In celebration of the ‘White Album’ anniversary
The Beatles have shared two previously-unreleased versions of their track ‘Glass Onion’. The song originally appeared on ‘The White album’, which was released on November 22, 1968.
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Back in September, it was confirmed ‘The White Album’ would be re-released to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Ahead of the re-release, a demo version and session recording of ‘Glass Onion’ have been shared. You can listen to both below.
The new edition of the iconic double LP will be available in a series of “lavishly presented” packages with new mixes of its 30 tracks.
The reissue will also include 27 early acoustic demos and 50 session tracks – most of which have never been officially released – and much more.
“We had left Sgt. Pepper’s band to play in his sunny Elysian Fields and were now striding out in new directions without a map,” says Paul McCartney in his written introduction for the new ‘White Album’ releases.
“In remixing ‘The White Album,’ we’ve tried to bring you as close as possible to The Beatles in the studio,” explains Giles Martin in his written introduction for the new edition. “We’ve peeled back the layers of the ‘Glass Onion’ with the hope of immersing old and new listeners into one of the most diverse and inspiring albums ever made.”
The reissue will be available to buy from November 9 with pre-orders available now.
The reissues are part of McCartney’s critically acclaimed and multiple Grammy Award-winning Archive Collection, which has also seen the re-release of Wings’ ‘Venus And Mars’ and ‘At The Speed Of Sound.’