Acclaimed Beatles Lecturer Coming To Danbury To Discuss the ‘White Album’
Beatlemaniacs are always on the lookout for new nuggets of knowledge about the Fab Four. On April 20, they'll get their chance to learn the ins and outs of the White Album as acclaimed musicologist Scott Freiman brings his "Deconstructing the Beatles: The White Album" lecture to The Palace Danbury.
The White Album, released in 1968, showcased a wide variety of musical styles from the Beatles, from the hard rock of Helter Skelter to the avant-garde psychedelia of Revolution 9, to acoustic numbers like Blackbird and Mother Nature's son, to some of George Harrison's most memorable Beatles songs including the masterpiece While My Guitar Gently Weeps, to an orchestra backing Ringo Starr on the album's closer, Good Night.
In the lecture, Freiman promises to focus on the album's songs that have the most interesting stories behind them, and showcase some of the innovative recording techniques that the band used to get the songs on tape.
Freiman has a series of "Deconstructing the Beatles" lectures that focus on different albums by the band. He has even taught a 13-part course on the group at Yale. It promises to be an entertaining and informative evening for fans of the Beatles. Or, as the boys themselves said a couple of albums prior, "A splendid time is guaranteed for all." Tickets are available here.