The Beatles (commonly known as The White Album) is the eponymous tenth studio album by English rock band The Beatles.
The album and film were ultimately released in May 1970 as Let It Be, their swan song. Here are 15 little-known facts about the Beatles’ final bow on the world stage. Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross Unite for Beatles 'White Album' Tour. The Beatles racked up many firsts over the course of their career, but they were not the first band to hold an unauthorized concert on a metropolitan rooftop. That distinction goes to Jefferson Airplane, who climbed to the top of midtown’s Schuyler Hotel on December 7th, 1968 and surprised the city with cries of Hello, New York!
With The Beatles carried on where Please Please Me had left off, melding more Lennon-McCartney originals with further highlights from their stage set. It also included the song-writing debut of their twenty-year old, Lead Guitarist, George Harrison. While the majority of their debut album had been completed in one day, The Beatles had to record their second release in-between other engagements that included, concert tours, numerous radio and TV performances (including the prestigious Sunday Night At The London Palladium) and their first international tour to Sweden.
Never before had a rock record been so self-reflective, or so ironic; the Beach Boys send-up "Back in the .
Film studio United Artists did, and they centered this album on eight songs from the . record – the seven tracks heard in the movie and "I'll Cry Instead. A Hard Day's Night was filled out with four George Martin-arranged instrumentals of Beatles tunes, which were also featured in the movie.
|1||Roll Over Beethoven||4:11|
|2||From Me To You||3:08|
|3||I Saw Her Standing There||3:42|
|4||I Wanna Be Your Man||3:10|
|5||Till There Was You||2:33|
|6||She Loves You||2:16|
|7||I Want To Hold Your Hand||2:41|
|8||Twist And Shout||3:26|
|10||Just Rock 'N' Roll||2:21|
|11||I've Got A Secret||3:15|
|12||The Beatles Speak Out||14:41|
- Executive Producer – Joe Cayre, Ken Cayre, Stan Cayre
- Film Producer [Production Assistant] – Catherine Ibsen
- Film Producer [Production Associate] – Jeff Baker
- Other [Creative Consultant] – Ken Cayre
- Other [Film Archivist], Film Editor – Sandy Oliveri
NotesTotal length: approximately 51 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital Mono
Video: 1:33:1 Standard Full Frame
Tracks 1 to 8 are a recording of the band's first US concert in Washington, DC.
Tracks 9 and 10 are recorded from the band's performance at the Hollywood Bowl.
Track 11 is an appearance by original Beatles drummer Pete Best on the game show I've Got A Secret.
Track 12 is a press conference interview of the band made before their final concert at Candlestick Park.
A Merseysound & Goodtimes production
© 2007 GT Media
"This videodisc is not authorized by the Beatles or any other entity."
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 018713813855
- Other (ISBN): 0-7662-1094-4
- Matrix / Runout: 05-81385.V1.D1.A.0.A.S.UNAUTHORIZED
- Other (IFPI Code, Manufacturing): IFPI LB41
- Other (IFPI Code, Mould): IFPI 10H0
- Other (Other DVD Matrix data): +A04+ DC80601
|05-81385||The Beatles||Unauthorized (DVD-V, Mono, Unofficial, NTSC)||GoodTimes Entertainment||05-81385||US||2002|