Ranked 10/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
Cut from master tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
Beautiful packaging that includes double-sided photo montage, lyric sheet and 4 solo color photos.
The Beatles is the ninth official album by the English rock group The Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is also commonly known as "The White Album" as it has no graphics or text other than the band's name embossed on its plain white sleeve.
The album was written and recorded during a period of turmoil for the group, after visiting the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and having a particularly productive songwriting session in early 1968. Returning to the studio, the group recorded from May to October 1968, only to have conflict and dissent drive the group members apart. Ringo Starr quit the band for a brief time, leaving Paul McCartney to play drums on two tracks. Many of the songs were "solo" recordings, or at least by less than the full group, as each individual member began to explore his own talent.
Upon release in November 1968, the album received largely positive reviews and reached number 1 on the charts in the United Kingdom and the United States. The album is notable for the eclectic nature of its songs, which has divided critics in evaluating its legacy. The album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and was listed at number 10 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.
A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs themselves, just polishing them up a bit.
1. Back in the U.S.S.R
2. Dear Prudence
3. Glass Onion
4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
5. Wild Honey Pie
6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
9. Martha My Dear
10. I'm So Tired
13. Rocky Raccoon
14. Don't Pass Me By
15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road
16. I Will
19. Yer Blues
20. Mother Nature's Son
21. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
22. Sexy Sadie
23. Helter Skelter
24. Long Long Long
25. Revolution 1
26. Honey Pie
27. Savoy Truffle
28. Cry Baby Cry
29. Revolution 9
30. Good Night
What can I say about The White Album that hasn't already been said by reviewers. I can, however, comment on the sound of this pressing as it compares to other versions. The DMM (Direct Metal Master) copies sounded good but basically what you got when you bought these was the same sound of the CD on a vinyl record. These 2012 pressings are taken from extremely high resolution masters, not the old 16 Bit, but the 24 Bit 192 kHz digital masters. The highs are crisp, the bass is no longer muddy, and they are over laden with midrange which is usually the result of adding compression to the master. The ONLY way to get better pressings of Beatles' albums is to pay thousands of dollars for perfect, unblemished original pressings from the 1960s. I was sceptical at first and then I heard them. I was floored. I wish they had done all analogue pressings but I'm not at all disappointed with these taken from high resolution masters. You can hear the separation of the instruments clearly and some corrections have been made to eliminate vocal pops and sibilance. The White Album, as well as all of the pressings of their official UK releases, are worth every penny you pay for them. Sit down with your favourite drink (mine is iced tea), and play these records when you have no distractions and just soak in the sound. You will remember what it was like the first time you ever heard The Beatles on a decent stereo. It's more than just listening to a record, its an experience. The White Album is one of my favourite records by the Fab Four and I remember when it was first released. It changed music in a profound way, much like Sgt. Pepper's and Abbey Road. All you can really say about it is WOW!
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true form. This is possible because the initial recording is captured on an
analog source (usually tape) for the ultimate in High Fidelity sound, it is
then pressed onto virgin vinyl. Analog recordings capture the bottom end
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digital recording ever could. Analog systems are still commonly used before
they are digitally transferred to CD. This means that the sound then is
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180/200 GRAM Vinyl LP
These vinyl records are produced with 180 or 200 grams of high definition premium grade virgin vinyl. This is a higher quality audiophile pressing than the typical vinyl record of 100-120 grams. These limited edition LP's are manufactured with the hi-fi enthusiast in mind. A 180 or 200 gram LP is sometimes also referred to as an audiophile pressing, there is a higher bass response and an even warmer High Fidelity sound. 180 or 200 grams LP's are typically manufactured in limited amounts and are considered collectables, commanding a higher price.
Typically, a vinyl reissue is a repressing of an original LP, usually extracted from the recording's master-tapes. In some cases, reissues are remastered to lower surface noise and improve overall sonics. Reissues help preserve the music of an original recording, especially when original LPs become unavailable or can no longer be found. Reissues can be pressed on a variety of thickness from 150 gram to 200 gram and offer a great opportunity for records collectors to own many classic recordings.