The Beatles ‎– The Beatles

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Apple Records ‎– B0028831-01, Capitol Records ‎– B0028831-01, UMe ‎– B0028831-01
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
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A1 Back In The U.S.S.R.
A2 Dear Prudence
A3 Glass Onion
A4 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
A5 Wild Honey Pie
A6 The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
A7 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Guitar [Uncredited] – Eric ClaptonWritten-By – Harrison*
A8 Happiness Is A Warm Gun
B1 Martha, My Dear
B2 I'm So Tired
B3 Blackbird
B4 Piggies
Written-By – Harrison*
B5 Rocky Raccoon
B6 Don't Pass Me By
Written-By – Starkey*
B7 Why Don't We Do It In The Road
B8 I Will
B9 Julia
C1 Birthday
C2 Yer Blues
C3 Mother Nature's Son
C4 Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
C5 Sexy Sadie
C6 Helter Skelter
C7 Long, Long, Long
Written-By – Harrison*
D1 Revolution 1
D2 Honey Pie
D3 Savoy Truffle
Written-By – Harrison*
D4 Cry, Baby, Cry
D5 Revolution 9
D6 Good Night

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Stereo - Anniversary Edition
Also includes reproductions of original poster and portraits.
Gatefold sleeve.

A Capitol Records release. ℗ © 2018 Calderstone Productions Limited (a Division of Universal Music Group) / Apple Corps Limited.
Artwork © 2018 Apple Corps Limited. 'Beatles' is a trademark of Apple Corps Limited.
'Apple' and the Apple logo are exclusively licensed to Apple Corps Limited.
Manufactured and distributed by Capitol Records, 1750 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028 - U.S.A.

[Lennon/McCartney songs] © All lyrics copyright 1968 for the world by Sony/ATV Music Publishing L.L.C.
[Harrison songs] © Harrisongs Ltd. [Starkey song] © Universal Music Publishing, MGB Ltd.
© Artwork Apple Corps Ltd.
Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned (Stickered)): 602567696865
  • Barcode (Printed (Stickered)): 6 02567 69686 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout Variant 1): B002883101 6757196 A² MILES.ABBEYROAD½SPEED.RM30.
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Other Versions (5 of 672) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PMC 7067/8 The Beatles The Beatles(2xLP, Album, Mono, M/Print, Num) Apple Records PMC 7067/8 UK 1968 Sell This Version
UICY-76975/6 The Beatles The Beatles(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Universal Music, Apple Records UICY-76975/6 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
CDS 7 46443 8, CD-PCS 7067 The Beatles The Beatles(2xCD, Album, RE, RP) Apple Records, Apple Records, Parlophone, Parlophone CDS 7 46443 8, CD-PCS 7067 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4XWB 101 The Beatles The Beatles(2xCass, Album, RE) Apple Records 4XWB 101 US 1969 Sell This Version
SWBO 101 The Beatles The Beatles(2xLP, Album, RE) Capitol Records SWBO 101 Canada 1977 Sell This Version

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aweave20

aweave20

June 17, 2020
This is a great-sounding remix. The bottom end is well-defined, great sound separation, and I've heard things I never heard before! The vinyl is also whisper-quiet.
sudont

sudont

November 17, 2019

Is it my memory, or did they seriously tone-down the jet sounds in Back in the USSR? I guess I’ll have to pull out my late seventies Japanese pressing and compare. Regardless, I love it! Really sounds great. I got none of the pressing defects others got, (return them, people!), and the mix is brilliant with vocal parts that were buried previously now clearly audible. Just overall a great sounding mix. Best I’ve ever heard this album sound, and I’ve heard it a lot over the years,
MrGonorrhea

MrGonorrhea

August 24, 2019
Not much to say other than a fantastic mix and a fantastic pressing of my favorite beatles album.
tedmills

tedmills

May 7, 2019
I only noticed the up n down waviness of side 2 bc somebody pointed it out! Before that I was just sitting and listening to an amazing press. So, um...don't look at the LP while playing?
thepartyprogram

thepartyprogram

March 5, 2019
Just wondering if this vinyl version was reproduced from a digital file or a new vinyl master? Anyone? cheers
DanShay

DanShay

February 21, 2019
Update. For the 2018 remixed version pressed by QRP, I received 4 copies from Amazon and all 4 had the same defects as I pointed out in my original review. I checked at a local record store and out of around 20 of so that they sold, most were returned. They are trying to get the German or French 2-LP versions and no longer are carrying the QRP-pressed U.S. version.
damn_goodcoffee

damn_goodcoffee

February 2, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

Sound quality on this press is top notch, hearing this on vinyl after hearing it digitally, while waiting for my record to come in, I can appreciate this remix even more so now. I'd recommend this to anyone even slightly into The Beatles or if they've heard them a billion times, this new mix makes The Beatles "White Album" sounds brand new all over again... Having said that my labels are a tad off center and there is some wobble to the record as it spins but it does not impact the sound. It's insignificant and doesn't bother me enough to complain about it.
Champco

Champco

January 14, 2019
Not being one to jump on any bandwagon. Queuing this I noticed the edge was not concentric but ignored it. watching it play it is so obvious the defects described here are right on. Tonearm on side 2 is riding a wave both up and down and side to side. The entire side. Did not look at side one at all but will next play.
Not what I would expect on a precision pressing in this day and age. I will be contacting QRP. Damn shame.
waxhoarder

waxhoarder

November 13, 2018
edited over 2 years ago

This remix is simp[ly brilliant across the board & zero quality issues here. Amazingly wide and clean soundstage. Incredibly low noise floor. Subtle room nuances in the recording studio are not lost. Every instrument and vocal channel in the mix exists clearly on its own but still manages to deliver a cohesive overall band sound. This kind of magic is incredibly hard to achieve especially when using old source material. Even if you're not a Beatles fan, this album is a must have even if only to act as reference material showing you (or others) what a truly great vinyl recording can sound like on your system.
steamybrown2003

steamybrown2003

November 12, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
It’s here! “The Cleanup Job” is finally upon us! Much of the top-heavy, blurred, buried, and messy colours of the 60’s, that once gave the “White Album” it’s character (and it’s charm some would say), are simply swept away here. This version is so analytically “cleansed”, it’s as if “Mommy Dearest” herself was hired on just to show Giles and friends how to scrub the album really clean! She wasn’t mad at Giles or the album mind you, she was mad at the dirt! Many of us “Beatlemaniacs” have acquired both a Mono and a Stereo copy of the original 68’ U.K. “White Album”. We have played both versions back to back, track for track, and picked and chose our favorite Mono and Stereo takes of each song. Some of us have been sure to point out all of the reasons why which mix of which song was better in countless online threads about the album. The rest of us were left dreaming and wishing for our own idea of the perfect semblance of the “White Album” (quite a few of us did this for five decades no less). This “2018 Remix” version is that dream come true in some respects, a hybrid of sorts of the two versions. It has a lot of the 68’ Mono’s punch (along with some of it’s depth), while retaining much of the 68’ Stereo’s wonderful panning techniques and overall balance—it’s as if the Mono and Stereo versions of the “White Album” got together and had a little baby....I must warn you though, this remix is incredibly off-putting at first, and that’s due mostly to it’s clarity*. This version doesn’t sound familiar like your old “top-heavy” 68’ Stereo copy of the “White Album”, but give it a few plays, it will sink in that this is the “2018 Remix”!

Giles did an awesome job on last year’s “...Pepper..”, all of that cross referencing between the original 67’ Mono and Stereo versions of “...Pepper’s...” strongpoints, was just what “Dr. Robert” ordered to create a superior and essential Stereo “Remix” for 2017. A similar feat was more or less accomplished here, Giles not only opted for cleanliness (which I must admit, “The White Album” was arguably in need of), but it also appears that he did not shrug off the sonic pros and cons of both the original Mono and Stereo takes of the “White Album” (I can not confirm whether he intentionally did this or not, but it “sounds” like he considered both formats while remixing this album).

*Now, about this “Remix” being astonishing, yet off-putting....It is indeed mostly astonishing due to it’s clarity, however, at the same time, and paradoxically, it’s baffling (to me at least) why some details got mixed too low when compared to the original recording. Certain key nuances (shouts on “...Me And My Monkey” and “...U.S.S.R.”, count offs during “Birthday”, guitar riffs on “Helter Skelter”, backing vocals on “...Bungalow Bill”, etc.) on several of the songs, that were previously present on both the original Mono and Stereo versions, are just just barely audible—mixed too low with an odd phantom-like quality. For this, I must tap Giles on the wrist. It was a “No No” (to quote Ringo) to tamper with the album in this way. The mishandling of those details, while listening to the “Remix”, has me distracted (and saying in my mind, “Hey, where did that go?!”) and somewhat longing for the original versions. With that said, to those of you that have been made uncomfortable upon a first listen, this “2018” version deserves a second listen, and many more there after....I get what Giles did here, he cleaned it all up—it’s a new (modern) sonic vision of your old favorite “White Album”. As a listener, it takes an open mind (and a fresh pair of ears for that matter) to adjust to such changes being made after 50 years of listening to the original. Giles took a real risk here, and made a genuine effort, and for that he gets a “Number 9, Number 9, Number 9...”, out of 10 that is....