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‘Revolver’ UK album – front cover
Front cover
‘Revolver’ UK album – back cover
Back cover
‘Revolver’ UK album – Parlophone record label
Record label
  • 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
‘Revolver’ UK album – outside cover, folded-out
Outside cover, folded-out
‘Revolver’ UK album – inside cover, folded-out
Inside cover, folded-out
‘Revolver’ UK album – EMI tape cassette label
Cassette label
  • Label: EMI TC PCS 7009
  • Released: 1970
‘Revolver’ UK album – outside cover, folded-out
Outside cover, folded-out
  • Label: EMI TC PCS 7009
  • Released: 1972
‘Revolver’ UK album – CD front cover
Front cover
‘Revolver’ UK album – CD back cover
Back cover
‘Revolver’ UK album – Parlophone CD label
CD label
  • 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
‘Revolver’ UK album – CD front cover
Front cover
‘Revolver’ UK album – inside cover, folded-out
Inside cover, folded-out
‘Revolver’ UK album – CD back cover
Back cover
‘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
‘Revolver’ UK album – CD front cover
Front cover
‘Revolver’ UK album – back cover
Back cover
  • Released: 20th January 2014
Average rating   from 3 reviews
5-star review  from  Tsmith

This is one of those records that you know is good as soon as you put it on the radio. I can count on the fingers of one hand that have good songs all the way through, and this is one of them. There is not a single duff song on here.

Lets start with Taxman – George’s best song up this date, and his first one that is on a par to anything else on the album.
Then comes Paul’s stuff – Eleanor Rigby is one of his all-time classics and one of the greatest Beatles songs ever. Here, There And Everywhere is just as good, and For No One is one of his loveliest melodies.
John contributes some great tunes too, with I’m Only Sleeping coming up the best. And then there is the closer… the most important Beatles song up this date – Tomorrow Never Knows. This is the song that marks the end of the moptops and the coming of the brilliance that is Sgt. Pepper.

4-star review  from  Pete

This is one of those albums which you know is good as soon as you stick it on. Even people I know who hate the Beatles have admitted that they we’re a class act when they heard this. What other band in the 60s could have written something like Eleanor Rigby? And that song shows you what a great team The Beatles had around him, because I don’t think that George Martin gets anywhere near as much credit as he should for that song. And For No One too… the solo in that is just perfect, and really makes the song 200% better.

And his was the first album where you really thought that George could end up as great a songwriter as John and Paul (with Taxman), although it took him until Abbey Road to really shine through.

4-star review  from  Richard Dredge

Revolver is to me kind of like the B-side Sgt. Pepper, or the answer to the Beach boys when they left their surfing song period, Sgt. Pepper was in everyones face as far as the hippy thing was concerned where as Revolver was inviting you to a choice, it hints at hippydom like to say "Well do want to be cool, hip and hang out with us or not? ".
The only song I think that spoils the album is Yellow Submarine, in fact I think it was a mistake having it on the album at all, maybe they could have extended Lennon’s Tomorrow Never Knows or did a reprise on Eleanor Rigby, this album is so exciting to me, so many surprises on every track bar Yellow Submarine which is a family type singalong… well maybe I’m judging too harshly, maybe The Beatles wanted the whole family to be cool, hip and hang out with them!

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