What is the REAL name of the double album released by the Beatles on November 22, 1968?

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
The Beatles 28
The White Album 18
Just the white album, no capitalization or italics 12
The album is untitled. It has no title. All "titles" are merely a convention for the sake of clarity (much li 8
Each discreet unit has its own individual name, as indicated by the number imprinted on the front cover (e.g. [i]049903 3
All the track titles in one long row 2
Untitled 1
SWBO-101 1
"Brian became even more concerned when he imagined an album full of unconventional songs." 1
PCS 7067 (YEX 709) 0
The Beatles' Ninth Album 0


budo jeru, Friday, 22 December 2017 03:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

option five: (much like "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince")

option six: you get the idea

budo jeru, Friday, 22 December 2017 03:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

Just the white album, no capitalization or italics

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 22 December 2017 03:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

Seriously, The Beatles is a perfectly good name for this as well. I'm fine with people writing The White Album (and have probably done so at some point) but ... that's not the title.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 22 December 2017 03:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

true of false: every time someone tries to refer to it as "The Beatles", they end up adding "you know, the White Album" directly afterward

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 December 2017 03:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

TRUE OF FALSE

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 December 2017 03:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

t...true

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Friday, 22 December 2017 04:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

who are the beatles?

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 December 2017 04:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

iTunes Store calls it "The Beatles (White Album)" thereby proving Zach's conjecture.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Friday, 22 December 2017 06:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

“The Beatles (you know, the White Album)” is how I’ve now labeled it in iTunes - thanks KM!

willem, Friday, 22 December 2017 06:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

what shade of white was the original lp sleeve? a warm white, maybe with some faint beige & green undertones?

crüt, Friday, 22 December 2017 06:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

*votes*

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 22 December 2017 06:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Good Album

JoeStork, Friday, 22 December 2017 07:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

unable to vote as the "Who gives a shit?" option has been left off

a Rambo in curved air (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 December 2017 07:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

50 shades of White

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 22 December 2017 07:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

White? Thee Album

JoeStork, Friday, 22 December 2017 07:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Noodly vague white iirc

willem, Friday, 22 December 2017 09:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

Taking Tiger Mountain.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Friday, 22 December 2017 10:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Beatles Play Revolution 9 and Some Other Shit

Master of Treacle, Friday, 22 December 2017 11:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

TS The Beatles' "White Album" vs. Eddie Palmieri's "White Album" vs. Caetano Veloso's "White Album"

Burru Men Meet Burryman ina Wicker Man (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 22 December 2017 11:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

Needed an option for "these guys are from England and who gives a shit"

Vinnie, Friday, 22 December 2017 13:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

unable to vote as the "Who gives a shit?" option has been left off

― a Rambo in curved air (Noodle Vague), Friday, December 22, 2017 2:23 AM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

AKA "who gives a shit / who gives a fuck"

Enough of these guys already

calstars, Friday, 22 December 2017 13:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Beatles (sic)

Encyclopedia Beige and the Case of the Bland Sandwich (Old Lunch), Friday, 22 December 2017 13:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

Four unpronounceable symbols on the lyrics sheet.

Liquid Plejades, Friday, 22 December 2017 14:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

stylized group monogram iirc, the working title was "PRGJ"

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Friday, 22 December 2017 14:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

TS The Beatles' "White Album" vs. Eddie Palmieri's "White Album" vs. Caetano Veloso's "White Album"

― Burru Men Meet Burryman ina Wicker Man (James Redd and the Blecchs), 22. december 2017 12:58 (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Veloso

Frederik B, Friday, 22 December 2017 16:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

why is this a poll the title is the only thing on the cover

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 22 December 2017 16:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

whiteness

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Friday, 22 December 2017 17:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

Jeff.

jesus and figs and science and the foo fighters (unregistered), Friday, 22 December 2017 18:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

^^^^^

brimstead, Friday, 22 December 2017 18:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

Paul calls it The White Album.

Its title is "The Beatles".

And why not?

Mark G, Saturday, 23 December 2017 23:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

Is Richard Hamilton still alive? We should ask him, it was his idea. He should get final say.

piscesx, Sunday, 24 December 2017 12:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

*votes*

dorsalstop, Sunday, 24 December 2017 13:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

I didn't think this was an issue--it's officially The Beatles, and everyone calls it The White Album (except Noodle Vague, who calls it Fuck the Beatles).

clemenza, Sunday, 24 December 2017 13:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

I also didn't think this was an issue--it's officially untitled, and everyone calls it the white album (except people who incorrectly capitalise and italicise that informal title).

dorsalstop, Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

Ire the white album - everyone I've met has called it this, this semantics shit is the definition of "not living but killing time"

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

* it's

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

Dorstalstop (no idea how credible these sites are):

http://www.beatlesebooks.com/white-album
http://beatlestrivia.com/what-is-the-official-name-of-the-white-album/

As for the name of the album, the working title had been “A Doll's House,” named after the popular novel by Henrik Isben, but this had to be dropped because the progressive rock band “Family” had released an album entitled “Music In A Doll's House” earlier in the year. Paul remembers: “Richard asked, 'Has there been an album called “The Beatles”?' so I referred back to EMI and they said, 'No. There's been “Meet The Beatles,” introducing The Beatles in America, but there'd never been an album called “The Beatles”.' So he said, 'Let's call it that'; which is the official title of the White Album.”

clemenza, Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

And I don't know the answer to this, but if a title isn't an actual title, just something that's been adopted as a title, I'm not sure why you wouldn't italicize it anyway--within that sentence, the words "The White Album" are functioning as a title.

clemenza, Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

Clemenza otm

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

I didn't think this was an issue--it's officially The Beatles, and everyone calls it The White Album.

I can think of one person who doesn't, can you children?

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

course the official title according to Macca is 'the BLOODY Beatles' White Album'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9xDBTpLz-8

piscesx, Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

/I didn't think this was an issue--it's officially The Beatles, and everyone calls it The White Album./

I can think of one person who doesn't, can you children?

Music has the right to The BeatlesThe White Albumchildren

Steely Rodin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

it's called "the white album"

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

^cosign

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

Blink 182

MarkoP, Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

does anyone call the red and blue albums '1962-1966' and '1967-1970'? i bet they don't.

piscesx, Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

None of these. I call it "the Beatles' white album." Punctuation (sic).

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

also all Beatles albums are white albums, in a sense

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

does anyone call the red and blue albums '1962-1966' and '1967-1970'? i bet they don't.

when I was a kid I used to listen to those two albums on home recorded cassette tapes that my parents had made after borrowing the CDs from the library, the tapes were labelled 'The Beatles 1962-1966' and 'The Beatles 1967-1970' and I didn't even know what the original album covers looked like. imo any attempt to answer the question 'what is the REAL name of the double album released by the Beatles on November 22, 1968' needs to involve a survey to discover what ppl wrote on their cassette labels after taping it

soref, Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

apparently the white album is 93 minutes 35 seconds long meaning that you wouldn't be able to fit it on a single c90 tape, would also be interested to know how people got around this

soref, Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

they left off "long long long"

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

not endorsing it, song rules, but that'd be my guess. most of the other "most hated" songs aren't long enough to do the trick.

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

Macca like a BOASS in that video

glumdalclitch, Sunday, 24 December 2017 18:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

In the EMI catalogue I used to have, its called "The Beatles"

Mark G, Sunday, 24 December 2017 18:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

xp haha i know right? makes me wonder why he just isn't like that all the time.

piscesx, Sunday, 24 December 2017 18:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

what is the REAL name of Henrik Isben's popular novel?

a Rambo in curved air (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 24 December 2017 18:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

apparently the white album is 93 minutes 35 seconds long meaning that you wouldn't be able to fit it on a single c90 tape, would also be interested to know how people got around this

put Master of Reality on the A side and Paranoid on the B iirc

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 25 December 2017 03:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm very confused by this. ITunes is confirming that my digital version of the white album is 94 minutes. However, I DID listen to it on a single C90 cassette for years, and this is how I first knew it. I don't notice any differences between my current digital version and my old cassette.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 25 December 2017 03:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

And I don't know the answer to this, but if a title isn't an actual title, just something that's been adopted as a title, I'm not sure why you wouldn't italicize it anyway--within that sentence, the words "The White Album" are functioning as a title.

Because it's an album that's white, not an album titled The White Album (although tbf the only white thing about it is the cover so maybe you're otm).

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 25 December 2017 03:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

The White Album is an essay collection by Joan Didion

.oO (silby), Monday, 25 December 2017 03:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm dreaming of a white album

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 December 2017 04:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

It’s a White Album, and I’m living with a White Album.

Steely Rodin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 25 December 2017 04:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm actually interested in stuff like this.

Because it's an album that's white, not an album titled The White Album

But people aren't using "the white album" descriptively ("the album the Beatles did that's white"), they've adopted it, rightly or wrongly, as the title. As such, it should be italicized. I'm trying to think of a parallel example and I can't.

clemenza, Monday, 25 December 2017 05:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

great album

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Monday, 25 December 2017 05:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

There's a counter-parallel of sorts: you wouldn't write The Great Album.

clemenza, Monday, 25 December 2017 05:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

It’s actually The White Album’s Monster

.oO (silby), Monday, 25 December 2017 05:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm very confused by this. ITunes is confirming that my digital version of the white album is 94 minutes. However, I DID listen to it on a single C90 cassette for years, and this is how I first knew it. I don't notice any differences between my current digital version and my old cassette.


in my limited experience, blank tapes always had around 1-2 minutes more recording time per side than advertised

brimstead, Monday, 25 December 2017 06:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

But people aren't using "the white album" descriptively ("the album the Beatles did that's white"), they've adopted it, rightly or wrongly, as the title. As such, it should be italicized. I'm trying to think of a parallel example and I can't.

Zep 4 comes to mind as next most famous case, and to a lesser extent the self-titled first Jackson Browne album, which actually did get rebranded on the CD spin as "Saturate Before Using".

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 25 December 2017 07:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Beatles’ Best Album

LimbsKing, Monday, 25 December 2017 07:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

I recall among my indie kid friendship group in the early 90s that various self titled debut albums went by the name on the label; calling The House Of Love's albums Creation and Fontana for example. There must be better known versions of this.

piscesx, Monday, 25 December 2017 11:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

can confirm that c90 tapes had about 46-46.5 mins per side

Simon H., Monday, 25 December 2017 11:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

calling The House Of Love's albums Creation and Fontana for example.

one of them was referred to as The German Album. And this later actually came to be called The German Album for a (non-German) CD rerelease, that title appearing on the spine. Hasn't happened for rereleases of The Beatles' white album, though.

dorsalstop, Monday, 25 December 2017 12:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

"hatful of bollocks"

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 25 December 2017 12:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 31 December 2017 00:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

Oh right, this is how the people of ILM chose to spend their time in the run up to and over the Christmas period. Well, doesn't that say it all?

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Sunday, 31 December 2017 16:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 1 January 2018 00:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

Right, that’s sorted then, innit

Dr. Winston ‘Merritone’ Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 January 2018 00:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

It is, yes. Lock thread

Mark G, Monday, 1 January 2018 01:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

Although, that's 30 votes for variants of the white album

Mark G, Monday, 1 January 2018 01:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

put another way, "the beatles" lost 28-46. glad we got that sorted.

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Monday, 1 January 2018 01:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

i can't help but wonder if calling this album by the band's name was some kind of lennon-ish prank, like they knew that it would result in endless abbott and costello style confusion ("have you listened to 'the beatles' yet?")

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 1 January 2018 01:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

Now I'm curious... who started calling it The White Album? Did fans just organically begin to refer to it as such? Did some critic coin the name and it happened to stick? Did it come from anyone associated with the band? Were people calling it The White Album back in 1968 or did that name develop sometime later?

Ex Slacker, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 03:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

my mom for all her days referred to that one mamas and the papas record as "the bathtub album." i think for people not super invested in ~album titles~ it could have emerged pretty organically among the general population.

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 03:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

I guess I don't care what the title is but a long time ago when I first discovered this record existed I figured it was untitled and not self-titled but what the fuck do I know

billstevejim, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 08:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

Did they purposely release this album on the 5-year anniversary of JFK?

billstevejim, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 08:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

I guess it's quite common for s/t albums to be referred to by their album art - always knew Pearl Jam as the avocado album
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Jam_(album)

niels, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 08:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

beautiful quote:

McCready said, "That symbolizes just kind of ... Ed's at the end of the process and said, for all I care right now, we've done such a good job on this record, and we're kind of tired from it. Let's throw an avocado on the cover. I think that's what happened, and our art director goes, hey, that's not a bad idea. I think we were watching the Super Bowl, and we had some guacamole or something."

niels, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 08:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

always been surprised more ppl don't call the kinda awkwardly titled velvet underground and nico "the banana album"

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 09:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

I think I mostly call it the banana album

niels, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 09:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

I saw someone call it Andy Warhol recently.

dorsalstop, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 09:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Oh, and in the record shop where I worked in the 90s the database entry had 'Velvet Underground, The' as the artist, and '& Nico' as the title.

dorsalstop, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 09:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

was Nico really not in the band at that point?

niels, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 10:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

No, that was Yoko.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 10:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

instantrimshot.com

niels, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 11:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

That Pearl Jam story...I think I love them now

brimstead, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 21:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

put another way, "the beatles" lost 28-46. glad we got that sorted.

― Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Sunday, December 31, 2017 7:35 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol i love this

budo jeru, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 23:07 (nine months ago) Permalink


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