The Beatles- The Beatles (White Album)

The Beatles: The Beatles (White Album), Part 2

Album #63 - December 1968

Episode date - August 16, 2017

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    If you were to divide the “White Album” into distinct halves, as it was presented in its original vinyl format (and still is, as a 2-CD set), then generally speaking, the first half could be considered the ‘pop’ half while the second half offered some of the most experimental music ever made by the Beatles.

    Unlike previous milestones made by the band, many of the experiments here were fragmented and odd. There is a sense that some of the songs were never completed, at least not by the standards set by previous Beatles albums, but taken as a whole, that only added to the overall appeal. Instead of 12-14 perfectly polished pop gems, the “White” album allowed its warts to show, which led to all sorts of analysis by the band’s fans.

    The band may have been falling apart at the seams while making it, but the final product played like the aural equivalent of a funhouse mirror, and different people heard very different perspectives. For that reason alone, I believe that the Beatles “White” album has survived the test of time better than any other Beatles record, because every time you play it, you are bound to hear something different.

    Featured tracks include;

    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

    December 1968 – Billboard Charted #1

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