Saturday, January 16, 2010

All Songs Considered: The White Album 40 Years Later

The White Album 40 Years Later
All Songs Considered (NPR)

When The White Album was released 40 years ago this month, fans were both baffled and awe struck by its sprawling world of sound. It was released as a double LP (almost unheard of at the time) and featured instant classics like "I Will," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and "Blackbird." But The White Album (its real name is simply The Beatles) was also filled with songs many found hard to digest, like the eight-minute, experimental sound collage "Revolution 9" or the inexplicably surreal "Wild Honey Pie." On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with Bruce Spizer, author of The Beatles On Apple Records, about the groundbreaking White Album and how it came to be.

To Listen to the Retrospective


LauraFaceee3 said...

And still these songs are among the best!! It's hard to resist The Beatles.

Michael said...

A brilliant work of art, I liked listening to the retrospective because it gave me an insight into the behind-the-scenes strife of White Album and how the songs were developed ...