Revolver

~ Release group by The Beatles

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Revolver (UK mono) 12" Vinyl 14 Parlophone PMC 7009
Revolver (UK stereo) 12" Vinyl 14 Parlophone PCS 7009
Revolver (US stereo) 12" Vinyl 11 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) ST 2576, ST-2576 [none]
Revolver (US mono) 12" Vinyl 11 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) T 2576 [none]
Revolver (US mono) 12" Vinyl 11 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) T 2576 [none]
Revolver (UK mono, 2nd press) 12" Vinyl 14 Parlophone PMC 7009 [none]
Revolver Vinyl 14 Apple Records 1C 072-04 097
Revolver 12" Vinyl 14 Odeon EAS-70136
Revolver 12" Vinyl 14 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-107 [none]
Revolver 12" Vinyl 14 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-107
Revolver CD 14 Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) C2 0 7777 46441 2 9, C2 0777 7 46441 2 9 077774644129
Revolver (1st Japan CD press) CD 14 Odeon CP32-5327 4988006611481
Revolver CD 14 Parlophone CDP 7 46441 2 077774644129
Revolver CD 14 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 7 46441 2 077774644129
Revolver (medium has right society: “BEIM/GEMA” & “Made in W‐Germany”) CD 14 Parlophone CDP 7 46441 2 077774644129
Revolver Vinyl 14 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone CLJ 46441 077774644112
Revolver Cassette 14 Apple Records, Parlophone TCPCS 7009 [none]
Revolver (Made in the UK, no apple logo) CD 14 Parlophone CDP 7 46441 2 077774644129
Revolver (medium has right society: “GEMA” & “Made in W‐Germany”) CD 14 Parlophone CDP 7 46441 2 077774644129
Revolver CD 14 Parlophone, Apple Records CDP 7 46441 2 0077774644129
Revolver CD 14 Parlophone, 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 4988006740013
Revolver Vinyl 14 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-60137 4988006817159
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster) Enhanced CD 15 Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone 0946 3 82417 2 0 094638241720
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster) Enhanced CD 15 Apple Records 0946 3 82417 2 0 094638241720
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster, iTunes) Digital Media 15 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 5099900703758
Revolver (2009 stereo remaster) 12" Vinyl 14 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 094638241713 [none]
Revolver 12" Vinyl 14 Parlophone 094638241713 094638241713
Revolver CD 22 Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises) B0019709-02 602537643714
Revolver Digital Media 15 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 5099900703758
Revolver 12" Vinyl 14 Apple Records, Parlophone 5099963380415, PMC 7009 602537825769
Revolver (made in the UK) CD 14 Parlophone CDP 7 46441 2 077774644129
Revolver CD 14 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-107
Bootleg
Revolver Mono Matrix 1 2×CD 14 + 14 Masterfraction mfcd 010/011

Relationships

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