Monday, November 5, 2018

The Beatles stream new video for White Album classic Glass Onion

The Beatles are streaming a new video for their 1968 classic, “Glass Onion”, ahead of its inclusion on the November 9 release of a series of 50th anniversary reissues of The White Album.

Directed by Alasdair Jock of Trunk Animation, the clip features rare photos and footage from The Beatles’ vault while taking fans on a journey into the creation of the pull-out poster from the group’s self-titled double-album.

Created by White Album art director Richard Hamilton along with Paul McCartney, the poster was built on an easel at Hamilton’s north London studio using images supplied by each of the individual Beatles.

First premiered last week via Apple Music, the clip is now widely available via YouTube.

The Beatles are also streaming audio of a pair of versions of “Glass Onion” from the expanded reissue, including a take from studio sessions and an early acoustic version from the Esher demo series.

Among the multiple expanded versions of the project are a 7-disc Super Deluxe box set package, a 3CD Deluxe edition and a 2LP vinyl version, with all formats presenting a new 2018 remix of the landmark record.

The White Album debuted and/or reached the top of the charts in countries around the world upon its original release, while it went on to earn 19x Platinum status in the US for sales of 9.5 million copies.

See also:

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