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Beatles White Album
5 December 2011
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Just came across a couple of albums in my collection that I have questions about.  First:  I have the White Album albums in good condition minus the jacket.  Looking to put up on e-bay.  Any value?  Secound: "Introducing the Beatles" with addtion of "Mop Top" The Beatles are Coming attached to the lower left side of cover front.  This too is in good condition. Any info would be appriciated.

6 December 2011
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I would forget about the White Album albums.

"Introducing the Beatles" (American version?) in itself has value; the sticker will add more.

Can't say how much.

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7 December 2011
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I was handed down an old White Album looks like 1968 it has raised letter for The Beatles and a number A0123... The records themselves have the apple and apple core picture. What version is this? The other version of the album I had did not have raised white letter, it was flat gray letters and had no A0123... Numbers. Thanks for any help.

8 December 2011
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The original albums I believe had the raised letters  embossed obliquely (I'll have to look at my album).

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Not sure what I'll do with it.  I'm not sure what it is about the White Album for me.  Something mysterious  about it.  It has simply grown on me through the years and I think its mostly genius.  Abbey Road and Rubber Soul were always my fav, now White Album found its way there.  I think its so interesting the sessions that produced this double album. 

10 December 2011
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For what it's worth, the White Album ranks as the #1 selling album of the 60s.

I guess you're not alone!

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The White Album is one of the most intriguing moments of The Fab Four's career, just for it's sheer variety of song genres. Plus, you get double the songs on the White Album than you would on a normal Beatles album, despite some of them being filler or fluff.

29 January 2012
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The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill..  Ono is so off key in the chorus and the one line she sings sounds like a muppet character. "Not when he looked so fierce"  You can certainly tell she forced her way into the Beatles, in every aspect.  I do wonder sometimes if she had John under some sort of voodoo spell?!  Such a strange character she is, but if John liked her, I like her.  

29 January 2012
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It is a moment when you have to brace yourself for her 1 line. Thankfully i only ever listen to it when playing the full album.

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29 January 2012
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Beatlemania 99 said: "despite some of them being filler or fluff."

 

As you quickly discover on this site, one person's favorite is another one's fluff...

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"Into the Sky with Diamonds" said:

For what it's worth, the White Album ranks as the #1 selling album of the 60s.

That's actually because it's counted as two records when such stats are compiled. Otherwise, I believe SPLHCB and Abbey Road sold more actual copies. FWIW.

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31 January 2012
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After reading Emerick's book.  It sounds like the White Album sessions were grueling.  But it turned out some really nice tracks.  I still cannot believe Emerick quit as the Beatles engineer in the middle, how bizarre.  I think I could manage to hang on with the Beatles, seems honestly childish and unprofessional under any circumstance.  He even went on to say he hoped they asked him back afterwards but nope. they moved on, and I think they turned out some great ones like Abbey Road including the White Album.  It felt like Lennon was ready to move on and bringing Ono in helped him escape.

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Vonbontee,  "FWIW" [I had to look it up] - now THAT'S a great song! Possibly my favorite Steve Stills song.

I didn't know the White Album counted as two albums. Interesting (sure about that?) .... All Things Must Pass must have been a killer in the 70s stats!

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GlassOnionArchitecture said:

After reading Emerick's book.  It sounds like the White Album sessions were grueling.  But it turned out some really nice tracks.  I still cannot believe Emerick quit as the Beatles engineer in the middle, how bizarre.  I think I could manage to hang on with the Beatles, seems honestly childish and unprofessional under any circumstance.  He even went on to say he hoped they asked him back afterwards but nope. they moved on, and I think they turned out some great ones like Abbey Road including the White Album.  It felt like Lennon was ready to move on and bringing Ono in helped him escape.

After days and days and days of being in a poisonous atmosphere with tension so thick you could serve it as a stew it must have been difficult to continue wanting to be there. Have been in situations where the environment has been so stiffling and negative all you want is to do is break free and not return, it becomes a chore even thinking of turning up as well as being unhealthy. So i understand totally, tho i havent read Emericks book, why he did quit halfway thru.

George Martin simply packed his bags and went off on holiday due to the tensions between the four during the White Album sessions and Ringo quit, albeit briefly, so Geoff wasnt alone in his actions.

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It's a great read, but even Emerick seems to admit his mistake of quitting. He did help John and Paul with the "The Ballad Of John And Yoko" down the road… even became Apple studio manager

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There are so many books that i should read, so many that have been started and never finished, so many purchased but never opened.

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31 January 2012
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meanmistermustard said:

There are so many books that i should read, so many that have been started and never finished, so many purchased but never opened.

Sounds eerily similar to my favorite episode of The Twighlight Zone, "Time Enough At Last".

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Back on topic...

It always amazed me how such a great album (IMHO) came out of such choas in the studio.

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31 January 2012
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"Into the Sky with Diamonds" said:

Vonbontee,  "FWIW" [I had to look it up] – now THAT'S a great song! Possibly my favorite Steve Stills song.

Agreed, great song! Didja know that the title was kind of an accident? Stills apparently said something like "I have this song here, for what it's worth" and the execs at Atco gave the record that title, with the subtitle "Stop, Hey What's That Sound" so DJs wouldn't get confused!

stay-on-topic I used to own one of the original numbered/embossed white lps myself, but I never even bothered to play it, it was in such terrible shape, all scratched with the sleeves split and all. I only paid a dollar for it.

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31 January 2012
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"Into the Sky with Diamonds" said:

Vonbontee,  "FWIW" [I had to look it up] - now THAT'S a great song! Possibly my favorite Steve Stills song.

I didn't know the White Album counted as two albums. Interesting (sure about that?) .... All Things Must Pass must have been a killer in the 70s stats!

The White Album counted as a double album... I never think of it as two separate albums though...

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Vonbontee said, "Didja know that the title was kind of an accident? Stills apparently said something like "I have this song here, for what it's worth" and the execs at Atco gave the record that title, with the subtitle "Stop, Hey What's That Sound"

Didn't know that! That explains the lack of connection between the title and the song.

That's like Cream's "Badge."  Harrison wrote "Bridge" next to the middle-eight and it was mis-interpreted as "badge."

 

Vonbontee said, "I used to own one of the original numbered/embossed white lps myself, but I never even bothered to play it, it was in such terrible shape, all scratched with the sleeves split and all. I only paid a dollar for it."

 

Still have my original (with the poster that came with it); it's pretty beat up - except for Side 4.

(I make use of the number stamped on my album cover to add a little twist to my book)

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