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. The Beatles 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. 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.
3CD - Expanded 3CD package features the new stereo album mix on 2CDs and adds a third CD of the ‘Esher Demos’.
7CD - 6 CD and 1 Blu-ray Set. CD1 and CD2: New ‘The Beatles’ stereo album mix CD3: Esher demos CD4 and CD5 and CD6: Outtakes – 2 hours and 45 minutes of music and studio chat of alternate takes of nearly every song from the album DISC 7 (Blu-ray): 5.1 surround of whole album / hi-res stereo mix of album / hi-res mono mix of album.
2LP - Double 180-gram LP vinyl set featuring the new stereo album mix Packaging faithful to the original album.
4LP - Limited Four 180-gram LP vinyl set housed in a 2 piece lift off lid box with 12”x12” 4 page booklet, 2 x 2LP in gatefold sleeves LP1 and LP2 (gatefold): New ‘The Beatles’ stereo album mix LP3 and LP4 (gatefold): Esher demos.
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