toomanyhatz wrote: Moleskin wrote:
Not sure there'll be a White Album reissue. They haven't done any of the other LPs.
There was - sort of - for MMT (movie and original EP in one package).
I'd be VERY surprised if there weren't 50-year anniversary packages for both the White Album and Abbey Road. Just hope they don't botch it. In my imagination, they'll officially release ALL the home demos for the White Album, along with outtakes. Shouldn't have any problem filling up 6 discs. Abbey Road
will be a bit harder, but maybe some 'immersion' stuff like they did for Peppers. I agree with PHR that Peppers wasn't all that interesting, but the White Album in theory could be. Those demos are great.
They will probably skip Let it Be
White Album set is in production. Giles mentioned it recently. The fact that the original record comprises approximately half a year's work (several outtakes, re-arrangements, extensive set of demos, "bits and pieces reel", etc.) makes it something of a tantalizing prospect. To whatever extent they may "botch it", that's a lot of previously un-documented/upgraded material.
I was perfectly happy to get two extra discs of new Pepper
ephemera (surely two more would have been even better) half a year ago, but...I can't imagine most folks are dying to hear the sausage being made (and, yes - seriously, "Carnival of Light" belongs nowhere if not in that collection).
As for Let it Be
, much as it probably isn't their favorite version of themselves, I feel like the opportunity to finally release the film as part of a 50th anniversary package including a repro of the original UK LP box/booklet (never seen one of those fuckers in my life, you know...)...a nice big ticket item for "their base"...not
doing it probably looks a lot like leaving money lying on the table.