The Beatles’ self-titled ‘White Album’ was released on November 22, 1968, its 30 tracks ranging widely in style and scope but unequivocally changing the music landscape.
In honor of its 50th anniversary, a 50th Anniversary Edition of the iconic album will be released on November 9th, containing new mixes and unreleased material.
The album’s new mix will be produced by Giles Martin, son of the original producer George Martin, and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio. This is the first time the influential album has been remixed and produced with additional demos and session recordings. Included on the new album are 50 session takes and 27 acoustic demos. The set will be released with six CDs and a Blu-ray disc, alongside a hardbound book, fold-out poster, and other materials.
Among the new outtakes include ‘Not Guilty’, ‘What’s the New Mary Jane?’, and a number of alternate takes. Notably, the Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions contain the Esher demos, long-sought by fans. In May 1986 the band returned from India to stay with George in Esher, taping unplugged versions of the songs that would become the album. Sitting for years in a suitcase in George’s house, seven tracks had been released on Anthology 3, but many have never been released in any form–until now.