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The Beatles - Revolver (4LP, Box Set, Super Deluxe, Reissue, Stereo, Mono, 7", 45 RPM, EP, Remix, 180gram)

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Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 5 August 1966, accompanied by the double A-side single "Eleanor Rigby" / "Yellow Submarine". The album was the Beatles' final recording project before their retirement as live performers and marked the group's most overt use of studio technology to date, building on the advances of their late 1965 release Rubber Soul. It has since become regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative albums in the history of popular music, with recognition centered on its range of musical styles, diverse sounds, and lyrical content.

The Beatles recorded Revolver after taking a three-month break at the start of 1966, and during a period when London was feted as the era's cultural capital. Regarded by some commentators as the start of the group's psychedelic period, the songs reflect their interest in the drug LSD, Eastern philosophy, and the avant-garde while addressing themes such as death and transcendence from material concerns. With no plans to reproduce their new material in concert, the band made liberal use of automatic double tracking, varispeed, reversed tapes, close audio miking, and instruments outside of their standard live set-up. Among its tracks are "Tomorrow Never Knows", incorporating heavy Indian drone and a collage of tape loops; "Eleanor Rigby", a song about loneliness featuring a string octet as its only musical backing; and "Love You To", a foray into Hindustani classical music. The sessions also produced a 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. In North America, Revolver was reduced to 11 songs by Capitol Records, with the omitted three appearing on the June 1966 LP Yesterday and Today. 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". The album topped the Record Retailer chart in the UK for seven weeks and the US Billboard Top LPs list for six weeks. Critical reaction was highly favorable in the UK but less so in the US amid the press's unease at the band's outspokenness on contemporary issues.

Revolver expanded the boundaries of pop music, revolutionized standard practices in studio recording, advanced principles espoused by the 1960s counterculture, and inspired the development of psychedelic rock, electronica, progressive rock, and world music. The album cover, designed by Klaus Voormann, combined Aubrey Beardsley-inspired line drawing with photo collage and won the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts. Aided by the 1987 international CD release, which standardized its content to the original Parlophone version, Revolver has surpassed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is in many critics' estimation as the Beatles' best album. It was ranked first in the 1998 and 2000 editions of Colin Larkin's book All-Time Top 1000 Albums and third in the 2003 and 2012 editions of Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". It has been certified double platinum by the BPI and 5× platinum by the RIAA. A remixed and expanded edition of the album was released in 2022.

Release Info

Label: Apple Records – 0602445599523, Universal Music Group International – 0602445599523, Parlophone – 0602445599523, Apple Records – 4559952, Universal Music Group International – 4559952
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 Gram, Remixed
             2 x Vinyl, LP, Stereo, 180 Gram
             Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono, 180 Gram
             Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP, Stereo, Mono, Stereo Remix
             Box Set, Super Deluxe
Country: Worldwide
Released: Oct 28, 2022
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock

Tracklist

New Stereo Mix
A1 Taxman
A2 Eleanor Rigby
A3 I'm Only Sleeping
A4 Love You To
A5 Here, There And Everywhere
A6 Yellow Submarine
A7 She Said She Said
B1 Good Day Sunshine
B2 And Your Bird Can Sing
B3 For No One
B4 Doctor Robert
B5 I Want To Tell You
B6 Got To Get You Into My Life
B7 Tomorrow Never Knows
Revolver Sessions
C1 Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
C2 Tomorrow Never Knows (Mono Mix RM 11)
C3 Got To Get You Into My Life (First Version - Take 5)
C4 Got To Get You Into My Life (Second Version Unnumbered Mix)
C5 Got To Get You Into My Life (Second Version - Take 8)
C6 Love You To (Take 1)
C7 Love You To (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
D1 Love You To (Take 7)
D2 Paperback Writer (Takes 1 And 2 - Backing Track)
D3 Rain (Take 5 - Actual Speed)
D4 Rain (Take 5 - Slowed Down For Master Tape)
D5 Doctor Robert (Take 7)
D6 And Your Bird Can Sing (First Version - Take 2)
D7 And Your Bird Can Sing (First Version - Take 2) (Giggling)
E1 And Your Bird Can Sing (Second Version - Take 5)
E2 Taxman (Take 1)
E3 I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal Fragment)
E4 I'm Only Sleeping (Take 2)
E5 I'm Only Sleeping (Take 5)
E6 I'm Only Sleeping (Mono Mix RM1)
E7 Eleanor Rigby (Speech Before Take 2)
E8 Eleanor Rigby (Take 2)
F1 For No One Take (10 Backing Track)
F2 Yellow Submarine (Songwriting Work Tape Part 1)
F3 Yellow Submarine (Songwriting Work Tape Part 2)
F4 Yellow Submarine (Take 4 Before Sound Effects)
F5 Yellow Submarine (Highlighted Sound Effects)
F6 I Want To Tell You (Speech And Take 4)
F7 Here, There And Everywhere (Take 6)
F8 She Said She Said (John's Demo)
F9 She Said She Said (Take 15 - Backing Track Rehearsal)
Original Mono Master
G1 Taxman
G2 Eleanor Rigby
G3 I'm Only Sleeping
G4 Love You To
G5 Here, There And Everywhere
G6 Yellow Submarine
G7 She Said She Said
H1 Good Day Sunshine
H2 And Your Bird Can Sing
H3 For No One
H4 Doctor Robert
H5 I Want To Tell You
H6 Got To Get You Into My Life
H7 Tomorrow Never Knows
Revolver EP
I1 Paperback Writer (Stereo)
I2 Rain (Stereo)
J1 Paperback Writer (Mono)
J2 Rain (Mono)

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