White album up next?
|“The Beatles” aka “The White Album”.|
In a radio interview on BBC Radio 6 Music, Giles Martin seemingly let it slip that The Beatles’ self titled “White album” will be next up to get the remix treatment. (Listen to radio interview here, the Giles Martin section starts at around 1:32:20 into the broadcast).
Ultimate Classic Rock picked up on this, and in their article they published the following quotes from the radio interview with Martin: “The White Album, which is the next release – that is where they started becoming indulgent. There are 70 takes of ‘Sexy Sadie,’ for instance. The efficiency went slightly out the window. There’s a lot of stuff. So, it’s getting the balance right.”
Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
So, did he mean that the White album was the next release from The Beatles back in the day (it wasn’t, the “All You Need Is Love” single, the “Hello Goodbye” single and the double EP “Magical Mystery Tour” was) – or that it will be the upcoming, next release from Apple/The Beatles?
And if the latter is what happens, whether or not we are going to be treated to another super deluxe multidisc extravaganza for the “White album” release remains to be seen. There are of course session outtakes from the recording of the album available, as well as a set of very interesting acoustic or semi-acoustic demos taped at George Harrison’s house and elsewhere. Some of these have already been part of the nineties “Anthology” album series, but there’s plenty more where they came from.
After publication of this post, Giles Martin tweeted this:
Just to confirm..I said the White Album is the next Beatles album. I promise that I’m not working on it. Enjoy Sgt Pepper first! X https://t.co/Eo3JIltqfl
— Giles Martin (@mashupmartin) May 18, 2017