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^^Ah! That's what those MJ vocals came on 'Pure McCartney?! Well that seems apt and the perfect introductory to solo McCartney then. I will make that my way in.
 

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^^Ah! That's what those MJ vocals came on 'Pure McCartney?! Well that seems apt and the perfect introductory to solo McCartney then. I will make that my way in.

Yep. You have the normal version that's been around since '83, available on the beautifully remastered 2015 reissue of Pipes of Peace. It's a great place to start off with personally my favourite mix as it's more balanced between the two singers.

On the reissue he included a 7 minute remix of the track which featured new vocals primarily by Michael and some by him too. This was edited down into a radio edit that was forwarded to radio stations and Spotify, then later released for sale on Pure McCartney :)

Also on Pipes of Peace, there's a track called The Man. Michael duets on there too!
 

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I can absolutely vouch for Pure McCartney. It has everything you need. Plenty of Maca and Wings for everyone. Its a perfect introduction - then you can guage your favourite sounding songs and go back to the albums. I only really knew Band on the Run and Tug of War/Pipes of Peace before hand, but Wings at the Speed of Sound, McCartney, Ram, Flaming Pie are some of my favourite albums now. Glad to see Real Love being discussed from when I posted it. Such a gorgeous song. My friend sent me the piano demo earlier. Loved it.

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By Michael Gallucci March 27, 2017 Ultimate Classic Rock
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Ringo Starr is heading back on the road with his All-Starr Band this fall.

The former Beatles drummer and his star-studded group have announced almost 20 dates starting on Oct. 13 in Las Vegas and winding down nearly a month later with a show in Newark. In between, they’ll play concerts in Austin, Atlanta and New York City, among other U.S. dates.

Almost half of the concerts will take place as part of a limited engagement at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Starr and his band — which includes Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette — will then head to Texas for a trio of shows.

You can see the entire run of shows below.

This All-Starr Band lineup has been around since 2012 and have been Starr’s touring band ever since. “The dream is still unfolding,” Starr said in a press release announcing the new shows. “I love to play, and I love to play with this band. I can’t say that enough, and we’re on the road again.”

Starr was most recently in the studio with his old bandmate Paul McCartney to record a song reportedly for Starr’s next album. His last solo album, Postcards From Paradise, was released in 2015.

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Tour Dates
Oct. 13-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Oct. 30 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
Oct. 31 – Austin TX @ Moody Theater
Nov. 2 – Sugarland, TX @ Smart Sugarland Civic Center
Nov. 4 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Events Center at Winstar
Nov. 7-8 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
Nov. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 12 – Norfolk, VA @ ODU Pavilion
Nov. 14 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov. 15 – New York City, NY @ Beacon Theater
Nov. 16 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
 

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Thanks Duran. Its a shame we dont have Rick Danko or Levon Helm around for it anymore. I always think of them when I see the All Star Band.
 

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By Matthew Wilkening April 6, 2017 Ultimate Classic Rock
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Nobody – not even the Beatles at the height of their popularity – was safe from the barbs of the world’s most beloved insult comedian, Don Rickles.

According to the Beatles Bible, the group attended a performance by Rickles, who passed away today at age 90, on Feb. 14, 1964 in Miami, Florida. “Probably everyone has heard of Don Rickles now,” explained Ringo Starr in the book Anthology, “but we hadn’t in those days, and he was playing in the Deauville Hotel where we stayed. He was a vicious type of comedian. He would say, ‘Hello, lady, where are you from?’ and she’d say, ‘Oh, I’m from Israel.’ He’d go to another table, ‘Where are you from?’ They’d say, ‘Germany,’ and it’d be: ‘Nazi, get out! What the hell is this?'”

As Paul McCartney recalled, Rickles soon turned his acidic wit in the direction of the Fab Four. “We were all on one table with our policeman buddy, our chaperone – we had this one bodyguard who came everywhere with us; he was a good mate and we often went back to his house – and he started on him: ‘Hey, cop, get a job! What’s this? Looking after the Beatles? Great job you got, man, looking after the Beatles!’ He went on, ‘It’s great. They just lie up there on the ninth floor, in between satin sheets and every time they hear the girls screaming they go “Oooohh”.’ Very funny, we thought. We were not amused, as I recall. Very cutting. I like him now but at first he was a bit of a shock.”

Perhaps because of this surprise, or maybe just because their world was moving so fast at this point, the Beatles didn’t stay for the whole show. In his 2007 memoir Rickles’ Book, the comic legend remembered that he was very happy to see the Beatles turn up, “mainly because the minute John Lennon and George Harrison appear, the lounge at the Deauville fills up. The Beatles are the new sensation, and everyone wants to see them. They take a table off to the side, and the girls start screaming. But the Beatles aren’t staying. They’re only here for a quick hello and a few pictures with yours truly. Just like that, they get up and leave. And just like that, the room goes from full to empty, and I’m up there entertaining me.”
 

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Disc: 1
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered 2017)
2. With A Little Help From My Friends (Remastered 2017)
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Remastered 2017)
4. Getting Better (Remastered 2017)
5. Fixing A Hole (Remastered 2017)
6. She's Leaving Home (Remastered 2017)
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Remastered 2017)
8. Within You Without You (Remastered 2017)
9. When I'm Sixty - Four (Remastered 2017)
10. Lovely Rita (Remastered 2017)
11. Good Morning Good Morning (Remastered 2017)
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (Remastered 2017)
13. A Day In The Life (Remastered 2017)

Disc: 2
1. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1 / 2017 Remaster)
2. Strawberry Fields Forever (Takes 4 & 5)
3. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 7)
4. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 26)
5. Strawberry Fields Forever (Stereo / Giles Martin Mix 2015)
6. When I'm Sixty - Four (Take 2)
7. Penny Lane (Take 6 - Instrumental)
8. Penny Lane (Vocal Overdubs And Speech)
9. Penny Lane (Stereo / Giles Martin Mix 2017)
10. A Day In The Life (Take 1)
11. A Day In The Life (Take 2)
12. A Day In The Life (Orchestra Overdub)
13. A Day In The Life (Hummed Last Chord, Takes 8, 9, 10 and 11)
14. A Day In The Life (The Last Chord)
15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Take 1 - Instrumental)
16. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Take 9 And Speech)
17. Good Morning Good Morning (Take 1 - Instrumental, Breakdown)
18. Good Morning Good Morning (Take 8)

Disc: 3
1. Fixing A Hole (Take 1)
2. Fixing A Hole (Speech And Take 3)
3. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Speech From Before Take 1; Take 4 And Speech At End)
4. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Take 7)
5. Lovely Rita (Speech And Take 9)
6. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Take 1 And Speech At The End)
7. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Speech, False Start And Take 5)
8. Getting Better (Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End)
9. Getting Better (Take 12)
10. Within You Without You (Take 1 - Indian Instruments)
11. Within You Without You (With George Coaching The Musicians)
12. She's Leaving Home (Take 1 - Instrumental)
13. She's Leaving Home (Take 6 - Instrumental)
14. With A Little Help From My Friends (Take 1 - False Start And Take 2)
15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (Take 8)

Disc: 4
1. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967 Mono mix)
2. With A Little Help From My Friends (1967 Mono mix)
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (1967 Mono mix)
4. Getting Better (1967 Mono mix)
5. Fixing A Hole (1967 Mono mix)
6. She's Leaving Home (1967 Mono mix)
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! (1967 Mono mix)
8. Within You Without You (1967 Mono mix)
9. When I'm Sixty Four (1967 Mono mix)
10. Lovely Rita (1967 Mono mix)
11. Good Morning Good Morning (1967 Mono mix)
12. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (1967 Mono mix)
13. A Day In The Life (1967 Mono mix)
14. Strawberry Fields Forever (1967 Mono mix)
15. Penny Lane (1967 Mono mix)
16. A Day In The Life (First Mono Mix)
17. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Original Mono Mix - No. 11)
18. She's Leaving Home (First Mono Mix)
19. Penny Lane (Capitol Records Mono US Promo Mix)

Disc: 5 (DVD)
1. A Day In The Life (Music Video)
2. Strawberry Fields Forever (Music Video)
3. Penny Lane (Music Video)
4. The Making of Sgt. Pepper
5. Audio DTS Dolby Digital 5.1 and LPCM Stereo

Disc: 6 (Blu-Ray)
1. A Day In The Life - 2017 Audio
2. Strawberry Fields Forever - 2017
3. Penny Lane - 2017 Audio
4. The Making of Sgt. Pepper
5. DTS HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby True HD 5.1 and LPCM Stereo in (24bit/96k) high resolution.

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By Jeff Giles May 12, 2017 Ultimate Classic Rock
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Beatles fans can look forward to a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the band’s Help! movie, thanks to footage recently unearthed from the private archive of an actor who worked on the film.

The Guardian reports that late actor Leo McKern, familiar to U.K. audiences for his later lengthy run on Rumpole of the Bailey, captured the band members during their downtime on the set at the Austrian ski resort Obertauern. According to the paper, the footage “shows the Fab Four being very larky and giggly, pretending to play instruments in a brass band and messing around with their stunt doubles.”

McKern presumably viewed the footage after collecting it, but he never released it — and it remained stored away for more than 50 years until his daughter Abigail, who was also filmed playing in the snow, went through the family archives with actor and book dealer Neil Pearson in an effort to “help disperse her mother’s collection of children’s literature.”

The footage is now being sold — the Guardian lists the asking price at roughly $45,000 — but first, it’ll be shown on British television. Tonight (May 12), Abigail McKern is scheduled to help present clips on the BBC program The One Show alongside Paul McCartney‘s stunt double and Eleanor Bron, who played a villainous high priestess in the movie.

“It is unseen footage of people who were, at that time, the most famous people on earth,” said Pearson. “It is footage of golden age Beatles, fooling around between takes, waiting for something to happen … I know that feeling.”
 

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DuranDuran;4193078 said:
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Disc: 1
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered 2017)
2. With A Little Help From My Friends (Remastered 2017)
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Remastered 2017)
4. Getting Better (Remastered 2017)
5. Fixing A Hole (Remastered 2017)
6. She's Leaving Home (Remastered 2017)
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Remastered 2017)
8. Within You Without You (Remastered 2017)
9. When I'm Sixty - Four (Remastered 2017)
10. Lovely Rita (Remastered 2017)
11. Good Morning Good Morning (Remastered 2017)
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (Remastered 2017)
13. A Day In The Life (Remastered 2017)

Disc: 2
1. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1 / 2017 Remaster)
2. Strawberry Fields Forever (Takes 4 & 5)
3. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 7)
4. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 26)
5. Strawberry Fields Forever (Stereo / Giles Martin Mix 2015)
6. When I'm Sixty - Four (Take 2)
7. Penny Lane (Take 6 - Instrumental)
8. Penny Lane (Vocal Overdubs And Speech)
9. Penny Lane (Stereo / Giles Martin Mix 2017)
10. A Day In The Life (Take 1)
11. A Day In The Life (Take 2)
12. A Day In The Life (Orchestra Overdub)
13. A Day In The Life (Hummed Last Chord, Takes 8, 9, 10 and 11)
14. A Day In The Life (The Last Chord)
15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Take 1 - Instrumental)
16. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Take 9 And Speech)
17. Good Morning Good Morning (Take 1 - Instrumental, Breakdown)
18. Good Morning Good Morning (Take 8)

Disc: 3
1. Fixing A Hole (Take 1)
2. Fixing A Hole (Speech And Take 3)
3. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Speech From Before Take 1; Take 4 And Speech At End)
4. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Take 7)
5. Lovely Rita (Speech And Take 9)
6. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Take 1 And Speech At The End)
7. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Speech, False Start And Take 5)
8. Getting Better (Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End)
9. Getting Better (Take 12)
10. Within You Without You (Take 1 - Indian Instruments)
11. Within You Without You (With George Coaching The Musicians)
12. She's Leaving Home (Take 1 - Instrumental)
13. She's Leaving Home (Take 6 - Instrumental)
14. With A Little Help From My Friends (Take 1 - False Start And Take 2)
15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (Take 8)

Disc: 4
1. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967 Mono mix)
2. With A Little Help From My Friends (1967 Mono mix)
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (1967 Mono mix)
4. Getting Better (1967 Mono mix)
5. Fixing A Hole (1967 Mono mix)
6. She's Leaving Home (1967 Mono mix)
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! (1967 Mono mix)
8. Within You Without You (1967 Mono mix)
9. When I'm Sixty Four (1967 Mono mix)
10. Lovely Rita (1967 Mono mix)
11. Good Morning Good Morning (1967 Mono mix)
12. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (1967 Mono mix)
13. A Day In The Life (1967 Mono mix)
14. Strawberry Fields Forever (1967 Mono mix)
15. Penny Lane (1967 Mono mix)
16. A Day In The Life (First Mono Mix)
17. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Original Mono Mix - No. 11)
18. She's Leaving Home (First Mono Mix)
19. Penny Lane (Capitol Records Mono US Promo Mix)

Disc: 5 (DVD)
1. A Day In The Life (Music Video)
2. Strawberry Fields Forever (Music Video)
3. Penny Lane (Music Video)
4. The Making of Sgt. Pepper
5. Audio DTS Dolby Digital 5.1 and LPCM Stereo

Disc: 6 (Blu-Ray)
1. A Day In The Life - 2017 Audio
2. Strawberry Fields Forever - 2017
3. Penny Lane - 2017 Audio
4. The Making of Sgt. Pepper
5. DTS HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby True HD 5.1 and LPCM Stereo in (24bit/96k) high resolution.

https://thebeatlesstore.com
I got this box set on Friday. It is immense!! The new stereo mix is sensational as are the alternative takes and entire box. It's everything that an MJ release will never be.
 

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aazzaabb;4195463 said:
I got this box set on Friday. It is immense!! The new stereo mix is sensational as are the alternative takes and entire box. It's everything that an MJ release will never be.

It's just incredible listening to all the various takes and seeing how these amazing songs were developed over time! Even things like hearing the development of the A Day in the Life's final chord, progressing from the hum of a few of the Beatles to a whole crowd, to becoming a piano chord... it's just mesmerising. Geniuses, the lot of them. Plus I love hearing their studio chatter! The dynamic they had...

I'd love something similar for Michael Jackson but it's hard to see us getting such a release. Hope I'm wrong...
 

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After 46 Years, Yoko Ono Finally Credited as One of the Songwriters of “Imagine”


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Imagine you cowrote one of the most important songs of the century and never got any recognition for it. That’s exactly what happened to Yoko Ono, who for 46 years remained uncredited for her work in writing John Lennon’s iconic song “Imagine”—until now.
The 1971 hit about universal peace, which pretty much everyone on earth knows the lyrics to, was honored on Wednesday with the National Music Publishers Association Centennial Song Award. At the ceremony, NMPA president and CEO David Israelite surprised Ono, who was only there to receive the award, by finally officially acknowledging the 84-year-old artist for her contributions to the song. “Tonight, it is my distinct honor to correct the record some 48 years later and recognize Yoko Ono as a cowriter of the NMPA Centennial Song ‘Imagine.’ ”
After Israelite made his announcement, a clip of an old BBC interview from 1980 popped up on the screen, in which Lennon admitted his wife Ono had, in fact, helped him write the song. “Actually, that should be credited as a Lennon-Ono song because a lot of it, the lyric, and the concept, came from Yoko,” he said. “Those days, I was a bit more selfish, a bit more macho, and I sort of omitted to mention her contribution. But it was right out of Grapefruit, her book. There’s a whole pile of pieces about ‘Imagine this’ and ‘Imagine that.’ ”
Now that we’ve finally cleared that all up, perhaps we could also put an end to blaming her for breaking up the Beatles, too? Imagine that.

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The Beatles announced that on Dec. 15, just in time for the holidays, they will be releasing a limited-edition box set of their Christmas holiday messages, originally given only to fan club members on flexi-discs from 1963 to 1969.

The limited edition set will include seven 7-inch colored vinyl singles, one for each of the seven messages. The Christmas records have never been given general release as a set before, though one was made available as part of The Beatles Rock Band video game.

The seven holiday messages were titled The Beatles Christmas Record (1963), Another Beatles Christmas Record (1964), The Beatles Third Christmas Record (1965), Pantomime -- Everywhere It's Christmas (1966), Christmas Time (Is Here Again) (1967), The Beatles Sixth Christmas Record (1968), which includes a guest appearance by Tiny Tim singing the Beatles song “Nowhere Man,” and The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record (1969).

The first five take up only one side of each separate disc, while the last two are double-sided. Each single will include a sleeve with the original artwork from the fan club discs. The box will also have an added 16-page booklet with recording notes and reproductions of the fan club newsletters that was sent to fans with the original discs.

Also on Dec. 15, the Beatles will continue their celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with three more releases -- a high-res audio version (90kHZ/24 bit) of the deluxe edition of the album from earlier in the year, along with two vinyl discs. The hi-res tracks package will feature the 2017 stereo mix as produced by Giles Martin, plus 18 added tracks with complete alternate takes, an instrumental mix of “Penny Lane” and two alternate takes of “Strawberry Fields Forever.” The two vinyl versions will feature a 180-gram black vinyl album and a limited vinyl picture disc.

The Beatles previously announced that the Ron Howard-Beatles film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years will premiere Nov. 25 on PBS. The documentary, which has won both Emmy and Grammy Awards, follows The Beatles in concert from their earliest days to the final show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966 and was previously shown on Hulu. The broadcast will be followed by the encore broadcast of Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution, hosted by Howard Goodall, which looks at the creation of the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Check your local schedule for exact times.

Additionally, The Beatles Channel on SiriusXM will also present a special Eight Days a Week episode of their The Fab Fourum series hosted by Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan from 9 to 11 p.m. ET Nov. 15, before the PBS airing of the film.
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by Martin Kielty September 17, 2018 Ultimate Classic Rock
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Paul McCartney said a new edit of the Beatles movie Let It Be could enter production in the near future.The original 1970 documentary hasn’t been available in home formats since 1982 as a result of scenes that showed the band in a negative light as the members moved toward their split.

The Daily Beatle reported that McCartney had been asked about the movie during a recent radio interview. “We keep talking about that," he said. "We have meetings. … People have been looking at the footage.” He added that he’d been told that a great deal of the unused material showed “a bunch of guys making music and enjoying it.” “Who knows, that may be happening in a year or two," he noted.

The report also quoted Let It Be cinematographer Tony Richmond, who'd previously said a proposed DVD remaster had been blocked “by George’s Harrison’s estate and his wife and Yoko Ono, because they don’t want the acrimony shown.” In 2007, Apple Corps boss Neil Aspinall said "the film was so controversial when it first came out. When we got halfway through restoring it, we looked at the outtakes and realized: this stuff is still controversial. It raised a lot of old issues.”

Discussing a potential re-release in 2018, McCartney told Rolling Stone that he'd had no objection to the idea, though he added that the "objection should be me. I don’t come off well." He went on to explain that he was "one of the votes" on the board of Apple Corps, and that Ringo Starr, Ono and Olivia Harrison counted as much as he did.

"That’s the secret of the Beatles – can’t do three to one," he said. "During the breakup was when it got screwed up – we did three against one. But now it has to be unanimous. The two girls are Beatles."
 

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By Jem Aswad | September 24, 2018 | Variety
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As the 50th anniversary approaches of the release of the Beatles’ iconic self-titled ninth studio album, known as “The White Album,” the group announced on Monday that on Nov. 9 it will release “a suite of lavishly presented packages.” The album’s 30 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin, son of original album producer George Martin, and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio, joined by 27 early acoustic demos and 50 session takes, most of which are previously unreleased. This represents the first time the album has been remixed and presented with additional demos and session recordings, although several were released on the group’s “Anthology” collections in the 1990s. These include the outtakes “Not Guilty” and “What’s the New Mary Jane?” as well as early versions of John Lennon’s “Child of Nature” (later released as “Jealous Guy”), Paul McCartney’s “Junk” and George Harrison’s “Sour Milk Sea.”

“We had left Sgt. Pepper’s band to play in his sunny Elysian Fields and were now striding out in new directions without a map,” says Paul McCartney in his written introduction for the new ‘White Album’ releases. The album follows a deluxe 50th anniversary reissue of the group’s “Sgt. Pepper” album last year.

Early copies of ‘The White Album’ were also individually numbered on the front, which has also been done for the new edition’s Super Deluxe package.

The set’s six CDs and Blu-ray disc are housed in a slipsleeved 164-page hardbound book, with pull-out reproductions of the original album’s four glossy color portrait photographs of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, as well as the album’s large fold-out poster with a photo collage on one side and lyrics on the other. The book’s written pieces include new introductions by Paul McCartney and Giles Martin, and in-depth chapters covering track-by-track details and session notes reflecting The Beatles’ year between the release of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ and recording sessions for “The White Album.”

The Deluxe 3CD is presented in an embossed digipak with the fold-out poster and portrait photos, plus a 24-page booklet abridged from the Super Deluxe book. Presented in a lift-top box with a four-page booklet, the limited edition Deluxe 4LP vinyl set 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 “White Album” was the first Beatles album to be released on the group’s own Apple Records label. Issued in both stereo and mono for the U.K. and in stereo for the U.S., the double album was an immediate bestseller, entering the British chart at number one and remaining there for eight of the 22 weeks it was listed. ‘The White Album’ also debuted at number one on the U.S. chart, holding the top spot for nine weeks of its initial 65-week chart run. In the U.S., ‘The White Album’ is 19-times platinum-certified by the RIAA and in 2000, it was inducted into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame, recognizing “recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.”


CD 1: The BEATLES (‘White Album’)2018 Stereo Mix
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Dear Prudence
Glass Onion
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Wild Honey Pie
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Happiness is a Warm Gun
Martha My Dear
I’m so tired
Blackbird
Piggies
Rocky Raccoon
Don’t Pass Me By
Why don’t we do it in the road?
I Will
Julia

CD 2: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix
Birthday
Yer Blues
Mother Nature’s Son
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Sexy Sadie
Helter Skelter
Long, Long, Long
Revolution I
Honey Pie
Savoy Truffle
Cry Baby Cry
Revolution 9
Good Night

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

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

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

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

Deluxe [3CD digipak / 180-gram 4LP vinyl box set (limited edition) / digital audio collection]
2018 Stereo Mix
Esher Demos

Standard 2LP Vinyl [180-gram]
2018 Stereo Mix
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By Chris Morris September 28, 2018 Variety
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Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, previewed his 50th anniversary remix of “The Beatles,” the two-LP opus better known as the White Album, at an invitational event at Capitol Records’ Studio A in Hollywood on Friday.

Unlike last year’s private playback of the younger Martin’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” remix, in which the entire album was unveiled, the White Album session necessarily offered just a sampling of the voluminous seven-disc Super Deluxe package, which will see release Nov. 9, 13 days shy of the collection’s 1968 U.K. release date.

Following brief opening remarks by Capitol Records Group chairman/CEO Steve Barnett and Apple Corps CEO Jeff Jones, Martin presented an overview of the 107-track box – which will contain the 27 so-called “Esher demos” recorded at George Harrison’s home, remixes of the 30 original songs and 50 outtakes from the recording sessions, which stretched across five months and hundreds of hours of studio time.

Of the boxed set’s plentiful bells and whistles, which include a hardbound book, Martin quipped, “There’s a pair of corduroy trousers that comes along with it. There’s a bag of drugs you can take.”

Martin walked his audience through the process of making the album chronologically, beginning the playback with five of the four-track stereo demos, previously bootlegged and now released in authorized form for the first time, in startling clarity. These recordings, Martin noted, were “the spine of how the thing was made,” and were executed in intimate sing-along fashion.
“It was almost like being around the campfire,” he said.

The demos of Paul McCartney’s album-opening “Back in the U.S.S.R.” (freshly available as an authorized YouTube video), John Lennon’s hard backhand at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, “Sexy Sadie,” and the ska-inflected “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” reveal that the basic arrangements of some White Album songs were already well in place by the time the group entered Abbey Road.

Two fascinating songs that didn’t make the cut were also played in their demo form: “Child of Nature,” a cosmic Lennon composition whose melody was later employed for “Jealous Guy,” as heard on his solo album “Imagine” (also being reissued in a deluxe six-disc box next week), and “Not Guilty,” a bitter George Harrison number that was recorded but left in the can (and tardily released on the guitarist’s self-titled 1979 album in a new version).

Selections from the White Album’s mountain of outtakes will only be heard on the super deluxe boxed edition. Martin compared the Beatles’ freewheeling methods in the studio to the concoction of a very British cocktail with several ingredients. “The White Album has the Beatles making Pimms without measuring,” he said — a stark contrast to the more methodical approach favored earlier in their recording career by his very Pimms-measuring dad.

Martin pointed out that certain coveted outtakes, such as a rampaging 30-minute rendering of “Helter Skelter,” were left in the vault to allow more tracks to be included in the package. However, the 10-minute version of “Revolution” that spawned the full-blown freakout “Revolution 9” will be included.

The Capitol playback aired outtakes that indicate the deluxe set may be worth purchasing for these revealing sides alone. An alternate “Cry Baby Cry” finds the song taken at a sinuous pace. An early version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” that ends abruptly with a blown chord change features already stirring solo work by guest guitarist Eric Clapton. An early version of “Good Night,” sans strings, shows off luxuriant vocal harmonies by the band members.

Perhaps most striking is an early run-through of “Julia,” Lennon’s poignant song about his mother, which begins with the declaration, “It’s very hard to sing this, you know.”
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Martin said that the “pyramid” of studio recordings that were finally shaped into “The Beatles” was the result of the band’s intuitive and exploratory methods (coupled with the rare degree of license they enjoyed at EMI). “They discovered the sounds as they went along.”

He added that the experience of making the record was not an entirely satisfying one for his father, who had enjoyed a firm production hand on all the group’s previous sessions.

“He didn’t have all that much fun making it,” Martin said, “The Beatles had taken up the classroom… [and] they were much more individual in their process.”

Martin indicated that remixing the White Album, which was far simpler in its conception, was a somewhat easier task than formulating last year’s reimagining of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” in which the limitations of EMI’s four-track board had to be overcome. “The Beatles” deployed far fewer additional musicians, and benefited from eight-track recording sessions at Trident Studios and on EMI’s new eight-track machine.

For the sound of the White Album remix, Martin said he took his cues from McCartney, who told him, “Your job is to push boundaries, not to be safe.”

Nowhere is this mandate more obvious than in Martin’s in-your-face mix of McCartney’s hard-rocking “Helter Skelter” and a literally hair-raising version of Lennon’s chilling “Happiness is a Warm Gun.” But more subdued, folk-based numbers like “Dear Prudence” and “Mother Nature’s Son” and Harrison’s ethereal “Long, Long, Long” have also been dramatically opened out.

Though none of the new 5.1 mix of the album, to be included on a Blu-ray disc with the box, was aired, Martin indicated that some of it has a hold-onto-your-seat quality. He said of the roiling, experimental “Revolution 9,” “It’s really scary. You have to leave the lights on when you hear that.”

Though the conventional wisdom about this period of the Beatles’ history – which included the angry departure of Ringo Starr in the midst of the sessions – is that the band was in a state of constant tumult during the recording of the White Album, Martin opined more than once that the case has been overstated.

“I was looking for the arguments and the tension on the tapes, and it was very hard to find,” he said.
 

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Martin pointed out that certain coveted outtakes, such as a rampaging 30-minute rendering of “Helter Skelter,” were left in the vault to allow more tracks to be included in the package. However, the 10-minute version of “Revolution” that spawned the full-blown freakout “Revolution 9” will be included.
I wish they had put this on it. Just add another CD to the set or put it on the Blu-ray which can hold a lot more time than a CD. I've heard the 12 minute version of Helter Skelter before and the almost 30 minute version is supposed to be this arrangement, which is sort of a slow blues sound instead of the proto-metal version that was released on the album.
 

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It was 50 years ago today, on August 8, 1969, that the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located. Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles’ final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road’s anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released worldwide on September 27 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe. Now available for preorder, the album’s 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased.

“The Beatles recording journey had gone through many twists and turns, learning curves and thrilling rides. Here we were – still wondering at the magic of it all,” McCartney recalls in his written foreword for Abbey Road’s anniversary edition packages.​
This is the first time Abbey Road has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings and demos. The album’s sweeping new edition follows the universally acclaimed remixed and expanded anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The BEATLES (‘White Album’) released in 2017 and 2018, respectively. To create Abbey Road’s new stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos mixes, Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios. All the new Abbey Road releases feature the new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes. To produce the mix, Giles was guided by the album’s original stereo mix supervised by his father, George Martin.

“The magic comes from the hands playing the instruments, the blend of The Beatles’ voices, the beauty of the arrangements,” Giles Martin explains in his written introduction for the new edition. “Our quest is simply to ensure everything sounds as fresh and hits you as hard as it would have on the day it was recorded.”

Abbey Road’s Super Deluxe box set presents 40 tracks – including “The Long One” Trial Edit & Mix for the album’s epic Side 2 medley – on three CDs (stereo) and one Blu-ray disc (Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1). The four discs are housed in a slip-sleeved 12” by 12” 100-page hardbound book with McCartney’s foreword; Martin’s introduction; insightful, in-depth chapters written by Beatles historian, author, and radio producer Kevin Howlett covering the months preceding The Beatles’ Abbey Road sessions, track-by-track details and session notes, the cover art and photo shoot, and the album’s reception upon its release; plus an essay by music journalist and author David Hepworth looking at the album’s influence through 50 years. The gorgeous book is illustrated with rare and previously unpublished photographs, including many taken by Linda McCartney; never before published images of handwritten lyrics, sketches, and a George Martin score; Beatles correspondence, recording sheets, and tape boxes; and reproduced original print ads. The Super Deluxe digital audio collection presents all 40 tracks for download purchase and streaming in standard and MFiT formats, as well as in high resolution audio (96kHz/24 bit) for download.

Abbey Road’s limited edition Deluxe vinyl box set features all 40 tracks from the Super Deluxe collection on three 180-gram vinyl LPs. The album’s new stereo mix LP is packaged in a faithfully replicated sleeve, with the two Sessions LPs paired in their own jacket, presented with a four-page insert in a lift-top box. The Deluxe 2CD set pairs the new stereo mix with versions taken from the session takes and demo recordings of its 17 songs, sequenced to match the album’s running order. The two discs are presented in a digipak with a 40-page booklet abridged from the Super Deluxe book. The album’s new stereo mix is also available in 1CD and 180-gram 1LP vinyl packages, for digital download in standard and MFiT audio, and on a limited edition picture disc vinyl LP illustrated by the album’s front and back cover art images.
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release: November 22, 2019

Collectible Box Set Presents 23 x 7" Vinyl Singles in Faithfully Reproduced International Picture Sleeves, Exclusive New Double A-Side Single for "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love," Plus 40-Page Book

Singles Newly Cut for Vinyl from the Original Mono and Stereo Master Tapes by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios

From 1962 to 1970, The Beatles released 22 UK singles; of those 44 A and B-side tracks, 29 were not included on the group's British albums at that time. These singles, plus an exclusive new double A-side single for the mid-1990s-issued tracks "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love," are newly cut for vinyl from their original mono and stereo master tapes by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios for a newbox set. The Beatles: The Singles Collection presents 46 tracks on 23 seven-inch vinyl singles in faithfully reproduced international picture sleeves, accompanied by a 40-page booklet with photos, ephemera, and detailed essays by Beatles historian Kevin Howlett.

The Singles Collection offers a fascinating view of the creative trajectory of The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr across their relatively brief recording tenure together. Just three and a half years divide 1963's "She Loves You" and 1967's "Strawberry Fields Forever," a remarkable, illustrative example of the band's rapid, groundbreaking evolution. From the band's star-making 1962 debut single, "Love Me Do" with its B-side "P.S. I Love You," to their 1970 finale of "Let It Be" / "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)," the new collection underscores The Beatles' breathtaking creative arc.

Because it was rare in the '60s for UK singles to be released in picture sleeves, the collection's seven-inches are presented in reproduced picture sleeves from their original releases in several countries around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, France, Greece, Holland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA, and West Germany.

Features:
• 23 x 7" Vinyl Box Set
• Presents 46 tracks on 23 seven-inch vinyl singles in faithfully reproduced international picture sleeves
• Exclusive new double A-side single for the mid-1990s-issued tracks "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love"
• Newly cut for vinyl from the original mono and stereo master tapes by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios
• 40-page booklet with photos, ephemera, and detailed essays by Beatles historian Kevin Howlett
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Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Paul McCartney & Sir Ringo Starr All Ran Into Each Other

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The Beatles Yellow Submarine Colour by Numbers: All You Need Is Colour!

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Welcome to the wonderful world of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine! Join us for a worldwide colour-by-numbers experience. For the next few weeks, we&#8217;ll be offering free colouring in pictures from the film so you can join in the fun.

Complete yours and upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag &#8220;#painttheyellowsub&#8221; for your chance to be featured on the official Beatles channels! Join us, along with Beatles fans around the world, as we stay home and safe. Peace and love to you all.

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