We NEED a Harrison/Lomax SOUR MILK SEA!!!
By That One Guy!
Jackie Lomax's rock version of "Sour Milk Sea" is great! George, Paul and Ringo all played on it in 1968. And now that more people are discovering that song with George Harrison's Esher demo on this White Album 50th, now it's time for Jackie Lomax to do a 50th Anniversary of his 1969 album, "Is This What You Want?", with a bonus track where George's vocals from a "Sour Milk Sea" demo is mixed in with the instrumental of Jackie's version, which George, Paul and Ringo all play on. (There's a better bootleg demo than the demo on this Esher disc. This Esher demo is better sound quality, but the bootleg demo has louder vocals and more of a punch, so all they need to do is bring that demo up to the same sound quality as this Esher demo, so it's not the poor bootleg quality.) There are plenty of fan-made Harrison/Lomax versions of "Sour Milk Sea" on the internet, but it would be AMAZING to have an actual professional mix done from the original source tapes rather than the low-quality bootlegs out there. Mott The Hoople did the same thing in 2006 with "All The Young Dudes". Yes, David Bowie has his own version of that song, but the most famous version is the one from Mott The Hoople, and in 2006, they had a bonus track where they removed Ian Hunt's vocals and put in David Bowie's vocals with their version which everyone knows. Jackie Lomax should do the same thing with George's vocals on a bonus track. Now is the time to do it with the White Album 50th fresh on everyone's minds!
Bring back iTunes LP!
By Rhett's Synthroom
Giles and team did a wonderful job.
Sad that iTunes LP is gone. I enjoyed the extras, especially on past Beatle purchases. Would have been 5 stars... will have to purchase elsewhere to get any extras/visual-photos/liner notes/artwork/essays. I enjoyed the videos that came with the past box sets too.
Search YouTube “iTunes LP” to enjoy Steve Jobs enthusiasm for this. I agree with his point: “we can deliver amazing rich content digitally and that’s what we’re doing with iTunes LP”.
Discontinuing this was a step backwards ... please bring iTunes LP back.
The best ever 👍
I truly feel sorry for anyone that buys this...
I am so sorry that you are that much of an idiot to spend your parents money on this garbage...
It’s really enjoyable to hear how these songs came to be. The esher session is refreshing and totally uplifting to listen to. The new mix sounds great too
These songs are amazing but 70$ it’s too costly 😕
The thing is
The White Album is the Beatles and there’s a lot of fantastic music but I’m with George Martin who said it would have been one of the best single albums ever. As a double album it has some b-level stuff.
My fav Beatles albums Revolver. Magical Mystery Tour.
As a single album the White Album, cutting a lot of songs, imho, would include
Back in the USSR, Dear Prudence, I’m So Tired, Martha My Dear, Revolution 1, Julia, Blackbird, Long Long Long, While My Guitar Gentle Weeps, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Happiness is a Warm Gun.
That’s an album right? Hey Jude recorded at the same time would have had to be on there too. Can you imagine?!
By John Toscano
Giles Martin did an excellent job remixing these tracks in stereo, I now can hear new pieces of songs that i've listened too for years are now, subtle instruments in the background. Highly reccomended for any Beatles fan.
Esher Demos? Yes. Outtakes? Mostly. Remix? No.
By Chris McKenzie
This remix is nowhere near as necessary as the Sgt. Pepper one was. That, I could understand, since the instruments in the original mix ended up in the extreme left and right channels. With the White Album, however, it was already very well mixed. The main difference I notice is that the bass is turned up significantly, and there are a few original recording elements MISSING. Not my White Album.
The Esher demos are gorgeous and well worth getting on their own, if you get nothing else. It’s like unplugged Beatles sitting around their living room making music.
The outtakes range from indispensible (Revolution 1, sadly only available as part of the entire album; Not Guilty; Good Night takes; the “I Will” sequence on disc 6) to filler (all of the instrumental backing tracks). For hardcore fans only.
By tim bullard