Beatles fans can check out a brand new lyric video for a remixed version of their classic 1968 pop-rock anthem “Back in the USSR.” The track is the latest release from the Fab Four's upcoming 50th anniversary expanded reissue of their self-titled 1968 studio album (a.k.a “The White Album"), which will hit shelves in multiple editions on Nov. 9 via Apple.
NME reports on Nov. 7 that the iconic British pop-rockers debuted the lyric video on Monday via YouTube. “Back in the USSR” is the third song to surface from the reissue, following along previously release versions of “Glass Onion” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
The new lyric video looks and feels like watching a 60s era home movie. It opens with black & white footage of an old jet airliner making its landing to the song's familiar chugging guitar intro. Vintage clips of The Beatles arriving at an airport are interspersed as handwritten lyrics of the song flash across the screen in bottle green font with Beatles bassist Paul McCartney singing, “Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC/Didn't get to bed last night.”
The 50th anniversary expanded reissue features brand new mixes of the 30 original tracks on “The White Album” by Giles Martin (son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin) along with early acoustic demos and session tracks. It is available to preorder here in standard and deluxe editions in CD, digital, vinyl and streaming formats.
McCartney is currently on the road with his Freshen Up Tour in support of his latest chart-topping album Egypt Station. Macca will make his triumphant return to North America in 2019 for a summer trek which kicks off June 26 in Phoenix at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Grab your Paul McCartney tickets now at AXS.