Music today has been The Beatles‘ White Album with a difference. Released in 1968, it seemed that some of the titles were just too much for some cultures. William had seen this album with a difference in a record store and realised that it was a perfect purchase for the archive, and so he bought it for me. As described in the picture it is the Malaysian release that omits Happiness Is A Warm Gun from the titles inside and is missing from the record itself. Something offensive in the title or lyric? Who knows, one can only imagine what inner turmoil it caused for someone in the censorship department. Perhaps it was easier to omit as it was the last track on side one, making it a little easier at least to edit from the master tape they were sent by EMI London and ultimately survive the provocation of its inclusion. They also omitted it from the artwork.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.