45 years later, that album still overwhelms-- and that's meant in a good way.
I don't know how many albums out there reference songs from itself. George's "Savoy Truffle" (Side 4, track 3) references Paul's "Ob La Di Ob La Da" (Side 1, track 4). The journey of music between those songs almost makes the referencing as valid as John's "Glass Onion," which references several previous Beatles songs. it's as if "Ob La Di Ob La Da" was already a song from the past, already in the Beatles Canon, with the line "we all know Ob La Di Bla Da/but can you show me where you are?"
I remember when the re-masters came out and I listened to all the albums in a row on the day of release, but by the time I got to the White Album, my head might have been a bit blown, so I probably need to listen to it proper again-- track 1 thru track 30.
The problem is, that was the stereo version. I've since purchased the mono set, and in many cases, the mono mixes are BETTER than the stereo ones. Overall, the stereo version is better, I think, but there are several tracks ("I'm So Tired," "Blackbird," "Yer Blues," "Long, Long, Long" and others) where I prefer the mono versions.
in years to come/they may discover/what the air we breathe and the life we lead are all about/but it won't be soon enough for me