The Beatles, also known as the White Album, is the ninth studio album by the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. This was a double album and to many it’s their favorite album by the band. Not me. Don’t get me wrong, I love this work but I’ve always found it a bit, let’s say, over indulgent. I want to hear every song on it but I think it could’ve been an amazing one disc release.
So here is my edited version of The White Album. I cut it to a 12 song album with, IMO, the strongest cuts.
1. Back in the USSR
2. Dear Prudence
3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
4. Happiness is a Warm Gun
5. Martha My Dear
6. I’m So Tired
8. I Will
9. Helter Skelter
10. Revolution 1
11. Savoy Truffle
12. Cry Baby Cry.
I know the villagers are picking up pitch forks and lighting torches to storm Castle Stilson for omitting Rocky Raccoon, Bungalow Bill, Mother Nature’s Son and many others, but just think, they would comprise the best outtakes album ever released. Here’s the complete list of tracks that didn’t make my cut: Glass Onion, Ob La Di Ob La Da, Wild Honey Pie, Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill, Piggies, Rocky Raccoon, Don’t Pass Me By, Why Don’t We Do It In The Road, Julia, Birthday, Yer Blues, Mother Nature’s Son, Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey, Sexy Sadie, Long Long Long, Honey Pie, Revolution 9 and Goodnight.
I would love to see your edited version of this classic or your reasons why it’s perfect as is.
3 thoughts on “The White Album – Edited”
Stilson, I agree with your overview except for ‘Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey’ and the out-of-left-field ‘Rocky Racoon.’ Sam Peckinpah meets Looney Tunes/Merrie Molodies, but I like it. Wait, I hear angry villagers with torches, singing Revolution #9, approaching MusicPlanetRadio headquarters. . .
Except for “Glass Onion” and ” Me and my Monkey” . Agreed.
Monkey and Glass Onion were the hardest players for me to leave on the bench, and I also dig Sexy Sadie. Just makes you realize how great they were. But I’d leave both Honey Pies off any album.