Birthday: The Beatles' White Album 40th Anniversary

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.

Edited by Zeth Lundy and Bill Gibron / Produced by Zeth Lundy

Forty years later, the impact of the Beatles' self-titled 'return to rock' stands as a statement of a disenchanted group trying to have fun while slowly fracturing. The PopMatters staff celebrates this undeniable achievement with a five day, song-by-song, side-by-LP side breakdown of the entire White Album.

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