THE BEATLES – Their Masterpiece Lonplayer ‘REVOLVER’ Is 50 Today

Back

REVOLVER by THE BEATLES – 7the Album released 5 August 1966

BeatlesRevolver

I bet my own soul that nowadays high-profile artists would sell their souls to the devil just for free if they only could create just a fraction of the very genius of THE BEATLES‘ (plus sonic ideas wizard George Martin) masterpiece REVOLVER. Every single chord, every single note, every single beat, every single vocal, every single harmony, every single lyric, every single handclap still sounds – even in today’s obsessive high-tech world – magical, fifty (!) years after it was released! Twelve timeless quality pearls (we even love Ringo Starr‘s typical out of tune singing – I’m sure the use of chemicals in the studio went sky-high at that very moment – on Yellow Submarine). Listen to any band/singer/songwriter/artist/musician who walked this planet after this phenomenal pop chef d’œuvre stunned millions in 1966 (5th August in UK, 3 days later in US) and you’ll hear the countless desperate attempts to be a Beatle for just three minutes. The Fab Four were no less than unique and couldn’t and can’t be reproduced by no one (even themselves as solo artists afterwards), not then, not now, not ever. Wow, it’s a glorious Good Day Sunshine today. Music, maestro, please…

.
Twenty cool things – thanks to NME magazine – you should know about REVOLVER .
Read here and a also a great reflection by PopMatters some years ago…

REVOLVER

THE BEATLES: Website – Facebook – Discography

Betles
“To be honest, Brian Wilson wrote all the songs, we were too stoned…”

TheBEATLES

4 comments

  1. Opher · August 5, 2016

    I started buying Beatles with the LP Please Please Me and the single From Me To You. I was fourteen. From then on I bought every Beatles single and album on the day of release. I can still remember the excitement of clutching it in my hand and rushing home to listen to it. I’d put it on the dansette with the arm up and play it six or seven times and then flip it over.
    I was never ever disappointed.

    Like

    • JL · August 5, 2016

      I love those stories! Myself, I was seven when my grandmother gave me money to buy me my very first single and it was ‘Help’ by The Beatles (1965). From then on fan for life (and I’m still thinking very regulary that it was my wonderful grandmother who opened a tremendous world for me that still goes on every day… rock and roll music!)

      Like

  2. Opher · August 5, 2016

    Reblogged this on Opher's World and commented:
    Incredible to think this is 50 years ago. This was a groundbreaking album. The techniques were incredible. The range of styles, crispness of production and level of musicianship. Nobody came near. This was 1966 and music had grown up. The Beatles, with George Martin, led the way.

    Like

  3. JL · August 5, 2016

    And still a magic sound today!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s