The 57th anniversary of one of the greatest albums the Beatles some say ever made. In August 1966 The Beatles Released A Masterpiece Revolver. Possible names for the album were tossed around like Beatles on Safari and Abracadabra.
Critics hailed the album as innovative with backward looped guitar solos, and horn sections and introduced by George Harrison some heavily influenced Indian music. Rolling Stone magazine called Revolver,” The best Beatles album ever made.”
Despite being a short album at thirty-five minutes long, you can pretty much tell which songs were Lennon and those written by McCartney. The Song, “Here There and Everywhere.” a Paul McCartney Masterpiece. John Lennon jumped out with the song, “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Jam-packed with all-out crazy back loops and sound effects.
For the 1st time in Beatle history, an album starts with a George Harrison song. His magnum opus song, “Taxman,” gets the album off and running with a stunning guitar riff that still stands the test of time. Klaus Voormann, a friend of The Beatles from their early days at the beginning of 1960, is responsible for the cover art and put together a collage. Klaus studied art and moved to the UK to take up music, playing bass with the group Manfred Mann. He created the collage out of a number of photos of the band. Klaus himself appears on the front cover, looking underneath the drawing of John’s mouth.
Enjoy some of the highlights of Revolver. As we celebrate 57 years of one of the greatest rock albums in history.