The Beatles (The White Album) Box Set CD+Blu-Ray (PRE-ORDER)
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The Beatles (The White Album) Box Set CD+Blu-Ray (PRE-ORDER)

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The Beatles (The White Album)
(With Blu-ray, Boxed Set)
Artist: The Beatles
Format: CD + Blu-Ray
ARTIST: The Beatles
LABEL: Capitol
UPC: 602567571957
GENRE: Rock
RELEASE DATE: 11/9/2018
PRODUCT ID: CAP6757195.2
WEIGHT: 1.66 lbs


Expected Arrival: November 9, 2018 

 

In November 1968, 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 album, 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.S.S.R.” “Dear Prudence” came next, John Lennon warmly beckoning his friend and all of us to “look around.” George Harrison imparted timeless wisdom in “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” singing, “With every mistake we must surely be learning.” Ringo Starr’s “Don’t Pass Me By” marked his first solo songwriting credit on a Beatles album. 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.

On November 9, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented ‘White Album’ packages (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe). The album’s 30 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio, joined by 27 early acoustic demos and 50 session takes, most of which are previously unreleased in any form.

The Beatles’ newly adopted method of recording all through the night was time consuming and exhausting for their producer, George Martin. Martin had other duties, including his management of AIR (Associated Independent Recording), and he had also composed the orchestral score for The Beatles’ animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, released in July 1968. After the first three months of ‘White Album’ sessions, Martin took a three-week holiday from the studio, entrusting the control room to his young assistant Chris Thomas and balance engineer Ken Scott. Scott had taken the place of engineer Geoff Emerick, who left the sessions in mid-July. On August 22, Ringo Starr also left the sessions, returning 11 days later to find his drum kit adorned with flowers from his bandmates. While the sessions’ four and a half months of long hours and many takes did spark occasional friction in the studio, the session recordings reveal the closeness, camaraderie, and collaborative strengths within the band, as well as with George Martin.

“We had left Sgt. Pepper’s band to play in his sunny Elysian Fields and were now striding out in new directions without a map,” says Paul McCartney in his written introduction for the new ‘White Album’ releases.

This is the first time The BEATLES (‘White Album’) has been remixed and presented with additional demos and session recordings. The album’s sweeping new edition follows 2017’s universally acclaimed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition releases. To create the new stereo and 5.1 surround audio 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. All the new ‘White Album’ releases include Martin’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.

“In remixing ‘The White Album,’ we’ve tried to bring you as close as possible to The Beatles in the studio,” explains Giles Martin in his written introduction for the new edition. “We’ve peeled back the layers of the ‘Glass Onion’ with the hope of immersing old and new listeners into one of the most diverse and inspiring albums ever made.”

Super Deluxe:
The comprehensive, individually numbered 7-disc and digital audio collections feature:

CDs 1 & 2: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo album mix

CD3: Esher Demos

Esher Demo tracks 1 through 19 sequenced in order of the finished song’s placement on ‘The White Album.’ Tracks 20-27 were not included on the album.

CDs 4, 5 & 6: Sessions

50 additional recordings, most previously unreleased, from ‘White Album’ studio sessions; all newly mixed from the four-track and eight-track session tapes, sequenced in order of their recording start dates.

Blu-ray:
2018 album mix in high resolution PCM stereo
2018 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 album mix2018 Dolby True HD 5.1 album mix
2018 direct transfer of the album’s original mono mix

TracksC
- Disc 1 -
1 CD 1: The Beatles ('White Album') 2018 Stereo Mix
2 Back in the U.S.S.R
3 Dear Prudence
4 Glass Onion
5 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
6 Wild Honey Pie
7 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
8 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
9 Happiness Is a Warm Gun
10 Martha My Dear
11 I'm So Tired
12 Blackbird
13 Piggies
14 Rocky Raccoon
15 Don't Pass Me By
16 Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
17 I Will
18 Julia

- Disc 2 -
1 CD 2: The Beatles ('White Album') 2018 Stereo Mix
2 Birthday
3 Yer Blues
4 Mother Nature's Son
5 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
6 Sexy Sadie
7 Helter Skelter
8 Long, Long, Long
9 Revolution I
10 Honey Pie
11 Savoy Truffle
12 Cry Baby Cry
13 Revolution 9
14 Good Night

- Disc 3 -
1 CD 3: Esher Demos
2 Back in the U.S.S.R
3 Dear Prudence
4 Glass Onion
5 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
6 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
7 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8 Happiness Is a Warm Gun
9 I'm So Tired
10 Blackbird
11 Piggies
12 Rocky Raccoon
13 Julia
14 Yer Blues
15 Mother Nature's Son
16 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
17 Sexy Sadie
18 Revolution
19 Honey Pie
20 Cry Baby Cry
21 Sour Milk Sea
22 Junk
23 Child of Nature
24 Circles
25 Mean Mr. Mustard
26 Polythene Pam
27 Not Guilty
28 What's the New Mary Jane

- Disc 4 -
1 CD 4: Sessions
2 Revolution I (Take 18)
3 A Beginning (Take 4) / Don't Pass Me By (Take 7)
4 Blackbird (Take 28)
5 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
6 Good Night (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
7 Good Night (Take 10 with a Guitar Part from Take 5)
8 Good Night (Take 22)
9 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Take 3)
10 Revolution (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
11 Revolution (Take 14 - Instrumental Backing Track)
12 Cry Baby Cry (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
13 Helter Skelter (First Version - Take 2)

- Disc 5 -
1 CD 5: Sessions
2 Sexy Sadie (Take 3)
3 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic Version - Take 2)
4 Hey Jude (Take 1)
5 St. Louis Blues (Studio Jam)
6 Not Guilty (Take 102)
7 Mother Nature's Son (Take 15)
8 Yer Blues (Take 5 with Guide Vocal)
9 What's the New Mary Jane (Take 1)
10 Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)
11 Back in the U.S.S.R. (Take 5 - Instrumental Backing Track)
12 Dear Prudence (Vocal, Guitar & Drums)
13 Let It Be (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
14 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Third Version - Take 27)
15 (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care (Studio Jam)
16 Helter Skelter (Second Version - Take 17)
17 Glass Onion (Take 10)

- Disc 6 -
1 CD 6: Sessions
2 I Will (Take 13)
3 Blue Moon (Studio Jam)
4 I Will (Take 29)
5 Step Inside Love (Studio Jam)
6 Los Paranoias (Studio Jam)
7 Can You Take Me Back? (Take 1)
8 Birthday (Take 2 - Instrumental Backing Track)
9 Piggies (Take 12 - Instrumental Backing Track)
10 Happiness Is a Warm Gun (Take 19)
11 Honey Pie (Instrumental Backing Track)
12 Savoy Truffle (Instrumental Backing Track)
13 Martha My Dear (Without Brass and Strings)
14 Long, Long, Long (Take 44)
15 I'm So Tired (Take 7)
16 I'm So Tired (Take 14)
17 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Take 2)
18 Why Don't We Do It in the Road? (Take 5)
19 Julia (Two Rehearsals)
20 The Inner Light (Take 6 - Instrumental Backing Track)
21 Lady Madonna (Take 2 - Piano and Drums)
22 Lady Madonna (Backing Vocals from Take 3)
23 Across the Universe (Take 6)


- Disc 7 -
1 Disc 7 (Blu-ray): 5.1 Surround of Whole Album / Hi-Res Stereo Mix of Album / Hi-Res Mono Mix of Album

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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