History Music / TheWhiteAlbum

12th Aug '17 3:38:10 PM Ezclee4050
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* SpiritualSuccessor: A number of critics have claimed Music/FleetwoodMac's ''Music/{{Tusk}}'' as one to this album as a double album full of stylistic variation.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: A number of critics have claimed Music/FleetwoodMac's ''Music/{{Tusk}}'' as one to this album as a double album full of stylistic variation.variation, by a hugely popular band who earned an AuteurLicense after a massive hit album.
3rd Aug '17 9:15:00 PM Kalmbach
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** "Julia" was about John's mother, who died in a car accident when he was a teenager.

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** "Julia" was about John's mother, who died in was struck by a car accident when he was a teenager.
3rd Aug '17 9:01:03 PM Kalmbach
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* GratuitousPanning: "Back in the U.S.S.R." starts with this, simulating a jetliner flying overhead.
3rd Aug '17 8:56:58 PM Kalmbach
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** "Helter Skelter" is incredibly heavy, and has been called one of the first HeavyMetal songs on occasion.

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** "Helter Skelter" is incredibly heavy, and has been called one of the first HeavyMetal songs on occasion. It's definitely the only Beatles song you can headbang to.
31st May '17 2:03:16 PM Cuchulainn
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Though not as popular as other Beatle records like ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' or ''Music/AbbeyRoad'', this album still a huge inspiration for numerous rock bands. When something gets compared to the White Album, it's almost invariably a shorthand way of saying "long album with huge [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly variety of styles]], inevitably will attract complaints about AlbumFiller". But everyone agrees it is an important and influential record. It generated hits such as "Back in the USSR", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", and "Revolution" (though the single version is a totally different arrangement). "Helter Skelter", "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", "Sexy Sadie", and "Blackbird" have become fan favourites, while "Revolution #9" is perhaps the most notorious and audacious track: exciting for AvantGardeMusic fans and AlbumFiller to most other people.

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Though not as popular as other Beatle records like ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' or ''Music/AbbeyRoad'', this album still a huge inspiration for numerous rock bands. When something gets compared to the White Album, it's almost invariably a shorthand way of saying "long album with huge [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly variety of styles]], inevitably will attract complaints about AlbumFiller". But everyone agrees it is an important and influential record. It generated hits such as "Back in the USSR", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", and "Revolution" (though the single version is a totally different arrangement). "Helter Skelter", "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", "Don't Pass Me By", "Sexy Sadie", and "Blackbird" have become fan favourites, while "Revolution #9" is perhaps the most notorious and audacious track: exciting for AvantGardeMusic fans and AlbumFiller to most other people.
5th May '17 7:41:59 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:''Number Nine... Number Nine... Number Nine...'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''Number [[caption-width-right:350:''"Number Nine... Number Nine... Number Nine...'']]
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15th Apr '17 2:41:44 PM AliceMacher
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** "Cry Baby Cry" is already a haunting track, but then out of nowhere Paul is heard singing "Can You Take Me Back?", which is a reprise of "Honey Pie" two tracks earlier, but here it just sounds as if he is fading away out of existence. Made worse by the fact that the next track is "Revolution 9", which is a last note nightmare from beginning to end.

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** "Cry Baby Cry" is already a haunting track, but then out of nowhere Paul is heard singing "Can You Take Me Back?", which is a reprise fragment from an improvisation between takes of "Honey Pie" two tracks earlier, "I Will," but here it just sounds as if he is fading away out of existence. Made worse by the fact that the next track is "Revolution 9", which is a last note nightmare from beginning to end.



** "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" starts off with a Spanish sounding guitar solo, then out of nowhere skips to a ColdOpen where the refrain "Hey Bungalow Bill" is sung. Near the end applause can be heard, until John suddenly shouts: "Ey-O".

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** "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" starts off with a Spanish sounding guitar solo, then out of nowhere skips to a ColdOpen where the refrain "Hey Bungalow Bill" is sung. Near the end applause can be heard, until John suddenly shouts: "Ey-O"."Ey-up".



** An unintentional one to ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. An American weapon magazine used the headline "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", in reference to the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' phrase "Happiness Is a Warm Puppy". John Lennon, not knowing the origin of the phrase, used the headline as the title of the song "Happiness Is a Warm Gun".



** A lot of the Beatles' friends and [[CreatorCouple significant others]] were roped in to contribute. Mal Evans does backing vocals and hand-claps on "Dear Prudence", hand-claps on "Birthday", and he and John made a bunch of harsh trumpet noises on "Helter Skelter". "Birthday" also included backing vocals from Pattie Boyd and Music/YokoOno, and Music/RingoStarr's wife Maureen Starkey sang backing vocals on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"'alongside Yoko, who also contributed SpokenWordInMusic and tapes and sound effects to "Revolution 9". And ''that''''s not even counting all the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_(album)#Personnel session musicians]].

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** A lot of the Beatles' friends and [[CreatorCouple significant others]] were roped in to contribute. Mal Evans does backing vocals and hand-claps on "Dear Prudence", hand-claps on "Birthday", and he and John made a bunch of harsh trumpet noises on "Helter Skelter". "Birthday" also included backing vocals from Pattie Boyd and Music/YokoOno, and Music/RingoStarr's wife Maureen Starkey sang backing vocals on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"'alongside Bill" alongside Yoko, who also contributed SpokenWordInMusic and tapes and sound effects to "Revolution 9". And ''that''''s not even counting all the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_(album)#Personnel session musicians]].
20th Mar '17 5:59:12 PM DavidDelony
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* SpiritualSuccessor: A number of critics have claimed Music/FleetwoodMac's ''Music/{{Tusk}}'' as one to this album as a double album full of stylistic variation.
7th Mar '17 5:16:37 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* LyricalDissonance: "Helter Skelter", a loud, badass epic rock song... about a fairground slide.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Helter Skelter", a loud, badass epic rock song... [[MundaneMadeAwesome about a fairground slide. slide.]]



* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''The Beatles'' is all white, save for the name of the album embossed onto it, and on some LP printings, a unique serial number stamped on it (going for a bit of irony in something so plain also being unique from every other copy of it). Ever since, fans have called it ''The White Album''. In fact, this might be the UrExample, since most album covers until then looked more like advertising posters (not to mention some of the more artistic ones, like the Beatles' own ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' and ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', as well as Music/TheRollingStones' ''Music/TheirSatanicMajestiesRequest''). Some LP editions were made using white vinyl rather than the usual black, as well.

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* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''The Beatles'' is all white, save for the name of the album embossed onto it, and on some LP printings, a unique serial number stamped on it (going for a bit of irony in something so plain also being unique from every other copy of it). Ever since, fans have called it ''The White Album''.
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In fact, this might be the UrExample, UrExample or at the very least TropeCodifier, since most album covers until then looked more like advertising posters (not to mention some of the more artistic ones, like the Beatles' own ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' and ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', as well as Music/TheRollingStones' ''Music/TheirSatanicMajestiesRequest''). Some LP editions were made using white vinyl rather than the usual black, as well.
6th Feb '17 6:04:00 PM Nozdordomu
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* StudioChatter: The end of "Piggies", the beginning of "Revolution 1", and most famously Ringo's "I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!!!" at the end of (the stereo mix of) "Helter Skelter".

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* StudioChatter: The end of "Piggies", the beginning of "Revolution 1", the end of "Cry Baby Cry", and most famously Ringo's "I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!!!" at the end of (the stereo mix of) "Helter Skelter".
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