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Songs of The Beatles Volume 10

Songs of The Beatles' White Album Period

1968 February 12 - October 15

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Period Overview

The White Album Period came after the Magical Mystery Tour/Yellow Submarine Period. It contains songs that appeared on one single ('Hey Jude'/'Revolution') and the Beatles' only double-LP, titled The Beatles (commonly called The White Album).

The bulk of the songs on The Beatles were written while the Beatles were in India studying Transcendental Meditation ("TM"). During the recording of these songs the band began to break up. The Beatles were in their mid-to-late 20s and they had done nothing but be Beatles for eight years. It was time to move on, although none of them knew how.

John had separated from his wife, Cynthia, and had paired up with Yoko Ono, who was now a constant presence with John in the studio. George wanted to spend his time on his own projects, including producing other artists and studying all things Indian. Ringo was a family man. Paul was a musician through and through who wanted to learn more about writing and making music. It was mainly Paul's efforts that kept the Beatles together from this point through their last LP, Abbey Road.

Details on all the sessions and releases are in the book Songs of The Beatles' White Album Period.
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Book Overview

(for a detailed look at the overall book format, see the Series Overview)

The book starts with an overview of the Beatle Periods, showing where The Beatles (the White Album) fits in their career. It then shows chronological lists of songs recorded and released during this Period.

The "Releases" section shows records that were released containing songs recorded this Period. Details are provided about the UK records. (Details about the US records are in The Songs section.)

A "Hearing The Music" section gives some orientation and history about the vinyl records and how they were intended to be heard.

The bulk of the book details the 36 songs of the White Album Period:

The 36 Songs of the White Album Period
Side A Side A
 18th single  Hey Jude  Revolution
Side 1 Side 2
  The Beatles  Back In The U.S.S.R.  Martha My Dear
 disc 1  Dear Prudence  I'm So Tired
 Glass Onion  Blackbird
 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da  Piggies
 Wild Honey Pie  Rocky Raccoon
 The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill  Don't Pass Me By
 While My Guitar Gently Weeps  Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
 Happiness Is A Warm Gun  I Will
 Julia
Side 3 Side 4
 disc 2  Birthday  Revolution 1
 Yer Blues  Honey Pie
 Mother Nature's Son  Savoy Truffle
 Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey  Cry Baby Cry
 Sexy Sadie  (Can You Take Me Back)
 Helter Skelter  Revolution 9
 Long Long Long  Good Night
unreleased songs  Not Guilty
 What's The New Mary Jane
 Etcetera

This is a reference work designed much like a technical manual. It has tables, graphs, and figures, but no pictures. This book was written for serious students of the Beatles.
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Table of Contents (approximate)

Songs of The Beatles' White Album Period table of contents
Contents Page

Preface
    Book Format
Introduction
    Beatle Records
    Beatle Periods
Period Overview
    White Album Period Songs & Releases

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10
13
13
14
15
15
Releases
  45: Lady Madonna / The Inner Light
  45: Hey Jude / Revolution
  LP: The Beatles
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20
21
22
Hearing the Music: Album Analysis and Song Details
  Listening to the Album
  Speaker Placement - The Magic Triangle
  Tempos & Times Primer
  Playing The CD
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27
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The Songs
Using This Section

Single
    Lady Madonna
    The Inner Light

  The Beatles (Disc 1)
    Back In The U.S.S.R.
    Dear Prudence
    Glass Onion
    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    Wild Honey Pie
    The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
    While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    Happiness Is A Warm Gun
    Martha My Dear
    I'm So Tired
    Blackbird
    Piggies
    Rocky Raccoon
    Don't Pass Me By
    Why Don't We Do It In The Road
    I Will
    Julia

The Beatles (Disc 2)
    Birthday
    Yer Blues
    Mother Nature's Son
    Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
    Sexy Sadie
    Helter Skelter
    Long Long Long
    Revolution 1
    Honey Pie
    Savoy Truffle
    Cry Baby Cry
    Can You Take Me Back
    Revolution 9
    Good Night

unreleased songs
    Not Guilty
    What's The New Mary Jane
    Etcetera
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65
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81
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107
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115
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Appendix
Glossary
References
Index
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229
233
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Front Cover

Photo of cover of Songs of The Beatles' White Album Period

Book Specifications
Pages Size Binding Price
 about 238  8.5" x 11"  Paperback (perfect/glue) see price list
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Copyright 2006-08 by Ken Westover at Cliff Canyon Publishing Co. All rights reserved.
This material may not be distributed without the written permission of the author.
E-mail questions or comments to cliffcan@indra.com.

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