Today, September 23, 1968, in The Beatles History, The Beatles were recording one of the White Album's highlights, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, its first recording session on this evening.
According to John, the title came from a magazine cover that producer George Martinshowed him: "I think he showed me a cover of a magazine that said 'Happiness Is a Warm Gun.' It was a gun magazine. I just thought it was a fantastic, insane thing to say. A warm gun means you just shot something." The gun magazine derived the phrase from the bestselling book by Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, Happiness is a Warm Puppy.
The session took place from 7pm-3am. The Beatles recorded 45 takes of the song, which had the working title Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand. John played electric guitar and sang a guide vocal, George was on another electric guitar, Paul played bass, and Ringo was on drums.
The song's various changes in tempo and time signature resulting in a number of breakdowns. The following evening they taped another 25 attempts, which eventually resulted in a usable backing track.
John said he "put together three sections of different songs ... it seemed to run through all the different kinds of rock music..." and described it as a miniature "history of rock and roll." This results in a three-part through-composed structure. The song begins with surreal imagery allegedly taken from an acid trip that Lennon and Derek Taylor experienced, with Taylor contributing the opening lines. The three sections of the song were described by Lennon as "the dirty old man...the junkie...and the gunman."
Stayed tuned Beatle People, tomorrow we go all the back to 1941 in Beatles’ history!
Hoje falamos sobre um dos mais icônicos álbuns de todos os tempos, e também um dos mais enigmáticos. O "The Beatles", mais conhecido como White Album, completa hoje 50 anos de seu lançamento. Confere no site nossa análise em homenagem
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WHO ELSE IS SO HYPE FOR WHITE ALBUM DELUXE??? Like I know many people expected it but now that it's here and we're getting little teasers of bloopers and other takes and I have whole series based on that I'm sO EXCITED AAAHHH
Vaikka täytin just 21, oon edelleen pörrönen teini. Sain eilen synttärilahjaks White Albumin (!!!) homeboy Lassilta, homeboy Rosa toi kakkua. Kumpikaan ei oo iigeessä niin en voi tägäillä, mutta olipahan jees enivei. #whitealbum#doyouremember
For the first time THE BEATLES ('White Album') will be re-mixed and extended with additional demo and session recordings. Giles Martin and Sam Okell collaborated with a team of engineers and audio conservators at Abbey Road Studios in London to discuss the new stereo and 5.1. Create surround sound mixes for "The White Album". All new 'White Album' releases include Martin's new stereo album mix, directly from the original four-track and eight-track session bands. Martin's new mix is inspired by the original stereo mix of the album produced by his father George Martin.
In the last week of May in 1968, The Beatles gathered in Georges house in Esher, Surrey, where they recorded acoustic demos for 27 album songs. All these 27 recordings, known as Esher Demos, are from the original four-track tapes and are included in the 7-Disc Super Deluxe Box.
The extensive 7-Disc Collection contains:
CDs 1 & 2: 2018 Stereo Album Mix
CD3: Esher demos
CDs 4, 5 & 6: Sessions - 50 additional recordings, mostly unpublished, from the studio sessions of the 'White Album'; all remixed from the four-track and eight-track session bands, sorted by their recording start dates.
2018 album mix in high-resolution PCM stereo
2018 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Album mix
2018 Dolby True HD 5.1 album mix
2018 direct transfer of the original monomix of the album
The Beatles / White Album (1968)
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