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Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. The album was the Beatles' final recording project before their retirement as live performers and marked the group's most La Inocenvenientemente - Various - Subterranica use of studio technology to date, building on the advances of their late release Rubber Soul.
It has since become regarded as one of the greatest albums in popular music, with recognition centred on its range of musical styles, diverse sounds, and lyrical content. The Beatles recorded Revolver after taking a three-month break at the start ofand during a period when London was feted as the era's cultural capital.
The songs reflect the group's interest in the drug LSDEastern philosophy and the avant-garde while addressing themes such as death and transcendence from material concerns.
With no thoughts of reproducing their new material in concert, the band made liberal use of automatic double trackingvarispeedreversed tapes, close audio miking, and instruments outside of their standard live set-up. Among its innovative tracks are the psychedelic " Tomorrow Never Knows Theres A Place (Takes 3/4) - The Beatles - The Ultimate Collection - Volume 2, recorded using tape loops controlled on several machines simultaneously; "Eleanor Rigby", a meditation on loneliness featuring a string octet as its only musical backing; and " Love You To ", a foray into Hindustani classical music.
The sessions also produced De Neus Omhoeg - Various - De Beste Zangers Van Nederland Seizoen 6 non-album single, " Paperback Writer " backed with " Rain ".
In the United Kingdom, the album's 14 tracks were gradually distributed to radio stations in the weeks before its release. The release there coincided with the Beatles' final concert tour and the controversy surrounding John Lennon 's remark that the band had become " more popular than Jesus ".
Critical reaction was highly favourable in the UK, but less so in the US. Revolver expanded the boundaries of pop music, revolutionised standard practices in studio recording, advanced Signs - Frost* - Falling Satellites espoused by the s counterculture and inspired the development of psychedelic rockelectronicaprogressive rock and world music.
Aided by the international CD release, which standardised its content to the original Parlophone version, Revolver has surpassed Sgt. In Decemberthe Beatles ' Rubber Soul album was released to wide critical acclaim. Writing in The Beatles ForeverNicholas Schaffner cites as the start of the band's "' psychedelic ' period" and adds: "That adjective implies not only the influence of certain mind-altering chemicals, but also the freewheeling spectrum of wide-ranging colors that their new music seemed to evoke.
While arranging dates for the band's world tour,  Epstein agreed to a proposal by journalist Maureen Cleave for the Beatles to be interviewed separately for a series of articles that would run in London's Evening Standard newspaper in March The band had worked on ten songs, including both sides of the upcoming single, by 1 May, when they interrupted the sessions to perform at the NME 's annual Poll-Winners Concert.
The camaraderie among the four Beatles was at its highest throughout this period. The sessions for Revolver furthered the spirit of studio experimentation evident on Rubber Soul. The group's willingness to experiment was also evident in their dedication to finding or inventing sounds that captured the heightened perception they experienced through hallucinogenic drugs.
In their search for new sounds, the band incorporated musical instruments such as the Indian tambura and tablaand clavichordvibraphone and tack piano into their work for the first time. Author Mark Brend writes that, with Revolverthe Beatles advanced Meek's strategy of employing the recording studio as a musical instrument and "formalized this approach into what is now an accepted option for pop music making".
This technique employed two linked tape recorders to automatically Yellow Submarine (U.S. Mono Mix) - The Beatles - The Alternate Revolver a doubled vocal track. The band's most experimental work during the sessions was channelled into the first song they attempted, "Tomorrow Never Knows".
The inclusion of reversed tape sounds on "Rain" specifically, a portion of Lennon's vocal part marked the first pop release to use this technique, although the Beatles had first used it, in some of the tape loops and the overdubbed guitar solo, on "Tomorrow Never Knows". During the sessions, Emerick recorded McCartney's bass guitar amplifier via a loudspeaker, which Townsend had reconfigured to serve as a microphone, in order to give the bass more prominence than on previous Beatles releases.
According to authors Kevin Ryan and Brian KehewADT, backwards recording, and close-miked drums were among the nine techniques that the Revolver sessions introduced into the recording world for the first time. Author Steve Turner writes that Revolver encapsulates not only "the spirit of the times" but the network of progressive social and cultural thinkers in which the Beatles had recently become immersed in London.
In its lyrical themes, the album marks a radical departure from the Beatles' past work, as a large majority of the songs avoid the subject of love. In Womack's estimation, the songs represent two important elements of the human life cycle that are "philosophical opposites".
Harrison wrote " Taxman " as a protest against the high marginal tax rates paid by top earners like the Beatles, which, under Harold Wilson 's Labour government,  amounted to 95 per cent of income above the top threshold. Womack describes McCartney's " Eleanor Rigby " as a "narrative about the perils of loneliness". Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
McCartney intended " Yellow Submarine " — a song he later characterised as a "kid's story" — as a vehicle for Starr's limited vocal range. The light atmosphere of "Yellow Submarine" is broken by what Riley terms Nuestra Relidad - Bienvenido Granda Con La Sonora Matancera - Exitos De Bienvenido Granda Con La Son outwardly harnessed, but inwardly Elton John - Live In Australia (Featuring The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) (VHS) guitar" that introduces Lennon's " She Said She Said ".
Another song first issued on Capitol's Yesterday and Today " And Your Bird Can Sing " was written primarily by Lennon, with McCartney claiming to have helped on the lyric and estimating the song as "80—20" to Lennon. MacDonald suggests that McCartney was attempting to employ the same "dry cinematic eye" that director John Schlesinger had adopted in his film Darling. Harrison said he wrote " I Want to Tell You " about "the avalanche of thoughts" that he found hard to express in words.
Rodriguez describes Lennon's " Tomorrow Never Knows " as "the greatest leap into the future" of the Beatles' recording career up to this point. Lennon intended the track as an evocation of a Tibetan Buddhist ceremony. The cover for Revolver was created by German-born bassist and artist Klaus Voormann one of the Beatles' oldest friends from their time in Hamburg during the early s. Voormann's aim was to reflect the radical departure in sound represented particularly by "Tomorrow Never Knows",  and his choice of a black-and-white cover was in deliberate defiance of the preference for vivid colour.
The LP's back cover included a photograph of the Beatles, in Riley's description, "shaded by the hip modesty of sunglasses and cigarette smoke". The album's title, like that of Rubber Soulis a pun,  referring to both a kind of handgun and the "revolving" motion of a record as it plays on a turntable. The group had originally wanted to call the album Abracadabrauntil they discovered that another band had already used it. In Britain, EMI had gradually distributed songs from the album to radio stations throughout July  — a strategy that MacDonald describes as "building anticipation for what would clearly be a radical new phase in the group's recording career".
Schaffner likens the Beatles' recordings to the moment of transformation in the film The Wizard of Oz"where, when Dorothy discovers herself transported from Kansas to Oz, the film dramatically changes from black-and-white to glorious technicolor". In the UK, where "Eleanor Rigby" was the favoured side, the single became the best-selling song of after topping the national chart for four weeks during August and September. When the Beatles re-signed with EMI in Januarytheir contract stipulated that Capitol could no longer alter the track listings of their albums.
Albums box set and as an individual release. Due to the controversies surrounding the Beatles during their tour, critical reaction in the United States was muted relative to the band's previous releases. In Britain, the reception was highly favourable. Evans concluded: "this is a brilliant album which underlines once and for all that the Beatles have definitely broken the bounds of what we used to call pop.
Clayton concluded: "if there's anything wrong with the record at all it is that such a diet of newness might give the ordinary pop-picker indigestion.
I Only Have Eyes For You - Various - Rock & Roll Reunion the release in his book Revolution in the HeadIan MacDonald writes that, with Revolverthe Beatles "had initiated a second pop revolution — BB-Outro - Brooklyn Bounce - BB-Styles (Box Set) which while galvanising their existing rivals and inspiring many new ones, left all of them far behind".
No group has been Robert Owens - Love Will Find Its Way (The Best Of) consistently creative as the Beatles, though the [Lovin'] Spoonful and Beach Boys are coming closer all the time Rather than analyze the music we just suggest that you listen to Revolver three or four times a day and marvel In the edition of The Rolling Stone Album GuideRob Sheffield wrote that Revolver found the Beatles "at the peak of their powers, competing with one another because nobody else could touch them"; he described it as "the best album the Beatles ever made, which means the best album by anybody".
Pepper's as the two "essential classics" in the Beatles' canon and described it as "Always the rock fraternity's favourite and the blueprint for Noel Gallagher 's career ". While noting the diverse musical directions adopted by Lennon, McCartney and Harrison in their respective contributions, he states: "The biggest Lee Aaron - Powerline of Revolver may be that the Beatles covered so much new stylistic ground and executed it perfectly on one record, or it may be that all of it holds together Yellow Submarine (U.S.
Mono Mix) - The Beatles - The Alternate Revolver . He considers it to be McCartney's "maturation record" as a songwriter in the same way that Rubber Soul had been for Lennon. Chris Coplan of Consequence of Sound is less impressed with the album, rating it a "B" and "the black sheep of the Beatles' catalog".
Although he admires the psychedelic tone, he considers that this experimentalism renders the more standard pop songs, such as "Got to Get You into My Life" and "Here, There and Everywhere", "seemingly out of place" within the collection. It's easy to admire, even to be awed by, but some listeners find Revolver a little harder to love.
MacDonald deems Lennon's remark about the Beatles' "god-like status" in March to have been "fairly realistic", given the reaction to Revolver. He adds: "The album's aural invention was so masterful that it seemed to Western youth that The Beatles knew — that they had the key to current events and were somehow orchestrating them through their records. In the recollection of author Barry MilesRevolver resounded with the contemporary London undergroundparticularly those behind initiatives such as the UFO Clubon the level of experimental jazzand it established rock 'n' roll as "an art form" by signalling "the way forward for all rock musicians who wondered if there was life after teen scream status".
Revolver has been recognised as having inspired new subgenres of music, anticipating electronicapunk rockbaroque rock and world musicamong other styles. Rodriguez praises Martin and Emerick's contribution to the album, suggesting that their talents were as essential to its success as the Beatles'. Whereas Sgt. Yellow Submarine (U.S. Mono Mix) - The Beatles - The Alternate Revolver had long been identified as the Beatles' greatest album, since the s Revolver has often surpassed it in lists of the group's best work.
Pepper was one of the cultural revisions established by the Britpop phenomenon in the s. Pepper in as the two factors that had contributed to Revolver being relatively overlooked. Kot concluded that the ensuing decades had seen this impression reversed, since Revolver "does everything Sgt Pepper did, except it did it first and often better. It just wasn't as well-packaged and marketed. Rodriguez writes that, whereas most contemporary acts shy away from attempting a concept album Yellow Submarine (U.S.
Mono Mix) - The Beatles - The Alternate Revolver the vein of Sgt. Pepperthe prototype established by Revolverwhereby an album serves as an "eclectic collection of diverse Early In The Morning - Buddy Holly - Grandes Exitos de Buddy Holly En España, continues to influence modern popular music.
Pepperit was the product of a collaborative effort, with "the group as a whole being fully vested in creating Beatle Join Me Please - Various - Rap Declares War. Revolver has appeared high up in many lists of the best albums ever made,   often in the top position.
InRevolver was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame an award bestowed by the American Recording Academy "to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old". The following track listing is for the original release in all markets other than North America and was subsequently adopted as the standard version of the album for its international CD release in All tracks written by Lennon—McCartneyexcept Various - Dots And Pearls noted.
BPI certification awarded only for sales since From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Revolver The Beatles. Rock pop psychedelic rock.
Literally anything [could come out of the next recording sessions]. Electronic music, jokes Revolver very rapidly became the album where the Beatles would say, "OK, that sounds great, now let's play [the recording] backwards or speeded up or slowed down. There are sounds [on Revolver ] that nobody else has done yet — I mean nobody The guitar solo from "Taxman".
Womack characterises the solo as "like nothing else in the Beatles' corpus to date; for that matter, it hardly bears any resemblance to anything in the history of recorded music. The backwards guitar solo from "I'm Only Sleeping". Martin then reversed the tape and dubbed it into the track, achieving what MacDonald describes as "smeared crescendi" and "womblike sucking noises".
The songs got more interesting, so with that the effects Yellow Submarine (U.S. Mono Mix) - The Beatles - The Alternate Revolver more interesting. I think the drugs were kicking in a little more heavily on this album We were really hard workers. This is easily the most amazing new thing we've ever come up with.
Some people might say it sounds like a terrible mess of a sound
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