Revolver

~ Release group by The Beatles

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Revolver (UK stereo)12" Vinyl14
  • GB1966-08-05
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)PCS 7009
Revolver (UK mono)12" Vinyl14
  • GB1966-08-05
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)PMC 7009
Revolver (US mono)12" Vinyl11
  • US1966-08-08
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)T 2576[none]
Revolver (US stereo)12" Vinyl11
  • US1966-08-08
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)ST 2576, ST-2576[none]
Revolver12" Vinyl14
OdeonSMO 74 161
Revolver (US mono)12" Vinyl11
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)T 2576[none]
Revolver (UK mono, 2nd press)12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)PMC 7009[none]
RevolverVinyl14
Apple Records1C 072-04 097
Revolver12" Vinyl14
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-107[none]
Revolver12" Vinyl14
OdeonEAS-70136
Revolver12" Vinyl14
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-107
RevolverCD14
  • CA1987-04-30
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)C2 0 7777 46441 2 9, C2 0777 7 46441 2 9077774644129
Revolver (1st Japan CD press)CD14
  • JP1987-04-30
OdeonCP32-53274988006611481
RevolverCD14
  • GB1987-04-30
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
RevolverCD14
  • US1987-04-30
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
Revolver (medium has right society: “BEIM/GEMA” & “Made in W‐Germany”)CD14
  • US1987-04-30
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
RevolverVinyl14
  • US1987-07-21
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CLJ 46441077774644112
RevolverCassette14
Apple Records, Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)TCPCS 7009[none]
Revolver (Made in the UK, no apple logo)CD14
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
Revolver (medium has right society: “GEMA” & “Made in W‐Germany”)CD14
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
RevolverCD14
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK), Apple RecordsCDP 7 46441 20077774644129
RevolverCD14
  • JP1998-03-11
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK), Apple Records, EMI (double‐boxed EMI logo representing Japanese domestic repertoire from 東芝EMI and EMIミュジック・ジャパン, until the latter’s acquisition by Universal Music Japan in April 2013)CDP 7 46441 2, TOCP-51117, TOCP-85074988006740013
RevolverVinyl14
  • JP2004-01-21
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOJP-601374988006817159
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster)Enhanced CD15
  • XE2009-09-09
Apple Records0946 3 82417 2 0094638241720
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster)Enhanced CD15
  • US2009-09-09
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)0946 3 82417 2 0094638241720
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster, iTunes)Digital Media15
  • GB2010-11-16
  • US2010-11-16
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099900703758
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster)12" Vinyl14
  • XW2012-11-12
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)094638241713[none]
Revolver12" Vinyl14
  • US2012-11-13
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)094638241713094638241713
RevolverCD22
  • US2014-01-21
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)B0019709-02602537643714
Revolver (Mastered for iTunes)Digital Media15
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099900703758
Revolver12" Vinyl14
  • XE2014-09-09
  • GB2014-09-09
  • US2014-09-09
Apple Records, Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)5099963380415, PMC 7009602537825769
Revolver (made in the UK)CD14Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
RevolverCD14Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-107
Bootleg
Revolver Mono Matrix 12×CD14 + 14
  • -1998
Masterfractionmfcd 010/011
Revolver (US stereo DESS bootleg)CD14
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsPCS 7009[none]

Relationships

covers:Corona Revolver by Various Artists
Howard Stern Presents: The Beatles' Revolver by Various Artists
Mojo: Revolver Reloaded by Various Artists
included in:Revolver / Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles (2009 stereo remasters)
The Beatles Box Set
The Beatles Collection, Volume 4: Revolver / Let It Be
The Beatles in Mono (2009 mono remasters)
part of:Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 3) (order: 3)
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition) (order: 67)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/45284 [info]
lyrics page:http://lyrics.wikia.com/The_Beatles:Revolver_(1966) [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/xz25 [info]
other databases:http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/the_beatles/revolver/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/6986/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/revolver-mw0000189174 [info]
Wikidata:Q185121 [info]

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Recorded at Abbey Road studios between April and June 1966, Revolver is a truly rare breed of album, one that stands up to repeated scrutiny and overexposure. Its exalted reputation and high-ranking position in every Greatest Albums of All Time list under the sun are well deserved.

The Beatles' transition from a gigging unit to studio band was sealed with this record: a mature, complex, frequently witty work, there is simply no filler to be found on Revolver. Paul McCartney's creativity is aflame, this collection housing his most durable material. Many writers would struggle to manage just one song of the calibre of Eleanor Rigby, For No One, Here, There and Everywhere, Got to Get You into My Life or Good Day Sunshine. Here, McCartney effortlessly delivers all five.

Although John Lennon's material is more slender - Dr. Robert, I'm Only Sleeping - it's still memorable, and he steals the show with his final song, the Tibetan Book of the Dead-referencing Tomorrow Never Knows, which points the way to not just the group's future but also the next few years in rock. Asking producer George Martin to make him sound like the "Dalai Lama chanting from a hilltop", Lennon's looped and flanged drone still sounds unlike anything else in rock. As the track, built around an aggressive Ringo Starr drum loop, collapses after three minutes into honky-tonk piano, it concludes a remarkable work, perhaps The Beatles' most consistent album.

And all this is without mentioning George Harrison's Indian experimentation on Love You To, his searing attack on the tax system - that'll be Taxman - and the best kid's pop song of all time, Yellow Submarine.

Within a month of the album's release in August of 66, The Beatles gave up touring. There was no way they could replicate this new sophisticated and experimental sound on stage beneath a barrage of screams.