Beatles, The


Artist: Beatles, The
Label: Apple Records
Year: 1968
Genre: Beatles
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Producer: Martin, George; Thomas, Chris


Title Artist Length
Back in the U.S.S.R. The Beatles 2:43::The Beatles
Dear Prudence The Beatles 3:56::The Beatles
Glass Onion The Beatles 2:17::The Beatles
Ob‐La‐Di, Ob‐La‐Da The Beatles 3:08::The Beatles
Wild Honey Pie The Beatles 0:52::The Beatles
Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill, The The Beatles 3:14::The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles 4:45::The Beatles
Happiness Is a Warm Gun The Beatles 2:43::The Beatles
Martha My Dear The Beatles 2:28::The Beatles
I’m So Tired The Beatles 2:03::The Beatles
Blackbird The Beatles 2:18::The Beatles
Piggies The Beatles 2:04::The Beatles
Rocky Raccoon The Beatles 3:32::The Beatles
Don’t Pass Me By The Beatles 3:50::The Beatles
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? The Beatles 1:41::The Beatles
I Will The Beatles 1:46::The Beatles
Julia The Beatles 2:54::The Beatles
Birthday The Beatles 2:44::The Beatles
Yer Blues The Beatles 4:01::The Beatles
Mother Nature’s Son The Beatles 2:49::The Beatles
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey The Beatles 2:26::The Beatles
Sexy Sadie The Beatles 3:17::The Beatles
Helter Skelter The Beatles 4:30::The Beatles
Long, Long, Long The Beatles 3:05::The Beatles
Revolution 1 The Beatles 4:16::The Beatles
Honey Pie The Beatles 2:42::The Beatles
Savoy Truffle The Beatles 2:55::The Beatles
Cry Baby Cry The Beatles 3:13::The Beatles
Revolution 9 The Beatles 8:13::The Beatles
Good Night The Beatles 3:11::The Beatles


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Purchase Date: 11/12/2017
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The Beatles, also known as the White Album, is the ninth studio album by English rock group the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band's name embossed,[a] which was intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork of the band's earlier Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Although no singles were issued from The Beatles in Britain and the United States, the songs "Hey Jude" and "Revolution" originated from the same recording sessions and were issued on a single in August 1968. The album's songs range in style from British blues and ska to tracks influenced by Chuck Berry and by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Most of the songs on the album were written during March and April 1968 at a Transcendental Meditation course in Rishikesh, India. The group returned to EMI Studios (now known as Abbey Road Studios) in May to commence recording sessions that lasted through to October. During these sessions, arguments broke out among the Beatles, and witnesses in the studio saw band members quarrel over creative differences. Another divisive element was the constant presence of John Lennon's new partner, Yoko Ono, whose attendance at the sessions broke with the Beatles' policy regarding wives and girlfriends. After a series of problems, including producer George Martin taking a sudden leave of absence and engineer Geoff Emerick quitting, Ringo Starr left the band briefly in August. The same tensions continued throughout the following year, leading to the eventual break-up of the Beatles in April 1970. On release, The Beatles received favourable reviews from the majority of music critics, but other commentators found its satirical songs unimportant and apolitical amid the turbulent political and social climate of 1968. The band and Martin have since debated whether the group should have released a single album instead. Nonetheless, The Beatles reached number one on the charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States and has since been viewed by some critics as one of the greatest albums of all time.