Celebrate 50 Years of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with KCMQ

Celebrate the iconic Beatles White Album’s 50th Anniversary with KCMQ this Wednesday.

Since you’ll most likely be too busy eating turkey to celebrate, KCMQ is recognizing this iconic album a day early! This Wednesday we’ll be playing a select track from the S/T album at the top of each hour from 9am-6pm.

Requiring no explanation or description beyond the band’s name, the Beatles’ iconic 9th studio album celebrates 50 years November 22nd. What might be called the greatest record ever made came at the peak of the Beatles’ career and inspired nearly all following rock-and-roll recordings. After taking a sabbatical in India following their feverish “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, John Lennon and George Harrison hit the studio and immediately sanded down their guitars, symbolically stripping-away their psychedelic past. “If you take the paint and varnish off and get the bare wood,” Harrison explained later, “it seems to sort of breathe.” Lennon (who had recently started seeing his new girlfriend, Yoko Ono) sent a postcard to Ringo Starr saying, “We’ve got about two LPs worth of songs now, so get your drums out.” The New Yorker

During an interview with the BBC, Giles Martin – son of the late Beatles producer George Martin — let it slip that the “White Album” was the next release. To mark this month’s fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ ninth album, “The Beatles”—universally known as the White Album—several new expanded and enhanced editions are being released this week. These new versions were created under the supervision of Giles Martin, the son of the album’s original producer, George Martin. the new editions contain, along with a wealth of archival recordings and other material, a brand-new, digitally remixed presentation—a laborious retrieval and reassembly of the contents of the original multitrack master tapes, with a comprehensive scope far beyond that of all previous remasters and releases.

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