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    Fifty years ago, just before the holidays in 1968, The Beatles put out not just a new album, but a double album, something relatively unheard of at the time. The album art was a stark, white, glossy cover with raised, slanted lettering that simply said, "The Beatles." That self-titled album, with its 30 songs that span genres from American country music to avant-garde tape collage, has come to be known as "The White Album." And in celebration of its birth 50 years ago, The Beatles label Apple Records has scoured the archives for a new deluxe edition of the album that, for the first time, includes previously unreleased, early demo recordings, studio outtakes and stunning remixes in both stereo and 5.1 surround.

    Today we've got a conversation with the man who produced this 100-plus song celebration, Giles Martin, whose father, George Martin, produced "The White Album" back in '68 (along with most everything else The Beatles ever made). In this interview with Giles Martin, you'll hear some of the early demos, outtakes and remixes. But he begins by describing the process of making of the "The White Album," how it turned out to be a much-less planned and much more organic process than ever, and how that frustrated George Martin.


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  2. What Giles Martin discovered when remixing Revolver

    A box-set edition of Revolver is out on October 28, the remixed album along with 23 outtakes, three home demos, a book and notes by Paul McCartney. Giles Martin produced it and talks here about what he uncovered along the way – about the band and how they wrote and worked together, and about a new technical breakthrough developed on Peter Jackson’s Get Back movie project that transformed the whole process. The outtakes, he says, are like sketches for a finished painting (Yellow Submarine, you’ll discover, started as a sombre acoustic waltz-time folk song by John Lennon about his past).

    Order the remixed Revolver here … https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revolver-Beatles/dp/B0B7SK4117

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    Episode 4 of the London IA podcast is - finally - out. In it, we chat with Giles Colborne, managing director of CX Partners and author of 'Simple and Usable' about his career in design, the evolution of user centred design, writing, the role of conferences, and distraction and delight in design.

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    Listen to #26 Liz & Jon (The Beths) from 101 Part Time Jobs hosted by Giles Bidder. Jon & Liz from New Zealand powerpop rockers The Beths join me from across three continents! They talk teaching instruments in school, navigating band life in an isolated country and bumping into Thom Yorke at London's U.S. Embassy.Want to sponsor this podcast? Get in touch: giles@mightymoonmedia.comPhoto: Mason Fairey


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