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The Beatles (The White Album)
November 22, 1968 Apple Records
Originally titled "A Doll's House," most of The White album was written while on a meditation study with the Maharishi Yogi (the bands' second such trip). Because they were "roughing it" and had only their acoustic guitars with them, most of the songs are or were originally acoustic in nature. The concept of the record is that it was to be the opposite of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; for example, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band had a long title and a lavishly colored cover; The White Album was simply titled The Beatles and derived it's nickname from the completely white cover. The US version did not feature black sleeves as the UK version did, and the 4 photos were smaller. Reports indicate that Capitol had compressed most of the album but George Harrison discovered this and set things right, although due to some mechanical error there is audible evidence of this during "Cry Baby Cry", near the line "all the children". Copies were numbered, the same system used at all 12 pressing plants (so there are 12 1s, 12 2s, etc). Also, due to dispute over banding (where the space between songs is visable on the record disc), some copies are banded and some aren't - even between copies pressed at the same plant. No singles were issued from the album until 1976, when the "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da/Julia" single was released.
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Apple PMC 7067-8; PCS 7067-8 - November 22, 1968