Revolver [Remastered]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
All the rules fell by the wayside with Revolver, as the Beatles began exploring new sonic territory, lyrical subjects, and styles of composition. It wasn't just Lennon and McCartney, either -- Harrison staked out his own dark territory with the tightly wound, cynical rocker "Taxman"; the jaunty yet dissonant "I Want to Tell You"; and "Love You To," George's first and best foray into Indian music. Such explorations were bold, yet they were eclipsed by Lennon's trippy kaleidoscopes of sound. His most straightforward number was "Doctor Robert," an ode to his dealer, and things just got stranger from there as he buried "And Your Bird Can Sing" in a maze of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
All the rules fell by the wayside with Revolver, as the Beatles began exploring new sonic territory, lyrical subjects, and styles of composition. It wasn't just Lennon and McCartney, either -- Harrison staked out his own dark territory with the tightly wound, cynical rocker "Taxman"; the jaunty yet dissonant "I Want to Tell You"; and "Love You To," George's first and best foray into Indian music. Such explorations were bold, yet they were eclipsed by Lennon's trippy kaleidoscopes of sound. His most straightforward number was "Doctor Robert," an ode to his dealer, and things just got stranger from there as he buried "And Your Bird Can Sing" in a maze of multi-tracked guitars, gave Ringo a charmingly hallucinogenic slice of childhood whimsy in "Yellow Submarine," and then capped it off with a triptych of bad trips: the spiraling "She Said She Said"; the crawling, druggy "I'm Only Sleeping"; and "Tomorrow Never Knows," a pure nightmare where John sang portions of the Tibetan Book of the Dead into a suspended microphone over Ringo's thundering, menacing drumbeats and layers of overdubbed, phased guitars and tape loops. McCartney's experiments were formal, as he tried on every pop style from chamber pop to soul, and when placed alongside Lennon's and Harrison's outright experimentations, McCartney's songcraft becomes all the more impressive. 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. Either way, its daring sonic adventures and consistently stunning songcraft set the standard for what pop/rock could achieve. Even after Sgt. Pepper, Revolver stands as the ultimate modern pop album and it's still as emulated as it was upon its original release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2009
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 094638241720
  • Catalog Number: 82417
  • Sales rank: 7,089

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Taxman
  2. 2 Eleanor Rigby
  3. 3 I'm Only Sleeping
  4. 4 Love You To / Here, There And Everywhere
  5. 5 Yellow Submarine
  6. 6 She Said She Said
  7. 7 Good Day Sunshine
  8. 8 And Your Bird Can Sing
  9. 9 For No One
  10. 10 Doctor Robert
  11. 11 I Want To Tell You
  12. 12 Got To Get You Into My Life
  13. 13 Tomorrow Never Knows
  14. 14 Revolver Documentary
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Album Credits

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The Beatles Primary Artist
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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    What you would expect from a great band like THE BEATLES.

    Revolver is just another Beatles album. But that is a very good thing. It is personally my favorite Beatles album or maybe even my favorite album period. Why is this album fantastic?
    *It is very innovative
    *It is among the first of all music albums/records to use several obscure yet awesome special effects
    *Every song on this album is extremely well written and every member of The Beatles does a great job playing their part.
    A few years ago I didn't like the Beatles at all, in fact said I hated them. What a twerp I was back then. But I eventually started to appreciate them and became interested in their music and started to really like them. This was the first Beatles album that I, "Liked." (BTW, That was the period that I wrote my review of the YS songtrack. My reviews were awful and unintelligent. Also I realized in these past reviews I recommended a video game. Who the hell recommends a game in a music review?)
    Now, back on topic. I'll describe some of my favorite songs on the album

    *Track 01: Taxman: One of George's best songs, in my opinion. It was a cool Idea for a song because not only was it good and catchy, it also related somewhat to something that the Beatles were currently experiencing at the time. It was about how the Beatles were being charged enormous amounts of money in taxes, and how they sometimes were as high as 95%. Paul McCartney's solo on this was absolutely fantastic and really well played.

    *Track 03: I'm only sleeping: Just a great song. It is good because it bears a huge contrast to the two tracks that come before it. It is peaceful, has a nice and steady flow, and is very relaxing.

    *Track 14: Tomorrow Never Knows: My fave on the album. it is just a song with no meaning, and the lyrics don't even make sense. But that really isn't a bad thing at all. The song is very cool and has a very nice mixture of, "Techno", and, "Old school." Its just......awesome and uses many cool studio tricks.

    Overall, a great album that you HAVE to check out if you are in to music.
    You will probably like it, at least.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2012

    Some segues from earlier releases are slightly out-of-pace, poss

    Some segues from earlier releases are slightly out-of-pace, possibly not the best choices but they're not enough to detract seriously from the album.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    A MUST IN EVERY BEATLES COLLECTION

    IMHO, the best Beatles album released by the band...much better than the overhyped Sgt. Pepper's..

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

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    Revolver!

    Popular music is entirely downhill from here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Remastered

    In a very good way. I was pleased with the content

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    What's not to love?

    I play it constantly. It's just like hearing it for the first time in the 60's. So WOW!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Timeless

    The Beatles are gone, but their music lives on and in a glorious, digitally re-mastered CD format. These lyrics and melodies are as popular now as they were 40 years ago. The only thing better would be the boxed set that would make a perfect Christmas gift..., if any of my family is reading this review.

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