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Tracklist

Taxman
Eleanor Rigby
I'm Only Sleeping
Love You To
Here, There And Everywhere
Yellow Submarine
She Said She Said
Good Day Sunshine
And Your Bird Can Sing
For No One
Dr. Robert
I Want To Tell You
Got To Get You Into My Life
Tomorrow Never Knows

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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 a progression on their 1965 release Rubber Soul in terms of the group's readiness to experiment in the recording studio. 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. Some of the changes in studio practice introduced by Revolver, particularly ADT, were soon adopted throughout the recording industry. The sessions also produced a non-album single, "Paperback Writer" backed with "Rain", for which the Beatles filmed their first on-location promotional films.

In the UK, Revolver's fourteen tracks were released to radio stations throughout July 1966, with the music signifying what author Ian MacDonald later described as "a second pop revolution – one which while galvanising their existing rivals and inspiring many new ones, left all of them far behind". In the US, it was the last Beatles album to be subjected to Capitol's policy of altering the band's intended running order and content. The release there coincided with the Beatles' final concert tour, which was marred by the controversy surrounding John Lennon's remark that the band had become "more popular than Jesus". The record topped the UK Albums Chart for seven weeks and America's Billboard Top LPs list for six weeks. Together with the children's novelty song "Yellow Submarine", "Eleanor Rigby" became an international hit when issued as a double A-side single.

Revolver's cover artwork, designed by Klaus Voormann, won the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts. The album was influential in advancing principles espoused by the 1960s counterculture and in inspiring the development of pop music into subgenres such as psychedelic rock, electronica, progressive rock and world music. With the restoration of the three omitted tracks for its international CD release in 1987, many music critics recognise Revolver as the Beatles' best album, surpassing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was ranked first in Colin Larkin's book All-Time Top 1000 Albums and third in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry had changed its sales award rules, Revolver was certified platinum in the UK. The album has been certified 5× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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    • vinyljos's avatar
      vinyljos
      Sounds like the original stereo mix was intended to sound. As usual the Japanese pressings are done with so much care, and the red wax looks so cool. This album is their masterpiece in every aspect. The band is composing and playing together in a very cohesive manner, which is hard to find on their later albums. Highly recommended as a starting point for a Beatles collection, anyways for Beatles fans and foremost collectors of all Revolver releases. (Also a nice complementary to the 2022 stereo remix release for a shoot-out comparison.)
      • geoffpiano's avatar
        geoffpiano
        Excellent-sounding release IMHO. I do like the remix and mastering and it’s good to have a decent pressing from GZ Media, which has earned something of a bad reputation over the years for quality control. In my recent experience though, they seem to have lifted their game and certainly deserve kudos for my copy…
        • cvanmansom's avatar
          cvanmansom
          Bought it in an impulse - realizing on my way back home the reason why I didn't buy it before. I really have a bad experience with records pressed in Czech Republic by GZ Media. To my surprise, this record sounds great and clean. No distortions, no tics, no noise.... The remix sounds great, so I am a happy man. Only thing I can recommend to anyone with a bad version is to go back to their record store and ask for another sample. There are some good pressings around. If only GZ Media would improve their quality control.....
          • tomwebb101's avatar
            tomwebb101
            No two ways.... this pressing sucks but weirdly im really happy about this.....

            GZ rarely press a record properly i have a handful of them but i try to avoid where poss. My first copy of this was surprisingly flat and perfectly centered and seemingly non fill free... i thought ive lucked out. In fact the playback was lovely and i am totally sold on this remix (Eleanor Rigby is astonishingly good now). However out of nowehere the last track of side 1 She Said is just a hot mess... not a typical IGD but the track has major distortion on vocal peaks. Like serious fuzzyness.

            Encouraged by the rest i double dipped and prayed... oh dear... the new one is dish warped, off center and non filled. It plays ok-ish but STILL has a hot mess of She Said. I returned it again.

            However this is actaully great news for me. For less than half the money there is an identically mixed and mastered CD release, with perfect playback and black backgrounds and it sounds INCREDIBLE.

            So thanks to GZ media for another botch job! You saved me money and prevented the side flipping and wear on my stylus' as a bonus!!
            • steve_kiw's avatar
              steve_kiw
              My copy of this has the labels for Rubber Soul. Anyone else come across a copy like this? Bought in store in the UK in November 2022.
              • steve_kiw's avatar
                steve_kiw
                Has anyone else come across a copy of 2012 reissue (of the 2009 masters) of the stereo version - BUT pressed up with Rubber Soul labels? I picked up a shrink wrapped copy in a store in Brighton UK in November 2022. Matrix/run outs: B926070 and 94638241713.
                • GT_'s avatar
                  GT_
                  Edited 8 days ago
                  Would someone be so kind and upload more pictures of this version? Not just a picture of the front view and a Japanese hype sticker. Kindly, if you have a sealed box too; take pictures from all angles - a good view of the box's opening. It would be interesting to see if these boxes also have been bent by the plastic shrink-wrapping (oversized box vs its content).

                  For what I can see so far by the two pictures, it seems they removed the European shrinkwrap, added their own cellophane polythene plastic wrapping which is looser (just like the ones on the old Japanese laserdisc's). My guess is then that the records must have gotten the same treatment as the European ones in the first place - sent to Japan with European shrink-wrapped bent boxes. E.g. giving warped records.

                  If GZ treats the Japanese market better than the European, it is horrendously discriminating. This will just make it even worse for the European dealers having to deal with lots of returns.
                  • XETSOF's avatar
                    XETSOF
                    Edited 8 days ago
                    Hate GZ Media with a passion. Record starts great, then you get all these horrid woosh and tearing sounds from track 3 onwards. WTF UME don’t get GZ sorted; it defies comprehension. They would be their biggest client. 🙄
                    • jmaguirre's avatar
                      jmaguirre
                      Awesome set! Wish that Abbey Road and White Album had the same treatment with a proper book. The Stereo Mix and the Demos are outstanding. The Mono Mix sounds very nice (don’t have the 2014 Mono Mix so I can’t compare). All records are flat and shiny, got mine in Concerto, Amsterdam.
                      • t_recs's avatar
                        t_recs
                        Edited 10 days ago
                        My thoughts: the box is nice, book is well put together and the discs sound pretty decent with some background noise atypical of GZ media. I like the remix and the new mono disc is good. However, I have to concur with a few others in saying this does not sound like the 2014 mono issue. Something’s missing and I can’t quite put my finger on it. The bass is quieter and less present and the high end is pushed. Some have stated already that the original has a similar sound to the new mono, but those originals from the 60’s were designed to be as loud as possible; Harry Moss even cut the originals with less bass frequencies to avoid jumping and skipping on sixties record players. The 2014 is a beauty to behold, and has everything going for it in spades. I still can’t get over the level of detail and balanced instrumentation on the 2014 mono, which is the one I’ll personally be returning to the most in the future. This 2022 box is nice and great for those that couldn’t get the 2014 issues. But by no way does this new mono cut best it, in fact, it pales in comparison IMO.

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