To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ iconic White Album, the band will be releasing different editions, including a super deluxe set featuring 50 mostly unreleased recordings.

The anniversary editions will be available Nov. 9, 2018.

Much of The White Album was done in Rishikesh, India, in 1968, when the band joined a course at the Maharishi’s Academy of Transcendental Meditation.

“The Beatles’ approach to recording for ‘The White Album’ was quite different from what they had done for ‘Sgt. Pepper,’” reads a statement on the band’s page. “Rather than layering individually overdubbed parts on a multi-track tape, many of the ‘White Album’ session takes were recorded to four-track and eight-track tape as group performances with a live lead vocal.”

The Beatles during a recording session of The White Album. (

The album was the first Beatles album to be released on the group’s own Appel Records label. It’s 19-times platinum-certified by the RIAA and in 200, I was inducted into the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Hall of Fame.

The releases include:

Super Deluxe: The comprehensive, individually numbered 7-disc and digital audio collections feature:

  • CDs 1 & 2The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo album mix
  • CD3: Esher Demos
    • – Esher Demo tracks 1 through 19 sequenced in order of the finished song’s placement on ‘The White Album.’ Tracks 20-27 were not included on the album.
  • CDs 4, 5 & 6: Sessions
    • – 50 additional recordings, most previously unreleased, from ‘White Album’ studio sessions; all newly mixed from the four-track and eight-track session tapes, sequenced in order of their recording start dates.
  • Blu-ray:
    • – 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 album’s original mono mix

DeluxeThe BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo album mix + Esher Demos

  • The 3CD; 180-gram 4LP vinyl box set (limited edition); and digital audio collections pair the 2018 stereo album mix with the 27 Esher Demos.

Standard 2LP Vinyl: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo mix

  • 180-gram 2LP vinyl in gatefold sleeve with faithfully replicated original artwork
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