Due to an argument over the song's musical arrangement, Paul McCartney walked out of the studio and did not contribute to the recording. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music.
Rooted in skiffle and s rock and roll, they later utilised several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways. In the early s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as their songwriting grew in sophistication, they came to be perceived by many fans and cultural observers as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era's sociocultural revolutions.
Forgot your password? Retrieve it. Get promoted. Powered by OnRad. Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here! In Lyrics. By Artist. By Album. Genre: Pop , Rock. LR Wednesday 6 January Deadman Wednesday 6 January All the basses which George played were right-handed. Peter Tuesday 31 July Joe Tuesday 31 July George had a Burns Nu-Sonic bass in the studio while they were making Revolver. Peter Wednesday 8 August Whatever happened to that bass?
BeatleMark Wednesday 6 January Pal, Dean basses and guitars didnt come around till Randi Brooks Friday 25 December If anyone knows and can answer me I really would appreciate it. Thanks Loading Joseph Scott Thursday 25 February Steve Friday 14 April Sivana Thursday 4 March And you know this how exactly?
Von Bontee Thursday 4 March Paolo Thursday 28 April Ian Friday 28 May What guitar s were used here? Anyone know? SgtPepper Friday 28 May Ian Sunday 30 May I was thinking his SG or the Stratocaster. MrBig Sunday 20 June Joseph Brush Sunday 20 June Von Bontee Monday 21 June MrBig Wednesday 23 June Von Bontee Thursday 24 June Ooh, right! Forgot about that one. MrBig Wednesday 14 July Art Tuesday 28 April Peter Tuesday 29 June Cry For a Shadow was a Lennon-Harrison composition.
Von Bontee Tuesday 29 June Yes, right, I forgot again already! TomMo Tuesday 5 June Joseph Brush Monday 9 July J Neo Marvin Monday 12 December Ver Sunday 2 January Bentle Tuesday 25 January Brilliant song. Jean Erica Moniker Saturday 5 February Suckerfly Monday 29 August Jory Kenneth Monday 19 September Bronx Boy Billy Friday 18 November Ron Monday 26 December Joseph Brush Tuesday 5 June Joseph Brush Monday 25 June JensenBell Sunday 16 September Joe Cogan Thursday 31 January George definitely had a Burns bass since Norton Stone Age Thursday 7 March Great song, great singing, Great drumming.
John Lennon, The Beatles, what can I say? MotTheWot Saturday 5 October Jay Thursday 19 December Tom B.
Wednesday 19 March Innerlighter Saturday 8 February Paolo Tuesday 25 March Jeremy Hunsaker Thursday 19 June Jake Gittes Sunday 20 July Just my two cents. MO Thursday 18 December MO Loading Joe Thursday 18 December Alexandre Echegaray Brazil Saturday 25 July Michael K Sunday 4 October Perhaps overdubbed later. Ron Tuesday 17 November Sam Wednesday 18 November Graham Paterson Friday 18 December McCartney and Lennon wrote " Yellow Submarine " as a children's song and for Starr's vocal spot on the album.
On 1 June, the Beatles and some of their friends enhanced the festive nautical atmosphere by adding sounds such as chains, bells, whistles, tubs of water and chinking glasses,  all sourced from Studio 2's trap room. The light atmosphere of "Yellow Submarine" is broken by what Riley terms "the outwardly harnessed, but inwardly raging guitar" that introduces Lennon's " She Said She Said ".
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. When the Beatles re-signed with EMI in January , their contract stipulated that Capitol could no longer alter the track listings of their albums. 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". During the same photo shoot, Whitaker took pictures of the Beatles examining orange transparencies of his "butcher cover" design for Yesterday and Today. The album's title, like that of Rubber Soul , is 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 Abracadabra , until they discovered that another band had already used it. In mid May , Tony Hall of Record Mirror wrote a preview of the Beatles' new recordings in which he opined that some of them were "the most revolutionary ever made by a pop group". 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".
The release coincided with a period of public relations challenges for the band,   the combination of which led to their decision to retire from touring following the end of their North American tour , on 29 August.
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. In America, Capitol were wary of the religious references in "Eleanor Rigby", given the ongoing controversy, and instead pushed "Yellow Submarine".
While commercially successful, Revolver ranked only equal tenth with Help! Albums box set and as an individual release. In Britain, the reception to Revolver was highly favourable. 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. Edward Greenfield of The Guardian titled his review "Thinking Pop" and wrote that the three Beatles songwriters "habitually go outside the realm of sloppy love-theme, and find inspiration instead as serious artists always must in specific feelings and specific experiences".
Highlighting the importance of McCartney's classical aesthetic, he recognised the band's ongoing success as "fair vindication" for popular taste in terms of its alignment with artistic merit. Due to the controversies surrounding the Beatles during their tour, critical reaction in the US was muted relative to the band's previous releases.
Williams lauded the album's musical range but found it lacked an integral quality, which he acknowledged was outside the group's control. According to Turner, the album's combination of novel sounds and unusual subject matter "challenged all the conventions of pop"  and it was the upcoming generation of writers who "got it immediately". Recalling Revolver ' s release in his book Revolution in the Head , Ian MacDonald says that the Beatles "initiated a second pop revolution — one which while galvanising their existing rivals and inspiring many new ones, left all of them far behind".
No group has been as 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 Guide , Rob 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 miracle 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 perfectly.
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.
Pepper , Rubber Soul and Abbey Road to Revolver , finding the latter "somewhat cluttered" but nevertheless worthy of a "high A minus". 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.
According to Simon Philo, Revolver announced the arrival of the "underground London" sound, supplanting that of Swinging London.
Revolver has been recognised as having inspired new subgenres of music, anticipating electronica , punk rock , baroque rock and world music , among other styles. Steve Turner likens the Beatles' creative approach in to that of modern jazz musicians, and recognises their channelling of Indian and Western classical, Southern soul, and electronic musical styles into their work as unprecedented in popular music.
Rodriguez praises Martin and Emerick's contribution to the album, saying that their talents were as essential to its success as the Beatles'. Whereas Sgt. Pepper 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 in the vein of Sgt. Pepper , the prototype established by Revolver , whereby an album serves as an "eclectic collection of diverse songs", continues to influence modern popular music. Pepper , it was the product of a collaborative effort, with "the group as a whole being fully vested in creating Beatle music".
Revolver has appeared high up in many lists of the best albums ever made,   often in the top position. Pepper and The Beatles ,  and it was first again in the edition of the book. In , Revolver appeared at number 2 in The Observer ' s list of "The Greatest British Albums", compiled by a panel of contributors. In , Revolver 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 BPI certification awarded only for sales since From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Redirected from Beatles revolver. 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 got 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 But the song ought to be looked on as interesting — if people listen to it with open ears. It's like the Indian stuff. You mustn't listen to Eastern music with a Western ear.
Sample from "Tomorrow Never Knows". According to author Colin Larkin , Lennon's drug-inspired song "has been described as the most effective evocation of a LSD experience ever recorded". We'll lose some fans with [the new album], but we'll also gain some. The fans we'll probably lose will be the ones who like the things about us that we never liked anyway Log In. Watch the song video She Said She Said.
You Can't Do That. Money That's What I Want. Maxwell's Silver Hammer. Maxwell's Silver Hammer [Rehearsal Session]. All Things Must Pass. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window. Don't Let Me Down. I Me Mine [Rehearsal Session].
The Long and Winding Road. Get Back [Aka No Pakistanis]. Across the Universe. Let It Be [Rehearsal Session]. Dig a Pony [Rehearsal Session Fragments].John Lennon Home recordings from The Beatles - Revolving Disc 1, dates unknown. lemnterszantfibtipa.celcountmentingtorchahardtirantifimost.co?name=ss Revolver demos, takes, monito.