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The Beatles - The Beatles Album Mp3
Performer: The Beatles
Title: The Beatles
Genre: Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Experimental
Released: 1968
MP3 album szie: 1923 mb
FLAC album size: 2702 mb

Tracklist

Don't Pass Me By3:49
I Will1:44
Blackbird2:17
Long, Long, Long3:02
Cry Baby Cry3:00
Back In The U.S.S.R.2:42
Revolution 14:12
While My Guitar Gently Weeps4:44
Revolution 98:17
Why Don't We Do It In The Road?1:40
Birthday2:41
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da3:07
Dear Prudence3:50
Julia2:52
Wild Honey Pie0:53
Yer Blues3:57
Piggies2:03
I'm So Tired2:03
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey2:24
Happiness Is A Warm Gun2:41
Sexy Sadie3:14
Helter Skelter3:40
Rocky Raccoon3:31
Good Night3:09
Glass Onion2:16
Martha My Dear2:26
Honey Pie2:40
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill3:11
Savoy Truffle2:57
Mother Nature's Son2:46

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    The Beatles, also known as the White Album, is the ninth studio album and only double album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. Its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band's name embossed, which was intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork of the band's previous LP Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Beatles is recognised for its fragmentary style and diverse range of genres, including folk, British blues, ska, music hall. The Beatles or The White album as it became better known was released on 22nd November, 1968 on the fifth anniversary of their second album, With The Beatles. A total of 34 new tracks were released in 1968 and 30 were contained on this one double-LP. The Beatles - The Beatles 1968. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The Beatles: все альбомы, включая Live At The Hollywood Bowl , On Air - Live At The BBC , Love и другие. The Beatles. 2013 Vol. Let It Be. 2003 Remastered. 2000 Remastered. Yellow Submarine Songtrack. Anthology 3. Anthology 2. Anthology 1. Live At The BBC. 1994 Remastered. Past Masters. 1988 Vols. 1 & 2, Remastered. The Beatles 1962 - 1966. 1973 Remastered. The Beatles 1967 - 1970. 1970 Remastered. Abbey Road. The Beatles: все альбомы, включая Love Me Do With Pete Best, 6Jun62 , Besame Mucho With Pete Best, 6Jun62 , AinT She Sweet Hamburg, 22Junj61 и другие. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей The Beatles. The Beatles - White Album 2xLP, Album, Br. Apple Records. SMO 2051. Продать эту версию. SLEMB-134. The Beatles 2xLP, Album. English Songs 2020 Top 40 Popular Songs. Студийные альбомы. 1964 - Introducing. подробнее - тексты - послушать. 02:53 I Saw Her Standing There John Lennon and Paul McCartney - . 01:48 Misery John Lennon and Paul McCartney - . 02:57 Anna Go to Him Arthur Alexander - . 02:25 Chains Gerry Goffin and Carole King - . 1964 - The Beatles' Second Album. 02:45 Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry - . 02:04 Thank You Girl John Lennon and Paul McCartney - . 03:01 You Really Got a Hold On Me Smokey Robinson - . The Beatles - Meet The Beatles 1964. To favorites 7 Download album. Listen album. Classic Rock Pop-Rock Rock 'n' Roll. The Beatles, пролежавший на полке с предыдущего лета. 15 февраля 1964 года альбом поднялся на 1-е место в США и возглавлял хит-парад в течение 11 недель. До сих пор этот рекорд - для поп-группы - остается непревзойдённым. Первыми двумя треками диска стали I Want to Hold Your Hand, I Saw Her Standing There , выходившие синглом в декабре 1963 года. This Boy был взят с В-стороны пятого парлофоновского сингла I Want To Hold Your Hand. Love Songs The Beatles Rarities Hey Jude UK version The Beatles Ballads Reel Music 20 Greatest Hits The Beatles Box 8. Was IntroducingLove Songs The Beatles Rarities Hey Jude UK version The Beatles Ballads Reel Music 20 Greatest Hits The Beatles Box 8 LPs. and if you want to add any of the Star Club sessions and the Sheridan sessions or even The Songs Lennon And McCartney Gave Away. S or was Meet The Beatles Loading. Frank Wednesday 20 August 2014. Yes, i believe it was. but it was released by the near destitute Vee-jay records. which went bankrupt shortly after the release. on an interesting note. in a last ditch attempt to make some money

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    Listen to music from The Beatles Performer. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Beatles Performer. Do you know any background info about this artist Start the wiki. Do you know what kind of music this is Tag this artist. Upcoming Events. The Beatles, Soundtrack: The Beatles Anthology. The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas of love, peace, help, and imagination evoked. The Beatles. Biography by Richie Unterberger. Follow Artist. The most popular and influential rock act of all time, a band that blazed several new trails for popular music. Read Full Biography. The Beatles experienced huge popularity on the British record charts in early 1963, but record companies in the United States did not immediately follow up with releases of their own, and the Beatles' commercial success in the US continued to be hampered by other obstacles, including issues with royalties and public derision toward the Beatle haircut. It was nearly a year before the Beatles became widely popular in America. CBS Evening News aired a five-minute news story about Beatlemania in the UK. The Beatles 1962 - 1966 - The Beatles. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. The Beatles early releases were on the Vee-Jay, Swan and Tollie labels, before EMIs US counterpart, Capitol, sat up and took notice. Unfortunately for The Beatles, Capitol often insisted in dropping certain tracks, reassembling running orders and constructing new releases by economic and judicious use of the songs that were coming from London. The Capitol albums also contained a handful of alternative mixes and instrumental tracks not available anywhere else. Some of these are available on the Capitol Albums volumes, and are worth investigating for anyone interested in variations in tracklis. The Beatles influenced music and music history in many ways. In their early years, they would listen to all kinds of music such as: Rock, Pop, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Classical, and even Indian. A song that they wrote that had Indian influence, was Within You, Without you. The Beatles stayed interesting for so many years, partially because they experimented with many things like: Song form melodies and harmonies and what parts you sing when and instruments. Some of the instruments they included were instruments like Choral Electric Sitar, Recorder, Kazoo, Harmonica, Banjo and many more different instruments. The Beatles-obsessed drama believes musical stardom is a meritocracy. The reality is much different. The Beatles made wonderful, undoubtedly influential art. But if Yesterday werent so hypnotized by the supposedly unmatchable quality of the Beatles music, it might be able to see that there are great songs being written by people like Jack Malik too. The film believes that songs like Yesterday are just so good, they would become mega-popular under any circumstances. By Mark Savage BBC music reporter. 28 July 2020. Madonna tied the Beatles' record with Don't Tell Me, her 34th top 10, in February 2001 and overtook them with the Bond theme Die Another Day the following year. Her most recent appearance in the upper echelons of the US chart came in 2012, with Give Me All Your Luvin, which she performed at the Super Bowl half-time concert. Drake, however, can only claim the lead role on 25 of his entries, appearing as a featured vocalist on the other 15. As Abbey Road turns 50, we rate the Fab Fours 22 UK singles, which dominated the charts in the 1960s and changed pop for ever

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Reviews: (388)
Hra
Hra
Does anybody else find this pressing to be completely lacking in any sense of energy? It just seems so lifeless...Perhaps there is a more energetic 2018 pressing of the remix?
Meztisho
Meztisho
New Zealand originals of this cover were numbered from 010000 to approx. 023000. Covers numbered from 60000 to 75000 (approx.) were imported from Australia.
Nahelm
Nahelm
definitely longer fades on 'While My guitar' etc. than on Cd release from the 80's unforunatly that's the version I grew up with, discovering the vinyl version after cleaning it twice, makes the Cd release sound like a fraud...even in G condition
Justie
Justie
if anyone knows the release date of this copy plz advise or if I missed something, plz advise✌????
Vetalol
Vetalol
The packaging on this set is super nice. Two high-gloss, thick gatefolds contained within a high-gloss lift-top box. Very nice. The pressing is also very high quality. Thick vinyl, inside black polylined inner sleeves, plays dead quiet, flat, centered, absolutely no surface noise, clicks or pops. Really smooth playback. That being said, when it comes to the sound, I prefer earlier versions of this album. While the clarity is excellent on this version, each instrument comes through super clear, I feel like the sound is a bit too cleaned up. It lacks some of the original analog warmth and rawness that my Japanese EAS version from the 70s has. While the sound is very big on this new version, the drums especially hit hard, I feel the sound overall loses some richness. I wouldn't call it thin, as the mix is balanced well and full sounding, it's just a little less saturated (the bass is big too but it sounds less defined). While this version doesn't sound bad at all, it's definitely a different listening experience than early stereo versions. It's a little to clean for my taste as I prefer the unsettling urgency and grittiness of the earlier versions.
Moswyn
Moswyn
I have this one in absolute NM, flawless cover, photos, poster and vinyl. LA pressing to my ears sounds just as good as the '68s. If you have multiple copies of this record (and don't we all?) this is a really nice version to have.
Whitecaster
Whitecaster
Why is this cheaper than all the rest of the Beatles albums from the 2014 release? You'd think that the WHITE ALBUM being a 2LP would be insanely expensive but somehow albums like A Hard Days Night cost significantly more.
Vizuru
Vizuru
It's not that cheap but it may have to do with the fact that there were more of these pressed than the others? Don't quote me on that but out of all the mono reissues I remember seeing Revolver, Rubber Soul and the White Album on the shelves in record stores long after the others in the series had already sold out.
Miromice
Miromice
I cannot hear any difference between this issue and the 1987 mastering.
Memuro
Memuro
I have number 0403677. The cellulose sleeve is deteriorated and yellowed.
Maldarbaq
Maldarbaq
Beneath the white-on-white cover art, "The White Album" is an eclectic, 30-track album of largely stripped-down material, originally spread across two vinyl records. The album was a stark contrast to Sgt. Pepper in every aspect—from the cover art to the sounds within. The sheer breadth of material as well as the mixture of the loud and the soft is part of what makes "The White Album" so surprising. The heavy sounds of "Helter Skelter" and "Yer Blues" juxtapose with the gentle beauty of "Long, Long, Long" and "Julia." The cacophony of "Revolution 9" is followed by the orchestral lullaby of "Good Night." The album's extended length gave the band room in which they could explore all of their musical influences and multiple forms of popular music, while creating revolutionary sounds in the studio.
Joony
Joony
This should not be a separate entry. What has happened is that the original sleeve has been torn in half. The records in the pics are a mid 1970s pressing, easily identifiable by the combined Production and Orchestration credits. They could not possibly have originally come from a sleeve with this number. This is not an acceptable variation.
fr0mTheSkY
fr0mTheSkY
I really like the way this pressing sounds. In my opinion, the mono master is way more enjoyable than its stereo counterpart, and this release does a great job of capturing that.
Shakagul
Shakagul
well pleased with tihis fantastic album looks even better than described,.wont hesitate to buy again from this seller again TOP MAN.
Lyrtois
Lyrtois
This CD has excellent sound. I didn't realize it until I compared it with these vinyls: The Beatles - The Beatles (stereo), and The Beatles - The Beatles (mono). The music really comes alive in this one.
Freaky Hook
Freaky Hook
While not as good as the UK white vinyl. A solid pressing all the same. Certainly better than some of the digital sourced pressings. Well worth adding to your WA collection, considering other versions and pricing, this is a bit undervalued. Grab it while it still is fairly low cost, that won't be the case forever.
Opilar
Opilar
I have this in my collection. Everything is the same as described in the runout groove on this page as mine. But...I have 2 different purple labels for each record.I think I may own a test pressing I had no clue I had. Please advise.
Bragis
Bragis
For me, this set just plain sounds mind-blowingly good. One of my favorite albums, put out in a great set, with a new mix that just sounds...right. That’s the word. Can’t recommend it highly enough.
Topmen
Topmen
I have number 2025480. It seems to have a silver circle in front of the number instead of "No".
Zuser
Zuser
If anyone happens to have Disc 1 only of this release for sale, please hit me up!
Seevinev
Seevinev
Mine is No. 005545. This is a truly great sounding edition, in my opinion probably the best sounding stereo repress out there. Seems the trust in the the famous "Made in Germany" quality stamp actually is warranted in this case. Got mine (VG+/VG) in a second hand store in outer Copenhagen for less than 20€ and it an true winner at that price. Can highly recommend this edition.
Coiron
Coiron
My copy has “THE BEATLES” tittle printed in black on the front cover, not embossed.
Hawk Flying
Hawk Flying
Hi! Are there any records of how many copies of the first UK pressing that was made?
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One of the best sounding vinyl records I have. If you have an opportunity to grab a copy of this mono repress, DO IT!
Tygralbine
Tygralbine
This was also available (but in very limited quantity) in communist Poland, circa 1969. At the time it cost 600zł (regular domestic LPs were priced at 80zł). My copy is no. 0526216. I think it was released several months after the initial domestic UK release, maybe even in 1969.
Best West
Best West
Is it my memory, or did they seriously tone-down the jet sounds in Back in the USSR? I guess I’ll have to pull out my late seventies Japanese pressing and compare. Regardless, I love it! Really sounds great. I got none of the pressing defects others got, (return them, people!), and the mix is brilliant with vocal parts that were buried previously now clearly audible. Just overall a great sounding mix. Best I’ve ever heard this album sound, and I’ve heard it a lot over the years,
Gavinrage
Gavinrage
I did not use to like this album due to its wild lack of homogeneity. But I was so much older then, I m younger than that now; it’s hugely enjoyable, wacky, experimental, charming, touching, soothing and exasperating by turns. Sort of like life itself, in fact. The sequencing is a delightful challenge on its own. And Dear Prudence, Julia, While my Guitar Gently Weeps and Long, Long, Long among the best songs in the Beatles catalogue. I enjoyed the Giles Martin remix, which I find neither intrusive nor eccentric. A must for every serious rock music collection.10/10.
Endieyab
Endieyab
I think this re-issue sounds great. However, this is from someone who has never owned this album or heard an original pressing in person but it sounds great on my system. Very lively and I noticed the bass straight away. My pressing was very flat and I experienced no surface noise. Great packaging.
Ranicengi
Ranicengi
I have a later danish pressing than the one listed from 1968. Probably from late 70's. It is not top loaded, and there is not any number on front of sleeve. Matrix are YEX 709-1, YEX 710-1, YEX 711-1, YEX 712-1. I also have the 1968 danish press with two different sleeves. One with "stereo" in rear corner, and one without. Both are stereo versions.
Adoraris
Adoraris
On my copy, I got 2 of the disc 4 of the Esher demos.Anyone have 2 disc 3 of the esher demos so we can swap? Many thanks.
Asher
Asher
PLEASE help......this is the closest i can find to my copy Matrix side A-C match varient 1 but D is different and I have PURPLE background with SILVER Capital logo and lettering NOT the Orange capital backgroundupper right back corner has Stereo printedplastic outer sleeve has BLACK sticker GOLD lettering "INCLUDES POSTER"Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 1): SWBO-1-101 F82 Mastered By Capitol ✲ KPMatrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 1): SWBO-2-101 F85 Mastered By Capitol ✲ KPMatrix / Runout (Side C, Variant 1): SWBO-3-101 H-27 Mastered By Capitol JM ✲Matrix / Runout (Side D, Variant ?): SWBO-4-101-G96 Mastered By Capitol
Anardred
Anardred
The sound quality on this particular pressing is the very best you'll find, and in my estimation, better than the original UK stereo (I have both). It has a luminous quality that is really compelling.
Agalas
Agalas
There are also early examples with the same pressing and matrices, but distributed with a top loading British-sourced numbered gatefold sleeve, with the same British-style font used for the number. There is also a small gold foil Odeon/EMI sticker on the back cover (located in the top right corner).
Zieryn
Zieryn
There are also early examples with the same pressing and matrices, but distributed with a top loading British-sourced numbered gatefold sleeve, with the same British-style font used for the number. There is also a small gold foil Odeon/EMI sticker on the back (located in the top right corner).
Mr.mclav
Mr.mclav
"later copies with striped white/red inners" -- not sure what this means except these were used for early issues of Sgt. Pepper's?
Shak
Shak
Impossible. The photographic images of the CD clearly show "EMI SWINDON", not as claimed "CAPITOL JAX 20 C"This should be changed.
Bludsong
Bludsong
Not much to say other than a fantastic mix and a fantastic pressing of my favorite beatles album.
Jarortr
Jarortr
Perfect sharp sound! Solid gatefold cover also. Great addition without paying too much.
Araath
Araath
I have too with the fold-out poster with song lyrics on one side and band images on the other, 4 glossy photographs of each band member.
Mr Freeman
Mr Freeman
Over limiting 5.1 surround mix!!! Where is dynamics? Where is the beautiful sounds of instruments and voices? For what use it?! — Making surround mp3 for smartphone? Loudness is wrong. Giles is not cleaver sound engineer. I am so sorry, but this metal sound killed the music.
DART-SKRIMER
DART-SKRIMER
I just wanted to sayI think the whole package is amazingJust as big as a rush when I purchased the LP @ $ 9.99in 1968
Nagor
Nagor
We need photos of the labels to correctly identify the year.
Mori
Mori
But is the Italian first print version laminated (glossy) or not? The numbering is printed or printed. Some experts make things clear.
Malojurus
Malojurus
Ma la versione prima stampa italia è laminata(lucida) o no? La numerazione è impressa o è stampata. Qualche esperto faccia chiarezza.
Boraston
Boraston
Have a copy here that matches exactly this version except one not mentioned difference:Matrix/Rounout on side 4 has in addition a crossed out 1C192-04174-B-1 that is stamped vice-versa. I have added a picture.A misprint or common to this version?
Gralinda
Gralinda
One of the worst sound version the one I heard,shameful work G.Martin.Too much bass loud i think for cheap hi fi systems.P.S I have first UK,Germany,USA pressings.
Yozshugore
Yozshugore
Don't use a cheap hi fi system then, is that so hard?
Varshav
Varshav
Now better known as the Light Album, Giles buggered this one up I am afraid. Good to know Macca is in Abbey Road as we speak with Giles overseeing the rework of Abbey Road 50th. This should be deleted for good. Save up and get a copy of something earlier, even an 84 copy out plays this one hands over.
Mikale
Mikale
Has anyone had problems with the blu-ray menu? In my case, if I choose, for example, Mono Version, it automatically starts with some of the HD versions.If there is an issue with the blu ray, does anyone know if a replenishment can be requested? Thank you.
Nuadabandis
Nuadabandis
My first UK press is complete and numbered a very low -7085 Same misprint, no EMI on Labels,, :-)
Fordrelis
Fordrelis
i dont understand how it is relevant for it to be numbered if there's literally hundreds of thousands printed, it's usually more useful that an edition is numbered when there's only a couple thousands in circulation tops, probably more significant if there's only some hundreds of it.
Oreavi
Oreavi
The original album was numbered into the hundreds of thousands and I'm pretty sure I've read that the original intention was to keep numbering them indefinitely. Numbering all these keeps to that spirit at least.
Breder
Breder
How can 6 people own this when only 1 copy exists?
GWEZJ
GWEZJ
The later pressings had the labels corrected, but still had the speed problems on side 4. I have an earlier pressing (nº 12986) with the mistakes on the labels, and a later pressing (nº 26233) with correct labels. I can provide proof, if needed
Minha
Minha
I only noticed the up n down waviness of side 2 bc somebody pointed it out! Before that I was just sitting and listening to an amazing press. So, um...don't look at the LP while playing?
Dawncrusher
Dawncrusher
My copy of this one had J46 #4 which I don't see as a listed variant. Should I just add it to the variants in the database? All the other identifiers match correctly.
Bladebringer
Bladebringer
Who can say what is true....read in the early 90's, from another serious collector of Beatles records, that it was exported to South Africa.........Unbelievable I managed to buy a copy at a charity shop some years later.....alongside many other South African pressed records from the same collection and period.Number 0085555 with WHITE UK INNERS and WITH "SOLD IN THE UK......", no inners sadly.Nothing on the cover of this release can link it to the record itself............
Waiso
Waiso
I seriously doubt that No. 0000099 is a true cover for these export copies. Earlier investigations point out that the numbering for these copies is somewhere between No. 0520000 and No. 0530000.
Adorardana
Adorardana
I can't narrow down for the life of me which edition I have. It's most likely a 1978 (white vinyl w/"SEBX-11841" on the spine). But, I can't find any of the editions currently on here that have my combination of other variables.My labels are purple Capitol; large logo up town with cursive CAPITOL and "The Beatles" and a one-line "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" centered directly underneath. Of the SEBX-11841's currently here, the labels are of the side-by-side variety. The version I have has the track listing entirely below the hole. The etching on the runoff doesn't match any version found here, but is close to a couple of them.There is another that nearly matches but says that the photo inserts have on catalog #'s on them, the photos in mine have catalog #'s, so that can't be the one either.The closest I can find is this listing, unfortunately the seller has no runoff or insert info. The labels and other visual cues are spot-on, though.https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Beatles-White-Album-Double-EP-White-Vinyl-Purple-Label-Capitol-SEBX-11841-/303107500139Anyone able to help me out with narrowing this down? I guess it's always possible to come across a random new entry, but I would have figured by now that just about all of them had been entered...especially for such a massively listened to album.Thanks in advance.
Moogugore
Moogugore
Sorry about that, it should read "...have *no* catalog #'s on them, the photos in mine have catalog #'s..."
energy breath
energy breath
This confuses me: "There is another that nearly matches but says that the photo inserts have on catalog #'s on them, the photos in mine have catalog #'s, so that can't be the one either." I figure one of your "have"s should be a "not have". Otherwise, if the Discogs entry says the photos have catalog #s, and yours also have photos with catalog #s, then that would be the one. Would it not?Cheers!
Fani
Fani
I picked up this one just the other day! Phoned the shop and he said they were OOP but he checked and he still had one. They are still out there. Numbered #9072XXX
Velan
Velan
'A forensic re-creation for the 'Ed Sheeran' generation' - Giles Martin's own words. It's rubbish, don't waste your money. Get a decent copy of the original recording pressed between '68 and '00 and you'll hear the album as it was intended to be heard.
Whitemaster
Whitemaster
Better known as "The White Album", this LP is not the work of a band, but is the starting point towards the separation of The Beatles that would be consummated just two years later. Musically, the album covers a huge range of styles, from country to heavy metal, through reggae, folk, surf, swing and of course pop and rock. This eclecticity it’s because Lennon, McCartney and Harrison worked separately, giving free rein to their individual concerns and not counting too much with other opinions. For all this, this album seems to me like a jewel of the fourth art. “Good night”.Instagram: @musicaligera
Uleran
Uleran
Hi. The runouts on my record are very different from the ones you posted. Also there is an asterisk on all the A sides and an "O" on the B sides which I haven't been able to find? Besides these differences everything else indicates this is the version I own? Is my version different, the same, or fake?
Jorad
Jorad
Just wondering if this vinyl version was reproduced from a digital file or a new vinyl master? Anyone? cheers
Otrytrerl
Otrytrerl
My initial reaction is: who cares? It sounds amazing. But if you must know, there have been a number of articles written about this release and interviews with Giles Martin that may provide the answer. My hunch is there has to have been some digital sorcery going on in the chain somewhere.
Nanecele
Nanecele
great album wonderfull music ,the history rock england for the world
KiddenDan
KiddenDan
I have one like this that says "An EMI Recording" at the bottom of the label.
Mmsa
Mmsa
I have a copy like this, but the label's a little different. It only has 'Birthday' printed once and some other layout differences. I don't have the original sleeve.
Binar
Binar
Update. For the 2018 remixed version pressed by QRP, I received 4 copies from Amazon and all 4 had the same defects as I pointed out in my original review. I checked at a local record store and out of around 20 of so that they sold, most were returned. They are trying to get the German or French 2-LP versions and no longer are carrying the QRP-pressed U.S. version.
Shomeshet
Shomeshet
The Esther Demos are beautiful. Makes this essential White Album even more worthwhile to add to any collection.
Xig
Xig
I was listening to this and my mam came into the room and she swore blind that Paul McCartney's contributions are higher up in the mix than on her original mono copy (0000447), along with Ringo's workman-like drumming. Can anyone confirm this is true as my mam is convinced that Macca and "Him off Thomas the Tank Engine" (as she insists on calling Ringo, her least favoured member of the fab four) are trying to further aggrandize their legacy, and probably cream off a few extra million in royalties for themselves.
Xcorn
Xcorn
I basically agree with your mother, even if I don't own an original mono edition of the White Album. But "Let It Be Naked" The Beatles - Let It Be... Naked is similar. John's tracks are very much mixed into the background, compared to the original. So it could be the same here.
Kigul
Kigul
Some noise surface on side 2 disc 1Bass on “birthday” is so loud, overload input cartidge.Effect added on “honey pie” listen a little bit strange.Over all is a good work, clean highs and strong bass.Labels are a little uncentred
asAS
asAS
When these 2014 mono pressings are truly all gone and cost FAR more than they do now, many will wonder why didn't I grab a copy when it was relatively easy. My belief is these albums will never again be done from the original tapes. This is the last time. Future pressings, if and when will be done from the transfers they did. People complain about the cost for some of these, just wait, 10, 20 years from now. The cost will seem minor compared to then, people haven't truly begun to understand what a treasure these 2014 pressings really are. Some get it, but many, many who don't, will be paying dearly once they finally do. These are now in ky opinion the definitive pressings of these albums. Yes, we can debate whether the tube cut original pressings are better, there is an argument for that, but for me, the originals are certainly great, and another side of the coin, but as far as overall, package and pressing, 2014 Beatles Mono vinyl is and forever more will be king.
Ber
Ber
I agree. But the mono cut of Revolver was just not good imo. For some reason that one didn't turn out great.
Punind
Punind
Sound quality on this press is top notch, hearing this on vinyl after hearing it digitally, while waiting for my record to come in, I can appreciate this remix even more so now. I'd recommend this to anyone even slightly into The Beatles or if they've heard them a billion times, this new mix makes The Beatles "White Album" sounds brand new all over again... Having said that my labels are a tad off center and there is some wobble to the record as it spins but it does not impact the sound. It's insignificant and doesn't bother me enough to complain about it.
Marilore
Marilore
Fabulous remix by Gilles Martin. Almost like being there. Highest recommendation.
Anazan
Anazan
Not being one to jump on any bandwagon. Queuing this I noticed the edge was not concentric but ignored it. watching it play it is so obvious the defects described here are right on. Tonearm on side 2 is riding a wave both up and down and side to side. The entire side. Did not look at side one at all but will next play.Not what I would expect on a precision pressing in this day and age. I will be contacting QRP. Damn shame.
WUNDERKIND
WUNDERKIND
I have had to return 2 copies to Acoustic Sounds with the same issue. I am going to probably end up with the older EMI reissue.
Spilberg
Spilberg
Yes of course side one is also dodgy Very very disappointed.
Dranar
Dranar
Giles Martin seems to get a lot of grief about the work he has done. If there is anyone more qualified to re-mix AND re-master an album of this cultural significance deserves, it's Giles. What I immediately notice is that I can hear Ringo. The bass is authoritative and tight. I keep finding other nuances that, after more than 40 years, I had never experienced. This is a masterpiece, the way it was supposed to sound. Or, so they tell me! IMHO, this is by far the best mix through the decades. George Martin spent 3 weeks on the mono mix. He spent 3 days on stereo. Mono outsold stereo in the UK at the time. I don't blame George...This was the way things were. Us, in the USA, only had the stereo version for quite some time. Maybe someday I will pick up the mono version. Highly recommended.
Eta
Eta
Oh my god! This explodes out of my speakers! Talk about a hot stamper!! This along with the others from this series are the way to go. Since it’s near impossible to find a super clean 1st uk press then why not the next best thing. All Beatles collectors need each lp from this series that were pressed using the original mono stampers.
Cherry The Countess
Cherry The Countess
Really excellent reproduction here, impeccable pressing and a truly authentic representation of this quintessential album.
Pedora
Pedora
Unfortunately, there are a lot of surface noise on my copy. Crackle is the first thing I hear... I'm very disappointed in those who pressed this album. This is a rough manufacturing defect. Surprised by the "German quality" of work. It is a shame that I do not have the opportunity to make a complaint to the manufacturer.--------------------------------Sound superb.
Abandoned Electrical
Abandoned Electrical
I had exactly the same issue with my copy, far too much surface noise to bare. I’ve fathomed that records tend to suffer from surface noise but this was just embarrassing. You’d expect more from a £40 reissue.
Skillet
Skillet
Anybody's come with 2 disc 6's? Missing disc 5. Curious how I should handle that. Amazon already said to work with the record label.
Monam
Monam
My bad. I just found them :P What's your number? Mine is 0008602
JoJoshura
JoJoshura
Lithographs came with the 6 cd deluxe set? I don't think mine had any.
Xmatarryto
Xmatarryto
Well, just received my boxset and so far 2 McCartney litographs (repeated) but John, George and Ringo are also included so no problem. What it kinds of annoys me is the plastic cover came a little broken from righ bottom corner, however i bought this boxset on an amazon hotsale very cheap so i can't complain too much.
in waiting
in waiting
I do not have anything to compare this to but it pretty good to me. A quiet pressing with a nice sound to it. Good enough that I will not actively seek out anything better.
Cozius
Cozius
This is a superb mastering, Brighter than the UK original but not in a negative way.
Hucama
Hucama
I bought it new in 1981, still sounds incredibly good in 2018. The obi got lost along the way, but I have everything else. This one's a keeper.
Marinara
Marinara
Does anyone know if this edition comes with 4 portraits and posters? Not noted anywhere!
Buriwield
Buriwield
Yeah, my copy has the 4 portraits as well as the poster.
Velellan
Velellan
Great album and the Esher tapes reminded me of how much I miss John.
Daron
Daron
Please someone can tell if these vinyls are pressed in Japan? Thanks!
Banal
Banal
No they're the EU press just with the obi and inserts.
Diredefender
Diredefender
HelloI have a question, it seems that I have this LP, but my version is a stero one, numbered at the folder as no: 0377950I cannot find it anywhere
FEISKO
FEISKO
This new mix sounds really nice and clear, plus it combines some of the good sides of the original stereo mix with some of the good sides of the mono mix. Overall, everything sounds crystal clear, and instruments and voices are much more distinguishable (e.g. buried vocals at the end of track 1 etc etc).I very much like the original mix though, which I think is pretty good, compared to many other Beatles stereo mixes, and of course because I grew up with it.Downsides:- some of the slips that George Martin did on the stereo mix were actually reproduced here, which is beyond my comprehension. (e.g. in "Happiness Is A Warm Gun", the last bit of Lennon's word "down" during the first run through of "I need a fix..." which was left instrumental on the final version is STILL there at 0:56. This mistake was not present on the original mono mix.)- Why give us the much-bootlegged esher demos as vinyl bonus discs 3+4 when the alternate takes from the Super Deluxe version are much more exciting to the casual Beatle freak (which the 4LP-set still is mainly adressed to, let's face it...)(well OK, the demos on here are better quality, and some alternates, but still...)Here is an excellent analysis: http://wogew.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-beatles-white-album-super-deluxe.html
Kriau
Kriau
Discogs listed 2 vinyl EMI Malaysia pressings of "The Beatles", one without (Apple label) and one with (Parlophone label) the track "Happiness is a Warm Gun". Then there must exist, at least, a third pressing which has the track on the vinyl LP (Apple label) although the track is not mentioned in the top-opening, non-numbered, non embossed sleeve. The stamped matrix on the run out area is YEX 709-1.
Hulore
Hulore
Managed to get this for around £60 inc. shipping in the end via an Alibris seller "Oldies". This site frequently offers discounts, and I've reliably scored the expensive box sets far cheaper through them—as I did in this case. It takes about three weeks to ship from the US, but worth it if you're in no rush. Another good source is Rarewaves on eBay, who nearly always seem to be cheaper than anyone on new releases.
Shakataxe
Shakataxe
You can always tell what the pressing is in advance. Never had an issue with them in over five years.
Leniga
Leniga
Rarewaves are based in the US/Channel Islands. Tax dodgers ?????.A lot of their offers are (poorer) American pressings, rather than the EU ones.
Gogal
Gogal
The images posted are not from the 2 LP version as they include the Esher Demos which do not form part of the 2LP package.
Gaudiker
Gaudiker
Well worth it, I'd argue that the album has never sounded better. As much a like re-issues to stay true to the original, this mix blasts every exspectaion I had. Bass is finaly big and fat and the guitar and pianos are hitting the treble clearly. Everything is got just the right amount of compretion on so that your able to hear evrything. This mix and mastering realy brings this such important recording into the 21st century. If only all re-issues could have this time and love put towards them.
Manesenci
Manesenci
Surprising that there hasn't been much pushback over the price of the vinyl edition of this. £15 (or less) for the CD with Esher Demos vs. £89 for the vinyl? That's crazy. Ok, it's 4 records, but that doesn't account for the vast disparity. Last year for Sgt. Pepper I got the double vinyl for around £25 (shopping around), and the CD was, again, about £15. Even as an diehard fan, I find this pricing is eye-watering, and a complete gouge. I am sitting tight for the inevitable Black Friday deal, where it'll no doubt be closer to £60, which is what it should have been in the first place.
Brakree
Brakree
This sounds wonderful, even better than the 2009 remaster! Highly recommended.
Forcestalker
Forcestalker
Any edition sounds better than that 2009 remaster. Choose one at random and it will be better than that.
Celen
Celen
Hey all - i have an copy still in shrink. I can't tell which edition, but spine shows SWBO 101. Any idea how to value it? Or definitively tell which version it is?
Orevise
Orevise
Does anyone know if this was cut to lacquer using a pure analog chain? Analog source is awesome but curious if Abbey Road has analog preview signal capability or do they convert to digital for the delay before cutting lacquer.
Berenn
Berenn
They do have that capability, but this is a remix so it is a digital source (prob 96/24).
sobolica
sobolica
Sounds perfect and so fresh just as it was recorded yesterday, a superb trip, never sounded better, a big hug for Giles Martin!
Muniath
Muniath
The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio has brought tears, laughter, and smiles as we sit amidst the studios where this was recorded. Very few recordings get to where this assembly by Giles and previously George Martin collectively put together. We're in awe listening to this.
JOGETIME
JOGETIME
I thought there was something off about them. The CDs offer much better dynamics.
WOGY
WOGY
Can't you hear the lack of dynamics? I cann't listen it — only limiter, nothing else
Brick my own
Brick my own
My esher demo vinyl one has a awful pressing, lots of jumps in the first song of the a side...
Livina
Livina
My Esher Vinyl 1A too ... but nothing is visible. Dear Prudence is not funny to hear :-(
Blackstalker
Blackstalker
A bit pricey and not worth having if you have decent copy(ies) of this masterpiece. If not, it's pretty much a good way to listen to this album. Rich mix, does not sound overproduced. Package wise, standard 4 pic poster combo, vinyl is pflat and produces minimal surface noise, if any at all.
September
September
There is nothing more that can be said about the musical masterpieces which make up “The Beatles/The White Album”. The album has already spoken for itself for 5 decades now! Wow! Still a classic! This is a truly phenomenal remix while still keeping with the spirit of the original mix intact, but taking the production a step further. No doubt in part to Miles Showell’s half speed mastering being nothing short of brilliant on this record and many more also. I was truly gobsmacked the first time I listened to the album as a whole. The depth and tightness of the bass is shockingly good. The midrange cuts through so that parts of songs that may not have stuck out to one originally make their “debut”. The guitar fills and bass parts on “Yer Blues” an example to myself at least. There’s a new purr to the high mids and high end that come through on this mix. “Helter Skelter” actually has a new clarity to it on this record, at least to me all these years later. The “Esher Demos” are truly a treat to sit back, listen to, and think “huh, so that’s how that one progressed” in certain parts and on certain songs. It’s also a treat to hear what made it to certain solo albums, “Junk” being the first one to come to mind, which of course appeared on Paul’s first solo record. The vinyl is stunningly silent and has a clarity that is immediately noticeable. Giles is to be highly commended on his ability to have made this even more of a masterpiece, if I dare say. I cannot strongly enough recommend this 4xLP set to any Beatles fan.
Voodoosida
Voodoosida
Reviewing The Beatles "White Album" is a daunting task, on many levels. Thus, I will refrain from sharing my views on the music, and focus on this Remaster / Half Speed / Anniversary release. The production, mastering and sonic clarity is astounding. I have never thought this album was a very Hi-Fi experience, and that was a part of the experience... or so I thought. Giles's production brings every instrument, vocal and sound into mesmerizing clarity and spot on definition. I am beyond impressed. It does not sound like a different mix, it simply sounds clearer, richer and all the more real. Each one of the vinyl in my box set is dead quiet. Only a rare tick here and there, but over all sublime pressing. I purchased my box set from Amazon in the US, and it came perfect. No damage, no warps, just a lovely product that brings the sonic magic. Highly recommended for fans of The Beatles.
Cordann
Cordann
This remix is simp[ly brilliant across the board & zero quality issues here. Amazingly wide and clean soundstage. Incredibly low noise floor. Subtle room nuances in the recording studio are not lost. Every instrument and vocal channel in the mix exists clearly on its own but still manages to deliver a cohesive overall band sound. This kind of magic is incredibly hard to achieve especially when using old source material. Even if you're not a Beatles fan, this album is a must have even if only to act as reference material showing you (or others) what a truly great vinyl recording can sound like on your system.
Tcaruieb
Tcaruieb
Anyone else seeing scratches/deep scuffs from a defect in manufacturing on these? Everything sounds great as far as the pressing is concerned, but I was dismayed to find 2 deep scrapes on side 4 of the Escher Demos. I’m waiting on my return copy to arrive in a couple days.
Otiel
Otiel
Yes I heard..and noticed a side that had a cluster of little parallel 1.5 mm scratches. I don't know what happens in the manufacturing process but I've come across this before (recently with the last LP by Slug - yellow vinyl edition)
Ballardana
Ballardana
I have the Optimal pressing and I must say that I'm a little disappointed with the vinyl quality-- side two has excessive non-fill distortion and I usually get much better from them. I wonder if this was somehow a rush job? The Escher demos had no issues. My copy was pre-ordered in September.
Fordg
Fordg
yes, my esher demo vinyl one it´s a bad pressing, lots of jumps in the first song of the a side...
Ximathewi
Ximathewi
Same here, I had two copies with pressing issues on the first record, surface noise and clicks/ticks. I expected a perfect pressing from Optimal...unfortunately not the case.
Dilmal
Dilmal
I'm on my second copy. It's a bit better than the first, but there's still groove noise and a bit of non-fill. Very annoying for a box set from Optimal.
Tujar
Tujar
Are all pressings for this from Europe? I got my 4LP from Amazon US and wondering if this is the same.
Tygrafym
Tygrafym
If you look on the back on the box in the small-print, it reads 'Made In Germany' towards the end. Or at least, my copy does...
Landamath
Landamath
Yes i think so, Optimal Media located in Germany got the job again like they did with "Beatles In Mono" Box Set and last year's "Sgt.Pepper". Great quality! Compare matrix of your copies with the ones here at discogs to make sure it's the same pressing.
Zinnthi
Zinnthi
It’s here! “The Cleanup Job” is finally upon us! Much of the top-heavy, blurred, buried, and messy colours of the 60’s, that once gave the “White Album” it’s character (and it’s charm some would say), are simply swept away here. This version is so analytically “cleansed”, it’s as if “Mommy Dearest” herself was hired on just to show Giles and friends how to scrub the album really clean! She wasn’t mad at Giles or the album mind you, she was mad at the dirt! Many of us “Beatlemaniacs” have acquired both a Mono and a Stereo copy of the original 68’ U.K. “White Album”. We have played both versions back to back, track for track, and picked and chose our favorite Mono and Stereo takes of each song. Some of us have been sure to point out all of the reasons why which mix of which song was better in countless online threads about the album. The rest of us were left dreaming and wishing for our own idea of the perfect semblance of the “White Album” (quite a few of us did this for five decades no less). This “2018 Remix” version is that dream come true in some respects, a hybrid of sorts of the two versions. It has a lot of the 68’ Mono’s punch (along with some of it’s depth), while retaining much of the 68’ Stereo’s wonderful panning techniques and overall balance—it’s as if Mono and Stereo got together and had a little baby....I must warn you though, this remix is incredibly off-putting at first, and that’s due mostly to it’s clarity*. This version doesn’t sound familiar like your old “top-heavy” 68’ Stereo copy of the “White Album”, but give it a few plays, it will sink in that this is the “2018 Remix”! Giles did an awesome job on last year’s “...Pepper..”, all of that cross referencing between the original 67’ Mono and Stereo versions of “...Pepper’s...” strongpoints, was just what “Dr. Robert” ordered to create a superior and essential Stereo “Remix” for 2017. A similar feat was more or less accomplished here, Giles not only opted for cleanliness (which I must admit, “The White Album” was arguably in dire need of), but it also appears that he did not shrug off the sonic pros and cons of both the original Mono and Stereo takes of the “White Album”. *Now, about this “Remix” being astonishing, yet off-putting. It is indeed mostly astonishing due to it’s clarity, however, at the same time it’s baffling (to me at least) why some details got mixed too low when compared to the original recording. Certain key nuances (shouts on “...Me And My Monkey”, count offs during “Birthday”, guitar riffs on “Helter Skelter”, backing vocals on “...Bungalow Bill”, etc.) on several of the songs, that were present on both the original Mono and Stereo versions, are just just barely audible, mixed low with an odd phantom-like quality. For this, I must tap Giles on the wrist. It was a “No No” (to quote Ringo) to tamper with the album in this way. The mishandling of those details, while listening to the “Remix”, has me distracted and somewhat longing for the original versions. With that said, to those of you that have been made uncomfortable upon a first listen, this “2018” version deserves a second listen, and many more there after....I get what Giles did here, he cleaned it all up—it’s a new sonic vision of your old favorite “White Album”. As a listener, it takes an open mind (and a fresh pair of ears for that matter) to adjust to such changes being made after 50 years of listening to the original. Giles took a real risk here, and for that he gets a “Number 9, Number 9, Number 9...”, out of 10 that is....
Hbr
Hbr
Absolutely astonishing stuff. I have had this album for 20 years and listened to it in fully analog stereo and mono vinyl, the 80's cd's and the 2009 mono and stereo remasters. In my opinion this album has never sounded better. Giles Martin really have recaptured the spirit and vibe from these recordings and the remix is truly an amazing listening experience in headphones. An absolute must have in addition to any other version you might own.
Mr.Bean
Mr.Bean
Always skeptical about remixes and remasters, especially of albums that have been given the treatment numerous times...but this sounds incredible, not unlike the Sgt Peppers from last year. A really fun experience, like listening to the album for the first time again.
Cyregaehus
Cyregaehus
My copy was perfectly flat and full sounding. I can totally tell Giles did the same route as Sgt pepper, very bassy and guitars are upfront in the soundscape. I will admit some songs I had to adjust my martanz bass down and up since some tracks I thought had too much bass (happiness is a warm gun, the ending ..the bass was rumbling my windows) but it's overall a great remix, I have yet to play LP 2 side B but once I do I will let you know if that side is defect free.
Jesmi
Jesmi
Good, but not what I wanted ...The term ‘Classic Album’ gets tossed around far too often, though when it comes to The Beatles, as especially The White Album, it sincerely is a classic album on more levels than I care to go into here.Current thinking, and I’m one who supports it, as I lived though those times, is that this was the album where the Beatles faced their demons as individuals and as members of the band who profoundly changed the world, who were on the verge of a breakup … one that would signal the end of the hazed psychedelic 60’s. With the release of this massive collection, and the material is rather lengthy and all encompassing, you’re going to find those who will attempt to reenforce the idea that the Beatles where hard at work as a team on this outing, that they were still functioning as a unit. Yet it’s precisely the solo stripped down demos that show the fractures in all their glory. Regardless of what you may think, the Beatles were not so self absorbed that they were not able to find a way of working together, or at least in and around each other to bring this album into the light, allowing it to shine for all it was worth.As with the 2017 release of Sgt. Pepper, this collection, as good as it is, does not connect any dots, it does not answer any questions, nor are mystic messages delivered from beyond the graves. Again, as with the remixed Sgt. Pepper, the album has been described as “a real ear opener.” Well, I can assure you that my ears were fully opened and paying attention when this album first found its way into my collection. I’m not sure how profoundly more effected I should be here, certainly more immersed in the sound, but listen, I’m wagging a finger here, so listen … “The White Album was recorded in mono in 1968, it was the last mono mix of a Beatles’ album, hearing this album in anything but mono is to do yourself a disservice, if you truly want to have an ear-opening experience, get ahold of a mono mix drawn from the original source tapes, and hear what you were intended to hear.Let’s look at some of the songs one by one with due consideration:“Back In The U.S.S.R.” The airplane overdubs occur in different places on the mono and stereo versions. The mono version has louder piano, a yell after the opening plane sound, along with prominent drumbeats under the closing plane sound. The stereo version has extra guitar chords at the start of the solo, along with shouts and piano playing during the guitar solo.“Dear Prudence” The stereo version has slightly more treble and fades to a lower volume at the end.“Glass Onion” The edit adds to the end orchestral piece. The stereo mix is lacking Paul’s added vocal “oh yeah” at the end of the break. The mono mix has various sound effects, of which only the whistle after “fool on the hill” was used in the standard mix.“Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da” The stereo version has hand clapping during the intro, the mono version does not. On the mono mix, Paul’s vocals are not double tracked for a fuller effect, on the stereo mix this has been separated, which gives the allusion of two or more Pauls singing at once.“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” The stereo version has some vocal sounds from George at the end, the original mono version does not. The Clapton guitar remains loud in the mono version after the solo break, though not in the stereo version. Near the end of the fadeout only the stereo has “yeah yeah yeah”, even though it is a few second shorter.“Blackbird” The bird sound effects are quite different between the stereo and the mono release, just take a listen.“Piggies” The pig sound effects are quite different between the stereo and the mono release. The guitar is notably louder in the mono version.“Don’t Pass Me By” The mono version is much faster than the stereo, and therefore much shorter. The violin sounds at the end are markedly different. Along with the mono running faster, it also has more fiddle throughout the song, along with a different fiddle at the end. The fiddle at the end of the stereo seems a repeat for a bit of the chorus. The edit also added to the intro. The stereo mix has only work from 5th and 6th of June without the fiddle or intro that was added in July. It’s also at the speed of the stereo mix.“Why Don’t We Do It In The Road” The stereo version has hand clapping during the intro, the mono version does not.“Sexy Sadie” The stereo version has two taps on the tambourine during the intro, the mono version only has one.“Helter Skelter” The stereo version has a fade-out/fade-in dummy ending with Ringo’s shout of “I’ve got blisters on my fingers”, the mono version does not, which makes the stereo version almost a minute longer. The basic song runs about 3:10 to a pause shortly after Paul’s distorted vocal, caused from being too close to the microphone. The mono version is then edited into more of the same take, with sound effects noises, and fades at 3:36. The stereo version is edited instead to a different part of the take, fading out and then back in again, with another edit, ending finally at 4:29 after Ringo shouts “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!” Is the distorted vocal “Can you hear me speaking” or “My baby is sleeping” or perhaps “dreaming”?“Long, Long, Long” The stereo version is fine, but on the mono, George’s double-tracked vocal is embarrassingly out of synch, one of the few corrections that actually makes sense.“Honey Pie” The stereo version has a shorter guitar solo than the mono version.“Revolution 9” Although the stereo was made from the mono mix, the opening lines are more clear in mono, this is evidently a separate piece of tape added during mixing.“Everybody’s Got Something To Hide (Except Me and My Monkey)” The screaming after “come on” in the last verse is different in the stereo and mono versions.“Revolution” The song was deliberately distorted during recording and mixing, so since the mono version sounds more distorted and compressed, methinks it’s better. John’s guitar also sounds louder in mono version.“Yer Blues” The second generation tape is an edit of two takes, each of the two tapes being itself a mix-down from the original 4 track. The edit causes an abrupt transition at the end of the guitar solos. In stereo, traces of other vocal and guitar parts can be heard throughout the song in the left channel, including something shouted over parts of the vocal and what sounds like another altogether different guitar solo. After the edit, the trace lead vocal suggests we are hearing the first part of the song from the other take. The edit in the mixes added the countdown intro, which is louder in mono. The mono version is 11 seconds longer with the long fade.“I Will” This started as 4 track and was copied to 8 track, so it’s second generation to begin with. The bass and vocals start later in mono version during the first verse. The stereo version has more prominent bongos and other etherial effects.“Birthday” The last “daaaance” starts twice, maybe a double-track error or a leak from a guide vocal as heard on stereo, but covered up by other sounds in Mono version. The stereo version also has extra vocals at the end of the second chorus.“Happiness Is A Warm Gun” The second generation master is an edit of copies and two takes with more material that has been overdubbed. The mono has tapping (organ?) on the beat from the start until the drums come in, but it is soft and mixed out four beats earlier in. In the “I need a fix” section in stereo, by error, although the first line was mixed out, the last “down” is almost audible. The mono has louder bass in the “I need a fix” section. The mono has laughter near the very end, just before the last drumbeat, this is not heard in second generation mono or the stereo.“Honey Pie” The mono has the full lead guitar break, slightly shortened in the stereo version.“Savoy Truffle” One mono version has sound effects during the instrumental break along with the lead guitar continuing through the break into the refrain after it. The organ is missing from the last verse in the mono version.“Long Long Long” Doublet racking starts at the first “long” in stereo and sounds somewhat different thereafter. In mono the rhythm guitar is softer but the lead guitar is louder, especially in the later part of the number.“I’m So Tired” Paul’s harmony at the first “You’d say” is louder in mono. The muttering after the song is intentionally part of this recording.The mono mixes were never released in the US at the time, only stereo, so getting an import mono copy during those days was a difficult adventure to say the least.Again, this brings me to the notion that people seem to like what they were initially presented with, an no amount of backtracking is going to change that. Consider that creating a stereo mix from a mono, or even a 5.1 from a mono mix is never going to sound real, it’s the same as colorizing a movie, cute for a moment, but a mere fabrication at best. You can never hear something that wasn’t there, you can only hear an interruption of that something. I own this collection, I was part of the White Album project, I will never play this collection again. I would sincerely urge you to go find yourself the most pristine mono copy sourced from the original taps as you can, lay down the big dollars, and have a piece of history for both your eyes and ears.Review by Jenell Kesler
Beanisend
Beanisend
Outstanding remix and pressing. Very pleased. Very low noise.Nice to have the gatefolds in the box vs. records only. Again, these sound great, so the meat of the matter accomplished!
Marg
Marg
The Esher demos completely demonstrate their collective genius and musicianship. Incredibly another welcome addition to their body of work.
Mezilabar
Mezilabar
Fantastic quality all around. Flat and quiet vinyl with truly great sound.
Goltizuru
Goltizuru
This is for the U.S. 2018 STEREO 2LP version and was pressed by QRP(Quality Record Pressing). Typical of a QRP pressing, Side 1 is centered correctly, but, Side 2 is slightly off-center. LP 1 has a noticeable edge warp which can be heard. LP2 is fairly well flat. Side 3 is slightly off-center and Side 4 is noticeably more off-center. The plating of the master disc was done by QRP, so they also punched the center hole and had to align the 2 stampers for each LP in the presses. Sound quality is not great due to excess surface noise. These definitely are not high quality pressings. To get the German-pressed versions, you have to buy the 4 LP boxed set.
Kitaxe
Kitaxe
"All Acoustic Sounds is going to do..."? NO. Acoustic Sounds' response was to deny there was a problem. They claimed I was the only one. Again, NO. Many others had the same problem and even locally, Rasputin Records had almost every copy returned which they sold.QRP indeed presses some pretty good LP's and are superior to others. They did a good job with the "Sgt. Pepper's..." remix LP, which is probably why UMe chose them again to do the "White Album", but the E.U. pressing is superior in the boxed set.The problem with QRP is that they only have one experienced guy in-house and they have modified and repaired old worn-out record presses. Unlike GZ, when they set up their new Canadian record pressing plant, PRC, they installed new, state of the art record presses. My first love has always been records. When I bought records over the decades, I would take them back for exchange if there was anything wrong with them. Defects were common back then. Back in the late-90's, when 'audiophile' records became more common, pressing quality was really good, with few defects. U.S. pressing companies like RTI were the best. Because of increased demand for vinyl records, quality has suffered, mainly because of newer star-ups, like QRP, having lack of experience and worn-out equipment, while the other older record pressing companies are working around the clock just to keep up.Yes, I am a fan of CD's, with 1,000's in my collection. I could appreciate the absence of pops and clicks, plus the higher frequency bias made them appealing to me. The convenience of playing them is also a plus.I plan on continuing to buy both records and CD's.
Cerana
Cerana
All Acoustic Sounds is going to do is tell you to contact the place you purchased it from. In any event, most of the best pressed records in my collection come from QRP, including some from Capitol, like the Beastie Boys reissues. They're flawless. To each their own I guess. Looking at your other reviews, it doesn't seem like you have a whole lot of good to say about any records. Perhaps you should stick to CDs.
Zololmaran
Zololmaran
Of course you should contact Capitol Records, that is a given, they are the ones who chose to use QRP to press their records and you wouldn't want them to make the same mistake again. You should let people know how to contact them. The reason that you must contact Acoustic Sounds is they ARE not only the retail side of the company but they also are the Customer Service department. So, why not just contact QRP? Their contact department is only for ordering.
Kamuro
Kamuro
DanShay please contact Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions and let them know. This is the wrong information. You should only contact Acoustic Sounds if you purchased it from Acoustic Sounds. It comes from Capitol Records, Analogue Productions has nothing to do with it.
Hurus
Hurus
You should contact Amazon. By now, I'm sure they are aware of the problem. Being in Poland, did you order it from Amazon in the U.S.? From what I understand, for the E.U., the album was also pressed by Optimal of Germany and MPO in France. The 4-LP boxed set was only pressed by Optimal Media. If you have the U.S. version, it should indicate Capitol Records and made in the U.S. If you do have the U.S. version, please contact Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions and let them know.
Tall
Tall
Well I have same issue. It is warped (and does seem off-centered. Ordered through amazon.com. It doesny much affect sound in my case though. Not sure if I want to return it, I'm located in Poland, shipping takes a lot of time..
Alsanadar
Alsanadar
Cleaned both records. Applied some Groove Glide. Played both a few times. I couldn't stand it. So noisy I had to send back to Amazon. No fill starting out side 4 during Revolution1, which first play I thought was dirt! So much noise, pops no fill. What i could hear of the Remix didn't grab me, but I would have kept it to see if the new mix would grow on me, but QRP did a bad job on my copy.
Monn
Monn
Mine is the opposite - LP1 is totally flat, and LP2 has a very slight edge warp. They are a all a tad off center, but I've seen far worse and had to watch it for a bit to know for sure. The sound is great though - very clean and no noise.
Tori Texer
Tori Texer
Same with mine. Flat..center and full. Its truly a 50/50 chance with any vinyl these days getting a good copy or a bad egg.
Bloodfire
Bloodfire
Just needle-dropped my 2LP. Flat, silent, centered. Sorry you didn't get a good one, but they exist.
Keel
Keel
My copy is about the same. Spun both records once. Slight warps. The main complaint is vinyl noise. I did not wash them yet, however, but I will and then play them again. Still won't get rid of the other digital 'zits' sounds though (not pops, not exactly no-fill and not quite ticks made by scratches or dust). The mix itself has some songs that have obvious differences and some that don't seem like they have any (Giles may call them subtle). Miles Showell did the half speed mastering.
Kajishakar
Kajishakar
Mine has the same edge warp on disc 1...doesn’t affect sound but not something I wanna see after dropping $45
Kajikus
Kajikus
Anyone know just how limited this 'limited edition' really is?
Mustard Forgotten
Mustard Forgotten
Word to the wise for anyone trying to find a copy of Sgt. Pepper Deluxe...try places like Best Buy in the store...I picked up a copy two weeks ago at Best Buy for the original price, and they had 2 or 3 other copies, which I left for other lucky fans. I live in NYC so it isn't unlikely that these would be in stock in smaller towns and cities.
Zonama
Zonama
Not sure you’re likely to get a final number, but it’s worth noting that last year’s Sgt. Pepper’s Deluxe is now out of print and is generally unavailable except on the aftermarket (and at aftermarket prices). It may take awhile but I assume this will do the same, especially considering how desirable the Esher Demos are compared to the outtakes on the second LP of Sgt. Pepper’s.
Very Old Chap
Very Old Chap
One more, reissue, remastered, anniversary....Asking 30€ for this... Until when vampires will suck Beattles legacy?
Flocton
Flocton
This is. remix, mate.. not a remaster.. It's a huge deal and it's fantastic!
SkroN
SkroN
All I can say is where did you get it for 30€?
BORZOTA
BORZOTA
Wow, first off: absolutely dead quiet pressing, never heard a quieter one! Sound wise, this is.... interesting. The feeling is inescapable when hearing this, it seems truly authentic to the original recording (even though I have no way of really knowing), especially being in mono... but what goes with that is inconsistent volume levels and equalization. For instance, some songs sound quiet with low bass, almost sounding like demos ("Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" for example), while most other songs are louder and fatter sounding ("Why Don't We Do It In The Road?" is bombastic, contrasting sharply with the more tepid "Don't Pass Me By" right before it). I'd have to do an A/B comparison with my 1976 pressing, but that'd be like apples vs oranges since that's stereo and this is mono. All that said, I don't regret the purchase one iota-- it's worth having as a different take (especially the intensely alternate raw mix of "Helter Skelter") on this classic among classics.
Arthunter
Arthunter
Obla-Di Obla-Da has quiet bass?? At least through my system that was one of the songs I thought had really nice bass that I thought stood out.
Nicearad
Nicearad
I bought mine new. It was sealed and had the photos but didn't have the poster. I notice none of the ones for sale have the poster either.
Venemarr
Venemarr
My copy has the portraits, however missing the poster. I did purchase mine second hand.
Hadadel
Hadadel
Hi all, my version matches this one except the matrix runouts.. I have for SIDE 5 YEX -709-1 RLH (and all others runouts are all slightly different than these ones..). Anyone have any idea?
Ferri - My name
Ferri - My name
Just wondering... Does anybody know the year of this reissue?
inetserfer
inetserfer
My copy has very quiet vinyl. Dynamics and texture are exceptional- it's hard to believe these recordings are 50 years old. I previously had the 2014 Mono and this is simply more enjoyable to my ears. Excellent stereo separation and soundstage. Instruments and voices are placed exactly where they need to be- directly in front of you or tucked away into a larger picture. In particular, this mastering of "Good Night" is one of the most hauntingly beautiful things I've ever heard come through my stereo.
Alsath
Alsath
Misprint on the label side 1 "While My Guiter Gently Weeps"
Kelerius
Kelerius
Absolutely beautiful, flat pressing and packaging. Sound quality is outstanding.
Bladecliff
Bladecliff
If you know i added the back so what im saying is the back should have been uploaded the same time the front was uploaded
ME
ME
I bought this 2nd hand at a UK record fair as having an "extra poster not in the UK issue". The extra poster was of the 4 photos which were also included, along with the usual poster. Does anyone have any information to substantiate this as being the case when originally sold?
Zepavitta
Zepavitta
I’m pretty sure that this is a reissue from 1969
Cordalas
Cordalas
My records both have slight warping, probably due to the tight packaging and inserts, but they sound totally awesome and are beautifully pressed and dead quiet. It takes a bit of getting used to when you are so familiar with the stereo version, but it's definitely worth having both. I don't understand the negative issues some people are having with the sound or mix?
Dusho
Dusho
My copy is stamped: No. 2508467 I have 5 original Beatles Records
unmasked
unmasked
Hi, I recently bought the white album on eBay and I would like to know if it is a pressing from 1968, repressing from 1969, or manufactured during some other year? It doesn't have the serial number in the front but it does have capitol records on the record labels. Since the seller is from the west coast it is most likely a west coast pressing.Thanks, nota2ndtime P.S. Here is the link to the sale with photos. https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Beatles-White-Album-Capitol-Records-SWBO-101-4-Pictures-Inserts-/113001980901?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=64UwWWACvP%252FwYkcDD9RWH0GXiOM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
Dusar
Dusar
Thank you so much for the help it came with the green apple logos if that changes anything.
Balhala
Balhala
A purple Capitol label means it's a late 80's pressing. I noticed the ebay seller put "first pressing" in the description. What a crook.
Boyn
Boyn
On the backside of the sleeve there is mentioned in the right corner above :1C 2LP 172 7 91 460 1 DMM Barcode : 0 77779 14601 7printed in black letters in that corner aboveI cannot see this information on Photo 2 (completely white), being the back side of the sleeve ?
Celak
Celak
As far back as the very first Beatle release, their albums had a contextual feel. With the release of the singles “Penny Lane,” and “Strawberry Fields,” followed by the albums ‘Revolver,’ ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ and ‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ the Fab Four seemed to be uniting the world through a charismatic set of themed albums revolving around the Flower Power movement, psychedelic drugs, and the ability to be able to draw us all together, united in a stance not only against the war in Vietnam, but in the power this new generation had in their hands, to change the course of social and political events. While there were signals of disillusion, and troubles within the band, as found on the George Harrison song “Blue Jay Way,” I think we all saw this as typical issues any group or family are destined to have, especially when they have worked so closely for so many years.And the ‘White Album’ was just as prophetic in its on way. I remember hearing it not only for the first time, but the second, and third time ... and thinking that though the songs were well crafted, there was something lacking. The music seemed disjointed, like light refracted through a prism, with most of the songs more than notably written by single members of the band. Some songs seemed to be pulled or left over from other adventures, leaving me with a shattered, schizophrenic feeling ... there was nothing inter laced, nothing tying the songs together. This feeling was not lost on most fans, yet these were The Beatles, a group who had taken us on a serious journey, collimating in a series of climatic musical ecstasies, the peak of the trip, a feeling I never wanted to leave my body.But here on the ‘White Album,’ there was nothing I could warm up to. The 'White Album' felt like the ‘crash,’ the day after the ‘trip,’ when the excesses of speed that the LSD had been cut with showed their head, leaving me with an uncomfortable feeling ... one of uncertainty, pending doom, and a disconnection to say the least ... a feeling I just wanted to sleep through, wake up and find that all of the music on this double release made sense.I had to set this record aside for a very long time, going to places like Vietnam, where the world actually was schizophrenic. And now, nearly forty years later, while I have come to appreciated the songs as a very good grouping of music, I still see the ‘White Album’ as the light at the end of the tunnel, a tunnel that had once bathed and warmed me in strobing colours, psychedelic sensuality, pleasantly distorted shapes that would bend and ebb, as musical notes, like breezes changed my total perception ... I thought the light at the end of the tunnel would be more this, but then as The Beatles had grown up, so had I, and I was left with the reality that most things are not what they seemed.Review by Jenell Kesler
Phobism
Phobism
My copy, even tho it's Made In Sweden, inside the cover below the titles:"Electrola Gesellschaft M.B.H., Köln-Braunsfeld.Printed and made in Germany by Heinrich Nicolaus G.m.b.H." and there's the circular golden sticker attached to front cover: "Deutscher Schallplattenpreis / gestiftet vom fono forum" The numbers are just five digits, as in the Swedish version.
Bedy
Bedy
I own one that looks similar. Remarkable is that only on label side 1 is printed "Made in Sweden" and GEMA and in the matrix run-out "made in Germany", the other labels (2-3-4) have; "GEMA" and in the matrix run-out "made in Germany"; matrix run-out numbers label side 1:(handwritten) 064 192(192 striped)-04173 A 1 020 ; label side 2 064 192(192 striped)-04173 B 1 020; label side 3: 064 192(192 striped)-04174 A 1 020; label side 4: 064 192(192 striped)-04174 B 2 020Is this a misprint of label side 1 or a different release?
Ariurin
Ariurin
I have two copies - both MONO. One with EMI on the labels and one without. The one with EMI on labels has a noticeably wider spine than the other. I can't see a wide spine version on here. Any knowledge?
Jerdodov
Jerdodov
Know I'm late to the show, but, this version is currently blowing my mind. Clear, punchy, genuine mono sound. Stereo is mellow and tamed compared to this mono pressing.
Samuhn
Samuhn
1 of 10 albums I would take on a deserted island some of the best Beatles stuff ever!
Realistic
Realistic
Stands "Made in Germany" in the run-out for TELDEC or ARIOLA Contract Pressing ?
Roram
Roram
This version sounds amazing I don't know what's going on with your versions but mine sounds great!
Clandratha
Clandratha
I don't know what's going on either. You may or may not prefer the mono mix, but this is faultless.
HelloBoB:D
HelloBoB:D
Other version on white vynils with a apple sticker inside "disque en pâte blanche - tirage limité"Inside : "Pathe Marconi EMI - Réédition de 1978"4 pictures and poster
Dancing Lion
Dancing Lion
The images for this release look...rough to say the least
Haralem
Haralem
This audiophile edition. what equalizer. This is a poorly made marketing cheap.
Gholbithris
Gholbithris
You dont need to use a mono cart, although it would obviously be preferable. I would imagine the reviewer has an issue with the pressing or his setup?
Biaemi
Biaemi
I totally respect your opinion. One last question: are you using a stereo cartridge or a mono cartridge in your turntable?
Thordibandis
Thordibandis
I was not used to listen to mono records, other than a couple of records from the 50s (not rock) I got from my grandparents. I don’t really know how this record should sound in mono because I’m so used to the stereo version and don’t have any other reliable mono source to compare. What I can say now is that this version has powerful bass, overpowering other frequencies. So it lacks a lot of brilliance. You have to adjust the EQ quite a bit, which I think is not that good. No other issues found. Tight packaging (no big deal for me).More comments after a couple of days of analysis. I used "Revolution 1" to compare carefully between this release and a CD remastered stereo version (1994) and these are my findings:- In the CD stereo version the sound is much richer in general: all the instruments sound crisp and full, e.g. the lead guitar and horns are much more present than in this mono LP.- In this mono LP the lead voice is brought more to the front with higher volume than in the CD version- If I set my receiver to mono, in the CD the horns and lead guitar are also diminished, but still a little bit more present in the mix than in this mono LP. And the lead voice remains at a lower volume than in this mono LP.---3 months after I wrote the previous 2 paragraphs, I got this 1968 Stereo version: The Beatles - The Beatles. Now I have another vinyl version to compare with, and I have something to say: this mono version sounds really bad. Now I am pretty sure the sound is very muffled, and it lacks a lot of brilliance, volume and presence. Someone said it is not a matter of EQ, and he was right. No matter how much you adjust the EQ, it still does not sound right. The instruments are lost in the mix. So my conclusion is that this version is poorly produced, and it shouldn't be marketed as "premium" or "deluxe". It doesn't have anything special, but the posters (I think I'm gonna keep them when I sell this record.
Nightscar
Nightscar
"Revolution 1" is a fold down of the stereo master, so it's probably not the ideal track to base judgement on...
Gholbirius
Gholbirius
I think this is either a late 1990s or early 2000s reissue. I bought this brand new at a shop circa 2005.
Nawenadet
Nawenadet
Very very bad sound. Do not buy this garbage.It's a shame to sell this.
Ice_One_Guys
Ice_One_Guys
Mostly just trolls who for one reason or another can't get a copy
Galubel
Galubel
I agree this pressing is fantastic. Don't know what this guy is going on about.
Angana
Angana
So awful, i just bought another copy to go along with the one in my The Beatles in Mono box! It’s fantastic - I have no idea why you’re encountering such dramatic problems. A wonderful-sounding modern reproduction of an original mono classic -quite possibly bettering an original on vinyl.
MisTereO
MisTereO
Can someone please kindly add images of the label? Also, any idea of the year?
Malien
Malien
Pretty sure my copy of this album is this version. It is a Winchester pressing, with the "rifle" symbol etched on the runout grooves. Embossed letters on cover, stamped number, etc. The matrix numbers on the runouts are just a bit different, almost swapped around in some cases, from what's listed here. Mine are as follows:Side 1: SWBO-1-101-X8Side 2: SWBO-2-101-X8# 3Side 3: SWBO-3-101-X8 (There is an "SB" etched preceding this which looks to have been scribbled out, presumably to correct the letter order to "SW")Side 4: SWBO-4-101-W5The only other listing on Discogs that looks at all similar is https://www.discogs.com/The-Beatles-The-Beatles/release/9736618Also, my copy has white inner sleeves, while the listing here states "black inner sleeves."
MrDog
MrDog
you couldn't do a worse job with the run out etching information. listings like this make me want to throw my phone across the room.
Shem
Shem
I'm thinking that my pressing might be this one. Could you be specific about the run-out information, so I can compare the information with my pressing more accurately?
Vudomuro
Vudomuro
and... I think this one could be mine... don't feel like adding the additional run out info at the moment... anyone has any questions msg me...
Winawel
Winawel
My copy has "An E.M.I. recording" on labels on disc 1, but not on disc 2. All 4 sides -1.
Gralmeena
Gralmeena
I bought this one when it was released. Really freaked me out when I first played it. I bought a 'real' copy so don't play this rare one much anymore, but sound quality is pretty good though for colored vinyl.
Sharpmane
Sharpmane
Mine is a misprint. The inside is printed upside down.
Abywis
Abywis
How is this version? Seeing one for sale locally for a decent price.
Painwind
Painwind
This matches my second copy exactly, and I would guess that it is the 5th or 6th pressing circa 1982. I bought my copy in November 1982.
catterpillar
catterpillar
I have #0811310. Got it for $40 at a local record store. Poster and photos were included, everything is in pretty great shape for its age. I don't think my copy has banding between songs.
Qucid
Qucid
I think i have this copy! but i got unsure because i don't know if this copy comes with photos an a poster! The one i found with poster+photos is by capitol label (on the record), mine is with apple records
Lanionge
Lanionge
I have a copy of this issue, too! It has the Apple logo on the record label (the only issue with a white background behind the apple). Four member photos and poster are included. The best feature is the superb vinyl mastering done by Wally at Capitol, at a time when CDs were overwhelmingly popular.
Sat
Sat
Which is the true first press of the White Album? Mono or Stereo?
allegro
allegro
This isn’t entirely correct. The mono version was initially only released in the UK and other countries where mono was still popular. The stereo version was initially only released in the US. This was the first album where the band was heavily involved with the stereo mix.
just one girl
just one girl
The White Album was released on MONO. Abbey Road was the only Beatles' album released only in stereo.
Xlisiahal
Xlisiahal
I would say the mono was pressed first as the original mix was certainly mono. For the White Album, both stereo and mono copies could have been pressed and released for sale simultaneously. I believe this was the last Beatles album mixed and released in Mono. After around 1968, stereo became the dominant format in the music industry. Some of the early Beatles albums were not mixed in stereo until days or even weeks after the mono, as stereo was seen as secondary to the preferred mono. There is an abundance of stuff on the net about it. People that know way more than I.
Kale
Kale
My copy carries the number 0012910 on the front of sleeve.
Wetiwavas
Wetiwavas
My copy of this pressing sounds very good in places. A different set of mixes, some of which benefit the songs, others I prefer from the stereo version.
Usaxma
Usaxma
Serious question - i just came across a sealed version and am unsure how to tell which issue it is."Stereo SWBO 101" on lower spine in light-colored writing. Small word "Stereo" on top right of back cover. Any ideas how to determine which pressing/release? Thank you in advance.
Gosar
Gosar
mine has some dark streaks looking about label colored, like part of the label got wet when it was being pressed and the water splattered outward in a few places.
Gralsa
Gralsa
My copy also has some streaks on it. Doesn't affect playback.
Kit
Kit
Got a later Danish issue, probably 70's. Slightly different labels, no number on front sleeve, not top loaded. Not on discogs.