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Music => General music chat => Topic started by: greenstreet on September 24, 2018, 05:54:40 PM

Title: White Album
Post by: greenstreet on September 24, 2018, 05:54:40 PM
This looks like the definitive word on the Beatles' White Album. My question is (and I'm a Beatles' fan): is anyone willing to pay 90 € (135 € if you buy the 7 CD boxset) to listen to that word?


https://store.udiscovermusic.com/The-Beatles-White-Album/5YA30000000
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Martin G on September 25, 2018, 12:18:52 PM
Will certainly keep an eye on this as like yourself I am a bit of a Beatle nut. However given various bootlegs and issues of the album proper I have I may give this a miss unless it comes right down in price.
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: detroitmike on September 26, 2018, 11:17:53 AM
While I tend to not buy these re-issues if I have the "original" already, the re-mix of Sgt Pepper was so much better sounding than the copy I bought in the 60's, Don't know if I want to go for the 7 cd package, but I would like the Esher demos.
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: greenstreet on September 26, 2018, 02:22:27 PM
While I tend to not buy these re-issues if I have the "original" already, the re-mix of Sgt Pepper was so much better sounding than the copy I bought in the 60's, Don't know if I want to go for the 7 cd package, but I would like the Esher demos.


The Esher demos were a popular bootleg many moons ago, bits and pieces of them appearing in the essential "Anthology" collections. I agree it would be great to have the lot properly compiled, but the whole pack is too expensive. I wouldn't be surprised that the 7cd box is duly split up in smaller packages in the future (Beatles are still serious business).
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: greenstreet on October 05, 2018, 03:25:28 PM
Well, Mike, it turns out that the Esher demos will be at our disposal before we thought, WITH the remastered versión of the album, for just 22 €:


https://store.udiscovermusic.com/The-Beatles-White-Album/5XY10000000
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Ady C on October 06, 2018, 09:39:01 AM
Well, Mike, it turns out that the Esher demos will be at our disposal before we thought, WITH the remastered versión of the album, for just 22 €:

Ordered!


https://store.udiscovermusic.com/The-Beatles-White-Album/5XY10000000
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: greenstreet on October 06, 2018, 09:52:31 AM
Well, Mike, it turns out that the Esher demos will be at our disposal before we thought, WITH the remastered versión of the album, for just 22 €:

Ordered!


https://store.udiscovermusic.com/The-Beatles-White-Album/5XY10000000


I'm thinking of it as a suitable Xmas present.
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: detroitmike on October 08, 2018, 10:51:53 AM
Well, Mike, it turns out that the Esher demos will be at our disposal before we thought, WITH the remastered versión of the album, for just 22 €:


https://store.udiscovermusic.com/The-Beatles-White-Album/5XY10000000

I saw the vinyl 4 LP version on Amazon for $88, this link says "Sold Out", what were these cds going for?
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Ady C on October 08, 2018, 04:04:48 PM
Well, Mike, it turns out that the Esher demos will be at our disposal before we thought, WITH the remastered versión of the album, for just 22 €:


https://store.udiscovermusic.com/The-Beatles-White-Album/5XY10000000

I saw the vinyl 4 LP version on Amazon for $88, this link says "Sold Out", what were these cds going for?
Twenty pounds sterling.
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Simon Bond on October 08, 2018, 06:11:51 PM
Like most on here I do like the Beatles but my prolific days of listening to them was probably mid 8ts. The white album was probably my least favourite Beatles album it kind of misses me I reckon. 

Probably Revolver is my favourite album but Rubber Soul is a close second . However my favourite song has been I Should Have Known Better , for about the last 30yrs. 

A friend of mine has obsessively collected every Beatles single apart from one. 

I think he needs Help. .
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: greenstreet on October 08, 2018, 06:47:56 PM


Probably Revolver is my favourite album but Rubber Soul is a close second .


Totally agree, but every of their albums has its rewards, including of course the WA.
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: detroitmike on October 09, 2018, 02:18:36 AM
Like most on here I do like the Beatles but my prolific days of listening to them was probably mid 8ts. The white album was probably my least favourite Beatles album it kind of misses me I reckon. 

Probably Revolver is my favourite album but Rubber Soul is a close second . However my favourite song has been I Should Have Known Better , for about the last 30yrs. 

A friend of mine has obsessively collected every Beatles single apart from one. 

I think he needs Help. .

Revolver is definitely up there for me too. "Tomorrow Never Knows" is my favorite all time Beatles tune.
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Ady C on October 09, 2018, 04:57:55 AM
Just me that got Simon's joke, then??!!   ;D
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: greenstreet on October 09, 2018, 07:16:39 AM
Just me that got Simon's joke, then??!!   ;D


The "he needs Help" bit, I guess? I thought that "Help" was indeed the 45 missing from his mate's collection!
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Simon Bond on October 09, 2018, 07:45:11 AM
Just me that got Simon's joke, then??!!   ;D

             😂😃
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Simon Bond on October 09, 2018, 07:47:01 AM
Just me that got Simon's joke, then??!!   ;D


The "he needs Help" bit, I guess? I thought that "Help" was indeed the 45 missing from his mate's collection!

Indeed , British humour uses a double meaning. .
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Martin G on October 09, 2018, 12:27:13 PM
Without drifting off topic I'd agree for me RUBBER SOUL/REVOLVER are hard to separate in my affections for the Fabs.
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 09, 2018, 02:09:17 PM
I got Mr Bond's joke, it just didn't merit laughter!!!  ;)

Revolver/Rubber soul for me too. I like the White Album, in and of itself, but also because of it's 'connection' to 60s bogeyman Charlie Manson. Gives it a darker feel than it probably deserves, but that appeals to the slightly warped part of me. I should maybe get my coat.....
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Ady C on October 09, 2018, 04:34:42 PM
It's got a lot of great songs on it! It's a big fave on the jukebox in my local and it's not just me putting them on  ;) Honest.
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Simon Bond on October 09, 2018, 06:10:40 PM
It's got a lot of great songs on it! It's a big fave on the jukebox in my local and it's not just me putting them on  ;) Honest.

               ;D
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: greenstreet on October 09, 2018, 06:21:43 PM
It's got a lot of great songs on it!

Yes, lots of good songs, but remember it's a double album. The White Album is weighed down by the tensions that ultimately leaded to the break-up. Each of the 3 songwriters embrace his own path discarding a true joint effort, and so the result is self indulgent and pales when compared to any of the previous Beatles LPs, even to the first, hotchpotch ones. In fact, there was only one remaining masterpiece for them to make, Abbey Road (not too high in my list, but still a masterpiece).

But hey, we're talking about Lennon, McCartney and Harrison close to the peak of their songwriting powers: Back in the USSR, Julia, While my guitar..., Cry baby cry, Helter Skelter (the Manson anthem), Sexy sadie, Blackbird... Top stuff! If only Brian Epstein had been alive to discipline their egos, we'd have a single White Album up there with their best LPs... and a lot of demos to make more money with the reissues!  ;D
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: Simon Bond on October 09, 2018, 06:42:05 PM
It's got a lot of great songs on it!

Yes, lots of good songs, but remember it's a double album. The White Album is weighed down by the tensions that ultimately leaded to the break-up. Each of the 3 songwriters embrace his own path discarding a true joint effort, and so the result is self indulgent and pales when compared to any of the previous Beatles LPs, even to the first, hotchpotch ones. In fact, there was only one remaining masterpiece for them to make, Abbey Road (not too high in my list, but still a masterpiece).

But hey, we're talking about Lennon, McCartney and Harrison close to the peak of their songwriting powers: Back in the USSR, Julia, While my guitar..., Cry baby cry, Helter Skelter (the Manson anthem), Sexy sadie, Blackbird... Top stuff! If only Brian Epstein had been alive to discipline their egos, we'd have a single White Album up there with their best LPs... and a lot of demos to make more money with the reissues!  ;D

I would agree that While My Guitar, and Back in the USSR are indeed classics. The album was also written at a time of planetary political turmoil with the Vietnam war in full swing and demos in the US to match as two ideas collided, Northern Ireland was starting to kick off and there were Human Rights demos throughout the planet. Many felt the cold war was about to heat up etc. .l think the album reflects some of that too
Title: Re: White Album
Post by: greenstreet on October 10, 2018, 10:15:20 AM
Yeah, nothing of the "tea&acid", lysergic music-hall mood of Pepper's, more Paris may 68, divine gauche instead, but the Beatles' albums were always searching, restless affairs, I guess they got bored of them once in the can.