- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 梱包サイズ : 13.72 x 12.95 x 1.27 cm; 102.91 g
- メーカー : EMIミュージック・ジャパン
- EAN : 4988006740013, 0766489751825
- 時間 : 35 分
- レーベル : EMIミュージック・ジャパン
- ASIN : B00005GL0Q
- ディスク枚数 : 1
Owning the 1988 and remastered cd’s along with the 2012 vinyl release, I decided to purchase the mono album to complete my collection.
Having heard so many good things regarding the quality of this release, from the packing, the vinyl itself and the opportunity to listen to the mono mix the Beatles intended you to hear, I was very excited.
I was therefore appalled to receive not only one copy of the aforementioned, but also a replacement that was riddled with both hairline scratches and scuffs over the entire surface area on both sides of the record. Not only was this a visual negative, because sonically they are also compromised with loud surface noise and crackles and pops that give the impression you are listening to a record over an open fire!
Having returned the first copy for an exchange, I am contemplating just getting a refund on the second copy as I cannot be bothered going through the exchange/refund process for a third time.
Please be wary when thinking of buying this album in mono as it would appear that a bad batch has made its way to Amazons Warehouse....
There are a couple of alternative reissues of 'Revolver' selling online (such as a 2017 reissue published by De Agostiniso and a 2019 unofficial release through Odeon) so i was a little uncertain as to which version would arrive in the post. Thankfully I received the 2012 reissue, which looks and sounds fantastic - the quality of the product matches the quality of the music in all aspects! Wonderfully weighty vinyl, that sounds crisp and clear - it's as if The Beatles were playing in my living room.
I won't write about the music because The Beatles speak for themselves. Needless to say, if you are apprehensive about buying this, please do not be. A wonderful product which is worth every penny, and I look forward to the many delightful hours of listening to come! All that is left to say, in the words of Paul McCartney, 'Good Day Sunshine'!
At the time I had this album my hifi system wasn't the best - just a simple music centre, but with the set-up I've got now, I was just blown away when I heard it as an auto rip (the CD's on is way at the time of writing this) and every track was excellent. It's only fair to comment that I'd forgotten just how good the album is. The stereo was excellent and I've never heard such clarity, but it was when I reached Tomorrow Never Knows that I really got the stereo effects. So many others have gone through the tracks, so I won't step on others' shoes, but stand-outs for me had to be Here, There and Everywhere, For No One, Eleanor Rigby, Good Day Sunshine and Tomorrow Never Knows. This leap forward into a completely new world of music by these lads is so much to their credit when you consider that two years ago, they were writing and singing songs which were of the boy meets girl, girl wrongs boy and boy wrongs girl type. It's an album that no one who wants to launch into their original albums should be complete without and if I've had this experience from the auto rip, I'm really looking forward to hearing the CD.
Well, what more can I say about possibly the best album by without doubt the biggest modern music band in history? I have quite a few of The Beatles' albums including 'The White Album,' and 'Sgt. Pepper,' the later more often than not hailed as their very best, I have to say I prefer this one.
There is no bad track here, despite 'Dr. Robert' often singled out as filler, it's still an ok song, it's just silver surrounded by gold and platinum! 'Revolver' features some of the Fab Four's most famous songs : 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'Yellow Submarine,' but what really sets this album apart is the number of slightly under the radar or less famous songs which are just as good, if not better than any of the tracks on the '1' / Number One's album collection. 'Taxman,' 'Here, There and Everywhere,' 'And Your Bird Can Sing,' 'Good Day Sunshine,' I could go on, are all stellar songs most bands would pray to have in their neglected back catalogue. Even the sitar, Eastern psychedelic duo of 'Love You To' and closer 'Tomorrow Never Knows' sound perfectly in place in the album. Basically, it's all good.
With 'Revolver', the Fabs made an impressive LP which deals with all kinds of mixed human emotions, including love, hate, depression, loneliness, laziness, and happiness, and as a result, the songs remain highly relatable. This is an electric mix, which truly reveals the breath of song writing talent that these four men now had, and how they were able to incorporate them in an array of different styles.
Personal favourites of mine include the outstanding ballad 'Here, There and Everywhere', the haunting orchestral brilliance of 'Eleanor Rigby', about the final days leading up to the death of lonely spinster, the bouncy and irresistible 'Good Day, Sunshine', and the lovely little gem 'For No One', all delivered by Paul Mcartney. Other standouts are the melodic 'And Your Bird Can Sing', and 'Tomorrow Never Knows', a magnificent experimental closer and largely considered to be one of the greatest songs of its time. Both of these have Ringo on vocal, as well as the children's sing-along hit 'Yellow Submarine', possibly the best known track on the album, and even this fits in quiet nicely with the rest of the material.
'Revolver' is a timeless psychedelic album, and is as fresh as it is classic. Although The Beatles continued to record great albums after 'Revolver', very rarely did they manage to fully repeat the sheer creativity and melody that is so evident on this one.
All that's left to really say is: Long live John, Paul, George and Ringo!