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Old 09-22-2018, 02:29 PM   #1
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Deluxe Edition boxed set (7 discs, containing the 3CD edition + 3CDs of 50 additional recordings + 1 Blu-ray Audio disc with 5.1 surround sound mixes and more + book)




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For the first time THE BEATLES (AKA 'White Album') will be re-mixed and extended with additional demo and session recordings. Giles Martin and Sam Okell collaborated with a team of engineers and audio conservators at Abbey Road Studios in London to discuss the new stereo and 5.1. Create surround sound mixes for "The White Album". All new 'White Album' releases include Martin's new stereo album mix, directly from the original four-track and eight-track session bands. Martin's new mix is inspired by the original stereo mix of the album produced by his father George Martin.

In the last week of May in 1968, The Beatles gathered in Georges house in Esher, Surrey, where they recorded acoustic demos for 27 album songs. All these 27 recordings, known as Esher Demos, are from the original four-track tapes and are included in the 7-Disc Super Deluxe Box.

The extensive 7-Disc Collection contains:

CDs 1 & 2: 2018 Stereo Album Mix

CD3: Esher demos

CDs 4, 5 & 6: Sessions - 50 additional recordings, mostly unpublished, from the studio sessions of the 'White Album'; all remixed from the four-track and eight-track session bands, sorted by their recording start dates.

Blu-ray Audio:

- 2018 album mix in high-resolution PCM stereo

- 2018 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Album mix

- 2018 Dolby True HD 5.1 album mix

- 2018 direct transfer of the original mono mix of the album


It will be released in November, the day will be number 9, number 9, number 9...

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ESHER DEMOS:
• The band had been in India with the Maharishi, some for 2 weeks and others for up to 2 months.
• While there they wrote an incredible number of songs and so they decided – for the only time in their career – to get together to demo these prior to going into the studio for the recording sessions.
• They went to George’s house in Esher and recorded them in one or two days on his new 4 track recorder.
• Olivia still has the tapes and so Giles was able to re-visit the original tape to work on these demos.
• They recorded 27 songs and we have been allowed to release all of them here.
• 19 of them ended up on the White Album with the rest either being recorded by the band or as solo later or in the case of Sour Milk Sea being given to another singer for his solo album on Apple Records (Jackie Lomax).
• 7 have previously been released on Anthology, but they were mixed with the technology of the time and now Giles has been able to really clean them up and bring out the intimate nature of the recordings.
• Look on this as The Beatles Unplugged!!!
• One of the biggest things we learned through listening to the sessions, and which the fans can hear too via the inclusion of the studio chat and banter between takes, is that while this was certainly a time of change for the guys – growing up and maybe starting to grow apart too, it was NOT the miserable experience that has become history’s view of it. They are clearly having a blast playing as a band again and supporting each other with different ideas, working out how to approach parts, etc. They had FUN in the recording of this album, amongst the angst, and this shines through more than anyone has previously realized.

SESSIONS:
• The recording of Sgt Pepper the year before had been constructed by working on just a few takes and then adding layer-upon-layer for the final album version.
• They decided to go back to their roots in a way for the White Album by recording lots of takes and working out the song in the studio – by having a demo they knew where they wanted to start and could then play around with options in different takes.
• Many of these takes would break down or be false starts, so we were never going to release all of them – but we never expected to be able to release 50 takes in our wildest dreams!
• Most have never been heard before even on bootlegs, but some of them had been completely forgotten about and were not documented by the historians.
• One of the big discoveries is Julia (Take 10) which was discovered at the end of a tape that was marked up as blank. Our team actually listened to 20 minutes of silence when suddenly this incredible take appeared – it shows John trying to figure out how best to play his guitar and how to sing it. Amazing stuff.
• On listening to all the While My Guitar sessions, it became clear the received history is wrong. People have always thought that Eric was brought in by George towards the end to add his playing, but we now know that he came in for a whole day of sessions and is on all of the takes from that session – over 20 takes!
• Helter Skelter – was recorded in two distinct versions. Originally there was a blues jam that was much slower and more measured – a small sample appeared on Anthology 3 – but they eventually gave up and returned to the song a couple of weeks later when it became arguably both the first heavy rock record AND the first punk record at the same time! There is a 23 minute version of the blues take which we could not include, but we have been able to use a 9 minute take as well as an alternate take of the later version.

Blu-Ray:
• The BD features a brand new 5.1 surround mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell and provides a totally immersive listening experience.
• It is also possible to listen to hi-res versions of the LP
• The original mono mix is also included – for historical interest since some of the edits and mixes were quite different to the stereo mix, even though it had been recorded in stereo and conceived as a stereo album for the first time in their career.

Book:
The book has 164 pages and is made up of 3 themes:
• The bulk of the book is taken up with song and recording notes, all written in exemplary detail by Beatles expert Kevin Howlett. He explains all of the different takes and the actual writing and recording process for every track in the set.
• There is a new scholarly essay on the art of the White Album – explaining that it was actually an important moment in the development of modern pop art and it explodes several myths about what people think had been other cover ideas as well as exploring the way rock music and art were starting to grow together.
• Guardian writer and social commentator, John Harris, has also written a fascinating chapter that looks at the reception of the album when it was released and how that has changed in perception and influence over the decades, concluding that this is in many ways perhaps their most influential album, especially in terms of how it has influenced generations of musicians since.
https://thebeatlesstore.com/collections/white-album

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number 9, number 9, number 9
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Never really thought of these demos as holy grails or anything, but they could be interesting.
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hm, so no original album mix on blu-ray audio? kinda disappointing... i understand the updated mix for the 5.1 but surely no reason we couldn't have both, right?
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Day one, but no 27 minute version of Helter Skelter either.
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does anyone have a source for this? still doesn't seem to be much info online
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does anyone have a source for this? still doesn't seem to be much info online
http://wogew.blogspot.com/2018/09/white-album-leak.html
http://wogew.blogspot.com/2018/09/white-album-news.html

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Track list, 3 disc version:

CD 1: The Beatles, side 1 and 2 New stereo mix
CD 2: The Beatles, side 3 and 4 New stereo mix
CD 3: Esher Demos:
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Dear Prudence
Glass Onion
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Happiness is a Warm Gun
I’m so tired
Blackbird
Piggies
Rocky Raccoon
Julia
Yer Blues
Mother Nature’s Son
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Sexy Sadie
Revolution
Honey Pie
Cry Baby Cry
Sour Milk Sea
Junk
Child of Nature
Circles
Mean Mr. Mustard
Polythene Pam
Not Guilty
What's the New Mary Jane
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I hope the big deluxe set will offer a regular DVD option, not just Blu-Ray. We don't ALL have Blu-Ray players, you know! In fact, I'd bet DVD is STILL the most common and best-selling format of the two.

One of the comments on that link above.

It might be time to get a blu player
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what no Dolby Atmos mix this go around ??
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Can't wait. Not really sure we need a 5.1 mix, but whatever.

Has anyone heard if they are working on a 50th Anniversary edition for "Abbey Road?"
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I never did quite get around to the Pepper package from (was it only?) last year. Might have nabbed one in store had any of the ones that I saw been in good enough shape, but given my fussiness that was not the case.

But this White Album set is mandatory, since it's my favorite album of theirs. Hope they gave it a good multichannel mix.

Just not looking forward to the (hopefully not too much) pain I'll no doubt be going through in my attempt(s) to get one that's good enough (near perfect). Damn I hate cardboard.
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I never did quite get around to the Pepper package from (was it only?) last year. Might have nabbed one in store had any of the ones that I saw been in good enough shape, but given my fussiness that was not the case.

But this White Album set is mandatory, since it's my favorite album of theirs. Hope they gave it a good multichannel mix.

Just not looking forward to the (hopefully not too much) pain I'll no doubt be going through in my attempt(s) to get one that's good enough (near perfect). Damn I hate cardboard.
other than the faulty surround sound level setting, if it sounds as good as Sgt Pepper, we're in for an aural treat!

I'm expecting the deluxe edition's MSRP to be a huge bit of major butt-hurt.

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I'm expecting the deluxe edition's MSRP to be a huge bit of major butt-hurt.
They're getting worse & worse with the pricing on these. The Super Deluxe for the upcoming Chris Cornell set -- which, of course, is the only way to get the video content -- has a whopping list price of $299.99. I'm increasingly settling for the "regular deluxe" on these, and just giving up on the videos, concerts, & surround mixes.
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other than the faulty surround sound level setting, if it sounds as good as Sgt Pepper, we're in for an aural treat!

I'm expecting the deluxe edition's MSRP to be a huge bit of major butt-hurt.
I kind of lost interest in the Pepper box when I read something or other not so positive about the surround mix. Ended up not pursuing it any further (such as trying online instead, or even just getting one of the CD releases). It's not like I don't have the album permanently implanted in my brain already and need another version of it...

More special to me is the White album, so when I heard it was coming next I decided to just save up for it instead (been saving most of my Amazon points all year for big things like this that show up towards year's end). And now it's just about here. Afraid to look and see what it's gonna cost me.
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I wonder if this will have the same attenuation error with the rear channels that Sgt Pepper did?
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OMFG yes. I will buy this one in the same super deluxe I dropped for Sgt Pepper. And then Abbey Road. But that's it for me for the super deluxe ones.... lol
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De Luxe edition boxed set 140 (7 discs, containing the 3CD edition as below + 3CDs of 50 additional recordings + 1 Blu-ray audio disc with 5.1 surround sound mixes and more + book)


3CD-edition 15 (2018 stereo remix + 1CD with demo recordings)

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In addition, we have received track lists of CD 4, 5 and 6 on the DeLuxe edition:

Disc 4
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
9. Revolution (Unnumbered rehearsal)
10. Revolution (Take 14 - Instrumental backing track)
11. Cry Baby Cry (Unnumbered rehearsal)
12. Helter Skelter (First version - Take 2)

Disc 5
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 ��
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)

Disc 6
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)

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I kind of lost interest in the Pepper box when I read something or other not so positive about the surround mix. Ended up not pursuing it any further (such as trying online instead, or even just getting one of the CD releases). It's not like I don't have the album permanently implanted in my brain already and need another version of it...

More special to me is the White album, so when I heard it was coming next I decided to just save up for it instead (been saving most of my Amazon points all year for big things like this that show up towards year's end). And now it's just about here. Afraid to look and see what it's gonna cost me.
Yeah it's just not a great mix, even after adjusting the rear gain. It's not bad, but it's tame; considering they had access to all the pre-bounce multis it should have been a "fully immersive" surround mix. While there is no doubt it's a fully discrete mix, it's not particularly adventurous and doesn't sound drastically different than listening to the new 2017 stereo mix with Neo:6 processing or whatever you may use. I think this is because Giles mentioned he wanted to not stray from the spirit of the original mono mix, which shows a gross misunderstanding of surround mixes for studio material - you have a completely blank canvas, paint my friend, paint something new and inspired and creative.

They did a better job with the surround mixes on Love.

I'll reserve judgement on The Beatles until I hear it, as they definitely heard some of the negative feedback on the surround mix from some of the more popular outlets including the SDE website and various messages on social media (like their personal Twitter accounts). Fingers crossed the open up the soundstage a little more on the instrumentation given this is less layered than Peppers was.
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