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Friday, November 30, 2018
How Paul McCartney helped create White Album cover

Richard Hamilton's cover for the eponymous 1968 double album by the Beatles achieved a rare feat. Andrew Wilson, the senior curator of Modern and contemporary art at Tate Britain said, "I can't think of many other records where the title that people give them is actually a description of the design for the cover."

Source: The Art Newspaper
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Ringo Starr glad to be heard better on White Album reissue

Ringo Starr thanked Giles Martin, producer of the recently released expanded version of the Beatles' White Album, for making it possible to hear his drumming more clearly in the 1968 LP and its accompanying bonus material. He says that, with the new mixes, fans were able to better enjoy the power and energy Starr injected.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Untold Beatles stories emerge as White Album climbs charts

More secrets of the Beatles' White Album are emerging as it again climbs charts around the world. Producer Chris Thomas and engineer Ken Scott recall John Lennon's surprising choice of favorite songs, why Ringo Starr walked out at one point, and how George Harrison came into his own and stood up to George Martin.

Source: Forbes
Monday, November 12, 2018
The Beatles White Album: Facts and trivia

The Super Deluxe 50th anniversary edition of The White Album is a deep behind-the-scenes look at how that 30-song, double-album masterpiece came to be. Many of its tracks are the work of a sole Beatle, but other tracks, and much of what we can now hear on the six-CD edition, display a quartet that still enjoys making music together.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Beatles White Album 50th reissue is #1 seller

One day after the Nov. 9 release of the 50th Anniversary editions of The White Album, the 7-disc Super Deluxe edition vaulted to #1 on Amazon in the U.S. In addition, the 3-CD edition was at #1 in the U.K. and #3 in the U.S. Within hours of the initial Sept. 24 announcement, pre-orders for the Super Deluxe edition put it at #1.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Beatles release new video for Back In The U.S.S.R.

A new video for Back In The U.S.S.R. has been unveiled to mark the upcoming anniversary of The White Album. Flicking rapidly through various locations, including Moscow's Red Square, the clip ends with the group taking off in a plane. The video features the 2018 Mix of Back In The U.S.S.R., which will be included in the upcoming release.

Source: NME, UK
Beatles producer Giles Martin to join YouTube White Album panel

Producer Giles Martin, who recently helmed the 50th anniversary edition of the White Album, will join a YouTube livestreamed panel discussion about that classic LP on November 7. It will include commentary about the newly remixed and expanded White Album, including the individual songs and its influence on modern music.

Source: Rolling Stone
10 great cover songs of the Beatles White Album

The White Album contains countless sublime moments. It's the record where George Harrison proved himself to be Lennon and McCartney's songwriting equal, and where each Beatle's impact on the group is crystal clear. But most importantly, it contains a ton of great songs that countless other artists have been moved to perform.

Source: Consequence of Sound
Friday, November 2, 2018
Digging into the Beatles' 50th anniversary White Album box set

The 50th-anniversary White Album offers the deepest dive yet into the Beatles archives of Beatles material. The bonus tracks are generating at least as much excitement among Beatles enthusiasts as the upgraded sonics of the original album. The set includes three discs with 50 tracks, the majority never previously released.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Thursday, November 1, 2018
New animated video for Glass Onion premieres on Apple Music

With the release of the 50th anniversary reissues of The White Album less than two weeks away, a newly created animated video for Glass Onion has premiered on Apple Music. The clip brings to life the poster that was packaged with the original two-LP set, which featured a collage of photos and drawings provided by all four Beatles.

Source: WFJA FM
Friday, October 26, 2018
Paul McCartney praises modern White Album

Paul McCartney listened back to The Beatles' iconic White Album while preparing for the new reissue, and he told Giles Martin, son of the famed "fifth Beatle" Sir George Martin, how contemporary it still feels. Giles said, "We listened to The White Album mix and Paul said, I never realised how modern this record sounds."

Source: The List, UK
John Lennon exhibit documents 50th anniversary of White Album

Images of the Beatles taken by Paul Saltzman in India at an ashram with the Maharishi in 1968 will be on display from Nov. 2 to 4 at the Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach. The exhibition is in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' White Album. The band wrote many of the songs at the ashram.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, October 19, 2018
Streaming: Three unreleased versions of While My Guitar Gently Weeps

An acoustic demo of While My Guitar Gently Weeps has now been released ahead of the White Album Special Edition re-release on November 9. The acoustic release is also accompanied by a demo of the track recorded at Harrison's bungalow in Esher, Surrey, and a 2018 mix, which are now streaming on the internet.

Source: NME, UK
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Listen: Previously unreleased, acoustic While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The new Super Deluxe Edition of the Beatles White Album, which arrives on November 9th, includes a previously unheard version of the classic While My Guitar Gently Weeps which you can now hear online. It's an early acoustic take, as George Harrison tinkers with the ballad that would turn into one of his most powerful statements.

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, September 28, 2018
White Album outtakes get Hollywood premiere at Giles Martin-hosted event

Giles Martin previewed his 50th anniversary remix of the White Album at an invitational event at Capitol Records in Hollywood today. Martin presented an overview of the 107-track box, which will contain the 27 "Esher demos" recorded at George Harrison's home, remixes of the 30 original songs and 50 recording sessions outtakes.

Source: Variety
How the Esher demos enhance the White Album

On Wednesday, Giles Martin hosted a listening session in New York to preview tracks from the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of the White Album. The legendary Esher Demos, recorded at Harrison's house in Esher, Surrey, are a blast. It's interesting to listen to these tracks; they give insight to how the White Album was made.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Beatles stream multiple versions of Back in the U.S.S.R.

The Beatles are streaming multiple versions of Back In The U.S.S.R. as a preview to the upcoming 50th anniversary reissue of The White Album. Fans can hear the new 2018 stereo mix of the song by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell, an instrumental backing track, and an early acoustic version from the Esher demos.

Source: AntiMusic
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Giles Martin introduces The White Album remix, outtakes and demos

On November 9, Apple Corps/UMe will release multiple deluxe editions of The White Album. All configurations will include producer Giles Martin's 2018 stereo mix of the album. On Wednesday, he played outtakes and demo tracks and his new stereo mix of the album at The Power Station Berklee in New York City.

Source: Analog Planet
Beatles White Album songs ranked worst to best

The White Album was famously made while the band was falling apart. As they became more entrenched in the studio, tensions boiled over to the point where they weren't a band anymore but backing groups for each other's solo recordings. There's no getting around it, the album often sounds like it was made by four different artists.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Beatles White Album symposium features insiders

A special listening party of the 50th Anniversary edition of The White Album will take place Nov. 8-11 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. The four-day event will feature numerous Beatles experts including world-renowned Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, recording engineer Geoff Emerick and record producer Chris Thomas.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Beatles history rewritten as White Album Tapes reveal secrets

The true story of the White Album is emerging for the first time today. New outtakes mean the history of the most successful band of all time needs a revision after 50 years. Giles Martin says these dozens of unheard tracks which will be released on November 9, give a clearer picture of the dynamic between the quartet's members.

Source: Forbes
Giles Martin: Paul And Ringo have to be happy

About the new White Album reissue, producer Giles Martin has described Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr's input into the reissue process. Giles told the UDiscoverMusic website, "We listened to stuff together... They're my bosses, they have to be happy, that's the first box to tick. It's their record, their stuff that I'm playing around with."

Source: U Discover Music
A real look behind the scenes during the making of the White Album

Since the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles White Album is now underway, in this article, an excerpt from recording engineer/producer Ken Scott's autobiography Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust provides a behind-the-scenes look into the sessions for the album that has rarely been seen before.

Source: Forbes
Monday, September 24, 2018
The unheard White Album: An exclusive first listen

Everything we know about the White Album is about to change. The album has always been been the deepest mystery in their story, their wildest, strangest, most experimental, most brilliant music. But as it turns out, the White Album is even weirder than anyone realized. The new Super Deluxe Edition of The Beatles is due November 9.

More Information  Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Before remastering, McCartney hadn't listened to White Album in 50 years

The White Album is getting a 50-year reissue next month, and Paul McCartney has told the Canadian Press that helping to prepare the reissue inspired him to actually give it a listen. "I haven't listened to it in 50 years," he admits, and says when he listens, "I remember where we were and the circumstances of recording each of the tracks."

Source: WFJA FM

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