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Monday 24 September 2018

White album editions: prices

The most reasonably priced 3CD edition
The various 50th anniversary editions of The Beatles' "white album" have now been listed by Amazon in the UK, so here are the links and current prices:
3CD-edition £15 (2018 stereo remix + 1CD with demo recordings)
2LP edition £40 (2018 stereo remix)
4LP edition £90.00 (2LP 2018 stereo remix + 2LP with demo recordings)
De Luxe edition boxed set £140 (7 discs, containing the 3CD edition as above + 3CDs of 50 additional recordings + 1 Blu-ray audio disc with 5.1 surround sound mixes and more +  book)

This morning, Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 broadcast a stereo demo of "Back In The USSR". You can check it out here (as long as it stays there).

Or you can just use the BBC iPlayer (click here) and go to 1:39:13 to listen.

In addition, we have received track lists of CD 4, 5 and 6 on the DeLuxe edition:

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

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

Disc 6
1. I Will (Take 13)
2. Blue Moon (Studio jam)
3. I Will (Take 29)
4. Step Inside Love (Studio jam)
5. Los Paranoias (Studio jam)
6. Can You Take Me Back? (Take 1)
7. Birthday (Take 2 - Instrumental backing track)
8. Piggies (Take 12 - Instrumental backing track)
9. Happiness is a Warm Gun (Take 19)
10. Honey Pie (Instrumental backing track)
11. Savoy Truffle (Instrumental backing track)
12. Martha My Dear (Without brass and strings)
13. Long, Long, Long (Take 44)
14. I'm so tired (Take 7)
15. I'm so tired (Take 14)
16. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Take 2)
17. Why don't we do it in the road? (Take 5)
18. Julia (Two rehearsals)
19. The Inner Light (Take 6 - Instrumental backing track)
20. Lady Madonna (Take 2 - Piano and drums)
21. Lady Madonna (Backing vocals from take 3)
22. Across the Universe (Take 6)


Tony said...

Deluxe set has vanished from all Amazon sites - "currently unavailable"... sold out already??

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wogew said...

Tony: Still there when I clicked on the link just now. Now at £140.00.

Tony said...

Yes, I see it’s back again. It’s up at £120 on so I hope Amazon are going to come into line

Richard said...

Glad I ordered mine st the cheaper price!

Unknown said...

7 CDs edition currently at 117,00 € on - that makes less than 105.00 GBP

Terence Daniel Collier said...

if i order off amazon france will the dvd/bluray work in uk? also, dafter question but, will the book etc be in french?

piper909 said...

No Deluxe Set listing on Amazon US yet -- is this exclusively a European/UK release??

piper909 said...

I'll place a standing order from the UK but will cancel and shift to the US if this gets listed on Amazon(US) soon, at a better price (?)

maukel said...

so we have 2 helter skelter versions here.
the first is the same take from anthology (take 2), complete this time.
the 27min version (take 3), which belongs to this session, is still not available.

the second version (take 17) on this new release is from the remake session, when they decided that it was too slow and too long, so they played it faster, finishing the normal version on this session (take 4 to 21).

so .. no 27min, but a "new" rare version from the remake session.
i think it was a good decision.

beside all of these new releases i'm thinking about the anthology cds, what will happen with it?
it seems that it will be an obsolete release, because the extra cds (sgt pepper and white album) are including material from the anthology project.

also, they are choosing in many cases, releasing rare takes already available as bootlegs, so they can stop them of being published by bootlegers, having this new official release as a digital source.
same idea they did when they released the '63 rarities.

Martin said...

It'll be available cheaper than 140 quid elsewhere, without a doubt.

Where is Paul's version of 'Goodbye'and the 'Revolution 9' sound samples (EMI Test Tape, American Football etc)? And no 'Hey Jude' and 'Revolution' remixes? Knackers!

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JBP from France said...

There’s only one set. The standard English one. Never are the liner notes or anything translated to French. In France we have the booklets in English - Sgt Pepper or Past Masters back in 87-88, Live at the BBC, Anthology, Sgt Pepper Deluxe.... has THE one without any possible doubt.

Martin said...

£99.99 pre-order for the Super Deluxe from What Records....

Andrew said...

Would have liked to have seen the original demo for While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Unaltered, not butchered like it was for Anthology (and the "Sessions" mix).

James Peet said...

There are a few recordings that seem to have been missed off of the super-duper edition, such as the Anthology songs from this period not being selected but without the fakery that littered all three Anthology volumes.

Take 1 of SFF was released last year but with the backing vocals that were missing on Anthology 2. Maybe they might have stopped trying to make "new" Beatles albums and concentrating on producing an 'archive ' project. We'll have to wait and see. I am disappointed that "Goodbye" isn't included. The 27 minute "Helter Skelter" seems destined to remain unreleased. "Revolution #9" would have been nice.

Otherwise, it looks good. A pity about the pricing. I wouldn't worry though. The Super-Deluxe Sgt. Pepper still available and the Super-Deluxe White Album will be available well beyond 9 November.

Martin said...

I know it was recently bootlegged (in high quality), but isn't 'Revolution' Take 20 now going to be put out officially on this deluxe reissue? Also, why no trace whatsoever of 'Hey Jude' and 'Hey Bulldog'? As alternate takes and backing tracks of both do exist....

piper909 said...

Over 100 takes of "Not Guilty" and we ponly get one here? (plus maybe the demo) Not very much Hey Jude, either. Complain, complain, right?

Anyway, Amazon US now has the big box listed -- $179 today. I hope this drops some -- seems like the UK price is better, even allowing for currency conversion and shipping.

Martin said...

What an absolute bargain. I'm in already....

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Unknown said...

I must say the outtakes all look pretty ho hum surely another disc of outtakes would make up for mediocre tracks, Esher Demos big deal after listening to them for decades already. I guess I am spoilt from Bootlegs at least The Beatles get the money this time around .

piper909 said...

Boo! Obvious spamming above!

Unknown said...

Im not spam !

Unknown said...

So far in the last few weeks and mon t hs with Beatles and Solo Im close to 1000 Aust Dollars invested, Drop your prices for a little less profit Beatle Members and Families, How many millions do you need ? Just because you can sell them for so much doesn't meen you have too .

Unknown said...

Adding to above .... that is NEW product, ive spent tens apon tens apon ..... on this group , cut fans a little slack .

Living in the material world, Imagine , theres two hypocritical songs there for the Beatles ro listen to themselves.

maukel said...

one thing i'd like to add.. no hey bulldog outtake, but another across the universe version :(

Unknown said...

Thank you maukel . Exactly . X

Unknown said...

I totally agree. I would be nice to hear how Revolution 9 was constructed, especially the ad libbed spoken pieces by John and George. It would have great to hear those in full.

Unknown said...

I'd love to hear Rocky Raccoon take 😎.