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What would be on a White Album 50th anniversary deluxe edition?
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As Giles has somewhat confirmed a 50th anniversary edition of the White Album , what would be on the bonus disks?

Earlier takes of songs on the album, songs like "What's The New Mary Jane " that were not induced on the actual album, or maybe even "Carnival Of Light ".

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I imagine it would probably be similar to the Sgt Pepper box? Maybe:

Disc One (Mono)

Disc Two (Mono)

Disc Three (Stereo)

Disc Four (Stereo)

Disc Five (Kinfauns and Esher Demos) 

Disc Six (Documentaries/videos of some sort? Hey Jude /Revolution promos?)

Reprint of the original poster and postcard picture thingies

Book (with pictures from sessions, Rishikesh, Mad Day Out etc.)

I have a feeling Hey Jude /Revolution (and possibly Not Guilty ) would be part of this, like how SFF/Penny Lane was for the Sgt Pepper one.

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps (acoustic) would be a good option. I imagine Hey Jude /Revolution , Not Guilty and a couple others would also feature.

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It has to have the long version of Helter Skelter , the full Can You Take Me Back Where I Came From, the demos of course (including the ones that don't usually make it to the bootlegs), and if at all possible a version of Revolution No. 9 with the backing rhythm in it or at least the full take of Revolution .

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If they tried to do one for the White Album I won’t buy it unless they do a one heck of a job with it.  I’d need to see

A quality remaster, not unlike that done for Sgt. Pepper

A whole lot of outtakes for the White Album songs. (A whole lot)

Circles, Sour Milk Sea, Not Guilty , Whats The New Mary Jane, Revolution (take 20)

Every single demo from Esher and Kinifauns

Demos for songs used later like Across The Universe and Child Of Nature

Fun posters and memorabilia with a nice big coffee table book. 

This is the baseline. If they meet all of this criteria and have more to surprise me with, I will buy it. 

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Pretty much, if it has Carnival Of Light , I'd buy it. john-lennon-salute_gif

It will also need some studio chatter, more than Sgt Pepper

Also, some isolated tracks (such as isolated saxes to Savoy Truffle ) would be really nicea-hard-days-night-george-10

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Since there will be a 5.1 surround sound mix there's no need to include isolated tracks as that gives us 6 channels to work with and most songs off the album were recorded on 8 track machines which means that only 2 channels need to combine 2 tracks whereas the rest of the channels get to have 1 track for themselves and some songs didn't even fill up all 8 tracks. In the case of Savoy Truffle they would probably do something like this:

Front left:

Rhythm guitar

Center:

Vocals and lead guitar

Front right:

Horns and keys

Rear left:

Drums

Rear right:

Tambourine and bongos

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Bass

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Why would 'CoL' be on a 'White Album ' box set, it was recorded a year earlier during sessions for 'Pepper'?

 

We should get all Esher/Kinfauns demos that exist, three discs of outtakes to cover all sides of the LP plus the surrounds sessions; 'Lady Madonna ', Hey Bulldog ', 'ATU', 'Hey Jude ' etc, and a book extensively detailing the sessions/recordings. 

 

And to remember the 30th anniversary, Apple to cancel it, instead offering us a luxury stationary set. Who doesn't want a white pencil sharpener with 'The Beatles' embossed on the side?

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TheOrangeApple said
As Giles has somewhat confirmed a 50th anniversary edition of the White Album , ...  

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In an interview earlier this year, talking about the Pepper deluxe, he mentioned the "White" was next, @Shamrock Womlbs. This started speculation that he was working on a "White" deluxe.

A few days later he put out a tweet that's rather a weak denial:

Just to confirm. . . I said the 'White Album ' is the next Beatles album. I promise that I'm not working on it. Enjoy Sgt Pepper first! X

Just because he wasn't working on it then, doesn't mean he won't be. If he started work in next January, he'd still have eight/nine months before he had to present his final proposal. The sign-off is also interesting as he says, "Enjoy Sgt Pepper first!" which could indicate he knows something is on its heels, and the logical something would be the "White".

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All of the demos in their entirety would be nice and Hey Jude demos/outtakes as well. I would be interested to know if there is any Revolution No 9 material in the vaults.

No chance of Carnival Of Light making it's way on this release. If it was going to be on a deluxe edition it would have been Pepper.

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This would be a weird release, assuming they would have 2018 remix or something like that, because it would be stepping on The Beatles toes by this time.  I would still love to hear Giles' version of the remix for sure, but The Beatles did start caring about the stereo mixes around this time.  In other news... there would be a lot of cool things for bonus materiel in this set. We already have the remixes of Hey Jude and Revolution so they would just be copy and paste from 2015. Having numbered copies like they did in 1968 would be cool too!!

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meanmistermustard said
Why would 'CoL' be on a 'White Album ' box set, it was recorded a year earlier during sessions for 'Pepper'?

well...  according to Geoff Emerick, bits of 'Carnival Of Light ' were in fact used during 'Revolution #9'...  if his memories are intact, the 'White Album ' is the only place where the Carnival does indeed see the Light of Day...  sonically it would probably work much better amongst the 'White Album ' material instead of Pepper's gloss...  a better spot, in my opinion, would be to include it alongside the 'Arial Instrumental Tour' for the 'Magical Mystery Tour ' edition...  why?  so we can hear it sooner of course...:-)

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Since Paul has confirmed there's a 50th anniversary on the way, and he mentions it including demos, which would indicate the inclusion of some - or all - of the May Esher demos, I thought some might find this recent (29 May) Rolling Stone survey of the known 27 songs demoed interesting (all include YT links).

I say the "known 27 songs" because we could be surprised. Dylan's Basement Tapes had been largely leaked, over 100 tracks circulating on bootleg by the time it got an official Bootleg Series release... which added nearly another 40 tracks that had never been heard.

I'm just suggesting there's lots of scope in this period for things we have no idea about, or know little of...

And they could well be more exciting than something like the fabled 27-minute Helter Skelter ... which can likely never do anything but disappoint if not edited, as would Carnival Of Light  if we ever got to a second or third listen.

What are some of the studio outtakes, proper recordings or jams, that people would like to see explored?

Myself, I'd like a good exploration of the I Will  session, which included lots of ad-libs, full version of Can You Take Me Back? among them. I'd also like some of the straight outtake jams like Brian Epstein Blues.

I have a feeling that the archive for the White could contain much more than we know, and that things like Revolution [take 20] (which must surely be expected if they are not to get howls of derision) help explain something like Revolution 9 .

I am more excited about what this could be expanded than I was Pepper, and Pepper pole-vaulted my expectations at around a Sky Lab height.

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I'd love to hear some progression of songs (like a take 1, take 5, take 10 sort of thing), especially for more complicated songs like Savoy Truffle , Back In The USSR , and Piggies

Obviously the 27 minute Helter Skelter would be top of the list too.

Some of the tape loops from Revolution 9 , isolated, would be really cool too. Dunno how that would work though.

More studio chatter than the Sgt Pepper discs would be better.

 

I'm sure I'll think of more stuff in the near future. I'm sure Apple Corps still hasn't thought of everything that will go on it yet...

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Here's something like I'd like to see it:

Discs 1 & 2: 2018 stereo remix

Disc 3: Demos (Esher & otherwise)

Discs 4 to 6: Studio outtakes (+ Hey Jude  and Revolution  single)

Discs 7 & 8: 2014 analogue mono remaster with additional alternate takes and unused mixes

Disc 9 [Blu-Ray/DVD]: India footage; Hey Jude  recording session filmed for Music documentary; McCartney Blackbird /Helter Skelter Apple promo film; Hey Jude  and Revolution  promo films; etc.

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That's the thing: I think we all expected a certain quality of product with the Sgt Peppers release, we knew what we wouldn't like and it wasn't a huge disappointment like Anthology. But I have much less idea what could be turned up with this rerelease, although my expectations have some basis in bootlegs. I think a progression from home and escher demos to good milestone recordings would be something worth having, but after that I'm really not sure.

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Progression of songs and every piece of chatter concerning to any musical matter about their songs.
A nice book with good quality pics in the studio.
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One disc filled with takes 1 - 3 of 'Helter Skelter ', the complete 'Revolution ' (as bootlegged) and a few takes/mixes of 'What's The New Mary Jane ' to take it 77 minutes of music. One massive f*** y** to the critics and fans.

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It's probably going to be similar to the Sgt. Pepper box set but with twice the discs.

Discs 1/2:

New stereo mix

Discs 3/4 of 4 disc set:

Outtakes of each track including Hey Jude and Revolution , the latter 2 also containing new stereo mixes

Discs 3/4/5/6:

Chronological outtakes

Discs 7/8:

Original mono mix of album, Hey Jude single, and cancelled Yellow Submarine EP

Disc 9 (DVD or Blu Ray):

5.1 surround mix and videos of Hey Jude and Revolution

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