Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

The Beatles – White Album

First released:  November 25, 1968

Producers: George Martin, Chris Thomas
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Design: Richard Hamilton
Orchestrations by: George Martin

George Harrison: Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Organ, Rhythm Guitar, Tambourine, Violin
John Lennon: Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Horn, Organ, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Tambourine
Paul McCartney: Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Bass, Bass Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Hammond Organ, Piano
Ringo Starr: Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Bongos, Marimbas, Piano, Tambourine

Frederick J. Alexander: Cello
Ted Barker: Tuba
Leo Birnbaum: Viola
Leon Calvert: Horn, Trumpet
Ronald Chamberlain: Saxophone
Jim Chester: Saxophone
Eric Clapton: Guitar
Freddy Clayton: Trumpet
Mal Evans: Tambourine, Trumpet
Jack Fallon: Violin
Patti Harrison: Background Vocals
Nicky Hopkins: Track Performer, Piano
Ron Hughes: Trumpet
Reginald Kilbey: Cello
Harry Klein: Saxophone
Don Lang: Trombone
Les Maddox: Violin
George Martin: Horn, Piano, Orchestration
Dennis McConnell: Violin
Bernard Miller: Violin
Andy Morris: Saxophone, Trombone
Henry Myerscough: Viola
Raymond Newman: Clarinet
Yoko Ono: Background Vocals
Bill Povey: Trombone
John Power: Trombone
Billy Preston: Organ
Alf Reece: Tuba
Stanley Reynolds: Trumpet
Pete Shotton: Tambourine
David Smith: Clarinet
Lou Sofier: Violin
Maureen Starkey: Background Vocals
Chris Thomas: Harpsichord, Mellotron
Tony Tunstall: Horn
Dennis Walton: Saxophone
Derek Watkins: Trumpet

  1. Back in the USSR  – 2:43
    Recorded: August 22, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added August 23, 1968
    John Lennon – 6-string bass, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, drums, background vocal
    George Harrison – jazz bass, background vocal
  2. Dear Prudence – 3:57
    Recorded: August 28, 1968 at Trident Studios, London, England with overdubs added August 29-30, 1968
    John Lennon – lead vocal, lead guitar, tambourine, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, drums, flugelhorn, background vocal
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Mal Evans – tambourine
  3. Glass Onion – 2:17
    Recorded: September 11, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 12, 13, 16 and October 10, 1968
    John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, piano, flute
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
    Session musicians – orchestra
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – 3:09
    Recorded: July 3, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 4-5, 1968, a remake July 8, 1968 and more overdubbing July 11, 1968 and July 15, 1968
    John Lennon – maracas, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Session musicians – brass
  5. Wild Honey Pie – 1:02
    Recorded: August 20, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England
    Paul McCartney – vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums
  6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill – 3:05
    Recorded: October 9, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar, organ
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine, background vocal
    Yoko Ono – background vocal, harmony vocal (chorus), lead vocal (“not when he looked so fierce”)
    Maureen Starkey – harmony vocal (chorus)
    Chris Thomas – mellotron
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – 4:45
    Recorded: July 25, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England, remade August 16, 1968 with overdubs September 3, 1968, and remade again September 5, 1968 with overdubs September 6, 1968
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, organ, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, piano, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, castanets, tambourine
    Eric Clapton – Gibson Les Paul lead guitar
  8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun – 2:44
    Recorded: September 23-24, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 25, 1968
    John Lennon – lead vocal, lead guitar, tambourine, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  9. Martha My Dear – 2:29
    Recorded: October 4, 1968 at Trident Studios, London, England with overdubs added October 5, 1968
    John Lennon – bass guitar
    Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal, piano
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Session musicians – strings, brass
  10. I’m So Tired – 2:03
    Recorded: October 8, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, organ
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, rhythm guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  11. Blackbird – 2:18
    Recorded: June 11, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England
    Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar, percussion
    Blackbird – bird sounds
  12. Piggies – 2:05
    Recorded: September 19, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 20, 1968 and October 10, 1968
    John Lennon – tape loops
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr – tambourine
    Chris Thomas – harpsichord
    Session musicians – strings
  13. Rocky Raccoon – 3:41
    Recorded: August 15, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – harmonica, harmonium, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison – bass guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    George Martin – honky-tonk piano
  14. Don’t Pass Me By – 3:42
    Recorded: June 5, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added June 6, 1968 and July 12, 1968 and an edit piece (tinkling piano intro) recorded July 22, 1968
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – violin(?)
    Jack Fallon – violin
    Ringo Starr – lead vocal, drums, piano
  15. Why Don’t We Do It in the Road – 1:41
    Recorded: October 9, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added October 10, 1968
    Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal, bass guitar, lead guitar, piano
    Ringo Starr – drums
  16. I Will – 1:47
    Recorded: September 16, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 17, 1968
    Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, bongos, maracas
  17. Julia – 2:45
    Recorded: October 13, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal, double-tracked acoustic guitar
  18. Birthday – 2:43
    Recorded: September 18, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead guitar, background and occasional lead vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, piano
    George Harrison – bass guitar, tambourine
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Yoko Ono, Patti Harrison – chorus
  19. Yer Blues – 4:01
    Recorded: August 13, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added August 14, 1968 and the ‘counted intro’ added August 20, 1968
    John Lennon – lead vocal, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  20. Mother Nature’s Son – 2:48
    Recorded: August 9, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added August 20, 1968
    Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar, bongos, timpani
    Session musicians – horns
  21. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey – 2:55
    Recorded: June 27, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 1, 1968 and July 23, 1968
    John Lennon – lead vocal, lead guitar, maracas
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – rhythm guitar, firebell
    Ringo Starr – drums
  22. Sexy Sadie – 3:15
    Recorded: July 19, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England but remade July 24, 1968 and remade again August 13, 1968 with overdubs added August 21, 1968
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, organ,
    background vocal
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  23. Helter Skelter – 4:30
    Recorded: September 9, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with an overdub added September 10, 1968
    John Lennon – bass guitar, lead guitar, saxophone, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, lead guitar
    George Harrison – rhythm guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Mal Evans – trumpet
  24. Long Long Long – 3:04
    Recorded: October 7, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added October 8-9, 1968

    John Lennon – acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, piano, Hammond organ
    George Harrison – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  25. Revolution 1 – 4:16
    Recorded: May 30, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added May 31, June 4 and June 21, 1968
    John Lennon – lead vocal, guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, piano, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Session musicians – brass
  26. Honey Pie – 2:41
    Recorded: October 1, 1968 at Trident Studios, London, England with overdubs added October 2, 1968 and October 4, 1968
    John Lennon – lead guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, piano
    George Harrison – bass guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Fifteen session musicians – brass
  27. Savoy Truffle – 2:55
    Recorded: October 3, 1968 at Trident Studios, London, England with overdubs added October 5, 11 and 14, 1968
    John Lennon – lead guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar, organ
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
    Session musicians – two baritone saxophones, four tenor saxophones
  28. Cry Baby Cry – 3:11
    Recorded: July 16, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 18, 1968
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar, piano, organ
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
    George Martin – harmonium
  29. Revolution 9 – 8:13
    Recorded: May 30, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with effects added June 6, 10, 11, 20 and 21, 1968
    John Lennon – voice, tape loops
    Paul McCartney – piano (at the beginning)
    George Harrison – voice
    Ringo Starr – voice
  30. Good Night – 3:12
    Recorded: July 22, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England
    Ringo Starr – lead vocal
    Session musicians – instrumentation, background vocals