The Beatles (White Album) [VINYL]

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The Beatles (White Album) [VINYL]

The Beatles (White Album) [VINYL]

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Jon Landau, writing for the Liberation News Service, argued that, particularly in "Piggies" and "Rocky Raccoon", the band had adopted parody because they were "afraid of confronting reality" and "the urgencies of the moment".

Lennon went straight to the piano and smashed the keys with an almighty amount of volume, twice the speed of how they'd done it before, and said "This is it! To create the new stereo audio mixes for ‘The White Album,’ Giles Martin and Sam Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey" evolved from a jam session and was originally untitled.

The Beatles had not been particularly interested in stereo until this album, but after receiving mail from fans stating they bought both stereo and mono mixes of earlier albums, they decided to make the two different. Pepper or Magical Mystery Tour, [181] due to the band's improved songwriting and their relying less on the studio tricks of those earlier works. Aside from the Apple version you see here, there was also a Capitol Records pressing that’s much more common in the U. Three years later, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 10 on the magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, [207] a position it maintained in the 2012 revised list.

Writing for MusicHound in 1999, Guitar World editor Christopher Scapelliti described the album as "self-indulgent and at times unlistenable" but identified "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" and "Helter Skelter" as "fascinating standouts" that made it a worthwhile purchase. I’ve owned many copies of The Beatles on vinyl, but my favorite, and point of comparison here, is the 1970 Apple U.

Harrison claimed the title came from one of the Maharishi's sayings (with "and my monkey" added later).

The band received a negative critical response to their television film Magical Mystery Tour, which aired in Britain in December 1967, but fan reaction was nevertheless positive. Lennon later described the song as one of his favourites, [113] while the rest of the band found the recording rejuvenating, as it forced them to re-hone their skills as a group playing together to get it right. This was changed when the English progressive rock band Family released the similarly titled Music in a Doll's House earlier that year. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, was number one in the UK for 27 weeks, until the start of February 1968, [2] having sold 250,000 copies in the first week after release. The album has sold over 12 million copies in the US alone [179] and according to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Beatles is the Beatles' most-certified album, at 24-times platinum.

Their time in Rishikesh was soon forgotten in the tense atmosphere of the studio, with sessions occurring at irregular hours.

In a 2003 appraisal of the album, for Mojo magazine, Ian MacDonald wrote that The Beatles regularly appears among the top 10 in critics' "best albums of all time" lists, yet it was a work that he deemed "eccentric, highly diverse, and very variable [in] quality". In 1981, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) issued a unique half-speed master variation of the album using the sound from the original master recording.He concludes: "None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together, but somehow The Beatles creates its own style and sound through its mess.

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