Yuvaraj Parmar, Arts Correspondent
Albums: Revolver By The Beatles 2022 Remaster
Revolver by the Beatles 2020 Remaster
Taxman; Eleanor Rigby; I'm Only Sleeping; Love You To; Here, There and Everywhere; Yellow Submarine;
She Said She Said; Good Day Sunshine; And Your Bird Can Sing; For No One; Doctor Robert; I Want to Tell You; Got to Get You Into My Life; Tomorrow Never Knows;
Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1); Tomorrow Never Knows (Mono Mix RM 11); Got to Get You Into My Life (First Version) (Take 5); Got to Get You Into My Life (Second Version) (unnumbered Mix - Mono); Got to Get You Into My Life (Second Version) (take 8); Love You Too (Take 1) (mono); Love You Too (Unnumbered Rehearsal) (mono); Love You Too (Take 7); Paperback Writer (Takes 1 and 2) (backing Track - Mono); Rain (Take 5 - Actual Speed); Rain (Take 5 - Slowed Down for Master Tape); Doctor Robert (Take 7); And Your Bird Can Sing (First Version) (take 2); And Your Bird Can Sing (First Version) (take 2 - Giggling).
And Your Bird Can Sing (Second Version) (take 5) Taxman (Take 11); I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal Fragment) (mono); I'm Only Sleeping (Take 2) (mono); I'm Only Sleeping (Take 5) (mono); I'm Only Sleeping (Mono Mis RM1); Eleanor Rigby (Speech Before Take 2); Eleanor Rigby (Take 2); For No One (Take 10) (backing Track); Yellow Submarine (Songwriting Work Tape - Part 1) (mono); Yellow Submarine (Songwriting Work Tape - Part 2) (mono); Yellow Submarine (Take 4 Before Sound Effects); Yellow Submarine (Highlighted Sound Effects); I Want to Tell You (Speech and Take 4); Here, There and Everywhere (Take 6); She Said She Said (John's Demo) (mono); She Said She Said (Take 15) (backing Track Rehearsal)
Taxman; Eleanor Rigby; I'm Only Sleeping; Love You To; Here, There and Everywhere; Yellow Submarine; She Said She Said; Good Day Sunshine; And Your Bird Can Sing; For No One; Doctor Robert; I Want to Tell You; Got to Get You Into My Life; Tomorrow Never Knows;
Paperback Writer (New Stereo Mix); Rain (New Stereo Mix); Paperback Writer (Original Mono Mix Remastered); Rain (Original Mono Mix Remastered).
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After the one year hiatus following Rubber Soul, gone were the pop ballads and innocent songs of love. Now was the psychedelic era of The Beatles making Revolver one of the most influential and advanced music for its time, especially with reverse tapes, Indian instruments as well as the crazy nonsensical songs such as Tomorrow Never Knows.
Now with the 2022 remaster Revolver
seems to carry its reputation into the 21st century with its new stereo mixes.
Following the triumph of Get Back
this remastered version of Revolver
uses the technology Peter Jackson’s team developed which split mono tracks into separate sections. With the help of A.I identifying instruments, Revolver
has never sounded better.
With tracks such as Taxman
the cow bells become more prominent, and the overall vocal mix is balanced perfectly compared to the old remaster which still featured instruments being panned hard left and vocals on the right. With this new remaster one can fully appreciate the true magic of The Beatles, especially Paul’s skills as a bassist becoming more prominent instead of being drowned out by the cacophony of Ringo’s drums and John’s guitar in I’m Only Sleeping
I could honestly say that this new remix sounds as if it was released yesterday, despite Good Day Sunshine
which sounds pretty dated for the current pop world. Yet songs such as Here, There and Everywhere
still lives up to being one of the greatest ballads ever written by The Beatles and is still pertinent as it was then. Tracks such as Eleanor Rigby
and Yellow Submarine
also sound fantastic in this new mix by Giles Martin.
As well as the album itself, you can also purchase a 2CD album which features the demo’s for the songs, and offers insight into the creative minds of The Beatles, hearing the melancholy original demo for Yellow Submarine
provided an earworm which bugged me for several days. The cold voice of John Lennon repeatedly singing “In the place where I was born no one cared, no one cared” haunts and tantalises the senses in this mystical and gloomy version – a stark contrast to the one featured on the album.
As well as this, Revolver comes in various different boxsets; a four LP + 7inch single and a 5CD super deluxe boxset. Both of which feature a gorgeous glossy 100 page book, featuring a foreword by Paul McCartney as well as photos of the recording sessions and lyrics. Although the prices for the boxsets are quite expensive – it is a brilliant piece to showcase the brilliance of The Beatles.