Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. Released on 5 August 1966, it was the Beatles' final recording project before their retirement as live performers and marked the group's most overt use of studio technology up to that time, building on the advances of their late 1965 release Rubber Soul.
The songs reflect the influence of psychedelic drugs such as LSD and the increasing sophistication of the Beatles' lyrics to address themes including death and transcendence from material concerns. In the UK, Revolver's fourteen tracks were released to radio stations throughout July 1966, with the music signifying what author Ian MacDonald later described as "a second pop revolution – one which while galvanising their existing rivals and inspiring many new ones, left all of them far behind".
Revolver, the Beatles' seventh album, was released 50 years ago today. For years, it was just another album in the band's catalog, overshadowed by the album that followed it, 1967's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and which marked a cultural shift-not to mention a change in the Fab Four's collective appearance. Then, as the years passed, critics and fans began to look at the Beatles' studio output for artistic inspiration and clues to their greatness.
Released August 5, 1966. The album featured a bigger Indian influence than Rubber Soul, particularly on Love You To, one of three songs Harrison contributed to the record- his personal best. It also featured backwards vocals and tape loops on songs such as She Said She Said and Tomorrow Never Knows, and some of the Beatles' most innovative instrumentation on Eleanor Rigby and For No One. The central theme of the album is death, both literal and metaphorical.
The Beatles’ Revolver was released on 5 August 1966. As the album turns 50,Greg Kot argues that it is the Fab Four’s crowning achievement. By the time of the 1968 White album, The Beatles were splintering and essentially turned the sessions into a series of solo recordings with the rest of the band members acting as session musicians. It contains some brilliant music – including Lennon’s caustic Happiness is a Warm Gun and McCartney’s civil-rights hymn Blackbird – and at least a side’s worth of filler (sonic collage Revolution 9; juvenile Why Don’t We Do it in the Road?; blues parody Yer Blues; and the music hall pastiche of Honey Pie).
The latest Beatles album 'Revolver' certainly has new sounds and new ideas, and should cause plenty of argument among fans as to whether it is as good as or better than previous efforts. One thing seems certain to me - you'll soon all be singing about a 'Yellow Submarine'. This has been chosen as one 'A' side to be released as a 45 next week, along with the ballad 'Eleanor Rigby'
The Beatles finally grew up on Revolver. There were signs before, on Help! and Rubber Soul, particularly, but nothing like this. Everything that came out after Revolver was somehow shaped and formed by the Beatles' seventh LP. As far as historic records go, it may be the '60s' most important album for any number of reasons. After almost three straight years of nonstop peat – a period that yielded six albums, dozens of singles and countless concerts where the group could hardly hear itself perform – the Beatles were on the verge of their last tour.
|3||I'm Only Sleeping|
|4||Love You To|
|5||Here, There And Everywhere|
|7||She Said She Said|
|8||Good Day Sunshine|
|9||And Your Bird Can Sing|
|10||For No One|
|12||I Want To Tell You|
|13||Got To Get You Into My Life|
|14||Tomorrow Never Knows|
|With The Beatles|
|15||It Won't Be Long|
|16||All I've Got To Do|
|17||All My Loving|
|18||Don't Bother Me|
|20||Till There Was You|
|21||Please Mister Postman|
|22||Roll Over Beethoven|
|23||Hold Me Tight|
|24||You Really Got A Hold On Me|
|25||I Wanna Be Your Man|
|26||Devil In Her Heart|
|27||Not A Second Time|
- Bass Guitar – Paul McCartney
- Drums – Ringo Starr
- Lead Guitar – George Harrison
- Producer – George Martine*
- Rhythm Guitar – John Lennon
Notes(r)1970 Original Sound Recordings
(c)1970 EMI Records Ltd
Сatalog number taken from the matrix.
(r)1967 Original Sound Recordings
(c)1967 EMI Records Ltd
The disc is part of a 8 disc set,7 jewel case , has got a number on the back sleeve, a letter on the spine, which forms BEATLES if all 7 jewel case stand together.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: BFC-2000-2