The Beatles

Label
Apple
Release date
24 Aug 1987
Running length
17 tracks
Running time
40:38

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Back in the U.S.S.R. 2:42 577,335
2 Dear Prudence 3:55 454,801
3 Glass Onion 2:17 479,186
4 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 3:09 539,113
5 Wild Honey Pie 1:01 365,493
6 Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill 0:00 21,926
7 While My Guitar Gently Weeps 3:25 692,596
8 Happiness Is a Warm Gun 2:12 462,401
9 Martha My Dear 2:28 377,506
10 I'm So Tired 2:03 400,338
11 Blackbird 2:15 572,546
12 Piggies 1:59 367,453
13 Rocky Raccoon 4:10 283,556
14 Don't Pass Me By 3:42 349,435
15 Why Don't We Do It in the Road? 1:40 241,683
16 I Will 1:44 392,049
17 Julia 1:56 379,742

About this album

The Beatles is the ninth official British album and the fifteenth American album by The Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is commonly known as The White Album as it has no graphics or text other than the band’s name (and, on the early LP and CD releases, a serial number) on its plain white sleeve. The album was the first the Beatles undertook following the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, and the first released by their own record label, Apple. Originally entitled A Doll’s House, the title was changed when the British progressive rock band Family released the similarly titled Music in a Doll’s House earlier that year.

The Beatles was written and recorded during a period of turmoil for the group. After visiting the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and having a particularly productive songwriting session in early 1968, the group returned to the studio for recording from May to October 1968, only to have conflict and dissent drive the group members apart. Drummer Ringo Starr quit the band for a brief time, leaving bassist Paul McCartney to perform drums on some of the album’s songs.

Upon release in November 1968, the album received mixed to positive reviews and reached the number one spot on the charts in the United Kingdom and United States. The album is notable for the eclectic nature of its songs, which has divided critics in evaluating the album’s legacy. Still, The Beatles is regarded as one of the greatest albums in rock history. In 2003, the album was ranked number 10 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

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  • dudu_rocknroll

    BEST ALBUM OF THE BEATLES!

    17 Aug 11:42am Reply
  • moisesbs3008

    most strange album

    22 Jun 4:27pm Reply
  • furelise-

    Correct title, no white album no, only The BEATLES. [14]

    26 Mar 1:11pm Reply
  • dudu_rocknroll

    Correct title, no white album no, only The BEATLES. [13]

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    This album has something for everyone. Even though it's not my favourite Beatles album, I still very much like the sheer boldness of it. To follow up Sgt. Peppers, an album which received wide praise for being such a coherent body of music, with something that's so diverse and all over the place musically and stylistically requires a lot of guts. The Beatles had them.

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dAdriano

    ★★★★★

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Abomination317

    "Correct title, no white album no, only The BEATLES." I know those words, but that doesn't make any sense

    18 Aug 2013 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    just bought the mono mix version of this album on cd. (i guess someone had broken up the mono box of 13 cds to sell separately.) and hearing this mix for the first time, am enjoying it better than the stereo version i've always heard!

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    I've finally decided that this is definitely my favourite Beatles album.

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    the wrong tag has more listeners than this? I mean, it's written on the effen ALBUM COVER. I don't want to live anymore...

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Saeed-DVD

    Correct title, no white album no, only The BEATLES. [12]

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • doowniwevets

    Despite which one is the correct title, Last.fm should figure away to organize this mess on every artists' music library. [2]

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • str8_ryder

    Despite which one is the correct title, Last.fm should figure away to organize this mess on every artists' music library.

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Ren-X

    Correct title, no white album no, only The BEATLES. [11]

    21 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    Correct title, no white album no, only The BEATLES. [10]

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • pablo323

    Correct title, no white album no, only The BEATLES. [9]

    9 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Akayz7

    it's "known" as the white album, it's not "called" the white album though. :)

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • GBRLBNTZ

    Long, long, long ♥

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • DavidVSoho

    Mmmmmmh.. another masterpiece.. :D

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • nossylafirefox

    Correct title, no white album no, only The BEATLES. [8]

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
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