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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Beatles Reveolver Review (part 2)

Revolver Review (Part 2)

(1) Good Day Sunshine
After the heavy feel of She Said She Said, Good Day Sunshine definitely lightns the mood. Inspired by a long warm Summers day in Lennon's estate, the sing has a very airy, easy-going feel to it. Featuring a good vocal from McCartney and some nice rolling piano from George Martin this does manage to elevate itself above basic album filler.


(2) And Your Bird Can Sing
Probably the busiest 2 minutes you'll ever hear, this is jam-packed of excellent music, most notably featuring a dual-harmony on 2 guitars (brilliantly played by John and George) this has an unbeatable energy to it. Sure, the lyrics may not make very much sense but the great music overshadows this fact.


(3) For No One
As stated previously, this is definitely one of the best songs on the album. Based on Paul's break-up with his girlfriend Jane Asher, this has to be one of McCartney's best piano compositions. The clavichord perfectly blends into the slightly downbeat feel, yet Paul's vocals stay relatively calm throughout which gives a nice balance to the song as a whole.


(4) Doctor Robert
Not exactly the best follow up to the elegant For No One, this is basically a sloppy, directionless filler. Lennon is feeling complaicant here, cooking up a weird drug influenced story. This combined with the bland music leave you feeling sort of empty inside.


(5) I Want to Tell You
Nothing new but when it's done well it works. Nice music and good vocal lead to a nice listening experience, but it's hardley making any new steps forward. Not much else to add.


(6) Got to Get You into My Life
Probably the most musically interesting on Revolver with a brass section, the tune is infectious. While the lyrics are fairly standard stuff, it's really about McCartney's marajuana addiction. This adds to a great variety on the album and is one of the funnest listens Revolver has to offer.


(7) Tomorow Never Knows
Depending on the listener, this either makes or breaks the album in a way. While it's unbelievably weird, it can't be denied that this really showed what could be done on a studio album at the time. It's sort of what the whole album was leading up to, once again with a slightly Indian inspired basis and a steady but impressive drum pattern (thank you Ringo!) It's like a song version of marmite - too subjective to properly review. Still, you have to say it's a unique experience.


Revolver definitely progressed the band as a musical unit, with many various musical styles and it's endlessly creative. It's not hard to see why it's regarded as one the best rock album ever.


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