The Beatles "White Album" 50th Anniversary Box Set to Feature Tons of Previously Unheard Material

The Beatles' "White Album"—or The Beatles as it's properly titled—will be given the 50th anniversary box set treatment later this year with a release that will bundle remixed versions of the album’s original 30 tracks along with 27 acoustic demos and 50 session takes. Most of these tracks have never been released before, making this new set a treasure trove for Beatlemaniacs.

For this release, the original album songs have been remixed by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. In his introduction to the set, Martin said: “In remixing ‘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.”

Of particular note for this release is the inclusion of the so-called "Esher Demos"—early acoustic versions of the White Album songs recorded at George Harrison’s house in Esher, England. These demos will be pressed on a set of two LPs in addition to the two LPs containing remixed reissue of the original album. Three additional CDs will contain the remaining tracks from the Abbey Road sessions, including new takes of “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Helter Skelter," “Revolution,” and more.

The "Super Deluxe" box set will also include a new hardbound book with original photos from this era of The Beatles’ career, as well as a Blu-ray version of the album.

Take a look at the complete track listing for the CD version of the Super Deluxe package below, and grab an original version of The Beatles via Reverb LP.


Super Deluxe [6CD+1Blu-ray set / digital audio collection]

CD 1: The Beatles 2018 Stereo Mix

  • Back in the U.S.S.R.
  • Dear Prudence
  • Glass Onion
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • Wild Honey Pie
  • The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Happiness is a Warm Gun
  • Martha My Dear
  • I’m so tired
  • Blackbird
  • Piggies
  • Rocky Raccoon
  • Don’t Pass Me By
  • Why don’t we do it in the road?
  • I Will
  • Julia

CD 2: The Beatles 2018 Stereo Mix

  • Birthday
  • Yer Blues
  • Mother Nature’s Son
  • Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
  • Sexy Sadie
  • Helter Skelter
  • Long, Long, Long
  • Revolution I
  • Honey Pie
  • Savoy Truffle
  • Cry Baby Cry
  • Revolution 9
  • Good Night

CD 3: Esher Demos

  • Back in the U.S.S.R.
  • Dear Prudence
  • Glass Onion
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Happiness is a Warm Gun
  • I’m so tired
  • Blackbird
  • Piggies
  • Rocky Raccoon
  • Julia
  • Yer Blues
  • Mother Nature’s Son
  • Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
  • Sexy Sadie
  • Revolution
  • Honey Pie
  • Cry Baby Cry
  • Sour Milk Sea
  • Junk
  • Child of Nature
  • Circles
  • Mean Mr. Mustard
  • Polythene Pam
  • Not Guilty
  • What’s the New Mary Jane

CD 4: Sessions

  • Revolution I (Take 18)
  • A Beginning (Take 4) / Don’t Pass Me By (Take 7)
  • Blackbird (Take 28)
  • Everybody’s Got Something to Hide
  • Except Me and My Monkey (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  • Good Night (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  • Good Night (Take 10 with a guitar part from Take 5)
  • Good Night (Take 22)
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Take 3)
  • Revolution (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  • Revolution (Take 14 – Instrumental backing track)
  • Cry Baby Cry (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  • Helter Skelter (First version – Take 2)

CD 5: Sessions

  • Sexy Sadie (Take 3)
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic version – Take 2)
  • Hey Jude (Take 1)
  • St. Louis Blues (Studio jam)
  • Not Guilty (Take 102)
  • Mother Nature’s Son (Take 15)
  • Yer Blues (Take 5 with guide vocal)
  • What’s the New Mary Jane (Take 1)
  • Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)
  • Back in the U.S.S.R. (Take 5 – Instrumental backing track)
  • Dear Prudence (Vocal, guitar & drums)
  • Let It Be (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Third version – Take 27)
  • (You’re so Square) Baby, I Don’t Care (Studio jam)
  • Helter Skelter (Second version – Take 17)
  • Glass Onion (Take 10)

CD 6: Sessions

  • I Will (Take 13)
  • Blue Moon (Studio jam)
  • I Will (Take 29)
  • Step Inside Love (Studio jam)
  • Los Paranoias (Studio jam)
  • Can You Take Me Back? (Take 1)
  • Birthday (Take 2 – Instrumental backing track)
  • Piggies (Take 12 – Instrumental backing track)
  • Happiness is a Warm Gun (Take 19)
  • Honey Pie (Instrumental backing track)
  • Savoy Truffle (Instrumental backing track)
  • Martha My Dear (Without brass and strings)
  • Long, Long, Long (Take 44)
  • I’m so tired (Take 7)
  • I’m so tired (Take 14)
  • The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Take 2)
  • Why don’t we do it in the road? (Take 5)
  • Julia (Two rehearsals)
  • The Inner Light (Take 6 – Instrumental backing track)
  • Lady Madonna (Take 2 – Piano and drums)
  • Lady Madonna (Backing vocals from take 3)
  • Across the Universe (Take 6)

Blu-ray: The BEATLES (‘White Album’)

Audio Features:

  • : PCM Stereo (2018 Stereo Mix)
  • : DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (2018)
  • : Dolby True HD 5.1 (2018)
  • : Mono (2018 Direct Transfer of ‘The White Album’ Original Mono Mix)
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