The Beatles (White Album) [Deluxe]

Album by The Beatles
1968, 57 tracks, 2 hour 49 mins 18 sec

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Jun 14, 2019

The White Album, when creativity occurs in clusters

I continue with my review of the official discography of the most beloved rock band in the world, The Beatles. This time I will talk about The White Album, although in reality, I do not know what to say after all that has been said. I could say it is the favorite album of many and that caused a great impact the year of its release, given the generosity of the quartet of Liverpool to give us so many songs in one delivery. Obviously, there are lights and shadows between song and song; nevertheless, it is more than confirmed that the balance it keeps between all that is published on it, makes it a work to be treasured throughout the life. The inclusion of extremely endearing themes, plus the band's attachment to the pure and effective rock of the time, makes it more than irresistible. I do not think that the album could be classified as a work of concept as if it were its predecessors Revolver and Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, because, definitively, it must have been impossible to string together each of the songs to be part of a whole. In that sense, The White Album, is a conventional album, with the great advantage of containing many and varied themes, which makes it unforgettable. It must be recognized that, in order to fulfill that great undertaking, they had to resort to guest musicians who, although they did not obtain the credit on the album, years later and after hundreds of authorized and unauthorized biographies, we have known that this was the case, way it talks about several aspects that the members of the band crossed at that time, and those aspects are the ones that I would like to address. First, the workload. Not only did John Lennon and Paul McCartney would have to fulfill the commitments acquired voluntarily or involuntarily, but they also had to satisfy their needs as composers, trying to create the best songs for the band. The competition was healthy, although sometimes among musicians it is difficult for coexistence to be as good as possible, so, with everything they had to offer, plus the desire to write a better song than their partner the number of topics they wanted imposing for the disk must have been enormous. Imagine everything that was left in the inkwell either for later discs or else, so that they would never be published. If the dumbbell of these two composers had decided to work together on all the recordings of their songs, they would never have finished. So, for the same reason, inviting other musicians for the rehearsal and recording separately of some subjects was a success. Anyway, I do not think there's anyone who can say that the style varied in anything from their other albums. The hallmark of the "Fab Four" is present in all the themes and none of them demerits in quality.

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Album Info

"The Beatles (White Album) [Deluxe]"

Released

  • Nov 22, 1968

Genres

  • Pop