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If you don’t have a copy of Revolver in mono, this version will certainly be useful, but it doesn’t quite have the warmth of the all-analog-mastered version included in September 2009’s The Beatles In Mono vinyl box set. They were expanding their boundaries, but they still had that energy and excitement of a group playing together,” says Rod Argent of the Zombies, the first British band to top the Cashbox chart after the Beatles. I also wonder if the software had problems separating the guitars on “She Said She Said”, which may account for why they seem to be on top of each other in the 2022 mix. Ringo’s drumming hits a lot harder, with random bits of noise flying about and cosmic seagulls sailing through the air from the right channel to the left and back again. Martin confirmed that the "demixing" technology had improved considerably by that point, and credited the work done by Peter Jackson's audio team in the development of The Beatles: Get Back for making the new remix possible.

Most hardcore Beatles fans like us would have loved another album or two of outtakes and rehearsals, of course. That’s part of the magic of Revolver, isn’t it, the effortless jump between disparate emotions from song to song?None of my other copies of this album have it - not my BC-13 copy, not my 70's reissue, not my 2012 stereo remaster, not my 2014 mono remaster.

I hope the WingNut HAL software they used to separate the tracks for the remix continues to improve its fidelity, because the mono version really blows away the rest of the set. Knowing the Beatles possessed unparalleled studio chemistry is one thing; seeing them nonchalantly chisel away at a musical idea and create greatness in real time is another thing entirely. But this new mix is on a whole other level – the strings have a sharpness, a power, a definition unparalleled by any previous mix. Even “Tomorrow Never Knows,” Martin says, is very efficient compared to the average modern pop production. The album's opening track, "Taxman", was recorded across three Studio Two sessions in April and May.I know that QRP has their hands full, but surely someone with a better reputation could have been tapped. On the latter, we get to hear his playing very clearly in the outtakes, so be sure to listen for how Ringo constructs his beat changes to account for Lennon’s unconventional song structure leading into the bridge section (i. A literal lifelong Beatles fan, Mark confirms one of his three earliest life memories from his childhood is of watching The Beatles debut on The Ed Sullivan Show with his family in 1964.

As much as I love this album I can’t help but fault the omission of Pet Sounds that was released a few months earlier was the first paradigm shifting album. Much of Revolver’s music and lyrics reflect the band’s experiments with mind-expanding drugs – She Said She Said was inspired by a pre-fame Peter Fonda interrupting a Lennon acid trip. What's not forgivable is the unrelenting inner groove distortion on "She Said She Said" on both the remix and the original mono disc. In transition from songs that were designed to be played live to ones that could never be played live, “Revolver” is explosively adventurous yet focused and concise.In the original stereo mix, the quartet was locked in the middle with vocals on either channel, so it’s just wonderful hearing this spread out more naturally. I suppose the practice of not including singles at the time was well-intentioned – The Beatles stated on a couple of occasions they didn’t like making fans pay for the same song twice – but it kept some of their best songs off their albums.

I don’t agree with your opinion that the US edition is better, but I respect you for having such an unpopular opinion. The studio itself became an instrument as George Martin and his engineers, Ken Townsend and 20-year-old newcomer Geoff Emerick, innovated with double-tracking, microphone placement and sound effects. But on the whole, most songs still only had four instruments on them, the additional studio time for the album being devoted largely to sound effects and other accoutrements. Revolver’s music is the result of the band members having space to breathe and reset their creativity.A bonus disc on the new expanded, remixed and remastered box set of 1966’s Revolver offers an even more transformative experience: a jaw-dropping sequence of Yellow Submarine work tapes traces the song’s evolution from a fragile, sad wisp sung by John Lennon to its later iteration as a Ringo Starr-directed psych-pop goof.

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