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Son of Beatles' producer dives into messy 'White Album'

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm EST

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2008 file photo, Beatles producer George Martin, left, and his son Giles Martin appear in the press room with their awards for best compilation soundtrack and best surround sound album for "Love" at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Giles Martin has reached into the treasure trove of original recording sessions to remix key albums by John, Paul, George and Ringo. Last year he remixed "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and returns this year with a fascinating and exhaustive look at "The Beatles," better known as the "White Album," which contains such classics as "Back in the U.S.S.R." to "Blackbird" and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da." It coincides with celebrations for the album's 50th birthday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Hardcore fans of the Beatles like to pore over every detail of the band and endlessly dissect the group’s songs. Then there’s Giles Martin, who manages to time travel to meet the Fab Four.

Martin is the son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, and lately he’s been returning to the treasure trove of original recording sessions to remix key albums by John, Paul, George and Ringo.

This year Martin has an exhaustive look at “The Beatles,” better known as the “White Album,” which contains classics such as “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” ”Blackbird” and “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.”

The accepted wisdom is that it was a rocky time for the band, which was disintegrating. But Martin disagrees. He says he hears the Fab Four working together without friction.

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