The Beatles - The White Album (2CD) (Enhanced CD) (Remaster)

The Beatles - The White Album (2CD) (Enhanced CD) (Remaster)

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Each song on the sprawling double album The Beatles is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a frustratingly scattershot record or a singularly gripping musical experience, depending on your view, but what makes the so-called White Album interesting is its mess. Never before had a rock record been so self-reflective, or so ironic; the Beach Boys send-up "Back in the U.S.S.R." and the British blooze parody "Yer Blues" are delivered straight-faced, so it's never clear if these are affectionate tributes or wicked satires. Lennon turns in two of his best ballads with "Dear Prudence" and "Julia"; scours the Abbey Road vaults for the musique concrete collage "Revolution 9"; pours on the schmaltz for Ringo's closing number, "Good Night"; celebrates the Beatles cult with "Glass Onion"; and, with "Cry Baby Cry," rivals Syd Barrett. McCartney doesn't reach quite as far, yet his songs are stunning -- the music hall romp "Honey Pie," the mock country of "Rocky Raccoon," the ska-inflected "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," and the proto-metal roar of "Helter Skelter." Clearly, the Beatles' two main songwriting forces were no longer on the same page, but neither were George and Ringo. Harrison still had just two songs per LP, but it's clear from "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," the canned soul of "Savoy Truffle," the haunting "Long, Long, Long," and even the silly "Piggies" that he had developed into a songwriter who deserved wider exposure. And Ringo turns in a delight with his first original, the lumbering country-carnival stomp "Don't Pass Me By." 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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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Artist(s)
The Beatles
Edited
No
Format
CD
Label
EMI
Number of discs
2
Track list
1, 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 Racoon, Don't Pass Me By, Why Don't We Do It In The Road?, I Will, Julia, 2, 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 1, Honey Pie, Savoy Truffle, Cry Baby Cry, Revolution 9, Good Night, The Beatles Documentary
Brand
Anderson Merchandisers
Product Identifiers
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5552977, 30574083
SKU
10174062
UPC
9463824662

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The Beatles - The White Album (2CD) (Enhanced CD) (Remaster) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best album ever This is quite possibly the best album ever. The Beatles move seamlessly through 2 discs with just about every style of music you could think of and they make it work. From Macca's ragtime Honey Pie and hard rock Helter Skelter to John's Yer blues and hauntingly beautiful Julia and lets not forget quite possibly the best song on the album George's amazing While my guitar gently weeps. A+++++ from start to finish (minus Revolution #9)
Date published: 2009-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as I remember it Just as I remember it. Love it. The Beatles were such a part of my adolescence I can't be without the music around me. Sounds great.
Date published: 2009-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from significant, relevant, genius Now this is what music should always be.
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEATLES WHITE ALBUM WOW! AS I REMEMBER SO EXCELLENT, WELL I GOT IT HOME, AFTER USEING SITE TO STORE, AND PLAYED MY NEW DISC, IT IS EXCELLENT AND WOULD LOVE TO SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO LOVES THE MUSIC AS I DO! GREAT LISTENING!
Date published: 2011-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good well as to be expected. but i would have liked to have had the chance to buy the complete set.
Date published: 2009-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEATLES WHITE ALBUM NO PROBLEMS ENJOY LISTENING TO THE SOUND TRAC
Date published: 2016-05-24
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