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Edited Jan 17, 2008, 16:43
Electric Ladyland/ White Album
Jan 17, 2008, 16:12
Both these albums were released late 68 for Christmas. Both very ambitious double albums with a wide swath of genres.

The Beatles were retrenching and fragmenting at the same time.

Ladyland was pushing the technology further than anyone had before, very masterful use of panning, phasing, stereo, editing, tape reversal, etc

Both included a very ambitious experimental piece: Revolution#9 and 1983... A Mermaid I Should Be. Neither tune get much airplay.

The Beatles' White Album enjoys a broader public acceptance, yet Ladyland pushed music sonics to a level we take for granted today.

Still both albums sound fresh. And in '68 these were great riches to first hear.
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