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REVOLVER

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.37 | 621 ratings

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Atkingani
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5 stars And now everything marched rightly when we compared the Brazilian release with its British equivalent: same name, same cover, same track listing and order, same release year. and as a paean to so much agreement: a superb album! Something was under preparation inside Beatles' factory, and it could be perceived just after thanks to the previous album, Rubber Soul, and a couple of singles containing exquisite moods like 'We can work it out' and 'Rain'. Also the guys were being more and more influenced by producer George Martin and were working with a vast array of musicians that brought new trends to their sound.

One of these trends came directly from India, with raga tunes, sitars & tablas, etc, and was discreetly noted in some songs heard previously but with Revolver they came really noticeable with the frenzy 'Love you to' - this oriental flavor, together with other great tracks like 'Tomorrow never knows', 'She said, she said' and 'I'm only sleeping' helped to make Revolver a clear psychedelic work which is part of the prog- rock roots.

But the plethora of marvels continues with great proto-symphonic songs like 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'For no one', folk tunes like 'Good day sunshine', the funky 'Got to get you into my life' and pure rocks like 'Taxman' and 'And your bird can sing'. Even average songs like 'I want to tell you' and 'Dr. Robert' or the extremely cheesy 'Here, there and everywhere' run smoothly amid so good companions. The only disappointment is just the disjointed 'Yellow submarine', actually one of the most remembered songs done by the quartet.

All in all, considering how (r)evolving Revolver was if we check the era it was issued and the high quality of the songs displayed, it becomes clear that we are facing a timeless masterpiece.

Atkingani | 5/5 |

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