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The Beatles - Revolver CD only £4.93 delivered @ The Hut

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[mod] 6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago
Never seen this album so cheap before; one of the most awesome albums of all time

Arguably the first psychedelic rock album, REVOLVER was praised for its musical experimentation--the Indian sounds of "Love You To", the Motown-inspired "Got To Get You Into My Life", the backwards guitar in "I'm Only Sleeping". "Tomorrow Never Knows" was the most radical departure from previous Beatles' recordings for its skeletal bass/drums propulsion enhanced only with tape loops (contributed by all four Beatles and added in the mix-down process), more backwards guitar, and an eerie John Lennon vocal. Still, the Beatles' experimentation grew out of their songwriting, which had matured beyond formula pop. "Tomorrow Never Knows" was inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Harrison's "Taxman" was a bitter diatribe, and McCartney's "Eleanor Rigby" was a bleak portrait of loneliness. Balanced with upbeat songs like "Good Day Sunshine" and "Yellow Submarine", REVOLVER proved The Beatles were not mere pop stars, but musical artists in search of new sounds and ideas.

1.Taxman
2.Eleanor Rigby
3.I'm Only Sleeping
4.Love You To
5.Here There And Everywhere
6.Yellow Submarine
7.She Said She Said
8.Good Day Sunshine
9.And Your Bird Can Sing
10.For No One
11.Dr Robert
12.I Want To Tell You
13.Got To Get You Into My Life
14.Tomorrow Never Knows
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>Arguably the first psychedelic rock album

Many people consider this the best Beatles album.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver_(album)

But while it was a great album it is a bit strong to suggest it is a "psychedelic" album, although the Beatles had been taking drugs like LSD during this period so it was very experimental.

This album covers a whole range of styles, and only Tomorrow Never Knows could be considered truly "psychedelic", with as you say parts of other tracks like Im Only Sleeping and Love To You.

There are ballads - Im Only Sleeping, Here there and Everywhere, For No One.

Upbeat songs like Taxman, She Said, Dr Robert

Soul/Motown with "Got to get you into my life"

Comedy/Children with Yellow Submarine

So the term "psychedelic rock album" is a bit strong.

Trivia: The French Horn solo on For No One was played by Alan Civil (classical musician), who died a few years later in a car crash
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guilbert53
>Arguably the first psychedelic rock album............etc

Nicely put
Personally, I think the shift in The Beatles was the previous album (Rubber Soul) and I always view these two albums almost like a double album.

Psychedelic rock they aint though. That c[B]rown goes to the likes of The 13th Floor Elevators/Seeds/(early) Pink Floyd etc.

However, somethink like "Tomorrow never knows" is, or was quite a brave departure for what were viewed (at the time) as almost a mainstream pop band (although I will always protest that that tag is unfair (after the first three albums). And I think this album (and Sgt Peppers) paved the way for other "mainstream" bands to go a bit braver eg Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (just awesome) and Rolling Stones - Satanic Majestys Request (just average)

Still, Revolver remains one of ny all time fave albums (along with a few other Beatle albums) and depending on what mood I'm in I could go as far to say as my favourite all time album
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#3
Except that it's £9.43...
[mod]#4
ravenheart
Except that it's £9.43...


Was £4.93 when I posted
Expired sadly
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Back again at £4.93 currently so unexpired again :)
#6
>However, somethink like "Tomorrow never knows" is, or was quite a brave departure for what were viewed (at the time) as almost a mainstream pop band

I think it is more than "quite a brave departure" but a quite staggering departure for a group that was a few years earlier making two and half minute pop songs.

Even today "Tomorrow Never Knows" sounds amazing.
#7
>eg Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (just awesome)

Well of course Pet Sounds was almost totally the work of Brian Wilson rather than the Beach Boys (although the rest of the band did the vocals).

I have always felt sorry fror Brian Wilson.

In the Beatles John had Paul and Paul had John, and they both had George Martin.

But in the Beach Boys Brian Wilson had nobody. He wrote the songs, produced the songs, did the backing tracks for the songs, told the rest of the band what to sing, and had to cope with the critisism from the rest of the band that he was not writing "hit singles" any more.

To be honest I have never thought Pet Sounds was such a great album. To me it sounds unfinished (proably pressure from Capitol to get it out).

I am not denying there are some great songs on it (God Only Knows, Wouldn't it be nice, You Still believe in me etc etc) but I just feel Brian had not really finished it before it came out.

Sloop John B is totally wrong for the album ( I always skip over it), and the fade on "Thats Not me" is pretty poor for example, and I think Good Vibrations would have fitted on there great if he had finished producing the song in time.

Whereas I can find no fault on Revolver and there is nothing I would change I always feel Pet Sounds to could with "finishing off".

Congratulation to Parlophone/EMI for allowing the Beatles time to finish each album as they wanted it, rather than Capitol expecting a new Beach Boys album every 3 or 4 months.
#8
The lamb lies down:thumbsup:
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guilbert53
>eg Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (just awesome)

Well of course Pet Sounds was almost totally the work of Brian Wilson rather than the Beach Boys (although the rest of the band did the vocals).......

Did you ever get hold of Brian Wilsons "Smile"? Released a few years ago? Great album

Know what you mean though about poor old BW
#10
I Want To Tell You it's HOT and you know it can't be bad
#11
Please be aware that this is NOT the remastered version. It still sounds OK though and at the price is still a fab bargain of a sublime record. Just bear it in mind is all I'm saying...
#12
Keefy68;8028855
Please be aware that this is NOT the remastered version. It still sounds OK though and at the price is still a fab bargain of a sublime record. Just bear it in mind is all I'm saying...


I was going to say... so much chat, so little version. New remasters are excellent, so close to the best vinyl rips (okay... I like them a lot),

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