Revolver

~ Release group by The Beatles

Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Revolver (UK stereo)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • GB1966-08-05
Parlophone (UK)PCS 7009
Revolver (UK mono)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • GB1966-08-05
Parlophone (UK)PMC 7009
Revolver (US mono)The Beatles12" Vinyl11
  • US1966-08-08
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)T 2576[none]
Revolver (US stereo)The Beatles12" Vinyl11
  • US1966-08-08
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)ST 2576, ST-2576[none]
RevolverThe Beatles12" Vinyl14
Hör Zu, OdeonSHZE 186[none]
RevolverThe Beatles12" Vinyl14
OdeonSMO 74 161
Revolver (US mono)The Beatles12" Vinyl11
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)T 2576[none]
Revolver (UK mono, 2nd press)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PMC 7009[none]
Revolver (stereo)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Apple RecordsAP-8443[none]
RevolverThe BeatlesVinyl14
Apple Records1C 072-04 097
RevolverThe Beatles12" Vinyl14
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-107[none]
RevolverThe Beatles12" Vinyl14
OdeonEAS-70136
RevolverThe Beatles12" Vinyl14
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-107
RevolverThe BeatlesCD14
  • 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)The BeatlesCD14
  • JP1987-04-30
OdeonCP32-53274988006611481
RevolverThe BeatlesCD14
  • GB1987-04-30
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
Revolver (medium has right society: “BEIM/GEMA” & “Made in W‐Germany”)The BeatlesCD14
  • US1987-04-30
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
RevolverThe BeatlesCD14
  • US1987-04-30
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
RevolverThe BeatlesVinyl14
  • US1987-07-21
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (UK)CLJ 46441077774644112
RevolverThe BeatlesCassette14
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)TCPCS 7009[none]
Revolver (Made in the UK, no apple logo)The BeatlesCD14
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
Revolver (medium has right society: “GEMA” & “Made in W‐Germany”)The BeatlesCD14
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
RevolverThe BeatlesCD14
Parlophone (UK), Apple RecordsCDP 7 46441 20077774644129
RevolverThe BeatlesCD14
  • JP1998-03-11
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
RevolverThe BeatlesVinyl14
  • 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)The BeatlesEnhanced CD16
  • XE2009-09-09
Apple Records0946 3 82417 2 0094638241720
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesEnhanced CD15
  • US2009-09-09
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (UK)0946 3 82417 2 0094638241720
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster, iTunes)The BeatlesDigital Media15
  • GB2010-11-16
  • US2010-11-16
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099900703758
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • XW2012-11-12
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)094638241713[none]
RevolverThe Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • US2012-11-13
Parlophone (UK)094638241713094638241713
RevolverThe BeatlesCD22
  • US2014-01-21
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)B0019709-02602537643714
Revolver (Mastered for iTunes)The BeatlesDigital Media15
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099900703758
RevolverThe Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • XE2014-09-09
  • GB2014-09-09
  • US2014-09-09
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)5099963380415, PMC 7009602537825769
RevolverThe BeatlesDigital Media14
EMI Catalogue00602547670137
Revolver (Europe stereo; PM 518; Made in Holland; ifpi 1524)The BeatlesCD14Apple RecordsCDP 7 46441 2077774644129
Revolver (made in the UK)The BeatlesCD14Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46441 2077774644129
Promotion
Revolver (mono, red vinyl)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • JP1986-04-06
OdeonEAS-701364988006601796
Bootleg
Revolver Mono Matrix 1The Beatles2×CD14 + 14
  • -1998
Masterfractionmfcd 010/011
Revolver (US stereo DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD14
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsPCS 7009[none]
RevolverThe BeatlesCD14
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsMFSL 1-107

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
Revolver / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles (2009 stereo remasters)
The Beatles Collection
The Beatles Collection, Volume 4: Revolver / Let It Be
The Beatles in Mono (2009 mono remasters)
The U.S. Albums
With Love From Me To You
part of:The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 2) (order: 2)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 3) (order: 3)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 3) (order: 3)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 11) (order: 11)
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition) (order: 67)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/45284 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/xz25 [info]
other databases:https://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.