The best ever 👍
I truly feel sorry for anyone that buys this...
I am so sorry that you are that much of an idiot to spend your parents money on this garbage...
It’s really enjoyable to hear how these songs came to be. The esher session is refreshing and totally uplifting to listen to. The new mix sounds great too
These songs are amazing but 70$ it’s too costly 😕
The thing is
The White Album is the Beatles and there’s a lot of fantastic music but I’m with George Martin who said it would have been one of the best single albums ever. As a double album it has some b-level stuff.
My fav Beatles albums Revolver. Magical Mystery Tour.
As a single album the White Album, cutting a lot of songs, imho, would include
Back in the USSR, Dear Prudence, I’m So Tired, Martha My Dear, Revolution 1, Julia, Blackbird, Long Long Long, While My Guitar Gentle Weeps, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Happiness is a Warm Gun.
That’s an album right? Hey Jude recorded at the same time would have had to be on there too. Can you imagine?!
By John Toscano
Giles Martin did an excellent job remixing these tracks in stereo, I now can hear new pieces of songs that i've listened too for years are now, subtle instruments in the background. Highly reccomended for any Beatles fan.
Esher Demos? Yes. Outtakes? Mostly. Remix? No.
By Chris McKenzie
This remix is nowhere near as necessary as the Sgt. Pepper one was. That, I could understand, since the instruments in the original mix ended up in the extreme left and right channels. With the White Album, however, it was already very well mixed. The main difference I notice is that the bass is turned up significantly, and there are a few original recording elements MISSING. Not my White Album.
The Esher demos are gorgeous and well worth getting on their own, if you get nothing else. It’s like unplugged Beatles sitting around their living room making music.
The outtakes range from indispensible (Revolution 1, sadly only available as part of the entire album; Not Guilty; Good Night takes; the “I Will” sequence on disc 6) to filler (all of the instrumental backing tracks). For hardcore fans only.
By tim bullard
The remixes are outstanding. The archival material gives insights into the politics of the Beatles during this period. If the Esher demos are an accurate reflection, Lennon came to the table loaded for bear with as much material as George and Paul combined. While the majority of Lennon's songs were realized with full group participation, McCartney's best efforts (I Will, Mother Nature's Son, Blackbird) were Paul sans Beatles. Hmmm...A double album was the only way out. Forget Yoko. You can see where the tension came from and why Ringo took a temporary hike. But even Beatles filler is superior stuff.
Fan of Real Song Titles
By Another Beatles Listener
1) I truly appreciate recent and prompt improvements upon the
presentation here, specifically with regard to track titles for
the song listings; someone has refined this list beautifully.
Yes, it is largely about the music . . . but we are, all too often,
being offered material that is — especially for this format —
denied the respect of careful attention to the given title(s):
“No Repsect” via Someone (Else), allegedly for the Kingbees;
“Bad Reputaion” via Someone allegedly representing Freedy
Johnston; “Three Time In Love” via Someone allegedly for
Tommy James; an “a Capella” version of a Tag (or Coda) as
allegedly representing The Beach Boys (!!!) . . . come on, folks
2) How about this for a wildly tight White Album (without any
attempt here toward a track sequence)?
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Mother Nature’s Son
I’m So Tired
Don’t Pass Me By
(I know; verily doth it border ’pon blasphemy for some.)
3) For a new Revolver (or Rubber Soul / Revolver) Compilation
— or somehow! — could iTunes gather in a couple of such
Previously Released items as the “Yellow Submarine” track
(from the Real Love EP) that includes Ringo’s Spoken Intro
. . . or the “complete” version (from the Free As A Bird EP or
Single) of “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” . . . ? Just askin’.
I have ’em on CD, so it isn’t quite Snooze and Lose.
4) The present breathtaking Official Compilation now gets the
fifth star from me because of such improvements of
presentation as I mention above . . . leaving aside any issue
of whether to include “Hey Jude” via a traditionally (Pre-’15)
unshortened edit of the song in its familiar “standard” form.
5) Thank you for any and all patience with my lengthy, well,
First Review Ever; perhaps some will want it to be my last;
and it may well prove thus.