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White Album 50th Anniversary Edition
23 December 2018
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I'm sorta really getting to know the Esher tracks.......Then the new mix before I get on to the sessions.

Eking the delicious Beatlely meal out.

 

Thanks for asking...

Merry Crimble. 

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I got the super deluxe for Chrimble and O  M  G !!!

 

I literally squealed when I opened it. It's packaged so beautifully!! I cannot wait to dig into that hefty book that it's packaged in! I teared up pulling the four portraits and the collage out of the slip sleeve. I haven't owned those in so many years. My mom framed each of the portraits and I had them hung on my bedroom wall for the longest time. 

Excited to dip into the Esher demos and then listen to the session stuff! 

 

*squeals and bounces some more*

 

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The Hippie Chick said
I got the super deluxe for Chrimble and O  M  G !!!

 

I literally squealed when I opened it. It's packaged so beautifully!! I cannot wait to dig into that hefty book that it's packaged in! I teared up pulling the four portraits and the collage out of the slip sleeve. I haven't owned those in so many years. My mom framed each of the portraits and I had them hung on my bedroom wall for the longest time. 

Excited to dip into the Esher demos and then listen to the session stuff! 

 

*squeals and bounces some more*

 

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Brilliant.

27 December 2018
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Just starting to listen to one of the sessions discs........

 

Goodnight comes over really well, preferably well in fact......either with John's Travis picking and the boys harmonies.......Or the version with George Martin 'Travis picking' gently along on his piano. Glad I have these versions in my life now. There's a lovely bouncy Revolution that I like much more than the White Album 's BeeBop version.....John does a Don't Let Me Down type gobbledegook mess up that's obviously responsible for the break down but I've a soft spot for his mess-ups now. However, the 'B' side version they worked up to makes more sense in its context.

Ob la di the 3rd version is great too. As is the take on Anthology with more saxophone .........

They got things right in the end with the final Rev' and Ob La Di ........But John's perverse desire to out, 'granny shit' Paul and, perhaps, compensate Head master George Martin for Rev 9 by giving him his head with the sumptuous, but syrupy score and Benny Hill's Mike Sam singers.....is a missed opportunity....For yours truly at least.

Goodnight, (with an after 'taste of honey'), positioned where it is, following Revolution No.9 didn't  (as I suspect it's intended to do) make-up in a ying and yang way for the chaos of '9' ending with the order of Goodnight.

.....Being the Album's last two songs...............I usually skipped them both.

Still lots and lots to digest.

 

One thing established for me is that George Martin is the 5th Beatle..even on this album where he says he just ate chocolates and read the papers. 

30 December 2018
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Just had a nice early morning listen in bed to the Session's disc beginning with I will...........

For me.......WOW

 

Heard most of I will/Los paranoious before.....  So for me takes flight after Birthday . There's mixture of backing tracks and trial vocals.....Makes me hear so much more and appreciate them and George martin working at their craft........And their camaraderie. Love it.

Makes me willing to give Piggies another try.....and even the song many of you love but ever the contrarian I once called 'turgid' Long Long Long.

And how they could just toss Across The Universe away to a Spike Milligan album...Shessh! 

John's voice on Julia !!!! Renewed respect for that song........Even though the cloaked references mean it should have more honestly been called 'Yoko'

I can't recall ever spending 119 GBP and getting so much back from it.

Hardly looked at the book......This is the gift that's going to keep on giving. 

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Very excited to work my way through the sessions after I get my fill of Widespread Panic shows and Imagine outtakes. 

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

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Finally getting to disc 4 and I really like the 12-minute slow version of Helter Skelter . They should have taken it this tempo on the album.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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Finally getting to disc 4 and I really like the 12-minute slow version of Helter Skelter . They should have taken it this tempo on the album.  

I really love that the album version is like, a flash of light and noise, but the 12 minute version as a brooding, bluesy jam is pretty cool too. My ideal version would probably have them doing the slow jam for a few minutes then having it crescendo into the noisy version.

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I have listened to the super deluxe properly now and it’s everything I knew it would be. The new mix was indeed a new experience with the album that we all know and love. The bonus content is also sensational. There’s a weird emotion I get when I listen to this, and it’s what I had when I first got into Beatles music. It’s a mix of being really happy and also feeling bittersweet. I’ll be focusing on the super deluxe for quite a while. Hoping they do the same for Let It Be .

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Amazon.de are doing a good deal for Prime Day on this:

Deluxe edition (3 CD) was €19.99, now €9.97

4 LP vinyl was €70.99, now €49.97

Super Deluxe (6 Disc) was €129.99, now €79.97

 

There is an entire reduced Beatles section with a lot of the Capitol, and the early albums only being €4.97, if you don't have the physical CDs, now is a good time to snap 'em up. 

Warning: There's only 2 hours left for the Beatle items.

 

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