Following on from the global success of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, Apple Corps and USM are back with the next multi-format Beatles album reissue of ‘The Beatles’ (otherwise known as 'the White Album') to celebrate the iconic album's 50th anniversary in 2018.
This is only the SECOND EVER MULTI-FORMAT REISSUE OF A BEATLES STUDIO ALBUM.
To create the new stereo audio mixes for ‘The White Album,’ George Martin's son Giles Martin and Sam Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. The release includes 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.
Half-speed cut by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, the set will contain a CD of 'ESHER DEMOS' – a 27 track ‘Beatles Unplugged’ album, with 19 of those tracks being demos for songs included on the White Album. This is one of the most famous Beatles bootlegs and has only ever been heard by the fans in bad quality, but for this set, they've have gone back to the original 4-track recordings.
During the last week of May 1968, The Beatles gathered at George’s house in Esher, Surrey, where they recorded acoustic demos for 27 songs. Known as the 'Esher Demos'.
The project will also include Giles Martin remixes of outtakes of ‘Lady Madonna’, ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ which were released as singles in 1968, but not included on the original album, plus others.
+ 3CD DELUXE EDITION
Expanded 3CD package features the new stereo album mix on 2CDs and adds a third CD of the ‘Esher Demos’
+ 6CD & BLU RAY SUPER DELUXE EDITION (7 DISC)
CD1 + CD2: New ‘The Beatles’ stereo album mix.
CD3: Esher demos
CD4 + CD5 + 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
+ STANDARD VINYL (2LP)
Heavyweight 180-gram 2LP vinyl set featuring the new stereo album mix
Packaging faithful to the original album
+ 4LP DELUXE EDITION
Heavyweight 180-gram 4LP vinyl set housed in a 2 piece lift off lid box with 16 page 12”x12” stapled book of portrait photos
2 x 2LP in gatefold sleeves
LP1 + LP2 (gatefold): New ‘The Beatles’ stereo album mix
LP3 + LP4 (gatefold): Esher demos
ORIGINAL ALBUM (1968)
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Wild Honey Pie
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Happiness Is a Warm Gun
Martha My Dear
I'm So Tired
Don't Pass Me By
Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
Mother Nature's Son
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Long, Long, Long
Cry Baby Cry
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