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The Beatles (The White Album)
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:14:31 AM »

Released November 22, 1968.
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 02:04:36 PM »

My Favourite Beatle album...it just has a bit of everything and even today, it doesn't sound dated. Great collection of songs and performances. 
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 08:41:45 AM »

There's nothing I don't like about The White Album.  Wild Honey Pie I love.  Long, Long, Long is one of my favorite Beatles' songs.  It's all to disjointed that it fits together perfectly. 

Those 8 x 10 glossy photos are the best.

I forgot how much, but Richard ??? was paid to design the album cover.  That would take a lot of guts to go to The Beatles, whose last album had a little color to the cover I think, and say, "Here's what I've come up with.  What do you think guys?"
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 09:54:46 AM »

Hamilton was the last name, methinks.....I think he'd have to wonder what could be done to top the "Pepper" sleeve, realized one couldn't do that, then went looking in the other direction.
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 04:11:35 PM »

In Ian MacDonald's book on the Beatles "Revolution in the Head" ,which I highly recommend, he writes:

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Before the Leicester group Family issued their innovative album Music in a Doll's House ...The Beatles had been planning to call their new work A Doll's House ... The clash was unfortunate since this was an apt title for this musical attic of odds and ends, some charming, others sinister, many tinged with childhood memories, all absorbed in the interior worlds of their authors...Sadly, none of this is captured in Richard Hamilton's modishly empty sleeve design.

It's an interesting thought, I've always thought it was cool having a plain white cover, it signals an extreme change from Sgt Pepper but it doesn't really reflect the contents, the poster montage probably achieves that more.
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 09:43:34 PM »

Paul's orig idea for an Apple Store was that everything in it would be white and only white.  It would be a store that just sold white stuff.  Probably not taken too seriously, but I did read that somewhere.  Prob Alistair Taylor's book.
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 08:01:39 PM »

keri, I did not know that regarding the potential title of the white album. funny...just when you are certrain you've heard everything...
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 08:38:29 AM »

Ok, now we're talkin'. The new remaster of The White Album should be awesome. And, The Esher Demo's too.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve1vaEIXhV0
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 04:01:13 PM »

Another super deluxe package will be coming to my house....
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2018, 04:24:41 PM »

I had no idea I was visiting! ;)
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2018, 06:06:18 PM »

Riiiiight!!
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
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Re: The Beatles (The White Album)
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2018, 04:28:36 PM »

Back in the USSR Esher Demo.  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAhWGnDZ0po
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