Wikipedia page. The album, first released consists of 30 tracks originally distributed over four album sides; modern versions of the album distribute these tracks over 2 CDs. At its time of release, issuing a double album with a large number of tracks by a major rock group was regarded as an innovative an unusual move. So why did they? Before recording sessions for the album even began, there was quite a large batch of songs available to begin with.
Outsider observations report that interpersonal tension between the Beatles has risen at this stage in their carrer, and resulted in many sessions for the album to become solo sessions. This stimulated a situation in which none of them was willing to give in and leave individual compositions off the final album — for which then, eventually, a double LP was needed to include all of them Lewisohn, This hypothesis, stated by George Martin Lewisohn, has also been confirmed by other sources:.
Since its release, the album has received cultural status not only as a collection of Beatles songs, but as a musical piece in its entirety, as well as an independent work of art. Many fans of the album also like to adhere to the mythology of the album, its sleeve, and lore surrounding the project of its conception and recording as a whole.
So why compile it? Ever since the release of the album, or even its conception, critics have aired opinions suggesting the album would have been better and less uneven in quality had it been released as a single instead of a double LP.
Sexy Sadie 6. Helter Skelter 7. Revolution 1 2. Honey Pie 3. Savoy Truffle 4. Cry Baby Cry 5. Revolution 9 6. Good Night. Format See More "Close Cart". Close menu. Shopping Cart. In November , millions of double LPs were shipped to record stores worldwide ahead of that tumultuous year's most anticipated music event: the November 22nd release of The Beatles soon to be better known as The White Album. With their ninth studio effort, The Beatles took the world on a whole new trip, side one blasting off with the exhilarating rush of a screaming jet escorting Paul McCartney's punchy, exuberant vocals on "Back In The U.
For 50 years, The White Album has invited its listeners to venture forth and explore the breadth and ambition of its music, delighting and inspiring each new generation in turn. All the new White Album releases include producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell's new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original four-track and eight-track session tapes.
Martin's new mix is guided by the album's original stereo mix produced by his father, George Martin. The album's 30 newly mixed tracks are also joined here by 27 early acoustic Esher Demos, most of which are previously unreleased in any form.
In a postcard to Ringo, who had returned to England before the others, John wrote, "we've got about two L. Known as the Esher Demos, all 27 recordings have been sourced from the original four-track tapes. Twenty-one of the demoed songs were recorded during the subsequent studio sessions, and 19 were ultimately finished and included on The White Album. Seven have previously been released on Anthology, but they were mixed with the technology of the time and now Giles has been able to really clean them up and bring out the intimate nature of the recordings.
This is the first time The White Album has been remixed and presented with additional demos. The album's sweeping new edition follows 's universally acclaimed Sgt. To create the new stereo mixes for The White Album, Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Beatles still had U. For one other prominent example, Decca in the U.
This is a waaaaaaay different sounding beast, as likely discovered by any dedicated listeners who picked up the recent mono CD box -- which included the first worldwide release of the mono White Album. It's easy to find lots of places online where track-by-track minutiae is detailed, so I won't get too into that here. There were a few instances that really stood out to me, however: Very prominent backing vocals in "I'm So Tired;" different use of sound effects in "Back in the U.THE BEATLES (White Album) 2LP - gram 2LP vinyl set featuring the new stereo album mix - Packaging faithful to the original album ORIGINAL ALBUM () Side A Back In The U.S.S.R. Dear Prudence Glass Onion Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Wild Honey Pie The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill While My Guitar Gently Weeps Happiness Is A Warm Gun Side B Martha My Dear I’m So Tired Blackbird .