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The White Album: Side Four

The potential breakthrough and the impending breakup, the final side celebrates the Beatles' artistic experimentation -- and the creative contradictions that signaled their eventual end.

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20 Nov 2008 // 5:30 AM

The Beatles: White Album - Side 3

Check out the PopMatters tribute to the 40th anniversary of the White Album. Side Three songs highlighted below posted today. Side Three Paul McCartney Birthday

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The White Album: Side Three

It's back to basics once again as the band finds the musical muscle memory to mesh all their influences into seven sensational tracks.

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19 Nov 2008 // 2:34 AM

The Beatles: White Album - Side 2

Check out the PopMatters tribute to the 40th anniversary of the White Album. Side Two songs highlighted below posted today. Side Two Andie Forgie from

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The White Album: Side Two

It's the Beatles 'unplugged' -- from stardom, from pressures, from the friendship that held them together -- while simultaneously reaching inward and outward.

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None More White: The Beatle’s White Album

The Beatles is called ‘the White Album’, of course, because of its cover, which is completely devoid of imagery save for the group’s name

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The White Album: Side One

It's all guitars and good times as the Fab Four rediscover the joys of jamming -- as well as the hidden pain and problems poised to tear them apart.

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17 Nov 2008 // 6:57 AM

The Beatles: White Album - Side 1

Check out the PopMatters tribute to the 40th anniversary of the White Album. Side One songs post tomorrow, but here’s some video highlights to

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16 Nov 2008 // 9:00 PM

Birthday: The White Album Turns 40

In the first day of PopMatters' week-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' self-titled double album, Bill Gibron and Zeth Lundy discuss the record's importance and impact, and why it continues to resonate within popular culture some four decades later.

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Hearing “P.S. I Love You” brings to mind the faulty stereotypes that I once associated with the Beatles’ early songs. Namely that they were

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31 Oct 2008 // 3:02 AM

The Beatles have found a digital format they like for licensing songs: a videogame. The legendary band that had rebuffed the modern era by not

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31 Oct 2008 // 2:00 AM

For a debut single, especially from a band of wide-eyed and excitable young rock ‘n rollers, “Love Me Do” feels like a curious selection. It’

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“If they had wanted to, they could have found plenty of double meanings in our early work. How about ‘I’ll Keep You Satisfied’ or ‘

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10 Oct 2008 // 9:59 PM

“Ask Me Why” was one of four songs that the Beatles played at Abbey Road Studios during their first recording session on June 6, 1962. Afterward, George

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2 Oct 2008 // 10:17 PM

Paul McCartney has fondly remarked on the innocence of the Beatles’ early years, a time when they could perform a song that seemed keen on

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28 Sep 2008 // 5:00 AM

“Chains” marks the first time on Please Please Me where the Beatles sound indifferent to the material they’re playing. Their version of the Gerry

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Here’s the Arthur Alexander-performed version of “Anna (Go to Him)”. The slinky piano line, the slightly brisker tempo, and Alexander’s soulful but still

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John Lennon was famously battling a cold during the recording session for Please Please Me. While the illness wasn’t major, even a pedestrian cough

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13 Sep 2008 // 11:00 AM

Coming off the lively snap of “I Saw Her Standing There”, a song with a melodramatic title like “Misery” seems almost bound to be a

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After recently hearing for the first time the manic Beatles song “It Won’t Be Long”, I realized that I needed to absorb their entire

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