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    The Beatles' White Album was released 40 years ago today, their first LP since the death of manager Brian Epstein.



    The recording sessions took place from 30th May to 14th October, 1968.



    Ringo Starr walked out for two weeks. Yoko Ono appeared, for the first time, at a recording session.



    The first (double) album on the Beatles' Apple label is remembered for several classics including:

    Back in the USSR, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Blackbird, I'm So Tired, Helter Skelter and Sexy Sadie.

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    The album that featured Eric Clapton on 'While My Guitar

    Gently Weeps' the first time (officially) that an 'outsider'

    had performed on a Beatles track (other than brass players

    or Indian musicians on George Harrison songs)

    The trend would continue later with the inclusion of Billy

    Preston on the ill fated 'Let It Be' album & sessions.

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    If I was spending that sort of dosh I would want more than word-of-mouth provenance. It isn't that difficult to fake this sort of thing. It's only a number.




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    name='Maurice']The Beatles' White Album was released 40 years ago today, their first LP since the death of manager Brian Epstein.



    The recording sessions took place from 30th May to 14th October, 1968.



    Ringo Starr walked out for two weeks. Yoko Ono appeared, for the first time, at a recording session.



    The first (double) album on the Beatles' Apple label is remembered for several classics including:

    Back in the USSR, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Blackbird, I'm So Tired, Helter Skelter and Sexy Sadie.


    And "Revolution" and "Dear Prudence" too

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    "More than forty years after Christians were infuriated by John Lennon's claim that the Beatles were 'more popular than Jesus Christ', the Roman Catholic Church has made peace with the Fab Four.



    "Today's edition of the Vatican's official newspaper says that 'after so many years it sounds merely like the boasting of an English working-class lad struggling to cope with unexpected success.'



    "In a lengthy editorial marking the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' White Album,

    L'Osservatore Romano heaps praise on the band saying only 'snobs' would dismiss the Beatles' songs."

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    I've got a "White Album" - not number 0000005, to be sure, but it's definitely White - should I start packing for that world cruise?



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    Now up to �15 200 with 5 hours to go - looks like it's going to go through the �20k barrier.

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    .....not quite - �19 201.

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    What a great album.



    It's what you expect from the band whose music and style changed the world.



    I once owned a pristine limited edition 'Let It Be' boxed album with colour booklet.

    Someone at work talked me into selling it to them a year or two after it's release.

    I thought I was just helping out a fellow Beatles fan. I didn't make any money out of the deal.



    I now believe that the same boxed edition is worth a lot of money.



    Dave.

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    name='David Brent']What a great album.



    It's what you expect from the band whose music and style changed the world.



    I once owned a pristine limited edition 'Let It Be' boxed album with colour booklet.

    Someone at work talked me into selling it to them a year or two after it's release.

    I thought I was just helping out a fellow Beatles fan. I didn't make any money out of the deal.



    I now believe that the same boxed edition is worth a lot of money.



    Dave.


    I had the Let It Be boxed set too. The book binding was below standard and fell apart

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    So what might my White Album be worth? Presumably about 99 pence!



    rgds

    Rob

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    name='Rob Compton']So what might my White Album be worth? Presumably about 99 pence!



    rgds

    Rob


    Have a look in RECORD COLLECTOR magazine or give it a "test drive" on Fleabay.



    You never know

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    Anorak Alert !!!



    Apart from the number, the early White albums were a bit unusual in that the sleeve openings were on the top.



    Just played it all again. Fantastic.

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    name='Rob Compton']So what might my White Album be worth? Presumably about 99 pence!



    rgds

    Rob


    You might be surprised:



    Rare ORIG. UK d'bl LP The Beatles "White Album" MONO! on eBay, also Pop Beat 1960s, Albums LPs, Records, Music (end time 27-Nov-08 19:30:00 GMT)



    Master Fell claimed all my Beatles' LPS, EPs and 45s when he realised they were a tad better than Oasis!

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    Only the Let It Be export copy (on parlophone), with a top-opening and colour booklet is valuable

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    name='mariocki'].....not quite - �19 201.


    The Times yesterday:



    Vienna: Andrew Milton, a British professor in Linz, Austria, sold a copy of the Beatles' White Album for $24,550 (�20,910) on eBay.



    It had the number 0000005. The first four are thought to be owned by band members or their families.

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