Beatles Album. Revised History

In November 1968 The Beatles released their ninth studio album.

Featuring a plain white sleeve, the cover contains no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed.

It was not a double album as rumours had predicted, it contained 13 tracks and ran for 39 minutes.
It is now widely recognised as their finest album and saw their transition into a serious rock band.

The Track listing was as follows:

Side 1 . Back in the USSR, Dear Prudence, Glass Onion, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Happiness is a Warm Gun. Blackbird. I Will.

Side 2 I’m So Tired. Birthday, Yer Blues, Mother Nature’s Son, Helter Skelter, Sexy Sadie.

Hey Jude and Revolution recorded at the sessions were released separately as a single.

There were rumours of other tracks having been developed, including a McCartney song that was so annoying the engineers refused to record it. It was apparently called Old Bloody Dee, Daa Daa, which the Police later used as an idea for a song




A good friend of mine, a fellow Beatles nut, came up with a separate list of songs for a single White Album LP. I did the same and we compared notes. Did they match? Did they hell.

Your list above would have made a cracking album, but I’d have replaced ‘Birthday’ and ‘Mother Nature’s Son’ with ‘Martha My Dear’ and ‘Savoy Truffle’ respectively.

And so it goes on :laughing:

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And yet those same engineers thought Revolution No.9 was essential to capture. Ob ladi ba what?