A report on what the upcoming 50th anniversary White Album reissue …
Two media listening parties for the 50th anniversary reissue of The Beatles’ White Album are set for Sept. 26 in New York City. And sources tell Beatlefan that the various configurations of the White Album reissues look like this:
- A 4-LP set (2 discs of the new stereo remix + 2 discs of Esher demos)
- A 3-CD set (same material as above). Apparently two of the CDs are the new remix and the third CD is the Esher demos.
- And a Super Deluxe CD Box (3 CDs as above + 3 CDs of outtakes). Plus the box will include a Blu-ray disc that will be audio only. There will be no video.
The outtakes include “Hey Jude,” “Revolution,” “Inner Light,” “Across the Universe,” “Lady Madonna,” and nonalbum tracks/jams/improvisations. Of the latter, Beatlefan has been told that at least a couple are previously unknown. There also are some rehearsals.
Included will be the 12-minute version of “Helter Skelter” that previously was boiled down to about 5 minutes for the “Anthology,” but the legendary 27-minute version of “Helter Skelter” will NOT be included.
We’re told that the new remix of the album by Giles Martin has “incredible clarity and more bass and drums present.”
An official announcement of the releases is expected soon. The release date is expected to be Nov. 9.