Revolver • Beatles UK album

UK vinyl album Revolver

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‘Revolver’ UK album – Parlophone record label
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  • Label: Parlophone PMC 7009 MONO / PCS 7009 STEREO
  • Released: 5th August 1966
  • Peak position:
    Disc Weekly – #1;
    Melody Maker – #1;
    NME – #1;
    Record Retailer – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 7 – from 13th August 1966
  • Weeks in chart: 34 – from 13th August 1966

Side A: Taxman / Eleanor Rigby / I’m Only Sleeping / Love You To / Here, There And Everywhere / Yellow Submarine / She Said She Said
Side B: 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

Produced by George Martin

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1,4,12) Harrison

Total running time: 35.01

They were originally going to call this ‘Abracadabra’ but someone beat them to it. They also toyed around with ‘Magic Circles’ and ‘Beatles On Safari’, before finally settling on ‘Revolver’. Ringo suggested calling it ‘After Geography’ as a pun on The Rolling Stones’ ‘Aftermath’. (Geddit?)

Only half of the songs are about love this time – the rest are about taxation, drugs, death, loneliness, and there’s even some Tibetan Buddhism in there. To appreciate just how quickly they were developing in mid-66, remember that ‘Help!’, ‘Rubber Soul’ and ‘Revolver’ were all released in the space of a single year, and ‘Rubber Soul’, ‘Revolver’ and ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ were released in a year-and-a-half. And that’s not even including The Beatles’ non-album singles and B-sides. Most bands these …

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UK tape cassette album (Re-release) Revolver

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‘Revolver’ UK album – EMI tape cassette label
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  • Label: EMI TC PCS 7009
  • Released: 1970
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UK tape cassette album (Re-release) Revolver

‘Revolver’ UK album – outside cover, folded-out
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  • Label: EMI TC PCS 7009
  • Released: 1972
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UK CD album (Re-release) Revolver

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‘Revolver’ UK album – Parlophone CD label
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  • Label: Parlophone CDP 7 46441 2
  • Released: 30th April 1987
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #46
  • Weeks in chart: 12 – six weeks from 9th May 1987, and six weeks from 11th April 1998
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UK remastered CD album (Re-release) Revolver

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‘Revolver’ UK album – Apple CD label
CD label
  • Label: Apple/EMI
  • Released: 9th September 2009
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #9
  • Weeks in chart: 4 – from 13th September 2009

CD: 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 / Revolver Mini-Documentary

Produced by George Martin. Remastered by Guy Massey and Steve Rooke

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1,4,12) Harrison

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UK remastered CD album Revolver

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  • Released: 20th January 2014

This was released as part of ‘The US Albums’ box-set. The entire track-listing is repeated on the same CD twice – the first time in stereo, and the second time in the original mono.

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