Leave it to Beatlefan magazine to break the first concrete news of the upcoming Beatles' "White Album" box set. On September 26th in Manhattan, industry insiders will get their first chance to hear the new remix and assorted outtakes over the course of the day at two private listening sessions. The Beatles' self-titled double album, globally known as the "White Album," was released on November 22nd, 1968 and went on to top the charts for nine non-consecutive weeks beginning on December 28th. The new reissue is heavily rumored to drop this upcoming November 9th.
According to Beatlefan's source, the new 'White Album' box set will break down as follows:
Four-LP set - Two discs of the new stereo remix plus two discs of "Esher" demos taped by the band at George Harrison's home.
Three-Disc set - Same material as above. Apparently two of the discs are the new remix and the third CD is the "Esher" demos.
Super Deluxe CD Box - Three discs as above plus three additional discs of outtakes. Plus the box will include a Blu-ray disc that will be audio only. There will be no video.
Outtakes include: "Hey Jude," "Revolution," "The Inner Light," "Across The Universe," "Lady Madonna," and non-album tracks / jams / improvisations.
Beatlefan has been told that at least a couple of the outtakes and jams are previously unknown to fans. The set will also feature several rehearsal tracks. Included in the outtakes will be will be the 12-minute version of “Helter Skelter” that previously was edited to about five minutes for the Anthology, "but the legendary 27-minute version of "Helter Skelter" will NOT be included."