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7th Mar '17 6:58:31 PM Mdumas43073
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''Revolver'' is the seventh studio album by Music/TheBeatles, recorded in the spring of 1966 and released that August. It's considered a sequel of sorts to their previous album ''Music/RubberSoul'', as it continues in the band's foray into folk rock.

''Revolver'' was conceived during an unusually long break in the Fab Four's schedule in early 1966.[[note]]They were supposed to film their third movie, ''A Talent for Loving'', during this period, but the project was canceled.[[/note]] Their music had already started becoming more sophisticated on their previous album, ''Music/RubberSoul'', and they took advantage of the free time to develop their sound even further. Also, they spent the better part of three months in the studio (which was unheard of in TheSixties), giving them plenty of time to experiment.

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''Revolver'' is the seventh studio album by Music/TheBeatles, recorded in the spring of 1966 and released that August. It's considered a sequel of sorts to their previous

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album ''Music/RubberSoul'', as it continues in the band's foray into folk rock.

''Revolver''
was conceived during an unusually long break in the Fab Four's schedule in early 1966.[[note]]They were supposed to film their third movie, ''A Talent for Loving'', during this period, but the project was canceled.[[/note]] Their music had already started becoming more sophisticated on their previous album, ''Music/RubberSoul'', and they took advantage of the free time to develop their sound even further. Also, they spent the better part of three months in the studio (which was unheard of in TheSixties), giving them plenty of time to experiment.
23rd Feb '17 12:38:06 AM NWolfman
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''Revolver'' is the seventh studio album by Music/TheBeatles, recorded in the spring of 1966 and released that August.

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''Revolver'' is the seventh studio album by Music/TheBeatles, recorded in the spring of 1966 and released that August.
August. It's considered a sequel of sorts to their previous album ''Music/RubberSoul'', as it continues in the band's foray into folk rock.
26th Jan '17 10:01:49 PM bt8257
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* AntiLoveSong[[=/=]]BreakupSong: "For No One" is about the end of "A love that should have lasted years".

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* AntiLoveSong[[=/=]]BreakupSong: AntiLoveSong[=/=]BreakupSong: "For No One" is about the end of "A love that should have lasted years".
26th Jan '17 10:00:58 PM bt8257
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* {{AntiLoveSong}}/{{BreakupSong}}: "For No One" is about the end of "A love that should have lasted years".

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* {{AntiLoveSong}}/{{BreakupSong}}: AntiLoveSong[[=/=]]BreakupSong: "For No One" is about the end of "A love that should have lasted years".
3rd Jan '17 10:45:36 AM MarkLungo
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* IntimidatingRevenueService: "Taxman", inspired by how the British government wanted to take too much out of George's income; at the time, the Beatles were being taxed at a marginal income tax rate of ''95%'' (a fairly common marginal rate for the top tax bracket in European countries at the time, and not the highest--some Nordics applied ''99%'' income tax brackets). This is noted in the lyrics ("One for you/Nineteen for me").

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* IntimidatingRevenueService: "Taxman", inspired by how the British government wanted to take too much out of George's income; at the time, the Beatles were being taxed at a marginal income tax rate of ''95%'' (a fairly common marginal rate for the top tax bracket in European countries at the time, and not the highest--some Nordics applied ''99%'' income tax brackets). This is noted in the lyrics ("One ("There's one for you/Nineteen for me").
3rd Jan '17 10:44:07 AM MarkLungo
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* IntimidatingRevenueService[=/=]VillainSong: "Taxman", inspired by how the British government wanted to take too much out of George's income; at the time, the Beatles were being taxed at a marginal income tax rate of ''95%'' (a fairly common marginal rate for the top tax bracket in European countries at the time, and not the highest--some Nordics applied ''99%'' income tax brackets). This is noted in the lyrics ("One for you/Nineteen for me").

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* IntimidatingRevenueService[=/=]VillainSong: IntimidatingRevenueService: "Taxman", inspired by how the British government wanted to take too much out of George's income; at the time, the Beatles were being taxed at a marginal income tax rate of ''95%'' (a fairly common marginal rate for the top tax bracket in European countries at the time, and not the highest--some Nordics applied ''99%'' income tax brackets). This is noted in the lyrics ("One for you/Nineteen for me").
3rd Jan '17 10:42:59 AM MarkLungo
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* VillainSong: "Taxman" is basically the titular character boasting that he's going to take 95% of your money and there's nothing you can do about it.
3rd Jan '17 10:39:17 AM MarkLungo
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** Several songs have little or no precedent in The Beatles' previous music. They'd used a sitar on ''Rubber Soul''[='=]s "Norwegian Wood", but "Love You To" was overtly influenced by Indian music and philosophy. "Got to Get You Into My Life", a tribute to Creator/{{Motown}} and {{Soul}} Music in general, marked the group's first use of a horn section. (Music/EarthWindAndFire would later cover the song, bringing things full circle.) Meanwhile, "Tomorrow Never Knows" was the band's first excursion into AvantGardeMusic; it anticipates ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'''s "Revolution #9", as well as John's early collaborations with Music/YokoOno.

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** Several songs have little or no precedent in The Beatles' previous music. They'd used a sitar on ''Rubber Soul''[='=]s "Norwegian Wood", but "Love You To" was overtly influenced by Indian music and philosophy. "Got to Get You Into My Life", a tribute to Creator/{{Motown}} Creator/{{Motown}}, Creator/StaxRecords and {{Soul}} Music in general, marked the group's first use of a horn section. (Music/EarthWindAndFire would later cover the song, bringing things full circle.) Meanwhile, "Tomorrow Never Knows" was the band's first excursion into AvantGardeMusic; it anticipates ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'''s "Revolution #9", as well as John's early collaborations with Music/YokoOno.
3rd Jan '17 10:31:41 AM MarkLungo
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The album is the subject of two books: ''[[http://revolverbook.co.uk/ Abacadabra!: The Complete Story of the Beatles' ''Revolver'']]'' (2006), an e-book by Ray Newman, and ''[[http://revolverbook.com/revolver Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock 'n' Roll]]'' (2012) by Robert Rodriguez (the music writer, not [[Creator/RobertRodriguez the filmmaker]]). It also receives a lot of coverage in Steve Turner's ''[[https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062475480/beatles-66 'Beatles' 66: The Revolutionary Year]]''.

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The album is the subject of two books: ''[[http://revolverbook.co.uk/ Abacadabra!: The Complete Story of the Beatles' ''Revolver'']]'' (2006), an e-book by Ray Newman, and ''[[http://revolverbook.com/revolver Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock 'n' Roll]]'' (2012) by Robert Rodriguez (the music writer, not [[Creator/RobertRodriguez the filmmaker]]). It also receives a lot of coverage in Steve Turner's ''[[https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062475480/beatles-66 'Beatles' Beatles' 66: The Revolutionary Year]]''.
Year]]'' (2016).
3rd Jan '17 10:30:15 AM MarkLungo
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The album is the subject of two books: ''[[http://revolverbook.co.uk/ Abacadabra!: The Complete Story of the Beatles' ''Revolver'']]'' (2006), an e-book by Ray Newman, and ''[[http://revolverbook.com/revolver Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock 'n' Roll]]'' (2012) by Robert Rodriguez (the music writer, not [[Creator/RobertRodriguez the filmmaker]]). ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine included the album in their [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of 100 timeless and essential albums]], and it was listed at #3 on ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='s=] [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.]] Hits from the album include "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby", "Got to Get You Into My Life" and "Yellow Submarine".

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\nThe album is the subject of two books: ''[[http://revolverbook.co.uk/ Abacadabra!: The Complete Story of the Beatles' ''Revolver'']]'' (2006), an e-book by Ray Newman, and ''[[http://revolverbook.com/revolver Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock 'n' Roll]]'' (2012) by Robert Rodriguez (the music writer, not [[Creator/RobertRodriguez the filmmaker]]). It also receives a lot of coverage in Steve Turner's ''[[https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062475480/beatles-66 'Beatles' 66: The Revolutionary Year]]''.

''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine included the album in their [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of 100 timeless and essential albums]], and it was listed at #3 on ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='s=] [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.]] Hits from the album include "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby", "Got to Get You Into My Life" and "Yellow Submarine".



* OdeToIntoxication: Did you think "Got to Get You Into My Life" was a love song? It is. A love song about how much Paul [=McCartney=] loved to smoke marijuana.

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* OdeToIntoxication: Did you think "Got to Get You Into My Life" was a love song? It is. A love song about how much Paul [=McCartney=] loved to smoke marijuana. (''Beatles '66'' author Steve Turner has an alternate interpretation, suggesting that it's actually about [=McCartney=]'s first LSD experience.)
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