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  1. How The Beatles Made ‘The White Album’

    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. Why Remix ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains : All Songs Considered : NPR

    Why would anyone remix one of the most important and influential albums of all time? Giles Martin explains how and why he did it for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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  3. John McMillian on ‘Beatles vs. Stones’: Forum | KQED Public Media for Northern CA

    Once upon a time, two British rock ‘n’ roll bands dominated the music scene: the boy-next-door Beatles and the born-to-be-wild Rolling Stones. Journalist Tom Wolfe wrote, ‘The Beatles want to hold your hand, but the Stones want to burn down your town.’ In his new book, ‘Beatles vs. Stones,’ John McMillian explores the myths behind their rivalry and offers revealing behind-the-scenes stories about the two groups.

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  4. DocArchive: Beatles in the USSR

    As Beatlemania swept throughout the world in 1964, it seemed unable to penetrate the Iron Curtain. However, an underground culture grew which used ingenious ways to discover the Beatles’ music. Paul Gambaccini reveals the extraordinary ways the Beatles’ music was listened to in the Soviet Union during the 1960s. Did the music and spirit of The Beatles help to end communism?

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