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The Beatles / The ‘White Album’ 50th anniversary super deluxe edition

New stereo remix • 6CD+blu-ray box set • 5.1 surround mix • Esher demos • Three CDs of unreleased sessions/outtakes • 4LP vinyl set


The Beatles‘ 1968 self-titled double album, universally known as the ‘White Album’ will be reissued for its 50th anniversary in November across four physical editions, including a seven-disc super deluxe edition.

All physical versions of this reissue include Giles Martin and Sam Okell’s new stereo remix, “sourced directly from the original four-track and eight-track session tapes.” This mix is described as being “guided by the album’s original stereo mix” produced by Giles’ father, George Martin. The vinyl records that make up the album were cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios and feature in two vinyl editions.

The four physical formats are as follows:

  • 6CD+blu-ray box set (stereo remix, Esher Demos + 3 CDs of sessions, 5. 1 mix)
  • 4LP vinyl set (stereo remix + Esher Demos)
  • 3CD deluxe (stereo remix + Esher Demos)
  • 2LP vinyl (stereo remix)



All formats (except the 2LP) also include 27 demo recordings made at George Harrison’s house during the last week of May in 1968. These have forever been known as the ‘Esher Demos‘. All 27 recordings are included in seven-disc super deluxe, the 4LP deluxe package, and the 3CD edition – sourced from the original four-track tapes.

6CD+blu-ray super deluxe edition


The super deluxe edition exclusively includes three CDs of ‘sessions’ and a blu-ray audio disc that features a 5.1 surround sound mix, a hi-res stereo mix (of the new stereo remix) and a direct transfer of the original mono mix. The sessions include 50 additional recordings, most previously unreleased, from ‘White Album’ studio sessions; all newly mixed from the four-track and eight-track session tapes, sequenced in order of their recording start dates.

The super deluxe is packaged as a book which slots into a slipcase. It includes the four photos and the poster that came with the original ‘White Album’ as well as the seven discs.

4LP vinyl deluxe set


The four-LP vinyl set comes in a lift-top box with a four-page booklet, and presents the 2LP album in a faithful, embossed reproduction of its original gatefold sleeve with the fold-out poster and portrait photos, paired with the 2LP ‘Esher Demos’ in an embossed gatefold sleeve.

The humble deluxe three-CD set is packaged as an embossed digipak with the fold-out poster and portrait photos, plus a 24-page booklet. Note: there is no two-CD edition of the new stereo mix and every format is described as ‘limited’ by the label, with the exception of the 2LP vinyl edition.

The Beatles aka ‘The White Album’ 50th anniversary reissues will be released on 9 November 2018. No Canadian links below, as yet, but listings are on MusicVaultz.

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The Beatles (‘White Album’) – 6CD+blu-ray super deluxe

CD 1: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix

  1. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. Glass Onion
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  5. Wild Honey Pie
  6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  8. Happiness is a Warm Gun
  9. Martha My Dear
  10. I’m so tired
  11. Blackbird
  12. Piggies
  13. Rocky Raccoon
  14. Don’t Pass Me By
  15. Why don’t we do it in the road?
  16. I Will
  17. Julia

CD 2 The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix

  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 I
  9. Honey Pie
  10. Savoy Truffle
  11. Cry Baby Cry
  12. Revolution 9
  13. Good Night

CD 3: Esher Demos

  1. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. Glass Onion
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  5. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  6. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  7. Happiness is a Warm Gun
  8. I’m so tired
  9. Blackbird
  10. Piggies
  11. Rocky Raccoon
  12. Julia
  13. Yer Blues
  14. Mother Nature’s Son
  15. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
  16. Sexy Sadie
  17. Revolution
  18. Honey Pie
  19. Cry Baby Cry
  20. Sour Milk Sea
  21. Junk
  22. Child of Nature
  23. Circles
  24. Mean Mr. Mustard
  25. Polythene Pam
  26. Not Guilty
  27. What’s the New Mary Jane

CD 4: Sessions

  1. Revolution I (Take 18)
  2. A Beginning (Take 4) / Don’t Pass Me By (Take 7)
  3. Blackbird (Take 28)
  4. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  5. Good Night (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  6. Good Night (Take 10 with a guitar part from Take 5)
  7. Good Night (Take 22)
  8. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Take 3)
  9. Revolution (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  10. Revolution (Take 14 – Instrumental backing track)
  11. Cry Baby Cry (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  12. Helter Skelter (First version – Take 2)

CD 5: Sessions

  1. Sexy Sadie (Take 3)
  2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic version – Take 2)
  3. Hey Jude (Take 1)
  4. St. Louis Blues (Studio jam)
  5. Not Guilty (Take 102)
  6. Mother Nature’s Son (Take 15)
  7. Yer Blues (Take 5 with guide vocal)
  8. What’s the New Mary Jane (Take 1)
  9. Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)
  10. Back in the U.S.S.R. (Take 5 – Instrumental backing track)
  11. Dear Prudence (Vocal, guitar & drums)
  12. Let It Be (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  13. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Third version – Take 27)
  14. (You’re so Square) Baby, I Don’t Care (Studio jam)
  15. Helter Skelter (Second version – Take 17)
  16. Glass Onion (Take 10)

CD 6: Sessions

  1. I Will (Take 13)
  2. Blue Moon (Studio jam)
  3. I Will (Take 29)
  4. Step Inside Love (Studio jam)
  5. Los Paranoias (Studio jam)
  6. Can You Take Me Back? (Take 1)
  7. Birthday (Take 2 – Instrumental backing track)
  8. Piggies (Take 12 – Instrumental backing track)
  9. Happiness is a Warm Gun (Take 19)
  10. Honey Pie (Instrumental backing track)
  11. Savoy Truffle (Instrumental backing track)
  12. Martha My Dear (Without brass and strings)
  13. Long, Long, Long (Take 44)
  14. I’m so tired (Take 7)
  15. I’m so tired (Take 14)
  16. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Take 2)
  17. Why don’t we do it in the road? (Take 5)
  18. Julia (Two rehearsals)
  19. The Inner Light (Take 6 – Instrumental backing track)
  20. Lady Madonna (Take 2 – Piano and drums)
  21. Lady Madonna (Backing vocals from take 3)
  22. Across the Universe (Take 6)

Blu-ray: The BEATLES (‘White Album’)

Audio Features:
: PCM Stereo (2018 Stereo Mix)
: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (2018)
: Dolby True HD 5.1 (2018)

: Mono (2018 Direct Transfer of ‘The White Album’ Original Mono Mix)





The Beatles (‘White Album’) – 4LP vinyl box



SIDE A

  1. Back In The U.S.S.R.
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. Glass Onion
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  5. Wild Honey Pie
  6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun



SIDE B

  1. Martha My Dear
  2. I’m So Tired
  3. Blackbird
  4. Piggies
  5. Rocky Racoon
  6. Don’t Pass Me By
  7. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?
  8. I Will
  9. Julia


SIDE C

  1. Birthday
  2. Yer Blues
  3. Mother Nature’s Son
  4. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
  5. Sexy Sadie
  6. Helter Skelter
  7. Long, Long, Long



SIDE D

  1. Revolution 1
  2. Honey Pie
  3. Savoy Truffle
  4. Cry Baby Cry
  5. Revolution 9
  6. Good Night


ESHER DEMOS

SIDE A

  1. Back In The U.S.S.R. (Esher Demo)
  2. Dear Prudence (Esher Demo)
  3. Glass Onion (Esher Demo)
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Esher Demo)
  5. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (Esher Demo)
  6. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Esher Demo)


SIDE B

  1. Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Esher Demo)
  2. I’m So Tired (Esher Demo)
  3. Blackbird (Esher Demo)
  4. Piggies (Esher Demo)
  5. Rocky Raccoon (Esher Demo)
  6. Julia (Esher Demo)
  7. Yer Blues (Esher Demo)


SIDE C

  1. Mother Nature’s Son (Esher Demo)
  2. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (Esher Demo)
  3. Sexy Sadie (Esher Demo)
  4. Revolution (Esher Demo)
  5. Honey Pie (Esher Demo)
  6. Cry Baby Cry (Esher Demo)
  7. Sour Milk Sea (Esher Demo)


SIDE D

  1. Junk (Esher Demo)
  2. Child Of Nature (Esher Demo)
  3. Circles (Esher Demo)
  4. Mean Mr Mustard (Esher Demo)
  5. Polythene Pam (Esher Demo)
  6. Not Guilty (Esher Demo)
  7. What’s The New Mary Jane (Esher Demo)



The Beatles (‘White Album’) – 3CD deluxe edition

CD 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. The 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
  11. Blackbird
  12. Piggies
  13. Rocky Racoon
  14. Don’t Pass Me By
  15. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?
  16. I Will
  17. Julia

CD 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
  11. Cry Baby Cry
  12. Revolution 9
  13. Good Night

CD 3

  1. Back In The U.S.S.R. (Esher Demo)
  2. Dear Prudence (Esher Demo)
  3. Glass Onion (Esher Demo)
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Esher Demo)
  5. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (Esher Demo)
  6. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Esher Demo)
  7. Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Esher Demo)
  8. I’m So Tired (Esher Demo)
  9. Blackbird (Esher Demo)
  10. Piggies (Esher Demo)
  11. Rocky Raccoon (Esher Demo)
  12. Julia (Esher Demo)
  13. Yer Blues (Esher Demo)
  14. Mother Nature’s Son (Esher Demo)
  15. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (Esher Demo)
  16. Sexy Sadie (Esher Demo)
  17. Revolution (Esher Demo)
  18. Honey Pie (Esher Demo)
  19. Cry Baby Cry (Esher Demo)
  20. Sour Milk Sea (Esher Demo)
  21. Junk (Esher Demo)
  22. Child Of Nature (Esher Demo)
  23. Circles (Esher Demo)
  24. Mean Mr Mustard (Esher Demo)
  25. Polythene Pam (Esher Demo)
  26. Not Guilty (Esher Demo)
  27. What’s The New Mary Jane (Esher Demo)



The Beatles (‘White Album’) – 2LP vinyl edition



SIDE A

  1. Back In The U.S.S.R.
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. Glass Onion
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  5. Wild Honey Pie
  6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun



SIDE B

  1. Martha My Dear
  2. I’m So Tired
  3. Blackbird
  4. Piggies
  5. Rocky Racoon
  6. Don’t Pass Me By
  7. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?
  8. I Will
  9. Julia


SIDE C

  1. Birthday
  2. Yer Blues
  3. Mother Nature’s Son
  4. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
  5. Sexy Sadie
  6. Helter Skelter
  7. Long, Long, Long



SIDE D

  1. Revolution 1
  2. Honey Pie
  3. Savoy Truffle
  4. Cry Baby Cry
  5. Revolution 9
  6. Good Night

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