Beck

Producer George Martin in the studio with Paul McCartney

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George Martin passed away last week at the age of 90. His career was a lengthy one, but his legacy lies primarily in his work with the Beatles as one of the biggest influence's on how the iconic band molded their sound over the course of the Sixties. Still, Martin has produced incredible work with bands like Cheap Trick, America and Jeff Beck and has influenced generations of producers after him, like Rick Rubin. We asked our readers to rank Martin's work as a producer. Here are the results.

The Beatles; Abbey Road; 1969

1. The Beatles, ‘Abbey Road’ (1969)

Unsurprisingly, an album deemed by many fans to be the Beatles' best is also considered Martin's. Abbey Road was the final album the Fab Four (or, rather, Fab Five with the inclusion of Martin) recorded together. In spite of band tensions that escalated during the sessions for the Beatles' actual final album Let It Be, which was recorded prior to Abbey Road, the 1969 LP collected a solid representation of each member's unique personality and style. Along with classic Lennon-McCartney collaborations, Harrison and Starr also contributed their best song's, especially the former's romantic ballad "Something."

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