Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock 'n' Roll

This book is a detailed telling of the recording of Revolver and its enormous impact.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 12 Jun 2012
  • min read
Many Beatles fans and endless music Top Tens have placed Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at the top of the tree of classic Beatles albums. But it was Revolver that truly signaled the Beatles' sea change from a functional band to a studio-based ensemble. This new book documents its creation.

The making of Revolver at Abbey Road studios, with producer George Martin at the helm, is a great story in itself, but would be nothing if the results weren't so impactful.  Revolver fed directly into the rock 'n' roll zeitgeist, and its influence could be heard every where: from the psychedelic San Francisco sound to the first wave of post-blues hard rock (Sabbath, Zeppelin); through movie soundtracks and pretty much everything that followed it - including every generation of guitar-based pop music and even heavy metal. More than any record before or after, Revolver was the game-changer, and this book provides a detailed telling of its recording and enormous impact.

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