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REVOLVER

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.37 | 631 ratings

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PinkPangolin
5 stars I must admit I am a little surprised to find the Beatles covered in your website, as the hippyish youngsters I knew when I was a teenager simply couldn't accept that the Beatles were a (possibly) the major frontrunning band for hippy music/ psychedelia. They were so huge, and it's very important that they took this path into psychedelia - as everyone else always kind of followed what they did. I'm not really sure whether they invented psychedelia or not, but they had the great advantage of being the biggest band in the World ever, the best recording equipment at the time and the greatest producer in George Martin. They led the way into what happened next with the development of the hippy music scene (and ultimately Progressive rock)

This truly is essential listening if you want to understand the roots of Prog rock. its birth and how it developed . This is a wonderful album, and was and remains my favourite Beatles album. I bought it in the late 70's when I was only 12, and played it and played it without getting up from my chair (6 1/2 times in one day!). I think I must hav eplayed this hundreds of times altogether.

They were really experimenting - they had the facilities to do so - with new instruments and styles (some inklings of this may be heard in the previous Rubber Soul). In Tomorrow Never Knows you get a true spacey psychedelic track, fantastically advanced for its time. I won't bore you by going through all the tracks - just lie back, listen and enjoy

I mean Pink FLoyd practically worshipped them, and recorded Piper at the Gates whilst the Beatles were doing Sargeant Pepper in another studio in the same building.

Without the Beatles, this all may never have been....

Essential listening for those who want to understand.....Unforgettable

PinkPangolin | 5/5 |

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