The Beatles


Music CD - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Beatles

Publisher: Hollywood, CA : EMI Records, p2009.
Characteristics: 2 sound discs :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: White album.


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Mar 28, 2014

there live in our hearts and mind for ever long live the beatles yah!!!!!!!

Dec 26, 2013

In 1968, the band that was “more popular than Jesus” reached its peak. The Beatles released their album titled “The Beatles” (or as it’s more commonly known; “The White Album”). The album provides a tremendous mixture of The Beatles unique musical styles, which ultimately presents their complete versatility. The first track on the album, “Back in the USSR” is a song celebrating the ‘beauty’ (perhaps as a subtle satire) of Western civilization. The song itself contains terrific work from Harrison on the guitar. “Dear Prudence” is one of the many showcases of Lennon’s vocal abilities. Due to Lennon’s hypnotic voice, this is one of the album’s many highlights. “Glass Onion” is interesting in how it connects to other Beatles songs, but the song itself isn’t particularly inspired. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” is a song about class comparison. It also shows a more unique side to McCartney’s songwriting skills. “Wild Honey Pie” is a useless song that shouldn’t have made its way onto the album. “The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill” is a representation of Lennon’s dark sense of humor. The song is very clever and uses several instruments to bring everything together. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is one of Harrison’s greatest triumphs. From the mesmerizing simplicity of the lyrics to the astonishing complexity of the guitar, Harrison creates a classic. “Happiness is a Warm Gun” is one of the greatest Beatles songs ever recorded. It’s yet another dark satire from Lennon, as it bounces from blues to hard rock. The lyrics are an anti-violence commentary, and a very effective one. “Martha My Dear” is McCartney doing what he’d done over the course of his career. It’s nothing genius, but as a simplistic song; it works. “I’m So Tired” is a great combination of anger and melancholy sadness. It’s yet another reason as to why Lennon makes this album great. “Blackbird” is considered a classic, but despite being very serene, it lacks impact. “Piggies” is a societal commentary, yet it’s too quirky for its own good. “Rocky Raccoon” is a tradition folk song tribute, and it works in that respect. “Don’t Pass Me By” is one of Starr’s few songs. Although his voice was never great, it works within the boundaries of the song, and helps the album vary its texture. “Why Don’t We do it in the Road?” is McCartney at his worst. “I Will” comes across as McCartney trying to impersonate Lennon, and failing to do so. Yet the song is delicate and soft, and an enjoyable experience for the ears. “Julia” is a beautiful song used as a way for Lennon to connect to his mother. It’s filled to the brink with sadness, and beauty. “Birthday” is mindless entertainment, un-worthy of The Beatles. “Yer Blues” is a unique song that contrasts faith with nihilism in an aggressive style. “Mother Nature’s Son” seems to be heavily influenced by McCartney’s understanding of spirituality, and for that reason, is very intelligent. “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey” is the mindless babbling of Lennon on heroin. “Sexy Sady” is a fun song, with Lennon playing around. “Helter Skelter” is a heavy song with intense guitar rhythms and lots of screaming. “Long, Long, Long” is Harrison sounding somber, and yet very sweet. “Revolution 1” is a societal observation that sounds better without the acoustics. “Honey Pie” is McCartney’s soft love songs at their very best; easily the most ‘catchy’ song on the album. “Savoy Truffle” is Harrison fooling around, and not quite succeeding. “Cry Baby Cry” possesses a charming harmony that is just shy of greatness. “Revolution 9” is a representation of what LSD can do to musicians. It’s not a great song, but an interesting experiment. “Good Night” is a lullaby sung by Ringo Starr. He succeeds quite sweetly. When “The White Album” ends, it’s versatility proves it to be that greatest album The Beatles ever reordered.

Dec 13, 2013
  • Blue_Cat_1606 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Too good. Loved it and not ashamed to say that I am a Beatles fan even at 13 years old.

Sep 29, 2013
  • anthonybencivengo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is what music sounds like with no rules. And it's absolutely heaven.

Aug 18, 2013
  • anthonybencivengo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It doesn't quite achieve the pop perfection of later Beatles albums (like the White Album, which apparently a lot of commenters here have confused it with), but this is still a fun album with a lot of songs that make you want to get up and dance.

Jun 19, 2013
  • GerryD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Definitely one of the Top 10 greatest pop/rock albums. Each song on this double CD is unique. It is a wild ride. See my GerryD List for more great albums.

Jun 29, 2012

The "The Beatles" is not a compilation but a fully realized double album recorded in 1968 at EMI Studios in London.
Called the White Album due to the cover it was groundbreaking in it's day.
The songwriting duo of Lennon/McCartney gave the world more listenable and covered songs then any other song writers since or before.
Any fan of music should treat themselves to a spin of the White Album and Sgt Peppers.
And preferably on vinyl.

Apr 13, 2012
  • stagxy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.


Mar 01, 2012
  • deisenach rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'll agree that this is a must-have (for anyone with ears), but I wouldn't call it a compilation. It is actually a double album of songs written on the Beatles' retreat in India. Yes, there are a couple songs that the world could go on revolving without, but who would be doin' it in the road if it wasn't for the White Album?

Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thought this was a very good compilation. This is a must for all Beatles fans.


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Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A compilation of songs from The Beatles.


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Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

From Birthday....

You say its your birthday
Well its my birthday too yeah!!!


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