Revolver – The Beatles (1966)


Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. Released on 5 August 1966, it was the Beatles’ final recording project before their retirement as live performers and marked the group’s most overt use of studio technology up to that time, building on the advances of their 1965 release Rubber Soul. The album’s diverse sounds include tape loops and backwards recordings on the psychedelic ‘Tomorrow Never Knows‘, a classical string octet on ‘Eleanor Rigby’, and Indian-music backing on ‘Love You To‘. The album was reduced to eleven songs by Capitol Records in North America, where three of its tracks instead appeared on the June 1966 release Yesterday and Today. The Beatles recorded the album following a three-month break from professional commitments at the start of 1966, and during a period when London was feted as the era’s cultural capital. The songs reflect the influence of psychedelic drugs such as LSD and the increasing sophistication of the Beatles’ lyrics to address themes including death and transcendence from material concerns. With no thoughts of reproducing their new material in concert, the band made liberal use of studio techniques such as varispeeding, reversed tapes, close audio miking and automatic double tracking (ADT), in addition to employing musical instrumentation outside of their standard live set-up. …”
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