The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)

50th Anniversary Edition 2LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

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The Beatles (better known as the White Album) is the ninth studio album by British rock band The Beatles, originally released in November 1968 via Apple Records.

Perhaps The Beatles’ most ambitious studio album, fractured, dislocated and expansive, housed in its legendary plain white, subtly embossed sleeve, it arrived at a time when both the world and the group had changed irrevocably.

Each song on the sprawling double album is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a singularly gripping musical experience, but what makes the so-called White Album interesting is its mess.

Never before had a rock record been so self-reflective, or so ironic; The Beach Boys send-up "Back In The U.S.S.R." and the British blooze parody "Yer Blues" are delivered straight-faced, so it's never clear if these are affectionate tributes or wicked satires.

Lennon turns in two of his best ballads with "Dear Prudence" and "Julia"; scours the Abbey Road vaults for the musique concrète collage "Revolution 9"; pours on the schmaltz for Ringo's closing number, "Good Night"; celebrates the Beatles cult with "Glass Onion"; and, with "Cry Baby Cry", rivals Syd Barrett.

McCartney doesn't reach quite as far, yet his songs are stunning - the music hall romp "Honey Pie", the mock country of "Rocky Raccoon", the ska-inflected "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", and the proto-metal roar of "Helter Skelter".

Clearly, The Beatles' two main songwriting forces were no longer on the same page, but neither were George and RingoHarrison still had just two songs per LP, but it's clear from "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", the canned soul of "Savoy Truffle", the haunting "Long, Long, Long", and even the silly "Piggies" that he had developed into a songwriter who deserved wider exposure. And Ringo turns in a delight with his first original, the lumbering country-carnival stomp "Don't Pass Me By".

None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together, but somehow The Beatles creates its own style and sound through its eclectic collection of sounds and styles.

This limited double LP pressed in Europe was reissued in 2018 and remixed by Giles Martin for the 50th anniversary and is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl with a gatefold sleeve, original replicated artwork and remastered stereo audio.

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Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

Back In The U.S.S.R.

2:43

A2

Dear Prudence

3:56

A3

Glass Onion

2:17

A4

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

3:08

A5

Wild Honey Pie

0:52

B1

Martha My Dear

2:28

B2

I’m So Tired

2:03

B3

Blackbird

2:18

B4

Piggies

2:04

B5

Rocky Racoon

3:33

B6

Don’t Pass Me By

3:51

B7

Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?

1:41

B8

I Will

1:46

B9

Julia

2:54

C1

Birthday

2:42

C2

Yer Blues

4:01

C3

Mother Nature’s Son

2:48

C4

Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey

2:24

C5

Sexy Sadie

3:15

C6

Helter Skelter

4:29

C7

Long, Long, Long

3:04

D1

Revolution 1

4:15

D2

Honey Pie

2:41

D3

Savoy Truffle

2:54

D4

Cry Baby Cry

3:02

D5

Revolution 9

8:22

D6

Good Night

3:13

SKU 602567696865
Record Label Apple Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 0602567696865
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 09 November 2018
Original Release Date (Year) 22 November 1968
Barcode # 0094638246619
Shipping Weight 0.7000kg
Shipping Width 0.011m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.001085m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Original Artwork Replicated, Remastered Audio, 50th Anniversary Edition, Stereo Remix by Giles Martin.
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop
Genre Experimental
Genre Psychedelic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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