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REVOLVER

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.38 | 837 ratings

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Gatot
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4 stars "Revolver" made the name of the band sky rocketing because through this excellent album they can even make much more depth of their arrangements. Look at "Eleanor Rigby" which has all the dimensions of progressive music: the melody, the vocal harmonies and the arrangements are all excellent. In fact, this song has been taken by many progressive bands to be re-arranged based on their own version. My best favorite arrangement is those by Esperanto from the album "The Last Tango". The arrangement is using violin with dynamic rock music. The second one that I like is the one re-arranged by God Bless from my country. The "Eleanor Rigby" interpretation is so dynamic. But let's come back to the original version of this song by The Beatles. The song contains challenging notes that build a strong composition.

"Taxman" is a great rocker and it has simple arrangement and rhythm section. It's very clear that Lennon and McCartney collaboration in songwriting has proven to be very effective. This song with pondering beats is well-suited as opening track. "Here, There and Everywhere" is also another excellent example of how The Beatles paid attention in details so that the song has a solid composition. "Yellow Submarine" experienced tremendous success as major hit followed with "Got to Get Into My Life" which once was popular being covered by funky brass section band Earth, Wind & Fire. I personally love "For No One" and "Dr Robert". These two songs have great groove and tight bass lines. There are ambient notes that lead to prog music elements.

Overall, this is a truly excellent music offering by The Beatles where the band had solidified their music style since "Help" was released. As far as prog concern, "Eleanor Rigby" can be considered as the band's exploration into prog scene. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |

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