The Beatles (“The White Album”)

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The Beatles is the ninth studio album by English rock group the Beatles, a double album released on 22 November 1968. It is also commonly known as "The White Album", as it has no graphics or text other than the band's name embossed (and, on the early LP and CD releases, a serial number) on its plain white sleeve.

The album was written and recorded during a period of turmoil for the group, after visiting the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and having a particularly productive songwriting session in early 1968. Returning to the studio, the group recorded from May to October 1968, only to have conflict and dissent drive the group members apart. Ringo Starr quit the band for a brief time, leaving Paul McCartney to play drums on two tracks. Many of the songs were by less than the full group, some of them "solo" recordings, as each individual member began to explore his own talent.

Upon its release, the album received mixed reviews from music critics, who criticized its satirical songs as unimportant and apolitical amid a turbulent political and social climate. However, it reached number 1 on the charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The album has sold over 9.5 million copies in the United States alone and has since been viewed by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. In September 2013 after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum, meaning sales of at least 300,000 copies.

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Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
The Beatles 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 13 Apple Records SWBO 101 [none]
The Beatles (stereo) 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 13 Apple Records PCS 7067, PCS 7068
The Beatles (mono) 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 13 Apple Records PMC 7067, PMC 7068
The Beatles 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 13 Capitol Records (American record company) SWBO-101 [none]
The Beatles 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 13 Capitol Records (American record company) SWBO 101 [none]
The Beatles 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 13 Apple Records 1C 172-04 173, 1C 172-04 174
The Beatles 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 13 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-072 [none]
The Beatles 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 13 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-072 [none]
The Beatles 2×CD 17 + 13 Parlophone CDS 7 46443 8 077774644389
The Beatles 2×CD 17 + 13 Parlophone CD-PCS 7067/8 077774644389
The Beatles 2×CD 17 + 13 Capitol Records (American record company) CDP 7 46443 2 077774644327
The Beatles 2×CD 17 + 13 Capitol Records (American record company) C2-46443
The Beatles 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 13 Capitol Records (American record company) C1 46443 077774644310
The Beatles 2×CD 17 + 13 Apple Records TOCP-51119-20 4988006740037
The Beatles 2×CD 17 + 13 Apple Records 7243 4 96895 2 7 724349689527
The Beatles (2009 stereo remaster) 2×CD 17 + 13 Apple Records 0946 3 82466 2 6 094638246626
The Beatles (2009 stereo remaster) 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 13 Apple Records 0094638246619 094638246619
Bootleg
The Beatles (unknown) 14
The Beatles 2×CD 32 + 23 СД-Максимум CDM 0500-431/432

Relationships

covers: Mojo Presents: The White Album Recovered (N° 0000001) by Various Artists
mash-ups: The Grey Album by Danger Mouse
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000418113 [info]
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/master/46402 [info]
Wikidata: Q3295515 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Beatles (album) [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/The_Beatles:The_Beatles_(1968) [info]
other databases: http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/B/Beatles,_The/Discography/Beatles_[The_White_Album],_The/ [info]
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/the_beatles/the_beatles__white_album__f13/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/4b8c [info]
http://www.bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=cdm432_1 [info]
http://www.bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=cdm432_2 [info]
http://www.bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=mfsltb2 [info]