ORIGINAL CLASSIC 1978 WHITE VINYL DOUBLE LP BEATLES ALBUM VERY RARE!! Original owner- NON SMOKING environment'THE BEATLES' OR AKA'THE WHITE ALBUM' STEREO 33-1/3 LP (2 RECORDS) USA PRESSING LIMITED EDITION CAPITAL-EMI In the autumn of 1978, the albums tenth anniversary, EMI reissued the album as a two-record set pressed on white vinyl in limited quantities of only 150,000 copies (SEBX-11841) CAPITAL RECORDS RARITY-ERROR please notice that on the slick the spelling of'Rocky Raccoon' but on the record it is spelled'Rocky Racoon' Capitol Records 11841U. Pressing-White Vinyl factory The vinyl is very clean and shiny.
A subsidiary of Capital Industries-EMI, Inc. The Four Beatle Pictures Please check it out..The Original 1978 limited edition white vinyl issues are getting tough to find. A RARITY-ERROR please notice that on the slick the spelling of'Rocky Raccoon' but on the record it is spelled'Rocky Racoon' SOME HISTORY Originally Recorded: 30 May - 17 October 1968 Producers: George Martin, Chris Thomas, John Lennon, Paul McCartney Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Peter Bown, Ken Scott, Barry Sheffield, KenTownsend Released: 22 November 1968 (UK), 25 November 1968 (US) (black vinyl) 10th anniversary limited edition on white vinyl released August 15, 1978 Much of the White Album was written in India. The Beatles had visited Rishikesh in February 1968 to spent time learning Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, staying for anumber of weeks. Although Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney left earlier than the others, all found it a stimulating environment which facilitated the writing ofnew music. In India they predominantly wrote onacoustic guitars, which influenced the sounds of their subsequent recordings. Donovan, one of the fellow meditaters at Rishikesh, taught John Lennon a finger picking method which was put into use on Dear Prudence and Julia. Dear Prudence was one of the songswhich was directly inspired by India; others were The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, Why Don't We Do It In The Road? I'm So Tired, Mother Nature'sSon and Sexy Sadie - Lennon's scathing attack on the guru he felt had let himdown. Other musicians at Rishikesh included Mike Love from The Beach Boys and flutist Paul Horn, and there was acare free atmosphere in the camp with proved conducive to songwriting and collaboration. I wrote quite a few songs in Rishikesh and John came up with somecreative stuff. George actually once got quite annoyed and told me off becauseI was trying to think of the next album. He said,'We're not fucking here to dothe next album, we're here to meditate! It was like,'Ohh, excuse me forbreathing!
George was quite strict about that, George can still be alittle that way, and it's like,'Oh come on, George, you don't have a monopolyon thought in this area. I'm allowed to have my own views on the matter.I was doing a song, I Will, that I had as a melody for quite a long timebut I didn't have lyrics to it. I remember sitting around with Donovan, andmaybe a couple of other people. We were just sitting around one evening afterour day of meditation and I played him this one and he liked it and we were trying to write some words. We kicked around a few lyrics, something about themoon, but they weren't very satisfactory and I thought the melody was betterthan the words so I didn't use them. I kept searching for better words and Iwrote my own set in the end.
ERIC CLAPTON SOLO'S Eric Clapton performed hismuch-admired solo on George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps. As Harrison later said, Clapton's presence in the studio "made them all try abit harder; they were all on their best behaviour". The trick was repeatedthe following year, when Harrison invited Billy Preston to the Get Back/Let It Be sessions at a time when relations within The Beatles reached another low. In addition to Clapton'scontribution, Nicky Hopkins provided piano to a several songs. The White Album also featured a range of other session musicians, including horn sections on Revolution 1, Savoy Truffle and Mother Nature's Son, bluegrass fiddle on Don'tPass Me By, and a full orchestra and backing singers on Good Night.
TRANSITION TO 8-TRACK RECORDING The sessions for The Beatles (THE WHITE ALBUM) were notable for the band's formal transition from 4-track to 8-track recording. As work on the album began, Abbey Road Studios possessed, but had yet to install, an 8-track machine that had supposedly been sitting in a storage room for months. This was in accordance with EMI's policy of testing and customising new gear, sometimes for months, before putting it into use in the studios. The Beatles recorded "Hey Jude" and "Dear Prudence" at Trident Studios in central London, which had an 8-track recorder. When they learned about EMI's 8-track recorder, they insisted on using it, and engineers Ken Scott and Dave Harries took the machine (without authorisation from the studio chiefs) into the Number 2 recording studio at Abbey Road for the band's use.THE SLEEVE DESIGN The ORIGINAL album's sleeve was designed by Richard Hamilton, a notable pop artist who had organised a Marcel Duchamp retrospective at the Tate Gallery the previous year. Hamilton's design was in stark contrast to Peter Blake's vivid cover art for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and consisted of a plain white sleeve.
The band's name was discreetly embossed slightly below the middle of the album's right side, and the cover also featured a unique stamped serial number, "to create, " in Hamilton's words, the ironic situation of a numbered edition of something like five million copies. " Indeed, the artist intended the cover to resemble the "look of conceptual art, an emerging movement in contemporary art at the time. LATER vinyl record releases in the US showed the title in grey printed (rather than embossed) letters. Early copies on compact disc were also numbered. Later CD releases rendered the album's title in black or grey.
The 30th anniversary CD release was done to look like the original album sleeve, with an embossed title and serial number, including a small reproduction of the poster and pictures (see re-issues). The album's inside packaging included a poster, the lyrics to the songs, and a set of photographs taken by John Kelly during the autumn of 1968 that have themselves become iconic. This is the only sleeve of a Beatles studio album not to show the members of the band on the front. Track listing All songs written and composed by LennonMcCartney, except where noted.Title Lead vocalsLength 1. "Dear Prudence" Lennon 3:56 3. "Glass Onion" Lennon 2:17 4. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" McCartney 3:08 5. "Wild Honey Pie" McCartney 0:52 6. "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" Lennon with Yoko Ono 3:14 7. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (George Harrison) Harrison 4:45 8. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" Lennon 2:43 Side two No. Title Lead vocals Length 1. "Martha My Dear" McCartney 2:28 2. "I'm So Tired" Lennon 2:03 3. "Blackbird" McCartney 2:18 4. "Piggies" (Harrison) Harrison 2:04 5. "Rocky Raccoon" McCartney 3:33 6. "Don't Pass Me By" (Richard Starkey) Starr 3:51 7. Why Don't We Do It in the Road? "I Will" McCartney 1:46 9. "Julia" Lennon 2:54 Side three No. "Birthday" McCartney with Lennon 2:42 2. "Yer Blues" Lennon 4:01 3. "Mother Nature's Son" McCartney 2:48 4. "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey" Lennon 2:24 5. "Sexy Sadie" Lennon 3:15 6. "Helter Skelter" McCartney 4:29 7. "Long, Long, Long" (Harrison) Harrison 3:04 Side four No. "Revolution 1" Lennon 4:15 2. "Honey Pie" McCartney 2:41 3. "Savoy Truffle" (Harrison) Harrison 2:54 4. "Cry Baby Cry" Lennon, with McCartney 3:02 5. "Revolution 9" Speaking from Lennon, Harrison, George Martin and Yoko Ono 8:22 6. "Good Night" Starr 3:13. THIS IS FOR PATCHES ONLY. DOES NOT APPLY TO JERSEYS OR OTHER ITEMS. The item "THE BEATLES ORIGINAL WHITE VINYL DOUBLE LP THE WHITE ALBUM'-RARE- WHITE VINYL" is in sale since Friday, July 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists B\Beatles\Records (Vintage & Awards)".
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