The Beatles (White Album) - New 6CD + Blu-Ray - Pre Order Released 09/11/2018

The Beatles (White Album) - New 6CD + Blu-Ray - Pre Order Released 09/11/2018

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A timeless record which stands the test of time with seminal songs such as ‘Imagine’, ‘Jealous Guy’, ‘Give Me Some Truth’ and ‘How Do You Sleep?’ amongst many more, the album also includes notable contributions from fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison.

This new edition takes us on incredibly personal journey through the entire songwriting and recording process – from the very first writing and demo sessions at John’s home studio at Tittenhurst Park through to the final co-production with Phil Spector – providing a remarkable testament of the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their own words

• The new expanded ‘Imagine’ will be released on 5th October 2018 to mark the original album release on 8th October 1971
• Featuring a brand new stereo mix of the original album, faithfully remixed from the ground up by triple Grammy Award winning engineer Paul Hicks at Abbey Road Studios, under the supervision of Yoko Ono Lennon, using high-definition 24-bit/96kHz audio transfers of the original first-generation multitrack recordings, these Ultimate Mixes reveal whole new levels of sonic depth, definition and clarity, especially in 5.1 surround sound.
• The expanded edition also features unique previously unheard material:
i. Raw Studio recordings – an amazing immersive experience of the recording sessions as if you were in the room with the band themselves, enabling you to hear every single detail of each instrument and performance. Experience, in immersive surround sound, the moment John and The Plastic Ono Band record each song, raw and live, from a sonic soundstage at the centre of Ascot Sound Studios at John & Yoko’s home in Tittenhurst.
ii. “Evolution” – a remarkable track-by-track documentary journey. The story of each song on a journey from demo to master via instructions, rehearsals, recordings, multitrack exploration and studio chat.
iii. “Elements” mixes – stripped-back mixes of selected tracks using a few simple elements from the multitrack recordings, that reveal even deeper levels of detail and clarity in the sources used for the master mixes, now opened up and presented on a wider, clearer and brighter sound stage.
iv. Outtakes – stereo outtakes from the album and singles sessions, faithfully mixed in a style similar to the originals.
v. Quadrosonic Album Mix – remastered for the first time in nearly fifty years, the original four speaker Spector/Lennon/Ono mix of the ‘Imagine’ album in Quadrosonic sound.
vi. Elliot Mintz interviews / documentary – a tribute by DJ and family friend Elliot Mintz featuring revealing, philosophical, honest and humorous interviews with John & Yoko.

• A deeply personal insight into the incredible lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their own words
• ‘Imagine’ will be a UMG strategic global priority for Q4 2018
• The overall ‘Imagine’ 2018 campaign also includes a day-and-date DVD & Blu-ray release from Eagle Rock and global coffee-table book from Thames & Hudson amongst much, much more

• ‘Imagine’ the title track was famously written as a plea for world peace, inspired by Yoko Ono’s 1964 book of poems ‘Grapefruit’
• ‘Imagine’ has remained a legendary song through to today and has earned numerous accolades including BMI naming it as one of the 100 most-performed songs of the 20th century, a Grammy Hall of Fame Award, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, with Guinness World Records British Hit Singles book naming it the second best single of all time, while Rolling Stone ranked it number three in their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
• The song has been covered by everyone from Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ray Charles, Madonna, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Jack Johnson, Herbie Hancock & Pink through to A Perfect Circle, with Emeli Sandé also recording a version for the 2012 Olympics in London

Track Listing:

CD1 – Imagine

The Album - The Ultimate Mixes Disc 1

Remix in Stereo 16-44.1

Remixed Stereo Album, Singles & Extras

1. Imagine

2. Crippled Inside

3. Jealous Guy

4. It’s So Hard

5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die

6. Gimme Some Truth

7. Oh My Love

8. How Do You Sleep?

9. How?

10. Oh Yoko!

The Singles & Extras

11. Power To The People

12. Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go)

13. God Save Us

14. Do The Oz

15. God Save Oz

16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)


CD2 - The Ultimate Mixes Disc 2

New Mix in Stereo 16-44.1

Elements Mixes and Album & Single Outtakes

Elements Mixes

1. Imagine (strings only)

2. Jealous Guy (piano, bass & drums)

3. Oh My Love (vocals only)

4. How? (strings only)

Album out-takes

5. Imagine (demo)

6. Imagine (take 1)

7. Crippled Inside (take 3)

8. Crippled Inside (take 6 – alt guitar solo)

9. Jealous Guy (take 9)

10. It’s So Hard (take 6)

11. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 11)

12. Gimme Some Truth (take 4)

13. Oh My Love (take 6)

14. How Do You Sleep? (takes 1 & 2)

15. How? (take 31)

16. Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)

Singles out-takes

17. Power To The People (take 7)

18. God Save Us (demo)

19. Do The Oz (take 3)

20. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (alt mix)


CD3 - Raw Studio Mixes

New Mix in Stereo 16-44.1

Extended Album Tracks & Outtakes – Live At Ascot Sound Studios

Extended Album Versions - Live

1. Imagine (take 10)

2. Crippled Inside (take 6)

3. Jealous Guy (take 29)

4. It’s So Hard (take 11)

5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 4 – extended)

6. Gimme Some Truth (take 4 – extended)

7. Oh My Love (take 20)

8. How Do You Sleep? (take 11 – extended)

9. How? (take 40)

10. Oh Yoko! (take 1 extended)

Out-takes - Live

11. Imagine (take 1)

12. Jealous Guy (take 11)

13. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 21)

14. How Do You Sleep? (take 1)

15. How Do You Sleep? (takes 5 & 6)


CD 4 - The Evolution Documentary

New Mix in Mono 16-44.1

The story of each song on a journey from demo to master via instructions, rehearsals, recordings, multitrack exploration and studio chat

Album tracks only

1. Imagine

2. Crippled Inside

3. Jealous Guy

4. It’s So Hard

5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die

6. Gimme Some Truth

7. Oh My Love

8. How Do You Sleep?

9. How?

10. Oh Yoko!


Blu-ray Disc 1 – Imagine - The Ultimate Mixes

Remixed Stereo Album, Singles, Extras & Outtakes

Imagine - The Album

Remix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96

1. Imagine

2. Crippled Inside

3. Jealous Guy

4. It’s So Hard

5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die

6. Gimme Some Truth

7. Oh My Love

8. How Do You Sleep?

9. How?

10. Oh Yoko!


Singles & Extras

Remix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96

1. Power To The People

2. Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go)

3. God Save Us (Bill Elliot vocal)

4. Do The Oz

5. God Save Oz (John Lennon vocal)

6. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)


The Out-takes

New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96

1. Imagine (demo)

2. Imagine (take 1)

3. Crippled Inside (take 3)

4. Crippled Inside (take 6 alt guitar solo)

5. Jealous Guy (take 9)

6. It’s So Hard (take 6)

7. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 11)

8. Gimme Some Truth (take 4)

9. Oh My Love (take 6)

10. How Do You Sleep? (takes 1 & 2)

11. How? (take 31)

12. Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)

13. Power To The People (take 7)

14. God Save Us (demo)

15. Do The Oz (take 3)

16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (alt mix)


The Quadrasonic Mixes

Remastered in Quad 4.0 24-96

Original 1971 Quadsonic Album Remastered

1. Imagine

2. Crippled Inside

3. Jealous Guy

4. It’s So Hard

5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die

6. Gimme Some Truth

7. Oh My Love

8. How Do You Sleep?

9. How?

10. Oh Yoko!


Blu-ray Disc 2 – In The Studio and Deeper Listening

The Raw Studio Mixes - Extended Album Versions - Live

New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96

Experience, in immersive Surround Sound, the moment John and The Plastic Ono Band record each song live, from a sonic soundstage at the center of Ascot Sound Studios at John & Yoko’s home in Tittenhurst

1. Imagine (take 10)

2. Crippled Inside (take 6)

3. Jealous Guy (take 29)

4. It’s So Hard (take 11)

5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 4 – extended)

6. Gimme Some Truth (take 4 – extended)

7. Oh My Love (take 20)

8. How Do You Sleep? (take 11 – extended)

9. How? (take 40)

10. Oh Yoko! (take 1 – extended)


The Raw Studio Mixes - Out-takes - Live

New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96

1. Imagine (take 1)

2. Crippled Inside (take 2)

3. Crippled Inside (take 6 alt guitar solo)

4. Jealous Guy (take 11)

5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 21)

6. How Do You Sleep? (take 1)

7. How Do You Sleep? (takes 5 & 6)

8. How? (takes 7-10)

9. How? (take 40 alt vocal)

10. Oh Yoko! (take 1 tracking vocal)


The Elements Mixes

From the Master Multitracks

New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96

Mixes from elements of the original multitracks that demonstrate some of the instrumentations from ‘behind the scenes’

1. Imagine (strings)

2. Crippled Inside (upright bass & drums)

3. Jealous Guy (piano, bass & drums)

4. It’s So Hard (strings)

5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (guitar, bass & drums)

6. Gimme Some Truth (electric piano & guitar)

7. Oh My Love (vocals)

8. How Do You Sleep? (strings)

9. How? (strings)

10. Oh Yoko! (acoustic)


The Evolution Documentary

New Mix in Mono 24-96

The story of the songs from demo to master in rehearsals, studio chat and mixed multitrack elements

1. Imagine

2. Crippled Inside

3. Jealous Guy

4. It’s So Hard

5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die

6. Gimme Some Truth

7. Oh My Love

8. How Do You Sleep?

9. How?

10. Oh Yoko!

11. Power To The People

12. Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go)

13. God Save Us/God Save Oz

14. Do The Oz

15. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

16. Tittenhurst Park


Imagine John & Yoko – The Elliot Mintz Interviews

New Mix in Mono 24-96

Tribute by DJ and family friend Elliot Mintz featuring revealing, philosophical, honest and humorous interviews with John & Yoko.


IMAGINE / GIMME SOME TRUTH – DVD, BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL RELEASE


Imagine (Film)

1. Imagine

2. Crippled Inside

3. Good Morning

4. Jealous Guy

5. Don’t Count The Waves

6. It’s So Hard

7. Mrs. Lennon

8. In Bag

9. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die

10. Mind Train

11. Whisper Piece

12. What’s That In The Sky?

13. Power To The People

14. Gimme Some Truth

15. Midsummer New York

16. Oh My Love

17. How Do You Sleep?

18. How?

19. Oh Yoko!

20. Beach / End Credits


Gimme Some Truth (Film)

1. Imagine

2. Crippled Inside

3. Oh Yoko!

4. Jealous Guy

5. It’s So Hard

6. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die

7. Gimme Some Truth

8. Oh My Love

9. How Do You Sleep?

10. How?

11. Imagine


DVD / Blu-Ray Extras

1. Jealous Guy (raw studio out-take)

2. How? (raw studio out-take)

3. Gimme Some Truth (raw studio out-take)

4. David Bailey photoshoot


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