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Revolver
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Revolver

First released: 1966, August 8

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Tracks
  1. Taxman (2:39)
    Recorded: April 20, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England but remade April 21, 1966 with overdubbing on April 22, 1966 and May 16, 1966
    John Lennon - tambourine, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal, guitar solo
    George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  2. Eleanor Rigby (2:08)
    Recorded: April 28, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with vocals overdubbed April 29, 1966 and another McCartney vocal added June 6, 1966
    John Lennon - harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal
    George Harrison - harmony vocal
    Session musicians - four violins, two violas, two cellos
  3. Love You to (3:01)
    Recorded: April 11, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 13, 1966
    George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal
    Anil Bhagwat - tabla
    Session musicians - other instruments
  4. Here, There and Everywhere (2:26)
    Recorded: June 14, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added June 16-17, 1966
    John Lennon - background vocal
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  5. Yellow Submarine (2:41)
    Recorded: May 26, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with special effects overdubbed June 1, 1966
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal, blowing bubbles through a straw
    Paul McCartney - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - tambourine, background vocal, swirling water in a bucket
    Ringo Starr - lead vocal, drums
    Mal Evans, Neil Aspinall, George Martin, Alf, Geoff Emerick, Patti Harrison and studio staff - chorus on fadeout
    Session musicians - brass band
  6. She Said She Said (2:37)
    Recorded: June 21, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  7. Good Day Sunshine (2:10)
    Recorded: June 8, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added June 9, 1966
    John Lennon - harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
    George Martin - piano
  8. For No One (2:02)
    Recorded: May 9, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with the vocal overdubbed May 16, 1966 and the French horn solo overdubbed May 19, 1966
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
    Alan Civil - French horn
  9. I Want to Tell You (2:30)
    Recorded: June 2, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with bass guitar overdubbed June 3, 1966
    John Lennon - tambourine, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  10. Got to Get You Into My Life (2:31)
    Recorded: April 7-8, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 11, May 18, and June 17, 1966
    John Lennon - tambourine
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    George Martin - organ
    Eddy Thornton - trumpet
    Ian Hamer - trumpet
    Les Conlon - trumpet
    Alan Branscombe - tenor saxophone
    Peter Coe - tenor saxophone
  11. Tomorrow Never Knows (2:57)
    Recorded: April 6, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 7, 1966 and April 22, 1966
    John Lennon - lead vocal, tambourine, tape loops
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, tape loop (bird sounds)
    George Harrison - lead guitar, sitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    George Martin - piano
Credits
Producer: George Martin (prepared for release in the U.S.A. by Bill Miller)
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Cover Designed by: Klaus Voorman
Releases
1966, August 8 Capitol ST-2576 (US)
Reviews & comments
Jaan Kallio (2010, October 15)
Many people think this US release as a "spoiled" masterpiece. I don't. It is shorter, yes, and maybe little more mainstream, but surprisingly as good as the original one. The songs are so good, and it keeps this album together.
Lee Klimek (2005, June 20)
Revolver is one of three most significant rock albums ever released, U.S. or U.K. version. Revolver took the precise details of production, writing, performance, and creativity light-years beyond anything up to that point in time. Although preceding Sgt. Peppers, this album established a foundation in the music world upon which future music throughout the industry was built. In fact, listen closely and you will hear early hints of Sgt. Peppers. It is truly a masterpiece, and one that has yet to be duplicated.
ed (2004, November 15)
US VERSION... NOT GOOD. 11 songs... this is not an album, it's a joke (like everything that comes from US). Sorry, I prefer UK version. Revolver is a very special piece of art, and in this US version this piece of art was cutted.
Artie (2004, February 16)
I've always loved this album (of course, I love all the Beatles albums)But there is something about this album that I can't explain why I love this one so much. The song I love the best is "Tomorrow never knows". I like the music and John's vocals the way they were done.
Jimmy C. (2003, July 6)
Even without the Yesterday and Today songs, a great album. Its songs are darker and more metallic than most of those on Rubber Soul.She Said She Said is just plain crazy and dizzying. Tomorrow Never Knows could be the most repetitive song the Beatles recorded, yet it never gets old. Scary stuff. Taxman is one of George's best, as is I Want to Tell You. Yellow Submarine has a much different feel to it on this album than in the movie, which would make it seem more kiddie. For No one is a great, underrated tune that still gets no radio play. A turning point in the Beatles' music between Beatlemania and the psychedelia of Sgt. Pepper.
? (2003, May 18)
Revolver was always envisioned as an album and it loses a lot of steam without those three songs that were on Yesterday...and Today. It only proved that Revolver wasn't an album of hit singles but a cohesive effort. This version of the album still has great songs, but it just isn't the same.
All Music Guide (2002, April 28)
In preparing Revolver for U.S. release, Bill Miller simply cut the three songs already used on Yesterday...and Today, resulting in an 11-song version. — William Ruhlmann

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