' White Album is being reissued in deluxe form, but it'll be unlike anything you've heard from the band before. On Monday (September 24), the iconic music group revealed it would be re-releasing a box set of remixed versions from their self-titled 1968 effort to celebrate the record's upcoming 50th anniversary this fall. The exclusive collection, which arrives November 9, comes complete with modern-day mixes and previously never-before-heard demos and session recordings. Along with re-worked renditions of each track from The Beatles, all of which were produced by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, the collection also features 27 unheard early acoustic demos and 50 session takes. “In November 1968, millions of double LPs were shipped to record stores worldwide ahead of that tumultuous year’s most anticipated music event: the Nov. 22 release of The Beatles (soon to be better known as the White Album),” read the press statement.
Here's what's inside 'The Beatles' 'White Album' 50th Anniversary release: Super Deluxe: The comprehensive, individually numbered 7-disc and digital audio collections feature: CDs 1 & 2: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo album mix CD3: Esher Demos - Esher Demo tracks 1 through 19 sequenced in order of the finished song’s placement on ‘The White Album.’ Tracks 20-27 were not included on the album. CDs 4, 5 & 6: Sessions - 50 additional recordings, most previously unreleased, from ‘White Album’ studio sessions; all newly mixed from the four-track and eight-track session tapes, sequenced in order of their recording start dates. Blu-ray: - 2018 album mix in high-resolution PCM stereo - 2018 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 album mix - 2018 Dolby True HD 5.1 album mix - 2018 direct transfer of the album’s original mono mix Deluxe: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo album mix + Esher Demos The 3CD; 180-gram 4LP vinyl box set (limited edition); and digital audio collections pair the 2018 stereo album mix with the 27 Esher Demos. Standard 2LP Vinyl: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo mix 180-gram 2LP vinyl in gatefold sleeve with faithfully replicated original artwork Photo: Getty Images/Beatles website.
President of the University of Notre Dame, announced Monday (March 16) that the 2015-16 Notre Dame Forum, Faith, Freedom and the Modern World: 50 Years After Vatican II, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of pivotal documents of the Second Vatican Council that have resonance today. The forum will highlight the Declaration on Non-Christian Religions ( Nostra aetate), the Declaration on Religious Liberty ( Dignitatis humanae) and the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World ( Gaudium et Spes). “The defense of religious freedom, the fostering of inter-faith and ecumenical dialogue and the vigorous engagement of the Church with the modern world are salient issues for us today,” Father Jenkins said. “The golden jubilee of transformative documents of the Council makes this a particularly appropriate time to consider some of the Council’s most urgent teachings.” The 2015 Notre Dame Forum will begin with a conference on March 22, sponsored by Notre Dame’s. Other events are being planned for the 2015-16 academic year that will be centered on religious freedom and inter-faith dialogue and related issues.
Future events will be announced at a later date. The “Joy and Hope” conference will convene a group of leading international scholars to explore the central themes of Gaudium et Spes, which is widely regarded as the most authoritative summary of Catholic social teaching. The conference opens with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, OFM, archbishop of Durban, South Africa, on Sunday and continues through Tuesday (March 24). Speakers include Cardinal Napier; Miroslav Volf, Henry B.
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Wright Professor of Systematic Theology and founding director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University; and Alexia Kelley, president and CEO of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities in Washington, D.C. “Every other year the Center for Social Concerns organizes this increasingly important conference on Catholic social tradition,” said Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., Leo and Arlene Hawk Director of the Center for Social Concerns. “This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes, which embraced human solidarity and invited the Church to think seriously about social problems.” This year’s conference will explore some of the central issues of Gaudium et Spes including dignity, solidarity, justice, culture and war. Written near the end of Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes marked a new effort on the part of the Church to reach out to the cultures and people where it finds itself.