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The Beatles (The White Album)

The BeatlesAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002UAX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,484 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,801 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
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. Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun
9. Martha My Dear
10. I'm So Tired
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
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
8. Revolution 1
9. Honey Pie
10. Savoy Truffle
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Better known as the "White Album," this was meant to be the record that brought them back to earth after three years of studio experimentation. Instead, it took them all over the place, continuing to burst the envelope of pop music. Lennon and McCartney were still at the height of their powers, with Lennon in particular growing into one of rock's towering figures. But even McCartney could still rock, and the amazement on "Helter Skelter" was that he had vocal cords at the end. From Beach Boys knock-offs to reggae and to the unknown ("Revolution #9"), this has it all. Some records have legend written all over them; this is one. --Chris Nickson

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Media Type: CD
Artist: BEATLES
Title: BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM)
Street Release Date: 01/01/1987
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Genre: ROCK/POP

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560 of 608 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll never crack the code May 14, 2003
Format:Audio CD
There are a few albums from the rock era that I feel I've been in a relationship with since the first day I got them. "The Beatles" is one of those albums. I found it under my Christmas tree in 1968, and I've been engaged with it at some level ever since. It is not the best Beatles album, objectively; nor is it my favorite. But it has always compelled my attention.
At the time it came out, I was 12, but even then it was clear that we were no longer in Pepperland or on a Magical Mystery Tour. This album wasn't yet more "progress" toward some new musical form. Musically, it embraced values never before associated with the Beatles as I understood them: Parody, pastiche, rock and roll revivalism, music-hall nostalgia, avant-garde experimentation, political agitation, intimate confession, trivial nonsense. It is, simply, a series of highly personal statements from the three songwriters, coalescing around no particular theme other than the right to personal expression.
"The Beatles" is not, to me, "the sound of the Beatles breaking up." That's the storyline a lot of Beatle historians apply to this album. If they're basing this judgement on the fact that the individual songwriters' imprints are on each song, you'd have to argue that the breakup began much earlier, around the time of "Beatles for Sale" or "Help!" Lennon-McCartney were rarely a songwriting "team" in the sense of George and Ira Gershwin. Their partnership was always about strategy, i.e. how to ensure that third-rate songs would not be included on albums just for the sake of fairness. "The Beatles" instead simply shows the evolution of each of the three songwriters (on this album, George emerges dramatically) as they each embraced new musical ideas and applied their life experiences to their art.
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154 of 165 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT REMASTERED March 15, 2000
Format:Audio CD
To all the golden eared audiophiles who can hear all the differences in this 30th Anniversery reissue, I say, what a bunch of whooee. This is the EXACT SAME MASTER as the 1987 release. No difference...NADA. Please notice, the Amazon listing has been changed from "remastered" to "original recording." It's amazing how much psycology is at work when people listen. If they believe it's remastered, their ear will trick them into believing it sounds different. Don't believe it.
So, that means all of us Beatle fans have forked over thiry-some odd dollars for the exact same product that we had. The question is, Capital/EMI, why the H didn't you remaster this? The white album is one of the most poorly remastered discs in the Beatles catalog (but it's got some stiff competition, the first four albums for starters). It's unfathomable to me that Capital/EMI would ask Beatles fans to shell out that kind of money for an unimproved product, and a product that sorely needed improvement. What, we're supposed to be happy to pay over thirty dollars for ridiculous miniture artwork which you need a magnifying glass to read and see? Come on, Capital/EMI! That's highway robbery, and you know it! With all the money you've already made on the Beatles' catalog, this is a particular heinous crime.
So, Capital/EMI, what about actually remastering the Beatles catalog? They are only considered the greatest musical force of the last half of the 20th century. The Who's catalog has been remastered; the Byrds catalog has been remastered, even the Hollies catalog was wonderfully remastered for their box set (by YOU EMI! ). It seems a tragic, bitter irony that perhaps the most musical of all the artists of the 60s gets the shoddiest of digital remastering.
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188 of 209 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TURN ME ON YOU REMASTERED DEAD MAN! September 9, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I tried to get a handle on what to expect with the remastered BEATLES songs, by comparing the old remastered CDs from the 80s, with BEATLES ONE (the red CD with the yellow "1", that had 24 bit remastered versions of their number one hits, that came out in 2000.) You can get a ballpark idea about the new remasters, using this method. But of course, NOTHING from the white album is one BEATLES ONE. I expected at least some increased clarity, and increased volumn from the added compression. Yes, its all that and more. Right off the bat, you start hearing sounds you have NEVER heard (or noticed?) before. This isnt from equalization popping up the top end of the sound. There's improved sonic clarity across the HERTZ spectrum. Its as tho you were sonically nearsighted, and someone just put glasses on you for the first time. EVERYTHING just STANDS OUT with such clarity and force. YOU get this effect on ALL the songs. If you listen to JULIA, the acoustic guitars just BLOW YOUR MIND! You can hear John's fingers scrape across the strings. His vocals are rich, full, and the bottom end is....well, altho there is NO bass guitar on JULIA, the bottom end is so full and rich, you would think there WAS bass. Naturally, the BIG TEST for the white album, is listening to REVOLUTION #9. For some reason, deciphering REVOLUTION #9 thru headphones, penetrating the incomprehensible density of tape loops, has been a favorite pass time for some mega-fans for decades. (I'm one.) And you know what? For the first time EVER, I was able to hear more of Ringo's and John's bizarre mumbling jokes, and nonsense verbage. Again, the CLARITY! the DEPTH OF SONIC PERCEPTION! Honestly, its about as much as anyone can hope for. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great rock albums of all time
One of the great rock albums of all time, almost as varied from track to track as rock itself. Having had the vinyl version long ago, I'm pleased to have this remastered CD... Read more
Published 18 hours ago by David Cantor
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album
I think this is the best Beatles album ever. I believe the Birthday song is on this one and hub plays it on everyone's birthday. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Jodi Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Glass Onion
Out of four Beatles CD's I've bought from Amazon, this one is the most played in my car! The sound is great, and it really makes you wanna 'mooove' while on the go! Read more
Published 2 days ago by BUYER BEWARE!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 2 days ago by dasezaisno
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great album, disc seems scratched, skips a little on some songs
Published 3 days ago by Dan Parsneau
3.0 out of 5 stars OK Beatle Album
This album has some good Beatle songs on it. Some are kind of weird though.
Published 4 days ago by Lilly
5.0 out of 5 stars #9 #9
A classic. Just gets better evertime you play it. The remastering is well done.
Published 7 days ago by Jerry D
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Has extra stuff not on the vinyl album.
Published 9 days ago by Rinsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great condition
Published 12 days ago by Shannon Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars the Beatles built up a overload of material and certainly had enough...
While over in India meditating, the Beatles built up a overload of material and certainly had enough great tunes for two albums. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Bob
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