The Beatles (album)  

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"We tell ourselves stories in order to live"--The White Album (1979) by Joan Didion, incipit

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The Beatles is the ninth official album by The Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is more commonly known as The White Album as it has no text other than the band's name (and, on the early LP and CD releases, a serial number) on its plain white sleeve, which was designed by pop artist Richard Hamilton. The album was the first The Beatles undertook following the death of their manager Brian Epstein. Originally planned to be A Doll's House, the title was changed when the British progressive band Family released an album earlier that year bearing a similar title.

Many interpret this album as actually having no title, the words “The BEATLES” only being intended to indicate the group, as all Beatles albums contain this identification.


Track listing

Side one

  1. "Back in the USSR"
  2. "Dear Prudence"
  3. "Glass Onion"
  4. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (vorbis sample 204K)
  5. "Wild Honey Pie"
  6. "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"
  7. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (George Harrison) (vorbis sample 188K)
  8. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"

Side two

  1. "Martha My Dear"
  2. "I'm So Tired"
  3. "Blackbird" (vorbis sample 140K)
  4. "Piggies" (George Harrison)
  5. "Rocky Raccoon"
  6. "Don't Pass Me By" (Ringo Starr)
  7. "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"
  8. "I Will"
  9. "Julia"

Side three

  1. "Birthday"
  2. "Yer Blues"
  3. "Mother Nature's Son" (vorbis sample 164K)
  4. "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"
  5. "Sexy Sadie"
  6. "Helter Skelter" (vorbis sample 147K)
  7. "Long, Long, Long" (George Harrison)

Side four

  1. "Revolution 1" (vorbis sample 203K)
  2. "Honey Pie"
  3. "Savoy Truffle" (George Harrison)
  4. "Cry Baby Cry"
  5. "Revolution 9"
  6. "Good Night"

See also=

The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones

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