[NEW BOOK] Announcing: The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple

COMING NOVEMBER 2018!

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If you liked Bruce’s Sgt. Pepper book you will love his next book in his album series.

With contributions by Bruce, Bill King, Al Sussman, Frank Daniels, Piers Hemmingsen and others.

The 9″ x 9″ hardcover book will have tons of images, all in glorious color or original black and white. The book will be available in both a standard edition and a limited edition, which will come with an O-case, poster, bookmark and free link for the eBook edition.

Pricing and ordering information will be announced shortly. Watch this space!

 

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  • Hi Bruce, my one and only memory of The Beatles White Album first arriving in my record store: I was 10 years old and I can remember this moment as if it were yesterday as it’s been burned into my long term memory… I loved The Beatles music and was forever listening to the radio for any new songs. I frequented LaVerdiere’s Drug Store in Gardner Maine had a large music department and I was there on a Saturday with my Dad and left alone to visit my favorite departments: the toy dept and the record department! I remember seeing dozens of the white album taking up 2 full record bins. I carefully looked at each one which carried a $9.98 cardboard tag stapled to the top left side of the covers with me wondering how I could ever come up with that much money! Each sealed white album had a large sticker on the front listing every song on the new album! I remember reading through every song title. I thumbed through every copy in both bins wishing I had the money to buy this record and wondering what magic lies waiting to be heard on this new Beatles album that was void of all photos of my favorite four. Where are The Beatles I wondered?! Little did I know then that I was to wait nearly a full year before getting a copy of this wonderful album!
    Joe Hilton
    Barrington, NH

  • Back in the pre-internet days, it was very difficult to get information about pop culture other than what the TV handed out. So when my junior high school friends and I saw “The Beatles” with a plain white cover costing twice as much as any other Beatles album, we didn’t know what to expect. And none of us could afford it.

    Then one morning my friend Steve came to me all excited. He had bought the album! He proudly copied down all the song titles for me and I eagerly read them.

    Happiness is a Warm Gun? The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill? While My Guitar Gently Weeps? Piggies? Glass Onion? Back in the USSR? Why Don’t We Do it in the Road?

    I threw the paper back at him. I wasn’t going to put up with this silly trick with his made-up Beatles songs.

    Hey, I was young.

  • I’m Mark Arnold, author of “Mark Arnold Picks On The Beatles”. “The Beatles” a.k.a. “The White Album” is my favorite Beatles album, but it wasn’t always. I became a Beatles fan in 1977 at age 10, and started slowly picking up their albums. I owned Carr and Tyler’s “The Beatles: An Illustrated Record”, so I knew OF the White Album, but as it was a double album, it cost more than their other albums, so I avoided it for the longest time. I’ve tended to like the 1967-1970 era of The Beatles, so finally after getting all of their other albums of the era, I finally saved enough money to plop down for the huge double package. I believe it sold for the unwieldy price of $11.99 new. I wasn’t knowledgeable about used record stores yet. In any case, I played the LP in one sitting and was as amazed as I was with their other late era albums, but I noticed one difference that was similar to “Let it Be”. It wasn’t completely polished, which actually charmed me. There were snippets of dialogue and other little throwaways. I didn’t know if I liked it at first, but eventually it grew on me; even “Revolution #9”. I find the album to be like a battle with the rocker-type songs on side one and three, and the ballad-type songs on side two and four. It’s like a three-act play culminating with “Revolution #9”, and then there is peace… and “Good Night”. I feel that it was the final time that The Beatles were really pushing the limits of what they could do. “Abbey Road” seems to be more polished and designed to be a final statement, and “Let it Be” originally was supposed to be a simpler “live” album with no excessive production. Both albums seem “safe” compared to the more daring and original White Album as if they tried to reel it all back in. In all honestly, it became my favorite Beatles album because of Tower Records’ old “Pulse” magazine where they had regular Desert Island Disc columns. I liked the idea of choosing the White Album because the two discs count as one album, so more Beatles music to go around.

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