Limited Deluxe Anniversary Edition 4LP Box Set! Half-Speed Mastered 180g Vinyl! New Stereo Mixes by Giles Martin!
This Limited Edition 4LP Set comes in a lift-top box with 4-page booklet. The collection includes the 2LP album (new stereo mix) in a faithfully reproduced embossed cover of its original gatefold sleeve with fold-out poster and portrait photos, PLUS the Esher Demos pressed across 2LPs in an embossed gatefold sleeve.
"Everything we know about the White Album is about to change. The Beatles’ 1968 masterpiece has always 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...
"Part of the White Album mystique is all the drama that went into it—the arguments and bad vibes are the stuff of legend. So the big shock is all the humor, excitement, and camaraderie on display in the new set. Case in point: a previously unknown version of “Good Night” where John, Paul, George and Ringo all harmonize over folk guitar. As Martin admits, “You listen to them sing together and ask, ‘This is the White Album?...”
"The Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions finally unveil the Esher demos, which hardcore Beatle freaks have been clamoring to hear for years. In May 1968, just back from India, the group gathered at George’s bungalow in Esher (pronounced “Ee-sher”) to tape unplugged versions of the new songs they’d already stockpiled for the new album. Over the next days, working together or solo, they busked 27 songs. The tapes sat in a suitcase in George’s house for years. Seven tracks came out on Anthology 3; others have never been released in any Beatle version, including John’s “Child of Nature” and George’s “Sour Milk Sea.” The Esher tapes alone make this collection essential, with a fresh homemade intimacy that’s unique. Martin says, “They’re rough takes, but spiritually, the performances stand on their own.”
"Of course, the essence of the White Album is that everyone hears it differently—including the Beatles themselves. They clashed over what to include, what to leave out, whether it should have been edited down to a single record. (Years later, in the Anthology documentary, they were still arguing over it.) This edition will fire up those arguments. But even for fans who know the original album inside out, it’s a whole new experience—one that will permanently change how we think and talk about the Beatles." - rollingstone.com
Features: • Limited Anniversary Edition • 180g Vinyl • 4LP Box Set • LP 1 & 2: New "The Beatles" stereo album mix • LP 3 & 4: Esher demos • Mastered at half speed • New stereo mixes by Giles Martin • 2-Piece Lift-off Lid Box • 16-page 12" x 12" stapled book • Faithfully reproduced embossed cover of original gatefold sleeve • Fold-out poster and portrait photos • Made in Germany
Selections: The Beatles - New Stereo mix Side A: 1. Back In The U.S.S.R. 2. Dear Prudence 3. Glass Onion 4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 5. Wild Honey Pie 6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill 7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun Side B: 1. Martha My Dear 2. I'm So Tired 3. Blackbird 4. Piggies 5. Rocky Raccoon 6. Don't Pass Me By 7. Why Don't We Do It In The Road? 8. I Will 9. Julia Side C: 1. Birthday 2. Yer Blues 3. Mother Nature's Son 4. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey 5. Sexy Sadie 6. Helter Skelter 7. Long, Long, Long Side D: 1. Revolution I 2. Honey Pie 3. Savoy truffle 4. Cry Baby cry 5. Revolution 9 6. Good Night
Esher Demos Side A: 1. Back In The U.S.S.R. 2. Dear Prudence 3. Glass Onion 4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 5. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill 6. While My Guitar Gently Weeps Side B: 1. Happiness Is A Warm Gun 2. I'm So Tired 3. Blackbird 4. Piggies 5. Rocky Raccoon 6. Julia 7. Yer Blues Side C: 1. Mother Nature's Son 2. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey 3. Sexy Sadie 4. Revolution 5. Honey Pie 6. Cry Baby Cry 7. Sour Milk Sea Side D: 1. Junk 2. Child Of Nature 3. Circles 4. Mean Mr. Mustard 5. Polythene Pam 6. Not Guilty 7. What's The New Mary Jane