The iconic rock band – comprised of Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and late members John Lennon and George Harrison – will release new versions of the self-titled album, known as the ‘White Album’, on November 9, marking the 50th anniversary since the original two-disc studio venture hit the shelves in November 1968.
The special box will feature new 2018 mixes of the album’s tracks – which include hits such as ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, and ‘Blackbird’ – as well as a wealth of unreleased demos from the band’s vaults.
Writing in the new set, producer Giles Martin – who put together the mixes for the new packages – said: “In remixing ‘The White Album’, we’ve tried to bring you as close as possible to The Beatles in the studio. We’ve peeled back the layers of the ‘Glass Onion’ with the hope of immersing old and new listeners into one of the most diverse and inspiring albums ever made.”
The special box comes in several versions, ranging from a set of two CDs just containing the new mixes of the original album, up to the ‘Super Deluxe’ version which includes the original album as well as several unreleased demos.
The ‘White Album Super Deluxe’ track list features a whopping six CDs, with the first two comprised of remasters of the original two-CD album, one made up of “Esher Demos” – which were 27 songs recorded at George Harrison’s house in Esher, ahead of the final album – and the other three containing “Sessions”, a collection of unreleased outtake tracks with alternate versions of many of the final album’s hits.
The new release will be housed in a 164-page hardbound book with detailed track information, rare photos and copies of handwritten lyrics, recording sheets and print ads.