Report: deluxe edition of The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ coming later this year

Fans might have a major new Beatles release to look forward to by year’s end. Beatlefan magazine reported that work is apparently going forward with an expanded version of the group’s 1968 self-titled double album, better known as the “White Album” — along the lines of the recent deluxe, expanded reissue of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. According to an unnamed source, the final go-ahead for the project has yet to be approved by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison. Back in May, during a chat with the BBC, the Beatles’ archival producer Giles Martin — son of the late-George Martin — set off a minor fan frenzy when he referred to the “White Album” as being the “next release,” before walking it back.

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[Blogger’s note – Giles Martin has been working on the White Album at Abbey Road Studios for several months!]

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3 thoughts on “Report: deluxe edition of The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ coming later this year”

  1. Seems there is very little studio video of this time , or even actual photographs is also limited but really looking forward to this . I bought the album on 22 nd November 1968 @ 9.00 a.m From NEMS , Eppys Liverpool store , Bunking off school with a friend and played the Album all afternoon . 68 my fave Beatles year Being in London at that time for Yellow Submarine film Leicester sq premier , Lady Madonna/ Inner Light – Hey Jude / Revolution ! singles and of course The Amazing White Album .

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