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1968 February 12 - October 15
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Table of contents
This page is mostly about the book Songs of The Beatles'
White Album Period and the Period it covers.
For information about the album, visit the Wikipedia web page.
The White Album Period came after the Magical Mystery Tour/Yellow Submarine Period. It contains songs that appeared on one single ('Hey Jude'/'Revolution') and the Beatles' only double-LP, titled The Beatles (commonly called The White Album).
The bulk of the songs on The Beatles were written while the Beatles were in India studying Transcendental Meditation ("TM"). During the recording of these songs the band began to break up. The Beatles were in their mid-to-late 20s and they had done nothing but be Beatles for eight years. It was time to move on, although none of them knew how.
John had separated from his wife, Cynthia, and had paired up with Yoko Ono, who was now a constant presence with John in the studio. George wanted to spend his time on his own projects, including producing other artists and studying all things Indian. Ringo was a family man. Paul was a musician through and through who wanted to learn more about writing and making music. It was mainly Paul's efforts that kept the Beatles together from this point through their last LP, Abbey Road.Details on all the sessions and releases are in the book Songs of The Beatles' White Album Period.
(for a detailed look at the overall book format, see the Series Overview)
The book starts with an overview of the Beatle Periods, showing where The Beatles (the White Album) fits in their career. It then shows chronological lists of songs recorded and released during this Period.
The "Releases" section shows records that were released containing songs recorded this Period. Details are provided about the UK records. (Details about the US records are in The Songs section.)
A "Hearing The Music" section gives some orientation and history about the vinyl records and how they were intended to be heard.
The bulk of the book details the 36 songs of the White Album Period:
|Side A||Side A|
|18th single||Hey Jude||Revolution|
|Side 1||Side 2|
|The Beatles||Back In The U.S.S.R.||Martha My Dear|
|disc 1||Dear Prudence||I'm So Tired|
|Wild Honey Pie||Rocky Raccoon|
|The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill||Don't Pass Me By|
|While My Guitar Gently Weeps||Why Don't We Do It In The Road?|
|Happiness Is A Warm Gun||I Will|
|Side 3||Side 4|
|disc 2||Birthday||Revolution 1|
|Yer Blues||Honey Pie|
|Mother Nature's Son||Savoy Truffle|
|Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey||Cry Baby Cry|
|Sexy Sadie||(Can You Take Me Back)|
|Helter Skelter||Revolution 9|
|Long Long Long||Good Night|
|unreleased songs||Not Guilty|
|What's The New Mary Jane|
45: Lady Madonna / The Inner Light
45: Hey Jude / Revolution
LP: The Beatles
Hearing the Music: Album Analysis and Song Details
Listening to the Album
Speaker Placement - The Magic Triangle
Tempos & Times Primer
Playing The CD
Using This Section
The Inner Light
The Beatles (Disc 1)
Back In The U.S.S.R.
Wild Honey Pie
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Martha My Dear
I'm So Tired
Don't Pass Me By
Why Don't We Do It In The Road
The Beatles (Disc 2)
Mother Nature's Son
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
Long Long Long
Cry Baby Cry
Can You Take Me Back
What's The New Mary Jane
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