The Beatles - Revolver (4LP + 7" Vinyl Box Set)

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This Special Edition of The Beatles’ REVOLVER features a new mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, the original mono mix, a 4-track EP, 31 session takes and home demos, a 100-page book with a foreword by Paul McCartney, an essay by Questlove, detailed track notes, photos and ephemera including handwritten lyrics, tape boxes and extracts from Klaus Voormann’s graphic novel on the making of the cover art. Half-speed-mastered 180g LPs + 7-inch vinyl EP in a 12.56” x 12.36” slipcase.



First of all I have been waiting for this vinyl box set with some trepidation since I heard it was to be pressed by GZ, my past experiences with their pressings have been poor to say the least (see my Lennon plastic ono band reissue review) however my Revolver box set is pressed fine.
That over with onto the content I have listened to the stereo version of Revolver since the early 1970,s and have always been frustrated by the early 60,s stereo mix I guess that stereo mixing for "pop" records at that time was in its infancy and the mix has always felt like they threw the kitchen sink at the recording, vocals panned hard to one channel instruments to the other, I later discovered that at the time the mono mix was the primary aim, as at the time few people had access to stereo record players, much later I listened to a mono Revolver and much preferred it. This stereo remaster changes that, at last revolver sounds like a rock recording in stereo rather than an early studio experiment in stereo sound. For those who have not ever heard the mono version then of course this box set also includes a copy and I think I still prefer it, for those who only ever listened to the original stereo Revolver it should be an education to hear revolver sound as the Beatles intended it at the time. The outtakes are interesting but not essential except to beatles compleatists though John's original demo for what became yellow submarine is of interest, the accompanying book is nice and overall the box set is worth having especially if you have not got a mono Revolver, so after all that why only 4 stars? Because the entry price is too high and so not the best value for money

By: Kevin


Disc: 1
1 Taxman
2 Eleanor Rigby
3 I'm Only Sleeping
4 Love You To
5 Here, There and Everywhere
6 Yellow Submarine
7 She Said She Said
8 Good Day Sunshine
9 And Your Bird Can Sing
10 For No One
11 Doctor Robert
12 I Want to Tell You
13 Got to Get You Into My Life
14 Tomorrow Never Knows
Disc: 2
1 Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
2 Tomorrow Never Knows (Mono Mix RM 11)
3 Got to Get You Into My Life (First Version) [take 5]
4 Got to Get You Into My Life (Second Version) [unnumbered Mix - Mono]
5 Got to Get You Into My Life (Second Version) [take 8]
6 Love You Too (Take 1) [mono]
7 Love You Too (Unnumbered Rehearsal) [mono]
8 Love You Too (Take 7)
9 Paperback Writer (Takes 1 and 2) [backing Track - Mono]
10 Rain (Take 5 - Actual Speed)
11 Rain (Take 5 - Slowed Down for Master Tape)
12 Doctor Robert (Take 7)
13 And Your Bird Can Sing (First Version) [take 2]
14 And Your Bird Can Sing (First Version) [take 2 - Giggling]
Disc: 3
1 And Your Bird Can Sing (Second Version) [take 5]
2 Taxman (Take 11)
3 I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal Fragment) [mono]
4 I'm Only Sleeping (Take 2) [mono]
5 I'm Only Sleeping (Take 5) [mono]
6 I'm Only Sleeping (Mono Mis RM1)
7 Eleanor Rigby (Speech Before Take 2)
8 Eleanor Rigby (Take 2)
9 For No One (Take 10) [backing Track]
10 Yellow Submarine (Songwriting Work Tape - Part 1) [mono]
11 Yellow Submarine (Songwriting Work Tape - Part 2) [mono]
12 Yellow Submarine (Take 4 Before Sound Effects)
13 Yellow Submarine (Highlighted Sound Effects)
14 I Want to Tell You (Speech and Take 4)
15 Here, There and Everywhere (Take 6)
16 She Said She Said (John's Demo) [mono]
17 She Said She Said (Take 15) [backing Track Rehearsal]
Disc: 4
1 Taxman
2 Eleanor Rigby
3 I'm Only Sleeping
4 Love You To
5 Here, There and Everywhere
6 Yellow Submarine
7 She Said She Said
8 Good Day Sunshine
9 And Your Bird Can Sing
10 For No One
11 Doctor Robert
12 I Want to Tell You
13 Got to Get You Into My Life
14 Tomorrow Never Knows
Disc: 5
1 Paperback Writer (New Stereo Mix)
2 Rain (New Stereo Mix)
3 Paperback Writer (Original Mono Mix Remastered)
4 Rain (Original Mono Mix Remastered)



Comes in a slipcase box. The 'New Stereo Mix' and 'Original Mono Mix' are each housed in a separate jacket and the 'Revolver Sessions' in a gatefold jacket. Each of the 4 LPs have a plain white poly-lined inner sleeve. The EP is housed in a printed jacket without an inner sleeve. Includes a 100-page LP-sized hardbound book. Hype sticker on shrink-wrap front and 'Made in Czech Republic on shrink-wrap back.