Friday, June 22, 2018

Paul discusses White Album 50th anniversary release

The White Album anniversary edition we all knew was coming is coming.

In a new interview with DIY, Paul McCartney verified plans to celebrate the LP's 50th anniversary with an expanded edition later this year.

From the interview:

Have you finished preparing the 50th anniversary package of that one yet?

It’s all in place, I’ve just got a couple of essays [to approve]. It’s all lined up and it’s really good.

Are there any moments you’d forgotten about when you were trawling back through the archives?

Something sparks another memory, but it’s really nice because we were a great little band – I think we can agree on that. So for me to be a part of that and to be remembering it is great; all these little things remind me of it and I do learn things.
The album itself [‘The White Album’] is very cool and it sounds like you’re in the room; that’s the great thing about doing remasters. But we’ve also got some demos of the songs, so you get things stripped right back to just John’s voice and a guitar. You just think, how fucking good was John?! Amazing. We were just doing it; it was amazing. We were having a good time.

A November release for the set seems likely, given the original was released in late November 1968.

As to contents, it also seems likely the set will include the complete set of the 27 acoustic demos the Beatles recorded at George Harrison's home, Kinfauns, upon their return from India in May 1968. We'll keep you posted.

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